Six suspects arrested in connection with the robbery of a lifetime achievement award belonging to veteran film director late Dr. Lester James Peiris and a mobile phone were remanded until the 21st May by the Colombo Magistrate's Court.
The Sri Lanka High Commission in London hosted a special screening on 02 May 2018 of an episode of the popular TV serial ‘Made in Chelsea,’ which was filmed in Sri Lanka. The event was attended by a number of travel journalists, including the Chairman of the British Guild of Travel Writers, representatives of Shangri-La Hotels, Massey Partnership, as well as actors and actresses starring in the TV show.
India and Sri Lanka signed an MoU to establish a training school for Sri Dalada Maligawa at Pallekele, Kandy.The MoU was signed at the Ministry of Buddhasasana of Sri Lanka by Mr. Y.K. Sinha, High Commissioner of India and Mr. Wasantha Ekanayaka, Secretary, Ministry of Buddhasasana . On a request from Sri Dalada Maligawa, Government of India is undertaking this project to provide necessary infrastructure to facilitate training courses in areas like Kandyan dance and drums; costumes, ornaments and musical instruments; lacquer painting; preservation of ancient paintings and frescos; mahout training; and sculpture making. The project entails construction of a training school building, multi-purpose hall, supply of furniture, office equipment, musical instruments, costumes and other equipment at a cost of SLR 120 million. High Commission of India will float a tender to select contractor/s in consultation with Ministry of Buddhasasana.
The Lifetime Achievement Award presented to late Dr. Lester James Peries from India, which was reported missing from his residence few days ago, has been found on an overhead rack of a Kollupitiya-Kaduwela private bus, Police said.
Sri Lanka Tourism (SLT) has partnered with Yingke Travel, a Chinese tour operator and Green Leaves Leisure, a Sri Lankan travel entity, to promote Sri Lanka as a destination for Chinese travellers with the aim of attracting over 300,000 Chinese visitors by the end of this year.
State Dance Awards Ceremony – 2018 was held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena at the Nelum Pokuna Theatre in Colombo,last Friday (04th).This Award ceremony is jointly organized by the Ministry of Higher Education and Cultural Affairs and Dept. of Cultural Affairs to felicitate the artistes who rendered a great service for the development of the field of local dance.
Sports Minister Faiszer Musthapha says that necessary steps will be taken to hold Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) elections before May 31. The election to appoint office bearers for the cricket governing body og hte country was scheduled to be held on May 19, however was postponed due to an issue with the Elections Committee.
Most Sacred Relics of Lord Buddha brought from Pakistan will be exhibited at Sumanaramaya at Kumbalwella in Galle on 5th May, at Getambaruwa Raja Maha Vihara in Matara on 6th & 7th May, at Diyakalamulla Pirivena, Kuliyapitiya on 8th May, at Sri Sarananda Maha Pirivena in Anuradhapura on 9th & 10thMay, at Balagollla Budhist Centre in Kandy on 11th May and at Ambanwela Raja Maha Vihara on 12th May for public.
Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake, Commander of the Army during a special meeting, heldlast morning (2nd) at the Commander's Office hailed Army Boxing achiever in the recent 21st Commonwealth Games, Sergeant Ishan Bandara of Corps of Engineer Services (CES) and assured him of all support for his future endeavors.
Colombo is the third most popular non-European destinations for Brits followed by New York and Orlando respectively, the UK’s Daily Mail reported quoting an analysis conducted by the search site Kayak.co.uk.