Sri Lanka’s Seetha Amman temple uses sacred water from Sarayu River for consecration

Thousands of devotees participated in the consecration ceremony of a Hindu temple in Sri Lanka conducted with sacred water from the Sarayu River flown in from Ayodhya. The ceremony at the Seetha Amman temple in the island nation’s Seetha Eliya village took place on Sunday. “Thousands of Indian, Sri Lankan and Nepalese devotees participated at … Read more

India Sends Holy Sarayu Water To Sri Lanka

New Delhi: India has commenced the process of sending sacred water from the Sarayu River to Sri Lanka for the consecration ceremony of the Seetha Amma Temple, dedicated to Goddess Sita. The ceremony is scheduled to take place on May 19th, marking an important milestone in the temple’s history. Following a request from Sri Lanka’s … Read more

Sri Lanka To Soon Show China Exit Door? Indian & Russian Firms To Manage Beijing-Built Airport

Published on Apr 27, 2024 05:35 PM IST The Sri Lankan cabinet announced the transfer of management of the Chinese-built Mattala International Airport to India’s Shaurya Aeronautics (Pvt) Ltd. and the Airports of Regions Management Company of Russia on April 26. Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport, constructed in 2013 at $209 billion with financing from China … Read more

Iran President Ebrahim Raisi Sri Lanka bilateral Relations Indian Ocean Region

Colombo: Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi has said that the improved relations with Sri Lanka would benefit the two countries and the Indian Ocean region, media reports said on Thursday. Iran is ready to supply technical and engineering services to Sri Lanka to help the country boost its economic and industrial infrastructure, Raisi said at a … Read more

4 Chinese vessels in Indian Ocean region. Is Colombo set to host spy ships again?

As India gets ready to hold missile testing operations, two Chinese spy vessels are reportedly cruising in its backyard, raising questions about their intentions and destinations. This comes after Sri Lanka revealed it amended its previous stance on research vessels to allow them for replenishment. Given Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s request to the Sri Lankan … Read more

As Russia, Ukraine and Israel ‘Invade’ Southern Sri Lanka, Locals Fight Back to Save Tourism Industry

It is a different kind of “invasion”. Can have far more serious consequences than the war fought with rockets and bombs. Ukraine and Russia are fighting a war in Eastern Europe, Israel, which is busy fighting the Hamas in Gaza strip, has sided with Ukraine in this war. Strangely, all three — Russians, Ukrainians and … Read more

Sri Lanka’s Trincomalee Witnesses Huge Pongal Celebration Ahead Of Tamil Festival — Watch

The picturesque coastal town of Trincomalee in Sri Lanka on Monday came alive with vibrant dances, rhythmic music, and enthusiasm as over 1500 performers took part in the joyous celebrations of Pongal, the harvest festival of the Tamil community.  #WATCH | Sri Lanka | Pongal Festival being celebrated in Trincomalee; 1500 performers are taking … Read more

Jallikattu, bull-taming sport, leaps into Sri Lanka, Governor flags off event for first time

Jallikattu, a bull-taming sport, which is an age-old event played traditionally in parts of Tamil Nadu during the Pongal harvest festival, this year crossed the ocean and leapt into neighbouring Sri Lanka. Jallikattu is being organised for the first time in the island nation in Trincomalee. Lankan Eastern Province Governor, Senthil Thondaman, and Malaysian MP … Read more

Sri Lanka Hikes Fuel Retail Prices Under New VAT Rates

The Sri Lankan government increased retail fuel prices by Rs 20 effective Monday, as part of its monthly revision. This marks the first retail price hike of any product after the imposition of new Value-Added Tax rates. Notably, the government changes fuel prices on a monthly basis after the exchange rate of the US dollar … Read more

Israel Appoints Reuven Azar as New Ambassador to India

Last Updated: December 18, 2023, 06:10 IST Reuven Azar’s appointment is one of the 21 new Heads of Missions cleared by the Israeli government to assume service soon. Israeli government approves Reuven Azar as new Ambassador to India, also serving as non-resident Ambassador to Sri Lanka and Bhutan The Israeli government has approved the appointment … Read more