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Sri Lanka Plans Its Own Mini Vegas

In the heart of Colombo, next to a lake, John Keells Holdings, Sri Lanka’s largest listed conglomerate, has giant excavators preparing the foundation for its new resort, the biggest in the country. The $820 million project–the largest investment by a domestic company here–includes an 800-room luxury hotel, conference venues, a shopping mall, residential apartments, an […]

Lanka has highest secondary education enrollment rate in South Asia

The World Bank report on Student Learning in South Asia released yesterday states that Sri Lanka has the highest enrollment rate for secondary education when compared to other countries in South Asia. According to this report, Sri Lanka’s gross enrollment rate for secondary education was 85 and 87 per cent in 2000 and 2011 respectively, […]

Visit of High Level Buddhist Delegation to Japan

Maha Nayaka of the Amarapura Maha Nikaya, Most Venerable Davuldena GnanissaraThero and Maha Nayaka of the Ramanna Maha Nikaya Most Venerable Napana Premasiri Thero visited Japan from 9th to 16th May accompanied by a high-level delegation of Buddhist clergy.  The Most Venerable Maha Nayaka Thero’s visited Japan on the invitation of the the Embassy of […]

Sri Lanka’s population is ageing due to improvement in life expectancy – UNFPA

The UNFPA (United Nations Population Fund) held a conference on the importance of investing in youth to mark World Population Day on July 11. Young people are statistically defined by the United Nations as being between 15 and 24 years of age. They account for 1.8 billion people in the world. Most of them live […]

Pro-LTTE activists planning demos against MR’s visit To Glasgow Commonwealth Games

While the Sri Lankan government officials remain tight-lipped on President Rajapaksa’s participation at the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony in Glasgow, Scotland on July 23, pro-LTTE Tamils in the UK are busy organising a demonstration opposite the Stadium. The Tamil Youth Organisation in UK has asked Tamils to gather at Barrowfield Street, Glasgow on at 3.30pm on the day […]

Rainco and Triad unveil digital umbrella pandal at ‘Gangarama Vesak Kalapaya’

The unique Vesak concepts portrayed by Rainco and its creative partner Triad Ltd. have stood out year after year at the ‘Colombo Vesak Kalapaya’. In celebration of this year’s Vesak festival the duo set out to depict a sacred memorandum through a contemporary and modern creative concept. The theme ‘The Eight Vicissitudes of Buddhism’ (Atalo […]

U.S. Pacific Command Conducts South Asia Environmental Security Forum in Maldives

U.S. Pacific Command, in partnership with the Maldives National Defense Force, will conduct a South Asia Environmental Security Forum 2-5 June 2014 in the Republic of the Maldives. The event, which will involve representatives from nations throughout South Asia, international governmental organizations, and observers, will promote regional cooperation on the topics of water security, waste […]

Australia Probes Claims By Migrants

A team of Australian officials had arrived in Sri Lanka earlier to investigate claims made by illegal migrants that they could not live freely in Sri Lanka and cited this reason for them illegally migrating to Australia. The Australian team, upon conducting investigations, had revealed that they found no basis for these claims and that […]

Jungle Beach celebrates 2nd Anniversary

The expert opinion of World Luxury Hotel magazine, which offered this prize accolade to Jungle Beach, mentioned Kuchaveli, off Trincomalee is the best holiday hideaway on the shores of the Indian Ocean. According to a release from the hotel, Jungle Beach was also rated the best resort hotel on the East Coast last year by […]

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The annual Sri Lanka Day celebration is held every Summer in sunny Southern California. This year it will be held In the beautiful city of Santa Monica on August 16, 2014. Start making your plans to come and partake in this joyous occasion featuring food, entertainment, and fun for the whole family. Learn
View hundreds of photos and videos of previous Sri Lanka Day festivities as well as our awards presentations, beauty contests, and many other cultural events. And feel free to submit any that you may have. Learn
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Our award presentation is one of our most popular events. Take a look at some of our previous winners. Feel free to nominate someone and take part in the voting process. Learn
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