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Booming tourism in Sri Lanka - Zawya;

Booming tourism in Sri Lanka - Zawya

ZawyaBooming tourism in Sri LankaZawyaSri Lanka is among this year's biggest tourism destinations with the island attracting an increasing number of visitors. The island attracted 2,058,000 tourists in 2016, an increase of 14 percent compared with the previous year, according to the Sri ...and more »

Sri Lankans mark 69th Independence Day - The Peninsula Qatar;

Sri Lankans mark 69th Independence Day - The Peninsula Qatar

The Peninsula QatarSri Lankans mark 69th Independence DayThe Peninsula QatarK H C Sankapali, chargé d'affaires at the embassy, hoisting the Sri Lankan national flag at the embassy premises yesterday. Pic: Abdul Basit / The Peninsula. By Fazeena Saleem | The Peninsula. Doha: Sri Lankans in Qatar celebrated their country's 69th ...and more »

Sri Lanka leader slams critics - The Star Online;

Sri Lanka leader slams critics - The Star Online

The Star OnlineSri Lanka leader slams criticsThe Star OnlineFull-bore tribute: An army cannon firing as part of a gun salute for Sirisena during the island's 69th Independence Day celebrations in Colombo. — AFP. Colombo: Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena slammed critics of his ethnic reconciliation ...and more »

Unity urged as Lanka celebrates 69th Independence Day - Gulf Today;

Unity urged as Lanka celebrates 69th Independence Day - Gulf Today

Gulf TodayUnity urged as Lanka celebrates 69th Independence DayGulf TodayABU DHABI: The 69th Independence Day of Sri Lanka was held on Saturday at the Sri Lanka embassy in Abu Dhabi, amidst a large gathering of Sri Lankan expatriates in the capital. The celebration kicked off with the hoisting of the Sri Lankan national ...and more »

Sirisena commutes death sentence of 60 prisoners to life - The New Indian Express;

Sirisena commutes death sentence of 60 prisoners to life - The New Indian Express

The New Indian ExpressSirisena commutes death sentence of 60 prisoners to lifeThe New Indian ExpressCOLOMBO: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has commuted the death sentences of 60 prisoners to life imprisonment in view of the country's 69th Independence Day which was celebrated on Saturday. Prison's Commissioner Nishan Danasinghe ...and more »

Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena commutes death sentence of 60 prisoners - India.com;

Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena commutes death sentence of 60 prisoners - India.com

India.comSri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena commutes death sentence of 60 prisonersIndia.comAlthough Sri Lankan courts give death penalty in serious crimes such as murder, rape and drug trafficking, no executions have been carried out since 1976. All death penalty cases have been commuted to life in prison. By PTI Feeds | Updated: February 4, ...and more »

In Pictures: Sri Lanka celebrates 69 years of Independence today - Colombo Page;

In Pictures: Sri Lanka celebrates 69 years of Independence today - Colombo Page

Colombo PageIn Pictures: Sri Lanka celebrates 69 years of Independence todayColombo PageFeb 04, Colombo: Sri Lanka today celebrated the 69th anniversary of gaining independence from the British colonial rule in 1948 in a simple but gallant ceremony at the Galle Face Green in Colombo, under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena ...and more »

Sri Lanka President calls upon the nation to achieve ethnic reconciliation and religious harmony for today's freedom - Colombo Page;

Sri Lanka President calls upon the nation to achieve ethnic reconciliation and religious harmony for today's freedom - Colombo Page

Colombo PageSri Lanka President calls upon the nation to achieve ethnic reconciliation and religious harmony for today's freedomColombo PageFeb 04, Colombo: For Sri Lanka today 'freedom' has a different meaning from the time the nation received the freedom from the British colonial rule, President Maithripala Sirisena said today addressing the nation at the 69th Independence Day celebrations.and more »

Sri Lanka police arrests Indian for taking pics in sensitive area - The Indian Express;

Sri Lanka police arrests Indian for taking pics in sensitive area - The Indian Express

The Indian ExpressSri Lanka police arrests Indian for taking pics in sensitive areaThe Indian ExpressA 36-year-old Indian man was today arrested in Sri Lanka for allegedly taking photos in a high-security zone where the country's 69th Independence day celebrations was taking place. He was caught while taking photographs around 'Temple Trees', Prime ...and more »

Government is dedicated towards achieving reconciliation among ethnicities and religious coexistence; Says the ... - Hiru News

Government is dedicated towards achieving reconciliation among ethnicities and religious coexistence; Says the ...Hiru NewsPresident Maithripala Sirisena stated that political stability and development can be achieved through reconciliation among ethnicities and religious coexistence. The president expressed these views addressing the 69th Independence Day celebrations ...and more »

Military parade in Colombo marks Sri Lankan Independence Day - Tamil Guardian;

Military parade in Colombo marks Sri Lankan Independence Day - Tamil Guardian

Tamil GuardianMilitary parade in Colombo marks Sri Lankan Independence DayTamil GuardianA lavish military parade was held in Colombo on Saturday morning, to mark Sri Lanka's 69th Independence Day. Thousands of Sri Lankan soldiers marched in the ceremony, which was watched over by senior government and military officials.and more »

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena says he is committed to Tamil reconciliation - Firstpost;

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena says he is committed to Tamil reconciliation - Firstpost

FirstpostSri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena says he is committed to Tamil reconciliationFirstpostColombo: Lashing out at critics, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Saturday said his government was "determined and dedicated" to achieve national reconciliation with the minority Tamils despite the work of some opportunists. Sri Lankan ...and more »

Independence Day Speech by President Maithripala Sirisena on February 4, 2017 - The Official Government News Portal of Sri Lanka;

Independence Day Speech by President Maithripala Sirisena on February 4, 2017 - The Official Government News Portal of Sri Lanka

The Official Government News Portal of Sri LankaIndependence Day Speech by President Maithripala Sirisena on February 4, 2017The Official Government News Portal of Sri LankaToday our country completes 69 years of the freedom from colonial rule. I am very pleased with this occasion to hold this 69th independence celebration with high dignity, pride and glory. When we celebrate the freedom, we should talk about what the ...and more »

Unprecedented security forces parade in Jaffna on Sri Lanka's Independence Day - Tamil Guardian;

Unprecedented security forces parade in Jaffna on Sri Lanka's Independence Day - Tamil Guardian

Tamil GuardianUnprecedented security forces parade in Jaffna on Sri Lanka's Independence DayTamil GuardianSri Lanka's security forces held an unprecedented parade in Jaffna, on the country's 69th Independence Day. Sri Lanka's military is thought to have committed mass atrocities on a large scale and maintains a heavy presence in the Tamil-dominated North ...and more »

Sri Lanka President demands honesty from politicians, officials - EconomyNext;

Sri Lanka President demands honesty from politicians, officials - EconomyNext

EconomyNextSri Lanka President demands honesty from politicians, officialsEconomyNextECONOMYNEXT - Sri Lanka's President appealed to fellow politicians and government servants Saturday to be honest and shun bribery and corruption as the war-battered country struggled to rebuild itself. Maithripala Sirisena in his address to the nation ...and more »

69th Independence Day celebrated with pomp and pageantry - Hiru News;

69th Independence Day celebrated with pomp and pageantry - Hiru News

Hiru News69th Independence Day celebrated with pomp and pageantryHiru NewsThe 69th Independence Day was celebrated with much pomp and pageantry this morning under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena at Galle Face Green. Inspector General of Police, Commanders of the tri forces arrived at the ceremony and were ...and more »

SL a valued friend and neighbour of India: Modi - Daily Mirror;

SL a valued friend and neighbour of India: Modi - Daily Mirror

Daily MirrorSL a valued friend and neighbour of India: ModiDaily MirrorIndian Prime Minister Narendra Modi extending his greetings to Sri Lanka on its 69th Independence Day celebrations said in a twitter message that Sri Lanka was a valued friend and a neibour of India. “Independence Day greetings to the people of Sri ...and more »

President Sirisena speaks at 69th Independence Day celebrations (Video) - Newsfirst;

President Sirisena speaks at 69th Independence Day celebrations (Video) - Newsfirst

NewsfirstPresident Sirisena speaks at 69th Independence Day celebrations (Video)NewsfirstThe 69th National Independence Day got under way at the Galle Face Green on February 4. The national event got underway under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena. Addressing the nation, the President stressed on the importance of honest ...and more »

President explains the way for stability and reconciliation - Hiru News;

President explains the way for stability and reconciliation - Hiru News

Hiru NewsPresident explains the way for stability and reconciliationHiru NewsPresident Maithripala Sirisena says that the country's political stability and social development can be achieved through reconciliation and religious harmony. While addressing the nation at the 69th Independence Day Celebrations held at Galle Face ...and more »

Encounter star-class Sri Lankan hospitality - Khaleej Times;

Encounter star-class Sri Lankan hospitality - Khaleej Times

Khaleej TimesEncounter star-class Sri Lankan hospitalityKhaleej TimesBe it a business conference, wedding reception or a private party, the Galadari Hotel Colombo offers professionals who will cater your every need. PrevNext. 12345. Be it a business conference, wedding reception or a private party, the Galadari Hotel ...and more »