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Pope approves Sri Lanka's first saint

Indian missionary credited with reviving Catholic Church on island to be canonised during Francis's visit next year.

Sri Lanka Port Project: China Merchants, CHEC Invest $601-M

Two of China's largest port operators and engineering firms have agreed to invest in a $601 million terminal in Sri Lanka's Hambantota port, part of a series of

China, Sri Lanka to Launch FTA Talks

Chinese President Xi Jinping began a visit to Sri Lanka on Tuesday agreeing to open bilateral negotiations for a free trade pact as Beijing tightened its embrace

A New Coal Power Station the Coal Industry Won't Boast About

When the US$1.35 billion coal-fired Norochcholai Power Station is commissioned by he Chinese President Xi Jinping on his visit to Sri Lanka this week, it is unlikely that the global coal industry will be waxing lyrical about the world's...Show More Summary

Protecting Your Kids From Disaster

As you can imagine, the daily lives of children from inner-city New Orleans and the rural seaside villages of Sri Lanka are very different. Yet nearly a decade ago, I witnessed the incredible similarities both shared after survivingShow More Summary

Pope Francis will visit Sri Lanka next year, may name the country's first saint

Pope Francis will visit Sri Lanka next year, Colombo's archbishop announced Friday. Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith said that Pope Francis may declare Blessed Joseph Vaz, a priest from the 17th century, Sri Lanka's first Roman Catholic saint during his visit. Show More Summary

Sri Lanka's Slow LLRC Implementation

The Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) was a commission of inquiry mandated to investigate the facts and circumstances which led to the bloody civil war in Sri Lanka. After an 18-month inquiry, the commission submitted its report to Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa almost three years ago, on 15...

New study reconstructs mega-earthquakes timeline in Indian Ocean

A new study on the frequency of past giant earthquakes in the Indian Ocean region shows that Sri Lanka, and much of the Indian Ocean, is affected by large tsunamis at highly variable intervals, from a few hundred to more than 1,000 years. Show More Summary

Les terrasses

French photographer Denis Chapoullié went on a trip to Sri Lanka in 2012 with Guerlain perfumer Thierry Wasser; he's turned his photographs into a video. Other than a few shots of Wasser, this has nothing to do with perfume, but it's lovely. Found at Monsieur Guerlain at Facebook.

Win $4,000 towards your dream trip!

Picture yourself driving through Sri Lanka?s national parks and encountering leopards. Imagine yourself exploring Japan?s many beautiful temples and gardens. How about soaking up the rays on one of Southeast Asia?s amazing white­sand...Show More Summary

Dam-hit Sri Lankans to get their own 'Bridge on River Kwai'

Its detonation is one of the most iconic scenes in movie history. Now, 57 years after it was blown to smithereens, authorities in Sri Lanka plan to rebuild the "Bridge on the River Kwai" to assuage the anger among locals over a controversial dam project. Show More Summary

[DEALS] Lowest airfares this week to Siem Reap, Sydney and Sri Lanka!

3 weeks agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

When it comes to booking cheap flights, the sky's the limit with FlightCentre, the travel agency trusted by expats in Shanghai and around China. This week, beat the heat and fly to 18 incredible destinations in the Asia-Pacific region and North America. Show More Summary

The 4 best places for wildlife spotters on a luxury holiday in Sri Lanka

With its prolific birdlife as well as wealth in elephants and leopards, it is no wonder tourists consider Sri Lanka as the ultimate wildlife destination in South Asia. Known as a land of exotic tropical beauty, this island-country is...Show More Summary

Mathews lifts Sri Lanka to 310-9 against Pakistan

3 weeks agoNews : The Newsroom

Skipper Angelo Mathews scored 93 as Sri Lanka survived a three-wicket burst by Mohammad Hafeez to make 310-9 from 50 overs in the second one-dayer against Pakistan in Hambantota on Tuesday. The hosts, needing a win to keep the three-match...Show More Summary

The Record of Holocene Quaternary Tsunamis in Sri Lanka

Holocene Indian Ocean tsunami history in Sri LankaAuthors:Jackson et alAbstract:Sediment cores from Karagan Lagoon in southeastern Sri Lanka retrieved deposits from the A.D. 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami and older similar deposits that provide evidence for a tsunami 2417 ± 152 cal. Show More Summary

Made in America? Why More of Your Clothes Soon Might Be

Alexander Mak/Shutterstock For decades, the United States has been losing apparel manufacturing jobs to cheaper overseas production. With an emphasis on costs rather than quality, companies send work to China, India, Sri Lanka and other countries. Show More Summary

Maqsood, Alam stun Sri Lanka in first ODI

Sohaib Maqsood and Fawad Alam put on a 147-run stand as Pakistan recovered from the brink to defeat Sri Lanka by four wickets on Saturday and take the lead in the three-match series. The tourists, chasing a Duckworth-Lewis target of 275 in 45 overs, fought back after being 106-5 to scrape home off the penultimate ball of the match in Hambantota. Show More Summary

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