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Sri Lanka woos India’s MICE tourists PDF Print option in slimbox / lytebox? (info) E-mail
Monday, 28 January 2019 04:33

India’s leading trade show on business, MICE and luxury travel, the Business and Luxury Travel Mart was held at the Leela Ambience Convention Hotel in New Delhi last week.

Minister of Tourism Development, Wildlife and Christian Religious Affairs John Amaratunga was the chief guest.

Minister Amaratunga said that there was a marked increase in the business and luxury segment of visitors arriving from India.

“Business and luxury travel to Sri Lanka is a new trend that is catching on and affluent Indian visitors comprise a large share of the volume that is driving this segment.

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Monday, 28 January 2019 04:28


The sixth edition of Colomboscope, the only interdisciplinary arts festival of its kind in Sri Lanka, opened on 25 January. Since its inception in 2013, the objective of the week-long event has been to critically examine the shifting sociocultural landscape of the island country. The current edition, titled Sea Change, features artists from 15 countries, including India, Germany, the UK and Mexico. Over 30 intergenerational visual artists, film-makers, musicians and scientists have delved into the maritime history, oceanic ecology and shipping infrastructure of Sri Lanka. “As the island coastline rapidly transforms before our eyes, festival artists will engage with a spectrum of utopian and dystopian scenes in dialogue with the oceanic frontier," says the festival’s curator, Natasha Ginwala.

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Sri Lanka’s new India-funded train flagged off PDF Print option in slimbox / lytebox? (info) E-mail
Monday, 28 January 2019 04:22

The train connects Colombo and the northern city of Kankesanthurai

A new passenger train, funded by the Indian government, was inaugurated between the Sri Lankan capital Colombo and the northern city of Kankesanthurai on Sunday.

The Indian High Commission here said that the new Diesel Multiple Unit (DMU), a 13-coach train set, was procured under Indian concessional financing by Sri Lanka Railways.

President Maithripala Sirisena, in the presence of Indian High Commissioner Taranjt Singh Sandhu, flagged off the train at the Colombo Fort railway station.

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Indians constitute largest number of tourists visiting Sri Lanka: Minister Kabir Hashim PDF Print option in slimbox / lytebox? (info) E-mail
Monday, 28 January 2019 04:16

Sri Lankan government has said that people to people contacts between India and Sri Lanka has increased considerably in past few years.

Sri Lankan minister for Highways and petroleum development Kabir Hashim said that Indians constitute the largest number of tourists visiting Sri Lanka. He said, increased connectivity between the two neighbours has made it possible.

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Armenian Ambassador to India paid a courtesy call on High Commissioner PDF Print option in slimbox / lytebox? (info) E-mail
Friday, 25 January 2019 05:37

His Excellency Armen Martirosyan, Ambassador of Armenia paid a courtesy call on High Commissioner Austin Fernando at the High Commission of Sri Lanka in New Delhi on 23rd January 2019, prior to his visit to Sri Lanka to attend the 71st Independence Day Celebrations in Colombo.  Their discussions focused on matters of mutual interest and further enhancing bilateral relations between Sri Lanka and Armenia. 

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