Lankans throng Pakistan gala show in Colombo


LAHORE – A three-day Pakistan Food, Culture and Shopping Festival kicked off in Colombo, Sri Lanka yesterday. The event was jointly inaugurated by Sri Lankan Health Minister Dr Rajitha Sena Rethna and Pakistani High Commissioner in Sri Lanka Maj Gen (r) Syed Shakeel Hussain at Waters Edge Hotel, in Sri Lankan capital city. The festival, first of its kind in ... Read More »

LOLC Group inks landmark agreement with France’s Club Mediterranee


The LOLC Group and France’s Club Mediterranee, signed a historic agreement last week which will witness the Riverina Resort in Beruwela being branded as the First Club Med Resort in Sri Lanka. The landmark agreement was signed between LOLC Group Managing Director and CEO, Kapila Jayawardena and Club Mediterranee President and CEO,Henri Giscard d’Estaing on behalf of the respective companies. ... Read More »

The secrets of Sri Lanka


Sri Lanka might have emerged as the “hot” holiday destination of 2016, filling the Instagram feeds of a studiously beach-boho set drawn to its reliable surf and covetable new crop of chic boutique hotels, but the real highlight for me was somewhat scruffier, and far further inland. Taking the (very) slow scenic train from the tea hills of Talawakelle to ... Read More »

Lanka’s traditional arts, culture should be protected


Sri Lanka’s traditional arts and culture should be protected while at the same time those serving in them should earn a good income, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said. “If we fail to do that, many would abandon these professions and choose to migrate to the Middle East,” the Prime Minister said addressing the Shilpa Abhimani and SAARC handicraft exhibition organised ... Read More »