Adm. Phil S. Davidson said the Sri Lankan navy is a well-trained and professional force with the potential to contribute to multi-lateral maritime interoperability in the Indian Ocean.
Colombo, Feb 13 (newsin.asia) - Sri Lanka's Prisons Department, on Wednesday said it was on the look out for two hangmen after President Maithripala Sirisena vowed to implement the death penalty on convicted drug traffickers within the next two months. Prisons Spokesperson, Thushara Upuldeniya said that an advertisement had already been released in the local media calling for applications, and...
Annually, 156 women get killed in witch hunts in India's backward tribal districts, says Umar Manzoor Shah in www.ucanews.com
Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has said that by 2030, India would be the third largest economy in the world.
Colombo, Feb 12 (newsin.asia) - Tourist arrivals to Sri Lanka grew 2.2 percent in January compared to the same period last year with the arrival of 244,239 tourists, statistics from the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority showed here Tuesday. The leading markets for Sri Lanka tourism were India, China and Britain. China accounted for 11 percent of the total traffic,...
Colombo, Feb 12 - Environmentalists in Sri Lanka have warned of an increase in efforts to steal valuable genetic resources from Sri Lanka and smuggle out valuable plants and insect samples, the Island reported Tuesday. Environmentalist Sajeewa Chamikara said that bio piracy had been ongoing in Sri Lanka for decades as the country was considered a biodiversity hotspot. "There are...
With his achievements falling woefully short of the grandiose promises he made, Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is facing the prospect of a hung parliament or even a defeat in the May 2019 elections, a far cry from 2014.
Mahinda Rajapaksa, Leader of the Opposition in the Sri Lankan parliament and a former Sri Lankan President, spelt out a list of do’s and dont’s for improving relations between Sri Lanka and India at The Hindu conclave in Bengaluru.
The Spring Festival holiday is a frenetic travel period in China when hundreds of millions of Chinese return to their hometowns for family gatherings, to visit relatives and friends.
Even though the overall sales figure reached a record high, the growth rate fell from the 10.2 percent witnessed last year to 8.5 percent this year the lowest rate so far.