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Tea, rubber prices fall linked to global trend: Planters’ Association

PA urges Govt. to include RPCs for guaranteed price scheme Says world commodity prices forecast to reduce further in 2015 with no respite in sight The Planters’ Association of Ceylon yesterday warned that the drastic fall in local tea and rubber prices – which has led to major losses for Regional Plantation Companies – is [...]

Sri Lanka, US ties on a high with Kerry’s successful visit

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US Secretary of State John Kerry, who visited Sri Lanka at the invitation of Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera, concluded his two-day visit to the country on Sunday 3 May. During the visit which was the first official visit by a US Secretary of State in 43 years, Secretary Kerry called on President Maithripala Sirisena at [...]

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Marking May Day

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May Day was marked in many locations on Friday, with colourful parades and fiery speeches by political parties – Pix by Gayan Amarasekara, Shantha Rathnayake, Romesh Danushka Silva, Jayamal Chandrasiri, Ishan Sanjeewa and Lahiru Harshana  Read More →

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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