Tourism has emerged as the second highest foreign exchange earner in Sri Lanka, beating the island country's lucrative garment industry which held this position for the past eight years since 2010, official data showed.
Sirisena said he urged United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon during talks on Thursday to be patient with his administration which came to power in January last year on a promise of lasting peace and ethnic unity.
The defeat in 2009 of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) which had overrun many huge military bases in the north and the east for over two decades would definitely have puzzled many in Sri Lanka as well as in other countries. It was an organisation that had overrun the Elephant Pass Army camp complex killing the majority of its 11,000 soldiers in April 2001.
Three new projects in U.S.-India State and Urban Initiative
The U.S.-India State and Urban Initiative, led by the CSIS Wadhwani Chair in U.S.-India Policy Studies and the CSIS Energy and National Security Program, has announced three new projects with the state government of Maharashtra