KSA recalls envoy from Sri Lanka

Updated 20 February 2013
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KSA recalls envoy from Sri Lanka

Saudi Arabia has recalled its ambassador, Abdulaziz bin Abdul-Rahman Al-Jammaz, from Sri Lanka.
Saudi Embassy sources in Colombo confirmed that Ambassador Al-Jammaz has left Sri Lanka, Colombo media reported.
Other diplomatic source said, “he has been recalled for consultations,” a diplomatic euphemism for a recall.
External Affairs Ministry Secretary Karunatilleke Amunugama told the Sunday Times, a Sri Lankan newspaper: “We have not been informed.”
Sri Lanka recalled its ambassador, Ahmed Jawad, in the wake of the execution of Rizana Nafeek last month.
The housemaid from Mutur was earlier sentenced to death in a Saudi court. Ambassador Jawad returned to Colombo on Jan. 27.
Meanwhile senior diplomat Vadivel Krishnamoorthy has been nominated as its next envoy to Riyadh.
He will be the first non-Muslim Sri Lankan ambassador to the Kingdom.


Vox Cinemas wins second license to operate movie theaters in KSA

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Vox Cinemas wins second license to operate movie theaters in KSA

  • Al-Futtaim Group to invest SR2 billion to open 600 screens and provide 3,000 jobs in the next five years
  • Vox Cinemas is the largest cinema operator in the MENA region

JEDDAH: Vox Cinemas, a subsidiary of Majid Al-Futtaim Group, won the second license to operate cinemas in the Kingdom.

The company received the license from the Minister of Culture and Information and Chairman of the General Authority for Audiovisual Media, Awwad bin Saleh Al-Awwad.

Al-Futtaim Group will invest SR2 billion to open 600 screens and provide 3,000 jobs in the next five years.

This will help achieve the goals of the Kingdom’s 2030 Vision when it comes to diversifying the economy and local production.

Vox Cinemas is the largest cinema operator in the MENA region and the leading regional cinema operator in the Kingdom.

Al-Futtaim Group is planning on opening its first movie theater in the Kingdom during the coming days. It will be in Riyadh Park Mall within the largest Magic Planet Family Entertainment Center in the region.

It consists of four screens, including the first IMAX screen for young people's movies and VOX KIDS, which is dedicated to children’s entertainment.