People’s petition seeking justice for Lankan student held in Australia on suspicion of being a “terrorist”

People’s petition seeking justice for Lankan student held in Australia on suspicion of being a “terrorist”

Friends and well wishers of Kamer Nizamdeen, a Sri Lankan student arrested in Sydney on August 30 on suspicion that he had been plotting to kill top Australian leaders, are circulating a petition for signatures seeking justice for him on the grounds that the suspicion is baseless. But his uncle Faiszer Musthapha who is also a Sri Lankan cabinet minister...

Shangri La, Colombo, offers a great Iftar feast this Ramadan

Shangri La, Colombo, offers a great Iftar feast this Ramadan

Colombo, May 24 (newsin.asia) - This Ramadan season, Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo celebrates the tradition of the fasting month with thoughtful offerings and a great Iftar feast in its famous all day dining restaurant - Table One - and the Sapphyr Lounge. Table One – As the sun sets, spend blessed time with family and friends at Table One, the all...

Why families with kids are rushing off to Pattaya this summer

Why families with kids are rushing off to Pattaya this summer

No kidding, Pattaya is way more than a famous party place for adults. Thailand’s eternally popular seaside town has a surprising side to it that makes it a wonderland for families with children; packed with wholesome family fun – as I was amazed to discover recently. Know more about these new attractions, some you’re probably hearing for the first time,...

Slave Island in Colombo is where the colonial and the modern coexist

Slave Island in Colombo is where the colonial and the modern coexist

By Dr. Lopamudra Maitra Bajpai As a train whistles out of Kompannavidiya Railway Station in Colombo 2, it passes by a road in its immediate vicinity- where traditional, colonial and contemporary public spaces stand next to each other as silent sentinels connecting history with modernity. It is the Justice Akbar Mawatha, stretching from Kompannavidiya Railway Station on the one side...

Maldivian Tourism Minister takes up fall in tourist arrivals with Chinese envoy

Maldivian Tourism Minister takes up fall in tourist arrivals with Chinese envoy

Male, February 15 (newsin.asia): Maldivian Tourism Minister Moosa Zameer met Chinese Ambassador Zhang Lizhong last Sunday to discuss the declining number of tourists from China after the Maldivian government declared a State of Emergency on February 5. The Maldives Marketing and Public and Relations (MMPRC) said in a tweet that discussions were about the potential impact of the recent decline in...

Crisis does not deter travel writers from giving the thumbs up to Maldives

Crisis does not deter travel writers from giving the thumbs up to Maldives

Male, February 8 (newsin.asia): Following renewed political turmoil this week in the Maldives, President Abdulla Yameen declared a countrywide 15-day state of emergency on Monday, prompting travel alerts by the U.S., U.K., Australia, China, and India during the island nation's high tourist season. But this isn't a straight-forward travel alert, points out Laura Dannen Redman Digital Director of Conde Nast Travel...

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