A blood donation campaign was conducted by the Sri Lanka Navy at the Navy General Hospital Colombo on Tuesday (07th). The programme was organized as a part of Navy's Cooperate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme and was carried out to replenish stocks at the blood bank of the Ragama Teaching Hospital.
Sri Lankan film “Bhavatharana”, directed by Devinda D. Kongahage won the "Most Outstanding Film" Award under international category at the Asia Tourism Induced Film and Television Awards Festival 2018, held in Taizhou, Zhenjiang Province, China from 29 July to 01 August 2018.
The Department of Integrated Design, University of Moratuwa is set to host a week-long celebration of Product Design, Fashion and Lifestyle Design, Media and Communication Design - the highly anticipated ‘Sri Lanka Design Week 2018’. The event will take place at Arcade Independence Square, Colombo from August 7 - 12 and provide a platform for students, graduates and industry best practitioners, to showcase their work and design capabilities across a broad spectrum of design specializations.
The Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation hosted the Asia Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development (AIBD) General Conference 2018 in Colombo from August 2-4. AIBD was established in 1977 under UNESCO patronage. It is hosted by the Government of Malaysia and its Secretariat is located in Kuala Lumpur.
The government has given priority to develop the tourism industry which can bring valuable foreign exchange in to the country. Galle has been recognised as a key area for extensive development, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said. Speaking at the opening of the Le Grand Galle by Asia Leisure and with Belluna Co. Ltd, Japan at Kaluwella Galle on Tuesday, the Prime Minister said the Galle region will also be transformed as a pre-eminent hub of sports activities in Asia.
The ancient capital of Sri Lanka, the city of Polonnaruwa, the seat of great kings, will awaken to its pristine glory once again with the completion of as many as 170 projects under the President Maithripala Sirisena’s flagship, “Pibidena Polonnaruwa” on August 1, 2 and 3.
Eighteen Sri Lankan students have been selected to study Hindi in India availing scholarship from Indian Government. The Government of India sponsors their visit, academic fees and local hospitality for one year in at the Kendriya Hindi Sansthan (Central Institute of Hindi), Agra.
GlobalData has ranked Sri Lanka as the fourth fastest growing tourism market in the world. Iceland, Japan, Hungary, Sri Lanka and Chile have been listed as the top five fastest growing tourism markets in the world for the period between 2017 and 2021.
Sri Lanka Cricket team has decided offer 25% of today’s (29) match fee to fund to help past cricketers facing economic hardships.The fund has been set up by the Minister of Provincial Councils, Local Government and Sports Faiszer Musthapha.
Sri Lanka Tourism is planning to attract golf enthusiasts to visit the country while touring the different regions where they could play their favourite sport. Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau Managing Director Sutheash Balasubramaniam told the Business Times on Wednesday that currently there were journalists flown in from Germany and Switzerland visiting the country’s golf courses in Colombo, Hambantota and Nuwara Eliya to create awareness of the golfing space in Sri Lanka.