Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro dies aged 90

Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro dies aged 90

Fidel Castro, the Cuban revolutionary leader who built a communist state on the doorstep of the United States and for five decades defied U.S. efforts to topple him, died on Friday. He was 90. A towering figure of the second half of the 20th Century, Castro stuck to…

Sri Lanka’s luxury ayurveda to expand to China, Europe, Australia

Sri Lanka’s luxury ayurveda to expand to China, Europe, Australia

Sri Lanka’s Luxury Ayurveda, Spa Ceylon, said on Thursday that it was planning to enter new international markets such as Australia, Italy, Austria and China by next year. Spa Ceylon is presently the world’s largest Luxury Ayurveda chain with 45 locations across 12 countries. Spa Ceylon opened its…

USD 60 million loan from ADB for clean drinking water

USD 60 million loan from ADB for clean drinking water

The Sri Lankan government has obtained a loan of USD 60 million from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to provide safe drinking water for chronic kidney disease (CKD) prone areas, a statement by the Finance Ministry said on Wednesday. The project will be set up in the districts…

Samia Shahid ‘honour killing': Raped before death

Samia Shahid ‘honour killing': Raped before death

A British woman who died in Pakistan in a so-called honour killing was raped before her death, the…

Actor Kamal Haasan chosen for France’s chevalier award

Actor Kamal Haasan chosen for France’s chevalier award

Actor Kamal Haasan has been chosen for the coveted French honour of Chevalier Award. “Kamal Haasan has been…

Meet Nita Ambani, The First Lady Of Indian Business

Meet Nita Ambani, The First Lady Of Indian Business

Ahead of its wider public rollout of much-awaited 4G phone service, Reliance Jio Infocomm, the telecom arm of…

Megalopolis and its impact on property prices

Megalopolis and its impact on property prices

Sri Lanka has the proud heritage of being a developed nation in ancient times. It is believed that…

Savant’s statues to be shipped to Sri Lanka

Savant’s statues to be shipped to Sri Lanka

There is a memorable gift for the fellow Tamils of Sri Lanka from a city Tamil sangam.  Sixteen…

Shed the past for peace, Ravi Shankar tells Sri Lankans

Shed the past for peace, Ravi Shankar tells Sri Lankans

Spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar on Tuesday urged Sri Lankans to “drop the past” if they seek…

I was adopted from a Sri Lankan village and returned to find my birth mother

I was adopted from a Sri Lankan village and returned to find my birth mother

I’ve since set up a charity When I was a baby, I was adopted from a small village…

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