Tag archive for ‘Sri Lanka’
By Guest Author On Thursday, March 14th, 2019

3 Great Things To Do In Sri Lanka This Year

In the old days, Sri Lanka was known as Ceylon. These days the island country, located in the Indian Ocean, is an up-and-coming vacation destination with beautiful beaches, iconic temples, ancient fortresses and More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, September 20th, 2018

Taco Bell to take National Taco Day global on October 4

‘Tis the season to Taco. Today kicks off National Taco Day celebrations for Taco Bell, as the brand builds on beloved traditions from years past and creates a few new ones globally. Not only is the $5 National More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, January 7th, 2018

Are You Ready to Dive into the Rich Culture of Sri Lanka?

The rich cultural heritage and fascinating scenic beauty of Sri Lanka has been attracting foreign travellers the world over for centuries to the island nation. According to experts at Cruxton Travel, a travel portal More...

By Guest Author On Friday, February 19th, 2016
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Gospel for Asia- Empowering Rural People

Asia is a land of many developing nations which needs regular funding and empowerment, especially in rural areas. The constant need of aid for education and livings has given rise to NGOs and other such helping More...

By Guest Author On Thursday, November 19th, 2015

6 Asian Real Estate Hotspots on the Rise

When first world countries are suffering from the era of global recession, most investors and investment banks have decided to put their money in emerging markets. Most of the emerging markets include technology, More...

By Guest Author On Monday, February 2nd, 2015

World Hunger Has Decreased, But Economists Say It’s Not Enough

According to economists, 25 developing countries have met an ambitious goal, set by the U.N., to cut their number of undernourished citizens by half. The number of chronically undernourished people in the world, More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, March 30th, 2014

Eleven South-East Asia countries certified polio-free: WHO

Eighty percent of the world’s population is now certified as being polio-free with the recent announcement from the World Health Organization certifying the South-East Asia Region Friday. Image/Chris Zahniser, More...

By Brandon Jones On Sunday, March 2nd, 2014
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Buddhist monks lead monk attack pastor and wife in Sri Lanka

Buddhist monks led a large mob against a Sri Lanka Christian pastor and his wife to end their efforts to hold worship servies. Bodu Bala Sena or Buddhist Strength Force (BBS) is the name of the group which had eleven More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, February 2nd, 2014
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Dengue cases up 30 percent in Colombo district, Sri Lanka

The number of dengue fever cases in the Colombo district was up 30 percent in Jan. 2014 as compared to January of last year, according to a Sunday Times report today. Image/CIA The report states that in January More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, January 21st, 2014
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Two dozen people, including 8 Buddhist monks, attacked Christian Churches in Sri Lanka

Eight Buddhist monks were among the two dozen people who attacked a pair of churches in Sri Lanka on Sunday, police report. The US Ambassador to Sri Lanka Michele Sison has met the National Christian Evangelical More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, February 12th, 2013
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Amnesty International calls for Saudi Arabia to stop beheading ‘nearly two people a week’

Amnesty International is calling for authorities in Saudi Arabia to halt their practice of beheadings, which has escalated to an average of “nearly two people a week.” Saudi Arabia beheading Rizana Nafeek More...

By Brandon Jones On Saturday, February 9th, 2013

Sri Lanka prisoner busted with smuggled phone in rectum when it rings

A prisoner at Welikada jail in Colombo, Sri Lanka, got into trouble this week, after he attempted to hide a smuggled cell phone in his rectum. The Agence France-Presse reports that the 58-year-old convict had concealed More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, January 1st, 2013
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Sri Lanka sees nearly 50,000 dengue fever cases in 2012

Image/CIA In a follow-up to a story in early December, the Sri Lankan Health Ministry says there were nearly 50,000 cases of dengue fever reported in 2012, resulting in 220 deaths, according to a Daily News report More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, December 9th, 2012

Sri Lanka dengue fever outbreak nears 40,000 cases

Photo/CDC-James Gathany The number of dengue fever cases in Sri Lanka has increased some 11,000 cases compared to the same period in 2011, according to a Sri Lanka Sunday Times report Thursday. The Sri Lankan Health More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, September 6th, 2012

Chow Cheng, man arrested for swallowing $13,000 diamond ring at a gem show

Sri Lankan police arrested a Chinese tourist who swallowed a diamond worth $13,600 at Wednesday at the island nation’s biggest international gem and jewelry exhibition. Femke Jenkins Photography Chow Cheng More...

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