India supported Jaffna International Airport commence its operations
The Jaffna International Airport (JIA) in Sri Lanka received its inaugural flight from Chennai, Tamil Nadu in presence of country’s President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremsinghe. Alliance Air, the subsidiary of Air India sent its inaugural flight from ..
Tags: Alliance Air • Chennai • India-Sri Lanka • Jaffna International Airport • Maithripala Sirisena
Month: Current Affairs - October, 2019
Sri Lanka unveils South Asia’s tallest tower in Colombo
Sri Lanka unveiled a 350-metre-tall Lotus Tower which is now being dubbed as South Asia’s tallest tower in Colombo city. Though the tower is still under construction President of Sri Lanka Maithripala Sirisena decided to open the tower to public. ..
Tags: Belt and Road Initiative • Colombo • Lotus Tower • Maithripala Sirisena • tallest tower in South Asia
Month: Current Affairs - September, 2019
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena gifts Samadhi Buddha Statue to PM Modi
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena gifted Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi a Samadhi Buddha statue (Buddha in meditation posture), during latter’s visit to Island nation.Key HighlightsPrime Minister Modi arrived in Sri Lanka for a day-long visit, during which he met ..
Tags: Anuradhapura era • India-Sri Lanka • Maithripala Sirisena • Prime Minister's Office • Samadhi Buddha Statue
Month: Current Affairs - June, 2019
Sri Lanka declares National Vesak Week to mark most significant event for Buddhists all over world
On May 15, Sri Lanka has declared a National Vesak Week to mark the most significant event for Buddhists all over the world. The festival commemorates the birth, enlightenment (Buddhahood), and death (Parinirv?na) of Gautama Buddha in the Theravada or ..
Tags: Birthdays • Buddha's Birthday • Buddhist holidays • Calendars • Festivals
Sri Lankan President bans On Face-Covering in Public
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena used his emergency powers to issue an order to ban burqa, veil or covering of face in public places in any manner which prevents anyone from being identified.Key HighlightsThe order which came into immediate effect ..
Tags: Buddhists • Burqa • Burqa Ban • Easter Sunday blasts • Maithripala Sirisena
Month: Current Affairs - April, 2019
Churches silent in Sri Lanka one week after attacks
Churches in the island nation of Sri Lanka have suspended the Sunday mass as the Archbishop of Colombo had delivered a special address from a chapel at his home, as the fears of impending attacks remain after the suicide bombers ..
Tags: Countries • Mahinda Rajapaksa • Maithripala Sirisena • National Thowheeth Jama'ath • Ranil Wickremesinghe