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2015-01-13 08:20:32

Fly to a Magical Land BEIJING, Jan.

2014-04-29 08:41:38

MUMBAI, COLOMBO, Sri Lanka and DALLAS, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- - Launches a 600-seat facility - About 1000 direct and 1500 indirect jobs to be generated

2012-10-22 04:02:22

Hyatt Regency Colombo becomes first Hyatt hotel in Sri Lanka and Crystal Travel continues to wow its members by adding a new vendor. Westlake Village, CA (PRWEB)

2008-06-16 09:01:06

Sri Lanka's trade deficit, largely because of higher food and fuel imports in April, soared to $659 million from $393.8 million in the year-ago period.

2006-08-08 05:12:53

COLOMBO (Reuters) - A car bomb exploded in a central residential neighborhood of the Sri Lankan capital Colombo on Tuesday, killing two people, including a small child, the military and a Reuters witness said. "The blast was near St. Paul's college, it was a van," said a military spokesman.

2006-06-14 22:41:39

COLOMBO (Reuters) - Up to 20 people were feared killed in a mine attack on a civilian bus in central Sri Lanka on Thursday, police said.

2006-05-05 03:54:23

COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's air force destroyed a rebel Tamil Tiger boat off the island's northwest coast on Friday, a senior official said, adding that a second boat had been destroyed by the navy in an incident already reported.

2006-04-12 04:21:48

By Peter Apps and Ranga Sirilal COLOMBO (Reuters) - For Buddhist monks and astrologers, when Sri Lanka permanently puts its clocks back thirty minutes at midnight on Friday, the island is putting itself back in sync with the stars and planets.

2006-03-06 05:57:05

COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lanka will permanently move its clocks back by half an hour in April, a senior official said on Monday, putting the island five and a half hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) in line with neighbor India.


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.