Sri Lanka to promote lucrative tourism industry at World Tourism Conference

May 10, 2016 by · Comments Off on Sri Lanka to promote lucrative tourism industry at World Tourism Conference 

COLOMBO, May 9 — Sri Lanka will lead a high level delegation to china on May 17 to attend the four-day World Tourism Conference which is to be held in Beijing.

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20 Sri Lankan school students hospitalized from food poisoning

February 15, 2016 by · Comments Off on 20 Sri Lankan school students hospitalized from food poisoning 

COLOMBO, Feb. 15 — At least 20 Sri Lankan school students were rushed to hospital on Monday after suffering from food poisoning, police said.

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Sri Lanka suspends kidney transplants for foreigners

January 22, 2016 by · Comments Off on Sri Lanka suspends kidney transplants for foreigners 

COLOMBO, Jan. 21 — Sri Lanka's Health Ministry on Thursday temporarily suspended kidney transplants for foreigners at government and private hospitals after the discovery of a racket in India which involves six local doctors.

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Sri Lanka sees greater tourist arrivals, largely due to strong growth from China

January 5, 2016 by · Comments Off on Sri Lanka sees greater tourist arrivals, largely due to strong growth from China 

COLOMBO, Jan. 4 — Sri Lanka received almost 1.8 million tourists in 2015, up 17.8 percent from the previous year, largely due to a strong growth from China, statistics from the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority showed on Monday.

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Visiting UN delegation calls on Sri Lanka to amend laws to probe missing

November 19, 2015 by · Comments Off on Visiting UN delegation calls on Sri Lanka to amend laws to probe missing 

COLOMBO, Nov. 19 — A visiting UN agency on Wednesday called for amendments to Sri Lanka's criminal laws in order to effectively investigate thousands of cases of missing people related to a 30-year conflict in the island nation.

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Sri Lankan Navy arrests 16 Indian fishermen

September 2, 2015 by · Comments Off on Sri Lankan Navy arrests 16 Indian fishermen 

COLOMBO, Sept. 1 – Sixteen Indian fishermen were arrested in the sea of northern Sri Lanka on Tuesday after they entered into local waters illegally, a navy official said here.

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Sri Lankan gov't says electoral reforms should pave way for more women in parliament

May 12, 2015 by · Comments Off on Sri Lankan gov't says electoral reforms should pave way for more women in parliament 

COLOMBO, May 11 — Sri Lanka's new electoral reforms should make space for more women representation in parliament, Deputy Foreign Minister Ajith Perera told reporters on Monday.

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Sri Lankan gov't denies political influence in ex-president's fraud probe

May 12, 2015 by · Comments Off on Sri Lankan gov't denies political influence in ex-president's fraud probe 

COLOMBO, May 11 — Sri Lanka's new government on Monday denied any politicization over the ongoing fraud investigations against former President Mahinda Rajapakse's regime, an official said.

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Sri Lankan president to review interim report on war missing

March 17, 2015 by · Comments Off on Sri Lankan president to review interim report on war missing 

COLOMBO, March 16 — Sri Lanka's special presidential commission appointed to investigate over 20,000 cases of people that went missing during the nearly three decades of war is to hand in an interim report to President Maithripala Sirisena this week, the President Media Unit said in a statement on Monday.

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Massive protest breaks out in Sri Lanka over prison riot

February 18, 2015 by · Comments Off on Massive protest breaks out in Sri Lanka over prison riot 

COLOMBO, Feb. 17 — A massive protest was staged outside the main prison in Sri Lanka's capital on Tuesday with hundreds of protesters demanding for an investigation into a prison riot in 2012 which left at least 27 inmates dead and several others injured.

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