SriLankan Airlines has introduced a series of measures to mitigate inconvenience to its valued passengers from the closure of Cochin International Airport due to flooding. On Thursday, the Cochin Airport authorities announced that they were extending the airport’s closure until August 26.
The Mahavihara Conservation Project had been launched under the supervision of Higher Education and Cultural Affairs Minister Dr. Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe and under the guidance of the Maha Sangha, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said. “This is in keeping with my pledge as Prime Minister in 2001 and the subsequent election pledge during President Maithripala Sirisena’s election campaign,” he added.
Sri Lanka will launch the long-delayed six-month digital marketing campaign in top source markets in Europe—the United Kingdom, Germany and France—from end of August, after the Cabinet of Ministers on Tuesday approved the Cabinet paper presented by Tourism and Christian Religious Affairs Minister John Amaratunga, to award the contracts to the selected marketing agencies.
The Office of National Unity and Reconciliation (ONUR) has launched a radio drama series to help develop people reflect on issues related to national unity, empower them to be creative, and to encourage critical thinking of day-to-day issues faced in communities.
The High Commission of Pakistan and the Pakistani community based in Sri Lanka celebrated the Independence Day of Pakistan with national zeal and enthusiasm and the commitment to protect the country against perils.The Acting High Commissioner of Pakistan, Janbaz Khan hoisted the national flag in a distinctive ceremony held at the High Commission premises on 14th August 2018.
Sri Lankan spinners wrought havoc amongst the South African batting ranks dismissing them for their lowest ever T20I total to set up a thrilling three-wicket win in the one-off match played in front of a jam-packed R Premadasa Stadium yesterday.
Sri Lanka Tourism has decided to remove the minimum room rate (MRR) imposed on Colombo City Hotels, Chairman of Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) Kavan Ratnayaka said.He said that they have allowed the market forces to decide the room rates rather than the SLTDA dictating terms to them. Ratnayaka addressing a gathering in Colombo yesterday said that it was a temporary move and would be re imposed as and when required.
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has today recognised Prashan De Visser, as the 2nd Commonwealth Point of Light from Sri Lanka, in honour of his exceptional voluntary service engaging young people and promoting peace across Sri Lanka. He is the 65th global Commonwealth Point of Light.
The High Commission of India in Colombo will present 'Symphony of Freedom' by legendary Bollywood playback singer Usha Uthup to celebrate 71st anniversary of India's independence and as a part of India and Sri Lanka @70 celebrations.
The historic Esala Perahera in Sri Lanka hill capital of Kandy got off to a start at an auspicious time this morning with the traditional "Kap" planting ceremony under the guidance of Mohottala of the Temple of Tooth, Sri Dalada Maligawa.