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Come October, Palali will undergo a radical transformation and become Sri Lanka’s third international airport with connections to four Indian cities.(HT Photo)

Flights soon from Sri Lanka’s Jaffna to 4 Indian cities but not Chennai. Here’s why

By MC Rajan | Hindustan Times, Chennai
UPDATED ON JUL 17, 2019 08:05 PM IST
Sri Lankan civil aviation minister Arjuna Ranatunga last week inaugurated a INR 2.5 billion expansion program of Palali’s facilities for which India provided Rs 300 million.
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This week’s pick of great reads includes books on Sri Lanka, ghazals, and the most sensational corporate spat in recent Indian business history.(HT Team)
This week’s pick of great reads includes books on Sri Lanka, ghazals, and the most sensational corporate spat in recent Indian business history.(HT Team)

HT Picks: The most interesting books of the week

By HT Team | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUN 21, 2019 08:55 PM IST
The emerald isle, ghazals and Urdu poetry and a corporate battle all feature in this week’s list of good reads
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Fishermen cast their nets by the beach in Gaza City, February 20, 2019. Fishermen are allowed to fish just a few miles out to sea before they are stopped by Israeli forces.(REUTERS)
Fishermen cast their nets by the beach in Gaza City, February 20, 2019. Fishermen are allowed to fish just a few miles out to sea before they are stopped by Israeli forces.(REUTERS)

18 Indian fishermen arrested for allegedly poaching in Sri Lankan waters

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 05, 2019 03:09 PM IST
Eighteen Indian fishermen were arrested from Tamil Nadu for allegedly breaching the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) and illegally fishing in Sri Lankan waters, the Navy said.
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Peter Kuruvita on one of his travels in Sri Lanka
Peter Kuruvita on one of his travels in Sri Lanka

How Aussie Chef Peter Kuruvita wears many hats

By Rupali Dean | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON DEC 15, 2018 08:28 PM IST
He’s a storyteller, TV host, restaurateur, and consultant, and Australian chef Peter Kuruvita couldn’t love his busy schedule more
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Not the usual Sri Lankan immigrant story: Rapper, singer-songwriter M.I.A. performs at a concert in Philadelphia on July 13, 2018.(Getty Images)
Not the usual Sri Lankan immigrant story: Rapper, singer-songwriter M.I.A. performs at a concert in Philadelphia on July 13, 2018.(Getty Images)

Review: Half Gods by Akil Kumarasamy

By Sonali Mujumdar | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2018 09:02 PM IST
Stories of lives torn asunder and fused uneasily at the crossroads of adopted cultures
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The late LTTE chief Vellupillai Prabhakaran (R) standing with his wife Mathivathani (2nd L), son Balachandran and daughter Duwaraka (L) in this handout photo.(Reuters File Photo)
The late LTTE chief Vellupillai Prabhakaran (R) standing with his wife Mathivathani (2nd L), son Balachandran and daughter Duwaraka (L) in this handout photo.(Reuters File Photo)

‘Bring back LTTE, if we want to live’, controversial remark by Tamil minister creates uproar in Lankan parliament

By Press Trust of India | Colombo
UPDATED ON JUL 03, 2018 05:39 PM IST
Controversial LTTE revival remark by Tamil minister creates uproar in Lanka
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