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Foreign Minister Ravi Karunanayake visits India

SLFM IPMForeign Minister Ravi Karunanayake on his first visit overseas as Minister of Foreign Affairs, called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and held discussions with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj yesterday, 6 June 2017. On his part, Karunanayake thanked Modi for India's quick assistance in the aftermath of the recent floods and landslides. He will have discussions today with Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar and others before returning to Colombo tonight.


Floods have no adverse impact on Tourism in Sri Lanka

floodsThe floods and landsclides which caused damage to lives and properties in some parts of the country have spared the tourist areas of Sri Lanka. The floods and landslides have affected only the interior parts of some districts of Sri Lanka. Key tourist areas patronized by foreigners, namely the coastal belt of the South, East and West, the sacred city of Kandy, the cultural triangle and the commercial city of Colombo are not affected and easily accessible by road. Tourist hotels in the country are fully operational. Travelling is safe in Sri Lanka during this period, but tourists should be cautious if travelling to flood-affected areas of the country.

Hilton Signs Landmark Deal for Six Hotels in Sri Lanka

hiltonHilton today signed six management agreements with Melwa Hotels & Resorts Private Limited to manage three Hilton Hotels & Resorts and three DoubleTree by Hilton properties in Sri Lanka. This latest milestone also marks the debut of the award-winning DoubleTree by Hilton brand in Sri Lanka and significantly expands Hilton’s presence in some of the most sought-after destinations in the country. The deal also bears testament to the global hospitality company’s growing footprint in Asia Pacific. The six new-build properties, including three resorts are scheduled to open between 2020 and 2021 :

WHO certifies Sri Lanka malaria-free

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Colombo, 5 September 2016: In a remarkable public health achievement, Sri Lanka was today certified by WHO on having eliminated malaria, a life-threatening disease which long affected the island country.