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Bosnia keen to strengthen ties with Sri Lanka

India-based envoy on three-day visit; meets Prime Minister, key Ministers and Govt. officials Says talks so far very positive; emphasises great scope for bilateral tourism, trade and investments Sister-city arrangement between Colombo and historically-famous Sarajevo being explored   Bosnia is keen to strengthen ties with Sri Lanka, with the European nation’s India-based envoy currently in [...]

SL, Spence ink $1.3 m deal with Italy tour firm at Expo 2015

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Sri Lanka and its leading leisure firm Aitken Spence kicked off the start of Expo 2015 in Milan by entering into a charter worth $1.3 million with leading Italian tour operator Alpitours. The agreement, which was presided over by Minister of Tourism and Sports Navin Dissanayake, is expected to draw 8,000 tourists to Sri Lanka. [...]

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Vesak lights up Sri Lanka

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Sri Lanka was colourfully illuminated for Vesak celebrations, with pandals, lanterns and dansals in every nook and corner. This Vesak, marked as a special one as Buddhists all over the world celebrated 2,600 years since the enlightenment of Lord Buddha,... 

Mahiyangana pride of place

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Mahiyangana today Mahiyangana prior to restoration   By D.C. Ranatunga The State Vesak Festival is being held in Mahiyangana this year during the Vesak Week starting on 30 April. Vesak Poya is on 3 May. Mahiyangana is among the most important places of veneration for the Buddhists. Its significance is illustrated by the fact that Mahiyangana... 


Commemorating Vesak

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In Sri Lanka, every year two significant religious events are remembered with special issues of stamps. One is Vesak in May and the other is Christmas... 

Sri Lanka’s largest resource of murals

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By D.C. Ranatunga The Archaeological Department has started work on conserving the Dambulla rock temple murals and statues, according to a recent media... 

Ani & Olive, A touch of India to Western beauty culture

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Ani & Olive Salon is a fairly new salon that started up last year. Though a newcomer in the beauty scene, it has already built up a good customer... 

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