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Modi to open hospital in Dickoya

Modi to open hospital in Dickoya

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate a well-equipped hospital in the central hill area of Dickoya in Sri Lanka, built with the Indian assistance on May 12, dominated by plantation workers of Indian-origin. The opening ceremony of the new Dickoya base hospital will be held …

PM Modi to visit Sri Lanka in May

PM Modi to visit Sri Lanka in May

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Sri Lanka next month to take part in the celebrations marking the UN ‘Vesak Day’, the most important in the Buddhist calendar. During his visit, he will take part in the UN ‘Vesak Day’ celebrations to be held from …

PM to visit India

PM to visit India

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremsinghe will visit India next week to set the agenda for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s trip to Colombo in May. “The visit of the PM of Sri Lanka to India from April 25 is part of our continuing engagement with …

Sri Lanka battles labour shortage

Sri Lanka battles labour shortage

Cheap Sri Lankan labour has built skyscrapers and condos across the Gulf for decades but now contractors at home are desperate for workers as the island nation experiences an unprecedented construction boom. The labour shortage has seen builders offer lavish incentives ranging from cash to …

Sri Lanka to offer India port development

Sri Lanka to offer India port development

Sri Lanka may find it difficult to wriggle out of China’s clutches because of the massive debt it owes to Beijing but to balance things out, it is now set to allow India to jointly develop the Trincomalee port in northeastern part of the country. …

A Government-made disaster

A Government-made disaster

Rescuers called up from the military continued to dig through heaps of mud and trash that collapsed onto a clutch of homes near a garbage dump outside Sri Lanka’s capital, killing at least 30 people and possibly burying dozens more. When they first arrived at …

Security sector is in need of reform.

Security sector is in need of reform.

The Associated Press recently published a very disturbing story about how UN peacekeepers from Sri Lanka ran a sex ring in Haiti some years ago. According to the piece, “[t]he Sri Lankan peacekeepers wanted sex from girls and boys as young as 12.” More broadly, when …

Colombo’s seafront makes way for financial city

Colombo’s seafront makes way for financial city

It is hard to miss the blue-lettered boards lining the northern end of Galle Face, Colombo’s iconic seafront. “A new Central Park in Colombo”, “A new world class city in South Asia” — they declare in bold font. In the background, a few cranes spray …

Eye Sri Lanka wishes its readers a peaceful and prosperous Sinhala and Tamil New Year

Eye Sri Lanka wishes its readers a peaceful and prosperous Sinhala and Tamil New Year

Pahan silak se ‘NETHU’ dal wewa Wasanthayak se ‘DIWI’ saru wewa, Pium vilak se ‘SUWADA’ sedewa, Me nawa wasare ‘KIRI’ ithirewa.!!!!

Peacekeepers involved in non peace duties

Peacekeepers involved in non peace duties

The Haitian girl known Victim No. 1 was 12 when she first had sex with a Sri Lankan peacekeeper. She says she didn’t even have breasts yet. The boy, known as Victim No. 9, was 15 when his ordeal began. Over the course of three …