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SriLankan becomes first international airline to fly to Gan Island

Posted on 01 December 2016

  Colombo, December 01 2016: SriLankan Airlines will consolidate its traditional positioning as the largest airline operation in the Maldives, by commencing services to Gan Island on 1st December 2016, in the Indian Ocean island nation. Thus SriLankan Airlines will become the only airline to operate international flights to Gan International Airport, with four flights […] Continue Reading

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Sri Lanka President & PM congratulates U.S. President-elect Donald J. Trump on his election as the 45th President of the Unites States

Posted on 09 November 2016

Message from President Maithripala Sirisena Mr. Donald J Trump President-elect of the United States of America   Dear Mr. Trump,    The Government and the people of Sri Lanka join me in congratulating you on your victory on November 8, 2016 in a historic Presidential Election that received wide global attention.    The United States […] Continue Reading

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Four men on trial for trafficking 492 Sri Lankans to Canada

Posted on 20 October 2016

(Courtesy: Vancouver Sun) – More than six years after a rickety vessel with nearly 500 Sri Lankan Tamils aboard arrived off the coast of B.C., four men charged with human-smuggling saw their trial open Wednesday in B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver. Lesly Emmanuel, Kunarobinson Christhurajah, Nadarajah Mahendran and Thampeernayagam Rajaratnam have pleaded not guilty to […] Continue Reading

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CANADA News

Influx of foreign investors from Vancouver fuel Q3 surge in luxury home sales in the GTA, says Barry Cohen Group

Posted on 19 October 2016

    Sales of $2 million plus homes up 92 per cent over Q3 2015 TORONTO, Oct. 19, 2016 /CNW/ – Third-quarter sales of high-end homes priced over $2 million in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) surged 92 per cent ahead of levels reported in Q3 2015, according to luxury realtor Barry Cohen. Seven hundred and […] Continue Reading

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LANKA News

EU increases development assistance to Sri Lanka

Posted on 18 October 2016

    Wednesday, October 19, 2016 – 05:00 Chaminda Perera in Brussels   The European Union (EU) yesterday announced development assistance to the tune of Euro 20 million to Sri Lanka till 2020. This is a 50 percent increase when compared to the development assistance granted by the European Union to Sri Lanka from 2007 […] Continue Reading

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LANKA News

SriLankan Airlines bans ‘Samsung Note 7’ on all aircraft

Posted on 18 October 2016

Colombo, October 18, 2016: Sri Lanka's national carrier, SriLankan Airlines has imposed a total ban on the carriage and usage of ‘Samsung Note 7’ on board the SriLankan and Mihin Lanka aircraft with immediate effect. The ban comes into effect subsequent to the series of incident reported on explosions of the device when connected to […] Continue Reading

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SriLankan Airlines voted the Leading International Airline at Maldives Travel Awards 2016

Posted on 28 November 2016

  Colombo November 24, 2016:  Sri Lanka’s National Carrier and oneworld member, SriLankan Airlines bagged the Leading International Airline title yet again at the prestigious Maldives Travel Awards, recently. Viewed as SriLankan’s extended home market, the Airline currently connects the Maldivian capital to its extensive route network 21 times a week. On December 1, 2016, […] Continue Reading

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Tourist arrivals in October up 14%

Posted on 08 November 2016

The tourist arrivals to Sri Lanka grew a healthy 13.7 percent year-on-year (YoY) to 150,419 in October, the data released by the state tourism office showed.  The tourist arrivals in the first 10 months of the year now stand at 1.66 million, appearing to be short of the 2.2 million arrivals target set by the […] Continue Reading

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CANADA News, Headline

Canada and EU sign historic trade agreement during EU-Canada Summit

Posted on 30 October 2016

October 30, 2016. Canada is committed to deepening trade and investment links with new and traditional partners. Negotiating trade agreements, such as the Canada-European Union (EU) Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), will benefit Canadians, create new job opportunities, and help to grow the middle class and those working hard to join it. In keeping […] Continue Reading

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Bank of Canada maintains overnight rate target at 1/2 per cent

Posted on 19 October 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 19 October 2016   The Bank of Canada today announced that it is maintaining its target for the overnight rate at 1/2 per cent. The Bank Rate is correspondingly 3/4 per cent and the deposit rate is 1/4 per cent. The global economy is expected to regain momentum in the second half […] Continue Reading

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Headline, WORLD News

Deepika is Asia’s most followed woman on Twitter

Posted on 18 October 2016

  Deepika Padukone has become Asia’s most followed woman on Twitter. After striking gold at the box office with her recent hits ‘Piku’ and ‘Bajirao Mastani’, exploring international terrain with ‘xXx: Return of Xander Cage’ and being listed in the top 10 highest paid actresses in the world by Forbes, the actress has added another […] Continue Reading

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Travel Agents renew call to abolish minimum rates

Posted on 17 October 2016

  Say Sri Lanka Tourism and all stakeholders will reap benefits in long term Travel agents have welcomed the Government’s move to abolish minimum room rates though city hotels have objected, prompting Tourism Minister John Amaratunga to hint that the current status quo would remain in place for two more years.  “There were proposals made […] Continue Reading

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LANKA News

20 MPs Caught Selling Vehicle Permits: Dilrukshi’s Corruption Reported To The President

Posted on 15 October 2016

  October 15, 2016 | Filed under: Colombo Telegraph,News,STORIES | Posted by: COLOMBO_TELEGRAPH   The Director General of the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC),Dilrukshi Dias Wickramasinghe‘s corruption has been reported to the President by public interest litigation activist and lawyer Nagananda Kodituwakku. Dilrukshi Dias Wickramasinghe This complaint is based on the alleged failure on the part of […] Continue Reading

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Canada and France strengthen bilateral ties

Posted on 13 October 2016

Ottawa, Ontario October 13, 2016 The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, welcomed the Prime Minister of France, Manuel Valls, on his first official visit to Canada. During the visit, the two leaders took concrete steps to strengthen the Franco-Canadian relationship, and agreed to deepen the already rich cultural ties between the two countries, work towards a […] Continue Reading

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Maldives leaves Commonwealth as it claims unfair treatment in row over reforms

Posted on 13 October 2016

13 OCTOBER 2016  Courtesy: Telegraph News – The Maldives has left the Commonwealth, claiming it was "unfairly and unjustly" treated by the global body that was due to consider sanctions – including suspension – against the nation after its "lack of progress" on a raft of democratic reforms. Commonwealth Secretary-General Baroness Scotland said she and the family […] Continue Reading

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LANKA News

West Indies ‘A’ team enjoy SriLankan Airlines hospitality again

Posted on 13 October 2016

  Colombo, October 13 2016: The West Indies ‘A’ Team once again traveled to Sri Lanka aboard SriLankan Airlines’ flight UL 504 from London to Colombo on Friday, 30th September, enjoying the famed caring and warm service in the business class cabin. The travel of the 19-member team was facilitated by SriLankan Airlines’ staff at […] Continue Reading

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SriLankan Airlines, Galle Face Hotel and Ebert Silva Holidays join together – Making dreams come true on World Children’s Day

Posted on 10 October 2016

Colombo, October 10 2016: Forty children whose parents sacrificed their lives for the nation or became disabled while they were members of the armed forces, were given a very special World Children’s Day indeed, as three pioneering organisations in Sri Lanka’s travel and tourism industry joined hands once again in a unique corporate social responsibility […] Continue Reading

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High Commissioner Chitranganee Wagiswara presents Credentials to Indian President Pranab Mukherjee

Posted on 29 September 2016

High Commissioner of Sri Lanka to India Chitranganee Wagiswara presented credentials to the President of India Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapathi Bhawan in New Delhi on Monday 26 September 2016. Meeting the President of India after presenting the Credentials, Mrs. Wagiswara conveyed the greetings of the President and the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka to the […] Continue Reading

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Tougher Penalties for Drug-Impaired Drivers Coming October 2

Posted on 28 September 2016

  September 28, 2016 Province Making Ontario Roads Safer. The province is improving the safety of Ontario roads by bringing in penalties for drug-impaired driving that match those already in place for drunk drivers.  Starting October 2, 2016, drivers under the influence of drugs will face the following penalties: A $180 penalty An immediate licence […] Continue Reading

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LANKA News

Sri Lanka’s JKH launches 2nd luxury apartment block

Posted on 28 September 2016

     ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s John Keells Holdings group said it plans to build a second high-rise luxury apartment block after the success of the first one, half of whose floor space has already been sold.  Pre-bookings for ‘The Suites at Cinnamon Life’, the second residential tower to be built as part of a […] Continue Reading

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SriLankan Airlines commences services to Lahore

Posted on 27 September 2016

  Colombo, September 26, 2016: SriLankan Airlines will enhance its focus on the Asia / Middle East region by commencing services between the Pakistani city of Lahore and Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo from 27th September 2016.   Ajith Dias, Chairman of SriLankan airlines, said: “This is an important step in our strategy of increasing our […] Continue Reading

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