Sri Lanka Tourism partners with several others at IMM Asia 2019

Sri Lanka Tourism took part at the International Media Market place (IMM) Asia held in Macao, China, from 21st to 22nd October 2019, by partnering with Macao Tourism and many regional tourism bodies. In order to make right travel media connections with the elite travel magazines, (both print & digital)…

Commonwealth Secretary General visits mangrove site in Wadduwa

Commonwealth Secretary General Patricia Scotland made a brief visit to a mangrove replanting site in Wadduwa in Koggala recently, in appreciation of the contribution Sri Lanka has made to improve its mangroves, which not only benefits Sri Lankans, but the world, in terms of increasing the carbon sequestration, which is…

Ambassador Jayatilleka attends opening of Spa Ceylon Shop in Moscow

SPA Ceylon Luxury Ayurveda boutique was opened on 12 November, in one of the large shopping malls in Moscow. The history of the brand cosmetics goes back to 1961 when the first face care cream was produced by the young Sri Lankan Janet Balasuriya. In 2013 the first international store…

Law and Society Trust on presidential pardon for Shramantha Jayamaha

The Law and Society Trust in a statement said it is appalled that the presidential pardon has been used to release Jude Shramantha Jayamaha - a man convicted of brutally murdering a young woman, Yvonne Jonsson, at the Royal Park apartment complex in 2005. This is the second presidential pardon…

Faster investment approvals for tourism projects

The Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) and the Department of Coast Conservation and Coastal Resources Management (DCCCRM) marked a significant milestone when the two institutions signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to enhance cooperation between the two agencies, and to reduce time and costs for investors, both foreign and…

Strong Q3 steadies ComBank Group against impacts of external currents

Significant improvements in the third quarter, which positively impacted its year-to-date performance, have enabled the Commercial Bank Group to post creditable results for the nine months ended 30 September 2019. Comprising of Commercial Bank of Ceylon PLC, its subsidiaries and associates, the Group reported operating profit before taxes on financial…

PVR Cinemas launches first multiplex in Sri Lanka, introduces modern cinematic experience

PVR Cinemas, the largest and most premium film exhibition company in India announced its foray into the Sri Lankan markets with the opening of PVR Lanka at One Galle Face Mall, Colombo. PVR, in collaboration with the Shangri-La Group has introduced Colombo’s biggest entertainment destination with the launch of the…

For an educated society: A national library system using post offices in Sri Lanka

A library is by tradition, a place which houses books which are accessible by public to read and borrow. It is however sadly a place which is least visited by the public. Make a visit to any public library near your area and you will observe how vacant the vast…