A US based food scientist says Americans are beginning to look for spicy food from Sri Lanka thus creating new opportunities for the Island’s food exporters.
This was stated by Dr. Barbara Rasco, an Associate Professor of the Washington State University, who is currently training local food exporters on the much needed international regulatory compliance rules.
Sri Lanka has captured a 2-pct market share out of the global ornamental fish trade, thus helping the country to earn US$ 7.5 million during the year 2012, announced the Ministry of Industry and Commerce.
The Ministry in a statement issued says, Japan, USA, UK, Germany and France are the biggest clients of the Island’s ornamental [...]
TV5MONDE, the French language TV will be launched in Sri Lanka during the coming weekend via the SLT PEO TV platform, announced the French embassy in Colombo.
‘TV5MONDE Asie’ joins PEO TV’s basic offer on channel 90, giving access to premium French-language content to Sri Lankan viewers for the first time”,. the embassy said in a [...]
The Sinhala translation of the biography of N.U. Jayawardena, the first Sri Lankan who rose to become the Governor of the country’s Central Bank was handed over to President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Wednesday.
The book which describes the first half of Jayawardena’s life, who went onto live 94 years, has been authored by Jennifer Moragoda and [...]
American film director Steven Spielberg is expected to visit Sri Lanka during this year, as a part of his planned tour across the globe, a media report said.
The journey, which is expected to take place in his $200 million yacht will see Spielberg also visiting North Africa and China among many other places.
He will be [...]
MV Queen Mary 2, which is one of the world’s largest Ocean Liner, made her maiden call to Colombo Port.
The Cruise ship which arrived at the Colombo Port during yesterday, departed to Langkawi of Malaysia, after a brief stay in Colombo.
It is currently on a world tour
The 148,000 ton “QUEEN MARY 2” is carrying 2670 [...]
SriLankan Holdays has launched a ‘Booking Engine’, thus enabling its customer’s book holiday packages offered by the firm through the SriLankan Airlines website.
SriLankan says, the site presently offers customers holiday packages to the airline’s online points encompassing the airfare and hotel accommodation.
It says, value added services such as ground transfers, car hire, expeditions, travel insurance [...]
This is the story of three Sri Lankan chefs, who are now residing in Australia and working for remote pubs, after having worked for star rated hotel’s etc.
40 year old Don Prasanga, has been working for a seven start resort restaurant in the Middle East, before deciding to work in a remote pub in Australia.
A Sri Lankan Sapphire and diamond ring by Van Cleef & Arpels featuring a rectangular-cut Sapphire has set a new world record by fetching a price of HK$12,084,000, a media report said.
It has been sold on the 23rd of November at the sale of ‘Eight Exceptional Jewels from a Private Collection’ at Bonhams in Hong [...]
Sri Lankan government yesterday announced that it has only exempted the “Go-Kart”, which can be used for traveling by one person from Excise Duty.
The Government said the importation of ‘Go-Kart’ vehicles will be liable for the payment of 55% of CIF value as other taxes.
It also announced, that the importation of racing cars except for [...]