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News Sri Lanka » Places: The Latest: Sri Lanka native ID'd as van attack victim

News channel or source: http://www.nydailynews.com/newswires/news/world/latest-sri-lanka-native-id-van-attack-victim-article-1.3954099
Publication date: Wednesday 25 April 2018

The Mahavihara Buddhist Meditations Center says Renuka Amarasingha (am-uh-ruh-SEEN'-yuh) was from Horana, Sri Lanka. She was 45 and lived with her 7-year-old son. Ozra Kenari, center, places flowers as she cries at a memorial for the victims along Yonge ...

News Sri Lanka » Places: Why violent Buddhist extremists are targeting Muslims in Sri Lanka

News channel or source: http://theconversation.com/why-violent-buddhist-extremists-are-targeting-muslims-in-sri-lanka-92951
Publication date: hursday 26 April 2018

They also inserted Buddhism into the constitution: “The Republic of Sri Lanka shall give to Buddhism the foremost place and accordingly it shall be the duty of the state to protect and foster the Buddha Sasana.” This angered Sri Lanka’s Tamil ...

News Sri Lanka » Places: Sri Lanka Quietly Opens Itself Up to Luxury Tourism, 10 Years After Revolution

News channel or source: https://skift.com/2018/04/21/sri-lanka-quietly-opens-itself-up-to-luxury-tourism-10-years-after-revolution/
Publication date: Saturday 21 April 2018

That was enough to make it the perfect place for the area’s first luxury hotel. When Fernando closed 13 years ago on Castlereagh, Sri Lanka’s government was in a cease-fire with a secessionist militia, the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, and optimism ...

News Sri Lanka » Places: Sri Lanka, Morocco and the Gorge: National Geographic picks best worldwide trips for spring

News channel or source: http://www.kptv.com/story/38041634/sri-lanka-morocco-and-the-gorge-national-geographic-picks-best-worldwide-trips-for-spring
Publication date: Wednesday 25 April 2018

The Pacific Northwest is on National Geographic’s list of the best places to visit for a spring trip in 2018. The magazine listed the Columbia River Gorge among destinations like Peru’s Amazon River and the east coast of Sri Lanka, as well as ...

News Sri Lanka » Places: On Safari in Sri Lanka, See Hundreds of Elephants

News channel or source: https://www.cntraveler.com/story/on-safari-in-sri-lanka-see-hundreds-of-elephants
Publication date: uesday 24 April 2018

“Sri Lanka is one of the few places where Asian elephants can be watched for long periods, just behaving like elephants—not running from cars, not raiding crops, just being elephants,” says John Roberts, director of conservation for Minor Hotel Grou

News Sri Lanka » Places: A Decade After Civil War, Sri Lanka Dives Into Luxury

News channel or source: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2018-04-19/sri-lanka-is-not-just-for-backpackers-anymore-enter-luxury
Publication date: Wednesday 18 April 2018

That was enough to make it the perfect place for the area’s first luxury hotel. When Fernando closed 13 years ago on Castlereagh, Sri Lanka’s government was in a cease-fire with a secessionist militia, the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, and optimism ...

News Sri Lanka » Places: India slips down to 138th position in terms of press freedom; Nepal, Bhutan and Sri Lanka better off

News channel or source: http://www.abplive.in/world-news/india-slips-down-to-138th-position-in-terms-of-press-freedom-nepal-bhutan-and-sri-lanka-better-off-688740
Publication date: Wednesday 25 April 2018

New Delhi: India's ranking in the World’s Press Freedom Index has fallen two places down to 138. In the index compiled by Reporters Without Borders (RSF), India is behind its not so economically well-off neighbours Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bhutan.

News Sri Lanka » Places: Sri Lankan among 10 victims who died in van attack in Toronto: MFA

News channel or source: http://www.sundaytimes.lk/article/1042596/a-sri-lankan-among-10-victims-died-in-van-attack-in-toronto-mfa
Publication date: Wednesday 25 April 2018

A Sri Lankan origin Canadian citizen was among the 10 victims who passed away due to the van attack on pedestrians that took place in North Toronto on 23rd ... which was attended by Consul General of Sri Lanka in Toronto and Consulate officials, it was ...

News Sri Lanka » Places: Army troops assist to cleanup 'Sri Pada'

News channel or source: http://www.defence.lk/new.asp?fname=Army_troops_assist_to_cleanup_Sri_Pada_20180426_01
Publication date: Wednesday 25 April 2018

The 'Sri Pada' (Adam's Peak) is a historically important place of pilgrimage in Sri Lanka. Thousands of devotees make the arduous trek to the mountain each year during the pilgrimage season to reach the summit before sunrise. In order to reach the top ...

News Sri Lanka » Places: Sri Lankan political unrest testing reforms:Fitch

News channel or source: http://www.sundaytimes.lk/article/1042618/sri-lankan-political-unrest-testing-reformsfitch
Publication date: Wednesday 25 April 2018

Recent political developments in Sri Lanka have triggered uncertainty over reform momentum ... if recent political problems can be resolved and the government keeps in place an economic team that prioritises reform and stability. Some positive efforts ...