Culture & Heritage

The Afghans in ‘Ceylon’ – Our amazing history

Sri Lanka experienced major waves of immigration during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, when throngs of immigrants from India & other British colonies took up residence on the island. Indentured labourers from the erstwhile Madras Presidency & Malabar, who were recruited to work on the central Hill plantations of tea, rubber & coffee, constituted the greatest proportion of this group, followed …

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Contribution of T.B.Jayah to Sri Lanka-Pakistan relations By Gitanjali Marcelline/newsin.asia

T.B.Jayah-right-signs-the-trade-agreement-with-Pakistan Colombo, February 23: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan is expected to sign a number of MoUs with Sri Lanka on trade and investment during his sojourn here on February 23 and 24. The MoUs are expected to revive the long languishing economic relations between the two countries. The current level of bilateral trade is US$ 460 million but the …

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Alavi Moulana – ‘People’s Governor’ remembered on January 1

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa called the late Alavi Moulana as People’s Governor in appreciation of his dedicated services to the common man. His 89th birth anniversary falls on January 1. Moulana passed away five years ago and left a vacuum, which was never filled by subsequent leaders of the Muslim community. Still many think that his presence at this time …

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