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  • Pope Francis approves first saint to Sri Lanka: Bl Joseph Vaz to be canonized
    Pope Francis approves first saint to Sri Lanka: Bl Joseph Vaz to be canonized
    Pope Francis confirmed the approval of the first saint to Sri Lanka Wednesday after various news reports speculated on the canonization of Blessed Joseph Vaz this week. The priest who was born, raised and ordained in India chose to mission in Sri...
  • Super savers from Singapore Airlines
    Singapore Airlines offering super saver fares from Los Angeles and SFO
    Travelers thinking about an Asia getaway might consider taking advantage of some super fares being offered by Singapore Airlines from LAX and SFO. The airline announced today, via email, that is offering flights from both airports to Southeast...
  • Just announced: A trip across Asia by private jet
    Just announced: A trip across Asia by private jet
    Imagine yourself walking on theGreat Wall of China, moseying around Beijing’s Forbidden City, floating across Hangzhou’s stunningWest Lake, visiting theTiger’s Nestin Bhutan, exploring the Pink City ofJaipur, going on a tiger...
  • Emmy's Organics
    Local company Emmy's Organics makes sustainability, deliciousness top priorities
    What's not to love about macaroons? They're soft, sweet, decadent, and loaded with delicious coconut. And as we all know by now, coconut is one of the most nutritionally dense, health and beauty-boosting foods in the world. For the co...
  • Paddle Sri Lanka
    Two Australian kayakers unable to circumnavigate Sri Lanka due to severe weather
    Severe weather frustrated two Australian kayakers’ plans to circumnavigate Sri Lanka. Ian Pexton and David Rowlands began their expedition on 13 December 2013.They intended to complete the 1200-kilometre (about 850-miles) voyage in 23 days...
  • Cox&Kings offering attractive deals on tailor-made trips around the world
    Cox&Kings offering attractive deals on tailor-made trips around the world
    Los Angeles, California-based Cox & Kings is offering a credit of $250 per person credit towards any of the company’s Escorted Discovery Group Journeys when booked before December 31, 2013. The company announced the special via press...
  • Sri Lankan para-military Special Task Force Commandos (STF) stand alert outside a vandalized mosque in Colombo
    Mosque attacked in Sri Lanka by Buddhists
    There has been a disturbing degree of discontent among Buddhists in Sri Lanka. The Tibet Sun reported on August 11, 2013, Buddhists attack mosque in Sri Lanka, wounding four.After a Buddhist-led mob attacked a mosque Sri Lankan police deployed...
  • Hope
    Good Samaritan and a rescued dog reunite overseas after two years
    The dog did not have a name when Nicky Wicks spotted her in Sri Lanka. She called her Hope because “there were so many street dogs but I looked at Hope and my heart broke,” she wrote in an email to share this amazing story.A native of...
  • Tamil Tigers Sniper
    Canadian pleads guilty to terrorism charges in U.S.
    A Canadian citizen today pleaded guilty in a U.S. courtroom to being involved in a conspiracy to aid and abet an organization listed as a terrorist group by the United States Treasury and State Departments, according to prosecutors.The defendant...
  • The Ancient Gardens of Sigiriya Sri Lanka
    The Ancient Gardens of Sigiriya Sri Lanka
    In 2003, I visited Sigiriya while on a field study abroad in grad school. At the time, I was struck by the formal similarities between it and the Renaissance gardens I was learning about in landscape history classes, despite Sigiriya having been...
  • Any time is a good time for a spa treatment at Sri Lanka’s Jetwing Beach Hotel
    Any time is a good time for a spa treatment at Sri Lanka’s Jetwing Beach Hotel
    Located in Negombo with quick access to the international airport, Jetwing Beach Hotel the perfect place to start or end a visit to Sri Lanka – or for the entire stay. The elegant boutique hotel, a member of Small Luxury Hotels, is situated...
  • Relax at the Ulagalla Resort Spa in Sri Lanka
    Relax at the Ulagalla Resort Spa in Sri Lanka
    Be at one with nature at Ulagalla Resort in Sri Lanka. Ulagalla, located in a tranquil countryside near several UNESCO World Heritage sites, is the place to relax – totally. Each private chalet has a plunge pool along with the resort’s...
  • Jetwing Beach Negomb in Sri Lanka is a great beach destination
    Jetwing Beach Negomb in Sri Lanka is a great beach destination
    Located in Negombo with quick access to the international airport makes the Jetwing the perfect place to start or end a visit to Sri Lanka – or for the entire stay. The elegant boutique hotel, a member of Small Luxury Hotels, is situated on...
  • Visit Sri Lanka (Photos)
    Visit Sri Lanka (Photos)
    The Europeans have been visiting Sri Lanka for the last ten years enjoying the country’s excellent beaches, archeological sites, and wildlife but North Americans are just beginning to learn about the wonders of this small island nation that...
  • Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah
    Saudis defend maid's execution in midst of international criticism
    Saudis defend a maid's execution amist growing international criticism. The Sri Lankan maid, Rizana Nafeek, was beheaded after an infant died in her care. On Jan. 14 CNN shared the details on the outrage surrounding this situation.Rizana...