“The Belt & Road initiative may be China’s idea but its opportunities and outcomes are going to benefit the world,” Cultural Division Director at the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China Liu Dong said at the opening of the Belt & Road Painting Exhibition at the J. D. A. Perera Gallery of the University of Visual and Performing Arts in Horton Place, Colombo on July 23 morning.
President Maithripala Sirisena felicitated Archbishop Emeritus Rt. Rev. Dr. Oswald Gomis for his outstanding religious and social service, on Sunday.The President was speaking at the celebration to mark the Golden Jubilee of the Archbishop Emeritus at the BMICH.
Sri Lanka won the second Test against South Africa by 199 runs at the SSC and went on to secure victory of the test series (2-0) against the visitors.Sri Lanka won the toss and posted a first innings score of 338 runs, the Proteas in reply managed to score only 124 runs. Sri Lanka hammered another 275 runs in their second innings for the loss of 5 wickets before declaring and setting a mammoth target of 490 runs.
UNESCO has warned that it will remove the world heritage status given to Sinharaja, Dambulla and Galle Fort if they are not preserved properly, National Heritage Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe told Parliament.The minister made this statement during a heated argument on the proposed demolition of the Mahinda Rajapaksa pavilion at the International Cricket Stadium in Galle.
Differently abled Sergeant H.A.C.S Hettiarachchi of the Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment representing the Sri Lanka Army Para Athletic committee on Saturday (21) established a new world record in Javelin Throw with Astonishing for 62.11m in the National Para Athletic Championship - 2018 of the National Paralympic Committee of Sri Lanka, now underway at the Sugathadasa International Stadium in Colombo.
As part of the National Plan to develop the Sri Lankan Tourism Industry, The Ministry of National Policy and Economic Affairs and the Policy Development Office (PDO) of the Prime Minister's Office is assisting the Tourism Industry standardize and develop adventure tourism and training in Sri Lanka which is an emerging sector with potential to expand.