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Meet the Sri Lankan women driving pink tuk-tuks in a man’s world

Thursday, August 29th, 2019

Zinara Rathnayake Courtesy Adventure.com Tourist numbers to Sri Lanka took a huge dip in the wake of the Easter Sunday bombings, but that didn’t stop these single mothers. Zinara Rathnayake visits Think Pink Sri Lanka, an inspiring new initiative that’s putting women in the driver’s seat. A salty coastal breeze and the usual early hour […]

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Sri Lanka: Agreement Signed For Oil Exploration In Eastern Basin

Wednesday, August 28th, 2019

By Eurasia Review The Sri Lankan government Tuesday inked an agreement with two energy companies from Norway and France to carry out a two-year oil and gas exploration exercise in the Eastern sea basin. The tripartite agreement between the Government of Sri Lanka, France’s Total EP and Norway’s Equinor ASA for the exploration of oil and […]

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Ceylon Graphite M1 Assay Results Show 99.2% Carbon Content

Thursday, August 22nd, 2019

GLOBE NEWSWIRE VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Aug. 22, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Ceylon Graphite Corp. (Ceylon Graphite”) (TSX-V: CYL) (OTC: CYLYF) (FSE: CCY) is pleased to announce that it has received assay results of laboratory testing of graphite samples taken downhole in the shaft at its M1 site in the Malsiripura area in Sri Lanka. This new test result […]

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Lanka re-launches Ramayana Trail to attract tourists from India

Sunday, August 18th, 2019

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Kochi, August 18 (The New Indian Express/newsin.asia): To attract more tourists from India, the Sri Lankan government has re-launched a Ramayana tourism circuit, which will link all temples and caves in the country associated with the Hindu epic. The initiative was presented by Sri Lanka Tourism Minister John Amaratunga at the Sri Lanka […]

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China-Lanka Buddhist Association sets up water purification plant in remote Lankan village

Friday, August 16th, 2019

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, August 16 (Xinhua): The Sri Lanka China Buddhist Friendship Association together with the Chinese Embassy in Colombo,  have donated a drinking water purification plant to the   Moragollagama village, in Kurunegala, in Sri Lanka’s  North Western Province. A statement from the Chinese Embassy on Thursday said that the water purification facility is the […]

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Colombo’s property value to rocket following completion of mega project

Friday, August 16th, 2019

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, Aug. 15 – With the completion of a mega China-funded port city project in capital Colombo, property value here is expected to increase within six years, a leading property report said. The report, titled Lanka Property Web, 2019, Real Estate Trend, said that with the completion of the Colombo Port City, business […]

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Sri Lanka’s Black Gold

Sunday, August 4th, 2019

By Michael Gregson Courtesy Ceylon Today Sri Lanka could soon be in for a windfall because of the worldwide surge in demand for electric cars. At least 125 million electric vehicles are expected to be travelling global highways by 2030, which means the world is going to need a lot more graphite in the coming […]

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A place to escape the crowds in Sri Lanka’s farthest south, Dondra is a beacon of tranquillity

Saturday, August 3rd, 2019

Anubhuti Krishna  Courtesy The  South China Morning Post Temples, lighthouse, beach. See them in any order and you won’t be disappointed when you visit Dondra, at the southern tip of Sri Lanka Everything here is bright: the white sands, the blue of the Indian Ocean, the green curtain of trees fringing the beach. And there’s […]

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Tatas complete first phase of US$ 40 million mass housing project in Colombo

Thursday, August 1st, 2019

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, August 1 (newsin.asia): The first phase of the Slave Island Redevelopment Project named Metro Homes” executed by the Tatas of India, was completed on Thursday. Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe handed over completed houses to 626 families. 114 shops were handed over to shop owners. The families and the shop owners […]

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Sri Lanka to waive off entry visa fee for 48 countries from Aug. 1

Wednesday, July 31st, 2019

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, July 31 (Xinhua) — Sri Lanka will begin to waive off its existing visa fee for travelers from 48 countries including China from Aug. 1 as part of the island’s efforts to attract more tourists into the country, Tourism Development, Wildlife and Christian Religious Affairs Minister, John Amaratunga said here Wednesday. In […]

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Sri Lankan government has urged UK to take back containers ‘that may contain human remains’

Wednesday, July 24th, 2019

Courtesy I-news If the presence of British human remains in the containers is confirmed, it is feared the remains may have originated from NHS hospitals Sri Lankan customs officials inspect the load of a container at a port in Colombo (Photo: AFP/Getty Images) The Sri Lankan government has urged Britain to take back more than 100 containers […]

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Sri Lanka to issue free visas for Chinese, Indian tourists from Aug. 1

Wednesday, July 24th, 2019

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, July 24 – Sri Lanka’s cabinet of ministers has approved a proposal from the Sri Lanka Tourism Ministry to include China and India in its free visa policy which will be launched from Aug. 1, Minister of Tourism Development, Wildlife and Christian Religious Affairs, John Amaratunga said Tuesday. Addressing a media briefing […]

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Sri Lanka is sending hundreds of tons of trash — apparently including rotten human remains — back to the UK, as Southeast Asia continues its fight against Western garbage

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019

Courtesy Business Insider Western countries have been sending their recycling to developing nations in Southeast Asia for decades. Officials in the recipient countries complain that the trash they receive is improperly labeled, and contains other types of garbage that they can’t recycle. On Tuesday, Sri Lanka ordered the return of 111 shipping containers to the […]

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How To Attract More Chinese Tourists to Sri Lanka?

Sunday, July 21st, 2019

by Ambassador Cheng Xueyuan Before being nominated as the Chinese Ambassador to Sri Lanka and arriving at the country to assume my office, I could hardly imagine that there are so many world wonders on this tropical island of over 60,000 square kilometers. The graceful lake and mountains of Kandy, the quaint and ancient city […]

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Is Sri Lanka a luxury destination?

Sunday, July 21st, 2019

The Island/Asia News Network  COLOMBO — What makes a country stand out as a Luxury Destination? The high end traveler is willing to pay a much higher price to visit a truly amazing place without any crowds so that they would be the only ones there at that moment enjoying the venue. These travelers do […]

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Indians are contributing the most to revival of Lankan tourism after Easter Sunday blasts

Sunday, July 21st, 2019

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, July 21 (ECONOMYNEXT): Sri Lanka’s tourist arrivals have increased to an average 4,000 a day in the second week of July from 3,200 arrivals a day a week earlier, recovering further from the Easter Sunday attack with more visitors from India, a top official said. There’s a significant increase in arrivals now, […]

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Most extravagant tea service in U.K. launches for $800 a pot

Saturday, July 20th, 2019

Courtesy CTV News White glove tea service at The Rubens at The Palace (The Rubens at the Palace) Have £500 (CAD$817) to spare on a cuppa tea? A luxury hotel in London has launched the U.K.’s most expensive afternoon tea service, featuring a pot of tea made with leaves handpicked at sunrise in the highlands […]

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Hayleys Free Zone Limited denies any involvement in ‘garbage’ shipment

Saturday, July 20th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana Hayleys Free Zone Limited (HFZ) today denied that the company has any involvement with a shipment said to be containing garbage that is lying at the Port of Colombo. Video footage of the piles of biomedical waste shipped from the UK, recorded during the observation visit made by the Central Environmental Authority (CEA), […]

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Sri Lanka bombings: three months on, tourism workers tell their stories

Friday, July 19th, 2019

Courtesy The Guardian May and June are the low season in Sri Lanka, but this year, following the Easter Sunday bombings, tourism ground to a halt. Hotels were empty, beaches were deserted and popular attractions that had been starting to suffer from overtourism were eerily quiet. The UK Foreign Office’s warning against all but essential […]

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වසර 115කට පසුව මහව ඕමන්තේ දුම්රිය මාර්ගය සම්පූර්ණයෙන්ම අලුත් කෙරේ…

Thursday, July 18th, 2019

ප්‍රවාහන හා සිවිල් ගුවන්සේවා අමාත්‍යාංශය. වසර 115කට වඩා පැරණි මහව – ඕමන්තේ දුම්රිය මාර්ගය සම්පූර්ණයෙන්ම අලුත් කිරීම හෙවත් දැනට භාවිත වන පැරණි දුම්රිය මාර්ගය ඉවත් කර ඒ වෙනුවට නව දුම්රිය මාර්ගය සෑදීමේ  ව්‍යාපෘතිය අද නිල වශයෙන් ආරම්භ විය. ඒ එම ව්‍යාපෘතියේ ඉදිකිරීම් ගිවිසුම ප්‍ර‍වාහන සහ සිවිල් ගුවන්සේවා අමාත්‍ය අර්ජුන රණතුංග මහතාගේ ප්‍ර‍ධානත්වයෙන් අත්සන් කිරීමෙනි. ගිවිසුම් […]

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Lankan wedding exhibitions give brides and grooms the very best

Thursday, July 18th, 2019

by Tang Lu Courtesy NewsIn.Asia COLOMBO, July 17 (Xinhua) — Sri Lankan bride-to-be Aniya Perera was keenly enquiring about the glitzy exhibits at the Wedding Show-2019” held at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) in Colombo last weekend. My wedding is in February 2020, but I have been visiting a number of wedding exhibitions […]

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India and Lanka sign US$ 91.26 million contract to upgrade Maho-Omanthai rail track

Thursday, July 18th, 2019

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, July 18 (newsin.asia): A contract agreement for around US$ 91.26 million to upgrade the railway track from Maho to Omanthai under Indian concessional financing was signed by IRCON International Limited of India and the Government of Sri Lanka here on Thursday. The contract agreement was signed by Sunil Kumar Choudhury, Chairman & […]

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ප්‍රවාහන ක්ෂේත්‍රයේ දැවැන්ත පෙරළියක් – Google transit විශේෂාංගයේ මෙහෙයුම අරඹයි…

Friday, July 12th, 2019

ප්‍රවාහන හා සිවිල් ගුවන්සේවා අමාත්‍යාංශය. මෙරට ප්‍රවාහන ක්ෂේත්‍රයේ දැවැන්ත පෙරළියක් ඇති කරමින් Google transit විශේෂාංගය මෙරටට හඳුන්වා දීමේ මූලික ව්‍යාපෘතිය ආරම්භ වෙයි. ඒ ජාතික ගමනා ගමන කොමිසම් සභාවේ විසිපස්වැනි සංවත්සරයේදී ප්‍රවාහන සහ සිවිල් ගුවන්සේවා අමාත්‍ය අර්ජුන රණතුංග මහතාගේ ප්‍රධානත්වයෙනි. ගූගල් මැප් යනු ගූගල් සේවාව ලබා දෙන අන්තර්ජාල සිතියම් සේවාවකි. එම සිතියම් සේවාවෙන් දැනට Google traffic යන විශේෂාංගය ශ්‍රී ලංකාවට විවෘතව […]

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Colombo Dockyard Launches Dedicated Afloat Repair Service

Friday, July 12th, 2019

Courtesy The Maritime Executive Leading Sri Lankan shipbuilding and ship repair service provider Colombo Dockyard PLC has established a dedicated unit to handle afloat ship repairs with fast response and reliable service capability at all Sri Lankan ports. The RAPID RESPONSE AFLOAT REPAIR SERVICE (RRARS) was officially launched on May 31, 2019 following two years […]

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Hazardous material from UK – Re-export containers: CEA tells Customs

Wednesday, July 10th, 2019

Chaturanga Samarawickrama Courtesy The Daily Mirror The Central Environmental Authority (CEA) said yesterday it had directed Sri Lanka Customs to re-export the illegally imported containers filled with industrial waste to the country of origin. The shipments were reportedly imported from Britain. The Director of the Chemicals and Hazardous Waste Management Unit of the Waste Management […]

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Sri Lanka to reduce handling charges for foreign flights to boost tourism

Monday, July 8th, 2019

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, July 8 (newsin.asia) – The Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority together with the Prime Minister’s office, the Ministry of Tourism and the Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka tabled a cabinet paper on Monday and received the approval for the reduction of ground handling charges, aviation fuel, and the embarkation levy for […]

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Spilling the Tea in Sri Lanka

Monday, July 8th, 2019

BY PHILIP YIANNOPOULOS Courtesy Foreign Policy.com As large colonial-era tea plantations crumble, family-owned plots are trying to take their place and save the industry. For nearly a year now, Priyantha Gamage, the son of a Tamil tea plucker, has been documenting the scars and scabs of the tea plantation workers on the Deniyaya Estate in the […]

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Sri Lanka is a paradise for Israelis – Israel Envoy

Thursday, July 4th, 2019

Ananth Palakidnar Courtesy Ceylon Today Sri Lanka is a paradise for Israelis according to Israeli Ambassador to India and Sri Lanka, Dr. Ron Malka who was on a three day visit to the Island. Speaking to Ceylon Today on Israel – Sri Lanka relations, Dr. Malka said that several countries had alerted their citizens over travelling to […]

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Tourism has promising future in Sri Lanka – PM

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana The Lonely Planet magazine, despite all the troubles Sri Lanka faced due to the attacks, has named Sri Lanka the best destination for tourists to visit, says Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. At the beginning of the year, Lonely Planet magazine named Sri Lanka as the world’s best destination to visit. However, after the […]

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Tourist arrivals in Sri Lanka sharply decline after attack

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019

BY BHARATHA MALLAWARACHI  ASSOCIATED  PRESS Courtesy The Modesto Bee COLOMBO, SRI LANKA Arrival of tourists to Sri Lanka has rapidly declined in June, dealing a severe blow to the Indian Ocean island nation’s lucrative tourism industry in the aftermath of the Easter bombings that killed more than 250 people, the state-run tourism agency said Wednesday. […]

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