The Advent of Colonialism and its Aftermath By Noor Rahim The Advent. Before the invasion of far off lands by foreign powers, that spread its’ wings, sails and tentacles into alien lands; the inhabitants of these lands lived a virtually “peaceful life”, except for internal squabbles among themselves and perhaps the   neigbouring countries. They were known to “live off the land” and make do with their own natural resources; which were, in most instances, mainly agrarian by nature. Then came the seafaring and belligerent/bellicose European Nations that had expansionist intentions during the period or era from the 16th to around the mid-20th century anno domini. What we saw, to a great extent, was not expansionism; but a rule for exploitation with lucrative & comfortable benefits to the invaders who occupied the invaded land; and the greed to fill the coffers of their own Motherland. This was the advent of Colonialism. ...

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Sri Lanka captivates Chinese tourists Source:-www.ft.lk The Consulate General of Sri Lanka – Guangzhou participated with the Guangdong Scenery International Travel Agency in the China (Guangdong) International Tourism Industry Exposition (CITIE) held from 10-12 September in Guangzhou, organised by the Department of Culture and Tourism of Guangdong Province. The Consulate designed the Sri Lanka stall, which was embossed with vibrant and beautiful pictures of prominent tourist attractions, archaeological and cultural sites. Several handicrafts of Sri Lanka were also displayed in the stall, enticing a large number of visitors to the booth, who obtained information on the current COVID-19 situation in the country and travel guidance. Consulate Generals from more than 31 countries in Europe, Latin America, Africa, Asia Pacific and Middle East and regions in China participated in the exposition. The fair also included delegations from 21 cities of 10 Provinces in China. Also, local travel agencies, hotels, scenic spots ...

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Strategic geopolitical relevance of Sri Lanka in the Indian Ocean Region By Arundathie Abeysinghe   Sri Lanka, a small island state in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR) is strategically located at the crossroads of major shipping routes to South Asia, the Far East as well as the continents of Europe and America. Sri Lanka is also strategically located among the most significant sea lines of communication (SLOC).  Sri Lanka’s strategic location in the Indian Ocean Region has been geopolitically significant for major powers for centuries. As such, Sri Lanka was colonized by Portuguese, Dutch and the British who used it as a transit hub to trade goods, a port to dock as well as refuel ships which navigated their massive empires. Enclosed on three sides by landmasses and several countries, Indian Ocean is the third largest ocean in the world which has a water area of approximately 73 million square ...

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Expolanka upholds stable growth; records Rs 57.8 Bn Revenue and Rs 4.5 Bn PAT during Q3 An agile business model was the cornerstone to Expolanka Holdings PLC sustaining its strong growth momentum during the latest quarter which ended 31 December 2020. The company attributed its performance to staying on the path of a focused and consistent growth strategy while remaining flexible and optimizing opportunities in a dynamic operating environment. The quarter’s performance has resulted in the group generating a Revenue of Rs 143.2 Bn and a Profit After Tax of Rs 10.8 Bn for the first nine months ending 31 December 2020. During the quarter under review, the group recorded a revenue of Rs 57.8 Bn (a 108% increase YoY) with a Gross Profit of Rs 9.7 Bn and a Profit After Tax of Rs 4.5 Bn. The quarter’s growth was driven by the core Logistics business, which recorded a ...

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  Discover Kenya in 2019 with Africa By Ayu  Africa We have experienced Africa first-hand, many times. To us, Africa is addictive.  our first outbound arm, was born from a combination of our decade-long love affair with this life-enriching continent and the unique niche we have carved out in the world of immersive inbound travel since 2012.  Africa by Ayu has etched a footprint in every African destination we promote by talking one-on-one with Africa’s most unique, accredited and insured tour operators, lodges and camps. Each partnership is about having the right destination knowledge to curate extraordinary tailor made Africa itineraries, where the experience is seamless, accommodation is on point, the guiding is superb – all, at incredible rates. We are, Sri Lanka’s First and Only Africa Specialist Travel Agent About Us Let us show you the best of Africa Please browse through the destinations or scroll down to send ...

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