30th July 2015 Unawatuna Unawatuna is the default beach destination for people on shorter vacations. Unawatuna can be walked from end to end in under 15 minutes, and the small bay keeps waves relatively small. While not the place for surfing, calm swimming and soft sand make Unawatuna a great family choice in Sri Lanka.The real […]

Wednesday, 15th July 2015   By Zhou Yubin and Tong Wangyue     A tea plantation in Nuwara Eliya — Yang Xisheng   BEFORE our trip to Sri Lanka, a friend told us that the country enjoys a reputation as a “combination of India, Kenya and the Maldives.” It has India’s Buddhist culture, Kenya’s wild […]

Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Ajith P. Perera, met  Director-General, Ambassador Ahmet Üzümcü and  senior officials of the Organization  for Prohibition  of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) on the sidelines of the Global Conference on Cyberspace 2015 held from 16-17th April 2015  in the Netherlands.   The Deputy Foreign Minister of Sri Lanka, Mr Ajith P. Perera, visited the OPCW […]

8 April 2015 OPINION Commentary / World By Ranil Wickremesinghe Winning a war or revolution, only to lose the subsequent peace, is one of the grim political truths of our time. In Iraq, a quick military victory over Saddam Hussein’s regime soon gave way to insurgency, civil war and the rise of the murderous Islamic […]

By P K Balachandran COLOMBO:In a startling revelation, the Sri Lankan Commissioner General of Rehabilitation Maj Gen Jagath Wijetilleke said that six to seven per cent of the 12,346 male and female cadre of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), who had surrendered to the Sri Lankan armed forces at the end Eelam War […]

By ROBERT DRAPER MARCH 27, 2015 The man in the khaki vest slurped noisily from his cup, descended briefly into scowling meditation, spat the contents into a sink and then unleashed a torrent of approving descriptors, lavishly rolling his r’s along the way: “No foreign taste, very refreshing, robust, strong tannins, a tingly sensation at […]

Wednesday, 18th March 2014 By Satish Chandra Narendra Modi’s visit to Seychelles, Mauritius and Sri Lanka has not only bolstered India’s ties with these countries but has also signalled that India intends to pursue a more active policy in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR). Before setting out, Modi made known that the IOR was “vital […]

  Wednesday, 18th March 2014 By Express News Service CHENNAI: Continuing its efforts to settle the  conflict between Sri Lanka and Tamil Nadu fishermen, the State  government has proposed to the Central government to hold the the third round of talks between the fishermen here on March 24. Official sources said on Tuesday that a […]

Wednesday, 18th March 2014 Meera Srinivasan AP Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena.File photo Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena will soon convene a national-level meeting aimed at addressing the fisheries conflict with India. Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena will soon convene a national-level meeting aimed at addressing the fisheries conflict with India. The decision comes after […]

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