Global tea party to mark Sri Lanka’s tea industry

Global tea party to mark Sri Lanka’s tea industry

A global tea party to mark the birth of Sri Lanka’s tea industry 150 years ago will be held next Thursday throughout the world. Malaysia will also mark the occasion with an event in Kuala Lumpur. “The tea party will be held at 67 venues around the world…

Sri Lanka’s food gap widens in wake of floods and drought: UN

Sri Lanka’s food gap widens in wake of floods and drought: UN

An extreme drought followed by floods has affected large swathes of cropland in Sri Lanka, United Nations agencies reported today, warning that the disaster threatens the food security of 900,000 people. Having lost their crops to drought and floods, Sri Lanka’s most vulnerable groups are struggle to earn…

A bridge between two cities

A bridge between two cities

Noted artists from India and Sri Lanka visited Varanasi and Anuradhapura to interrogate their position as sacred living sites and their contemporary politics. If Varanasi is said to be one of the oldest inhabited cities of the world, Anuradhapura is famous for its well-preserved ruins of an ancient…

World’s tallest Christmas tree unites Sri Lanka

World’s tallest Christmas tree unites Sri Lanka

HD Nanayakkara still remembers how his heart sank when he was told their project was cancelled. It would…

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…

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…

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)…

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…

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