China donates another consignment of rice

A new consignment of rice donated by China arrived at the Colombo Port this morning (19).

The 1,000 metric tonne (100,000 packs) donation is to be distributed to schools islandwide.

According to the Chinese embassy, a total of 7000 MT (700,000 packs) aided rice have been handed over to Sri Lanka since June.


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Sri Lanka Mirror turns 12 today!

‘Sri Lanka Mirror’ celebrates its 12th Anniversary today (Nov. 01).

The ‘Sri Lanka Mirror’ website, which was launched as an bilingual e-news portal on November 1, 2010, has become one of the trend setting pioneers of the online media industry in Sri Lanka.

Thriving in an extremely competitive industry as a purely online news publication while retaining our integrity has been no easy feat.

However, we take pride in the fact that ‘Sri Lanka Mirror’ has grown more as an opinion maker rather than a mere news provider throughout the year.

Ahead of our 12th anniversary, we opted for a fresh look in our desktop and mobile versions and going global with foreign collaborations from October 16 and we are excited to reach new dimensions together with our beloved readers within the next year.

As our tagline suggests, we aspire to remain on the side of the public always as an unbiased and independent news outlet, ensuring the public’s ‘Right To Know’, while contributing to their ‘Power To Change.’

Here’s to re- building Sri Lanka with new knowledge!

  • Mirror Editorial Team




Hoppers & Achcharu included in CNN’s top Asian street food list

Hoppers and Achcharu, two well loved foods from Sri Lanka, has been added by the CNN to a list of ’50 must-try, much-loved street foods and beverages in Asia’.

This is what CNN had said about the two local favourites, in its collection presented in alphabetical order.

Achcharu, Sri Lanka
Pickles get a Sri Lankan twist with achcharu — sweet, sour and spicy pickled fruits and vegetables that make a perfect street-food snack.
Seasoned with local spices, chili, turmeric, sugar and salt, the offerings will differ depending on the region and seasons — it might be Ceylon olives (veralu), wood apple, pineapple, ambarella, mango, jackfruit or eggplant.

Hoppers, Sri Lanka
Wake up and smell the appa (also called aapa or appam) in Sri Lanka!
Thought to have originated over in southern India 2,000 years ago, appa, or hoppers, are made from fermented rice flour and coconut milk batter cooked like a crêpe in a small wok.
This method creates a bowl-like shape that’s slightly thicker and spongier at the bottom while staying crispy on the edges.
Plain hoppers and egg hoppers (a plain hopper with a soft-boiled egg in the middle) typically come with chutney, coconut sambal and often a range of curry dishes.

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Xi Jinping elected for 3rd term ; says China to open wider to the world (Video)

Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, said on Sunday China will open its door wider, and will be steadfast in deepening reform and opening-up across the board, push for high-quality development and create more opportunities for the world.

Xi was elected general secretary of the 20th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) as well as chairman of the CPC Central Military Commission.

President Xi made the pledge when meeting the press with other newly-elected members of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee at the Great Hall of the People.

Just as China cannot develop in isolation from the world, the world needs China for the development, Xi said, adding that in the past 40 years of relentless reform, China has created two miracles of fast economic growth and long-term social stability.

The Chinese economy has great resilience and potential, its strong fundamentals will not change, and it will remain on a positive trajectory over the long run, he said.

The members of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee elected at the session are Xi Jinping, Li Qiang, Zhao Leji, Wang Huning, Cai Qi, Ding Xuexiang and Li Xi.

(Throughout the 20th National Congress of the CPC, ‘Sri Lanka Mirror’ have been providing in-depth coverage with our on-site correspondent – Kelum Shivantha Rodrigo as well as airing Live footage of the sessions in collaboration with our partner – CCTV+)

(Video : In collaboration with CCTV +)