14 Years of Art Gallery Construction »

18 Sep, 2019

For almost 14 years, the building of the Open Art Gallery Rangiri-Dambulla T.B. Tennakoon has been at a standstill. The gallery was to be used to give artists residing in and around Dambulla possibilities.

Karu Jayasuriya to abolish executive presidency if chosen as candidate

Karu Jayasuriya to abolish executive presidency if chosen as candidate »

18 Sep, 2019

In a new turn of events, Sri Lankan Parliament Speaker Karu Jayasuriya said if elected to run for the presidency, he will abolish the executive presidency.

Army hosts military exercise

Army hosts military exercise »

18 Sep, 2019

In collaboration with the 10th installment of “The Diyakawa mission”, the commando regiment of the Sri Lanka Army hosted a military exercise yesterday at the BMICH on rescuing hostages. 

New Bandaranaike International Airport  terminal by 2022

New Bandaranaike International Airport terminal by 2022 »

18 Sep, 2019

Plans for the construction of a second terminal at Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) have been renewed in hopes of completing construction by 2022, The Sunday Morning Business learned.

Sajith Premadasa says he willing to give way if party rejects

Sajith Premadasa says he willing to give way if party rejects »

18 Sep, 2019

United National Party (UNP) Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa today announced that he is prepared to give way if the UNP, by majority vote, decides to pick another candidate to contest the Presidential elections.

Prime Minister says no orders were given to lease Agri. building

Prime Minister says no orders were given to lease Agri. building »

18 Sep, 2019

Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe said he did not issue directives in Minister Duminda Dissanayake for an exorbitant amount of leasing out the controversial agriculture building. Wickramasinghe testified yesterday before the Presidential Inquiry Commission(PCoI) to investigate misappropriations and corruption in state-owned enterprises.

Railway stations to be fix with solar panels to generate revenue

Railway stations to be fix with solar panels to generate revenue »

18 Sep, 2019

To obtain more income, solar panels would be installed on railway station roofs and sold energy produced, Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation Arjuna Ranatunga says. The private sector will be invited to supply and reorganize the solar panels on a profit-sharing basis, the minister said recently.

ICTA’s Disrupt Asia draws spotlight on transforming and driving digital innovation in Sri Lanka

ICTA’s Disrupt Asia draws spotlight on transforming and driving digital innovation in Sri Lanka »

18 Sep, 2019

With Sri Lanka on the cusp of establishing a digitally empowered country and knowledge economy, the Information and Communication Technology Agency (ICTA), Sri Lanka's apex government agency for ICT under the ministry's authority and management of Ajith P. Perera, Minister of Digital Infrastructure and Information Technology, continues to harness exponential technological channels effectively.

Coats launches Coats Digital

Coats launches Coats Digital »

18 Sep, 2019

Coats, the world’s leading industrial thread company, is launching Coats Digital. The integrated technology business brings together all its software solutions under a new single brand which describes and aligns with the offering to its customers across the apparel and footwear industries.

Textrip wins CNCI Silver and Bronze awards 2019

Textrip wins CNCI Silver and Bronze awards 2019 »

18 Sep, 2019

Textrip[ Pvt] Ltd, a subsidiary of the Elasto Group of Companies, won the 2019 CNCI Achievers Award for Achievement of Industrial Excellence in the Large Category-Manufacturing Sector and Silver Award of the Provincial Large Category-Manufacturing Sector.

HNB once again takes top honors at CMA Integrated Reporting Awards 2019

HNB once again takes top honors at CMA Integrated Reporting Awards 2019 »

18 Sep, 2019

At the recently concluded Excellence in Integrated Reporting Awards 2019, Sri Lanka's leading private-sector commercial bank, HNB, once again delivered notable performance, ranked among the Ten Best Integrated Reports for 2019.

Dentsu Aegis Network launches Amnet in Sri Lanka

Dentsu Aegis Network launches Amnet in Sri Lanka »

18 Sep, 2019

Dentsu Grant Group has launched Amnet, the programmatic platform from Dentsu Aegis Network, in Sri Lanka. Amnet comprises a team of programmatic experts from the Dentsu Aegis Network, who specialize in programmatic buying, programmatic media planning, data analytics and audience data. Amnet’s mission is to build and leverage data, in order to deliver more meaningful and personalized messaging insights.

Weather Forecast for today – 18.09.19

Weather Forecast for today – 18.09.19 »

18 Sep, 2019

Showery condition over the island is expected to persist, especially in the southwestern part. Showers or thundershowers will sometimes take place in the provinces of Western, Sabaragamuwa, Southern, Central, and Northwest. In some places in the provinces of Central, Sabaragamuwa and Kaluthara, Galle and Matara, fairly high falls above 50 mm are probable.

New investments and processes at Keells, journey of freshness for clients

New investments and processes at Keells, journey of freshness for clients »

18 Sep, 2019

With a' Freshness Guarantee' or doubling your cashback commitment in 2018, Keells continues to invest in fresh processes, equipment and innovations to offer the best in freshness and quality to clients.

Sri Lanka Economic Summit opens Today

Sri Lanka Economic Summit opens Today »

17 Sep, 2019

The country’s foremost economic event, the Sri Lanka Economic Summit (SLES) 2019, at the Cinnamon Grand Colombo today (17).

Strong support from ADB to gender specific SME projects

Strong support from ADB to gender specific SME projects »

17 Sep, 2019

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) promotes Women's Entrepreneurship in Sri Lanka through its Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (We-Fi)-supported Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) Line of Credit Project.

European Commission delegation happy with standards

European Commission delegation happy with standards »

17 Sep, 2019

A delegation of five senior European Commission officials lately toured the Katunayake Export Processing Zone in connection with the GSP+ status of Sri Lanka. The delegation comprises Thorsten Bargfrede, Head of Political, Trade and Communication Section, Walter Van Hattum, GSP Trade Preferences, Trade and Sustainable Development Coordinator, Nikolaos Zaimis, Trade and Sustainable Development Advisor, Elina Laurinen, Senior Trade Expert, South and South East Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Trade and Rudi De

First-ever state-run Wheel Alignment Center (WAC)  launches

First-ever state-run Wheel Alignment Center (WAC) launches »

17 Sep, 2019

First-ever state-run Wheel Alignment Center (WAC) was launched for the four-wheel light car class, demand for its facilities peaked–not from state-owned cars, but from private car owners starving for trustworthy service.

Cinnamon Habarana hosts Summer Escapes

Cinnamon Habarana hosts Summer Escapes »

17 Sep, 2019

Cinnamon's Summer Escapes 2019, a combination of three distinctive edutainment camps, including West End Theater Camp, Culinary Camp, and Summer Camp, recently effectively completed by Cinnamon at Habarana Village.

Edward Snowden  seeks French asylum

Edward Snowden seeks French asylum »

17 Sep, 2019

Whistleblower Edward Snowden, living in Russia since leaking a trove of classified documents showing the scope of post-9/11 US government surveillance, wants to claim asylum in France, according to an interview published Saturday.

Oil prices soar after attacks on Saudi facilities

Oil prices soar after attacks on Saudi facilities »

17 Sep, 2019

Oil prices surged by nearly 20% after two attacks on Saudi Arabian facilities on Saturday knocked out more than 5% of the world's supply.

Indonesia locked in epic battle against jungle blazes

Indonesia locked in epic battle against jungle blazes »

17 Sep, 2019

Working around the clock, thousands of firefighters are struggling to contain smog-belching blazes raging across rainforests and farmland in Indonesia, one of the frontlines against fires blamed for aggravating global warming.

Sunshine Holdings to support ‘Sri Lanka Economic Summit 2019’ as Gold Sponsor

Sunshine Holdings to support ‘Sri Lanka Economic Summit 2019’ as Gold Sponsor »

17 Sep, 2019

Sri Lanka's diverse conglomerate Sunshine Holdings PLC (CSE: SUN) would support the country's leading summit for important policymakers, company leaders, thought leaders, and professionals for the fifth successive year, the 2019 Economic Summit. Hosted annually by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce (CCC), the country's leading financial event would take place at Cinnamon Grand, Colombo, on September 17 and 18.

Solid gold toilet stolen by a gang of thieves

Solid gold toilet stolen by a gang of thieves »

17 Sep, 2019

A gang of thieves stole an 18-carat gold toilet from an art exhibition at the Blenheim Palace in Britain on Saturday, police said-causing the World Heritage Site to flood. The full-functioning piece by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan, dubbed "America," was once exhibited at the Guggenheim Museum in New York and offered to US President Donald Trump on loan.

Former British Prime Minister Cameron slams Johnson over Brexit

Former British Prime Minister Cameron slams Johnson over Brexit »

17 Sep, 2019

Former British Prime Minister David Cameron launched a blistering attack on the UK’s current leader Boris Johnson in extracts of his memoirs published Sunday, accusing him of only backing Brexit to further his own career.

Afghan Cricket star Zadran fifty sets up record win for Afghanistan

Afghan Cricket star Zadran fifty sets up record win for Afghanistan »

17 Sep, 2019

Najibullah Zadran struck a blistering half-century as Afghanistan beat Zimbabwe by 28 runs in Saturday's first game of the Twenty20 International tri-nation tournament in Dhaka.

Sri Lanka Insurance cricket champs at inaugural quadrangular sports festival

Sri Lanka Insurance cricket champs at inaugural quadrangular sports festival »

17 Sep, 2019

With the participation of DFCC bank, Sri Lanka Insurance Corporation, Hilton Hotel, and host Lake House, the inaugural quadrangular sports festival arranged by the Lake House Sports Club under the patronage of its chairman Krishantha Cooray have become a resounding success.

Man City stunned by Norwich as the Premier League leader in Liverpool

Man City stunned by Norwich as the Premier League leader in Liverpool »

17 Sep, 2019

Manchester City succumbed to a first Premier League defeat since January in amazing fashion to the newly promoted Norwich 3-2 on Saturday as Liverpool opened up a five-point lead at the top of the table by beating Newcastle 3-1.

70% of Palali airport construction complete

70% of Palali airport construction complete »

17 Sep, 2019

70 percent of the construction of the Palali Airport has already been completed, said the Transport and Civil Aviation Minister Arjuna Ranatunga.

Technical colleges and a Marine University in Puttalam will be opened soon

Technical colleges and a Marine University in Puttalam will be opened soon »

17 Sep, 2019

In the near future, technical colleges will be inaugurated in Karuwalagaswewa in Puttalam and Anamaduwa and a marine university in Puttalam, "said Parliamentarian Palitha Range Bandara.

Sri Lanka’s rough rice prediction bumped up to 4.6mn tones for Yala 2019

Sri Lanka’s rough rice prediction bumped up to 4.6mn tones for Yala 2019 »

17 Sep, 2019

In 2019, Sri Lanka enhanced paddy (rough rice) output from both growing seasons to 4,613 million metric tons, up 5.5 percent from an initial estimate, and up 17 percent from last year, state agricultural officials said.

Gunner Supercross on October 6 in Minneriya

Gunner Supercross on October 6 in Minneriya »

17 Sep, 2019

The Artillery Regiment made all arrangements at the Artillery Complex Minneriya on Sunday, October 06, 2019 to hold the Gunner Supercross 2019, the country's most popular autosport event. The magnificent event, organised for the 14th successive year in association with Sri Lanka Auto-sports Drivers Association (SLADA),

Weather Forecast for today – 17.09.19

Weather Forecast for today – 17.09.19 »

17 Sep, 2019

It is expected that the prevailing shower situation on the island will remain over the next few days. Showers or thundershowers will sometimes occur in Western, Sabaragamuwa, Southern, Central, Northern, and Northwestern provinces and heavy falls are probable to be about 100-150 mm in these areas in some places.

‘Queens Hotel Kandy to be world class luxury hotel soon’

‘Queens Hotel Kandy to be world class luxury hotel soon’ »

16 Sep, 2019

Queen’s Hotel Kandy, one of the oldest hotels in Sri Lanka, would soon be converted to be amongst the top few luxury heritage hotels in the world. The hotel would also witness the addition of nearly 30 more room to their inventory under this upgrading drive.

‘Built to be CEO’ by Sabrina Ghouse: a must-read book for aspiring women

‘Built to be CEO’ by Sabrina Ghouse: a must-read book for aspiring women »

16 Sep, 2019

Sri Lankan born Sabrina Ghouse in her newly released, thought-provoking book ‘Built to be CEO, A Woman’s Journey to the Top’ gives a powerful message to women who are undecided as to what they want to be when it comes to their careers. And she convincingly says ‘You are built to be CEO.’

Capitol TwinPeaks boosts expat segment confidence in Sri Lanka real estate

Capitol TwinPeaks boosts expat segment confidence in Sri Lanka real estate »

16 Sep, 2019

Capitol TwinPeaks, the flagship residential venture of the Sanken Group, located on the Beira lakefront in Colombo 2, has recorded an increase in Sri Lankan expatriate interest in both the residential project, as well as Central Colombo’s luxury apartment market segment.

Sri Lanka Investment and Business Conclave 2019 today

Sri Lanka Investment and Business Conclave 2019 today »

16 Sep, 2019

The Sri Lanka Investment and Business Conclave 2019” will be held today at the Shangri-La Hotel Colombo.

Hyundai Motor Company appoints Abans Auto as authorized distributor

Hyundai Motor Company appoints Abans Auto as authorized distributor »

16 Sep, 2019

Hyundai Motor Company today announced bans Auto as the authorized distributor for Sri Lanka. As the authorized distributor, Abans Auto will market and service the total model range of Hyundai Vehicles in Sri Lanka. The landmark agreement embodies Abans Auto’s significant brand presence and influence in the automotive industry as well as Hyundai Motor’s aim to expand further into this emerging market.

ComBank reaches out to Angunakolapelessa farmers with financial literacy seminar

ComBank reaches out to Angunakolapelessa farmers with financial literacy seminar »

16 Sep, 2019

The efforts of the Ceylon Commercial Bank to enhance financial literacy among micro-entrepreneurs recently reached Angunakolapelessa in the district of Hambantota, when the Bank, in collaboration with the Sri Lanka Central Bank, held a seminar for growers of vegetables, paddy and maize in the area.

Nations Trust Bank opens a new branch in Kalutara

Nations Trust Bank opens a new branch in Kalutara »

16 Sep, 2019

The Nations Trust Bank has recently expanded its reach at No.340, Galle Road, Kalutara, with its newest branch in Kalutara, expanding its branch network to 96 locations across the island. Senior bank officials, clients, and other dignitaries attended the opening ceremony to mark the inauguration.

Cricket Star Rangana Herath kicked off TUK-TUK Challenge

Cricket Star Rangana Herath kicked off TUK-TUK Challenge »

16 Sep, 2019

At the 15th edition of the Lanka TUK-TUK Challenge, more than 40 enthusiastic competitors from seven countries made up of 20 teams were flagged off by cricketer Rangana Herath at the Tamarind Tree Hotel in Minuwangoda. Large Minority organized the UK-TUK Challenge in collaboration with Connaissance de Ceylan.

Wickramarachchi Hearing Care to host workshop in October

Wickramarachchi Hearing Care to host workshop in October »

16 Sep, 2019

Wickramarachchi Opticians & Hearing Care is hosting the first-ever three-day ' Sports Rehabilitation Seminar ' at the WISH Auditorium, High Leval Road, Delkanda, from October 25 to 27 in a bid to introduce a novel mode of self-employment-generating wellness facilities.

Call for more public awareness on Monetary Law Act : Central Bank Governor

Call for more public awareness on Monetary Law Act : Central Bank Governor »

16 Sep, 2019

Central Bank Governor, Dr. Indrajit Coomaraswamy called on the public to be more aware of the proposed changes to the Monetary Law Act. He was speaking at the Central Bank Auditorium recently before an annual oration by political scientist and former advisor to the Ministry of Finance Razeen Sally.

Sri Lankan weightlifters to take part in World Championships

Sri Lankan weightlifters to take part in World Championships »

16 Sep, 2019

Weightlifters from Sri Lanka will participate in the World Weightlifting Championships to be held in Thailand from September 16 to 27. Sri Lanka's eight-member squad includes six males and two females. The skilled Sri Lankan weight lifter Chintana Geethal Vidhanage, the former Olympian and gold and silver medal winner, is the highest player in this squad, taking part in the 81 kg weight class, while Sudesh Pieris,

ICC to review security arrangements in Pakistan

ICC to review security arrangements in Pakistan »

16 Sep, 2019

According to sources, the International Cricket Council will review safety provisions in Pakistan prior to the Sri Lankan series. The ICC will evaluate the safety plans, according to the sources of the Urdu daily, before appointing neutral umpires and matching referees.

Sasindu & Shashikala from Makandura CC win Nestomalt marathon tournament

Sasindu & Shashikala from Makandura CC win Nestomalt marathon tournament »

16 Sep, 2019

H. G. Sasindu (Makandura CC) Sankalpa and K. Shashikala Dilshani (Makandura CC) from both the Southern Province won the 14 km All Island Nestomalt marathon for the boys and girls, while Ambagasdowa President's College was awarded the general champions when the much-anticipated college marathon in Giriulla was played out on Saturday.

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe before Presidential Commission on Corruption

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe before Presidential Commission on Corruption »

16 Sep, 2019

After recording a statement, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe left the Inquiry Presidential Commission. It is noted, however, that the Prime Minister is planned to return at 1.30 pm to the Presidential Commission.

Liquor licences without Minister approval in 2017, ’18 to be cancelled

Liquor licences without Minister approval in 2017, ’18 to be cancelled »

16 Sep, 2019

The Excise Department announced yesterday that the liquor licenses obtained during the years 2017 and 2018 will be subject to cancelation if procedural conditions under the Excise Ordinance have not been met.

India, Sri Lanka share unshakeable bond – Health Minister

India, Sri Lanka share unshakeable bond – Health Minister »

16 Sep, 2019

Dr. Rajitha Senaratne, Minister of Health Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine, said India and Sri Lanka share umbilical connectivity and the two nations should not forget that one can not survive without the help of the other.

‘Udarai Oba’ held on Saturday »

16 Sep, 2019

Saturday evening, under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena, the musical show Udarai Oba organized by the Defense Ministry's Seva Vanitha Unit was held at the Nelum Pokuna Theater.

Warning on Landslide for three districts

Warning on Landslide for three districts »

16 Sep, 2019

In the context of the continuing heavy rains, a Disaster Management Center released a landslide alert for several districts. Kiriella, Kalawana, Ratnapura, Eheliyagoda Divisional Secretariat and surrounding places in Ratnapura District, Ambagamuwa Divisional Secretariat Division

Heavy traffic in Kotahena area due to flooding »

16 Sep, 2019

Due to flooding close the Barber Street Junction along the primary road connecting Nawaloka Roundabout and Pettah, heavy traffic was reported in Kotahena, police said.

RDA advises to Maintain 60 kmph speed limit on Southern Expressway

RDA advises to Maintain 60 kmph speed limit on Southern Expressway »

16 Sep, 2019

Due to heavy rains in the country, the Road Development Authority advised drivers to keep a maximum speed limit of 60 kmph while using the Southern Expressway.

Price of a Bread reduced by Rs.2.00

Price of a Bread reduced by Rs.2.00 »

16 Sep, 2019

Rs.2, All Island Bakery Owners Association said the cost of a normal loaf of bread is now reduced. N.K.Jayawardena, president of the Association, told news media that this decision had been made since they were notified that the price of wheat flour would be lowered by Rs.5.50.

Weather Forecast for today – 16.09.19

Weather Forecast for today – 16.09.19 »

16 Sep, 2019

It is anticipated that the prevailing shower situation on the island will remain over the next few days. Showers or thundershowers will occur in the Western Provinces, Sabaragamuwa, Southern Provinces, and heavy falls of about 100 mm are probable to occur in some places in these areas.

All set to open South Asia’s tallest Lotus Tower tomorrow by President

All set to open South Asia’s tallest Lotus Tower tomorrow by President »

15 Sep, 2019

Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT), Sri Lanka's major provider of telecommunications services, is happy to announce its epic achievement in the technological infrastructure field with the utmost devotion and commitment of the entire SLT family. The' Lotus Tower–Multi functional TV and Telecommunications Tower' is expected to be one of Sri Lanka's major landmarks and an epitome of the economy.

SLNS “Sindurala” and SLNS “Suranimila” arrive back to island after SLINEX-2019

SLNS “Sindurala” and SLNS “Suranimila” arrive back to island after SLINEX-2019 »

15 Sep, 2019

SLNS "Sindurala" and SLNS "Suranimila" which left for India on last 5th September to participate in Sri Lanka India Naval Exercise-2019, arrived the island. Accordingly, SLNS "Sindurala" arrived at Naval Dockyard Trincomalee on 14th September while SLNS "Suranimila" arrived the port of Colombo on 15th September and the two ships were welcomed SL Navy in accordance with Naval traditions.

State Literary Awards 2019 hosts under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena

State Literary Awards 2019 hosts under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena »

15 Sep, 2019

The 2019 State Literary Awards Ceremony was held in the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall yesterday (12th) afternoon, under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena, to honor the literati who enriched the field of literature in Sri Lanka.

Owners of Bakery reverse bread price »

13 Sep, 2019

Rs. 2 has not implemented the price increase of a loaf of bread and the price will remain the same as before, said the Bakery Owners ' Association. The president of the All Ceylon Bakery Owners ' Association, N.K. Jayawardena, said the decision had been taken after the cost of wheat flour had been reduced.

1.6 billion Aid to Improvement of the Public Security and Counter terrorism Activities

1.6 billion Aid to Improvement of the Public Security and Counter terrorism Activities »

13 Sep, 2019

The Easter Sunday terrorist attacks threatened public security in Sri Lanka with a huge adverse financial effect on the country's rapidly increasing tourism industry. As an immediate reaction to the incident, the Government of Japan has agreed to grant Japanese Yen 01 billion (roughly Rs. 1.6 billion)

Cargo Ship Carrying Thousands Of Cars Capsizes Off The Coast Of Georgia

Cargo Ship Carrying Thousands Of Cars Capsizes Off The Coast Of Georgia »

12 Sep, 2019

The US Coast Guard thinks the environmental impact from an overturned cargo ship along the Georgia coast is limited so far, Cdr. Norm Witt said Tuesday.

Purdue Pharma ‘reaches tentative agreement’ to settle opioid cases

Purdue Pharma ‘reaches tentative agreement’ to settle opioid cases »

12 Sep, 2019

Drug-making giant Purdue Pharma has reportedly reached a US multi-billion dollar tentative agreement to settle a host of lawsuits against it. The company owned by the Sackler family is accused of fueling the U.S. opioid crisis through drugs such as OxyContin painkiller.

Alibaba begins new era as founder Jack Ma departs

Alibaba begins new era as founder Jack Ma departs »

12 Sep, 2019

International News from World: Alibaba chairman Jack Ma is due to step down from Tuesday’s e-commerce giant, marking the company’s

So Sri Lanka Pro 2019 to be held from September 25th to 29th

So Sri Lanka Pro 2019 to be held from September 25th to 29th »

12 Sep, 2019

The World Surfing League Qualifying Series 3000, also known as So Sri Lanka Pro 2019, is scheduled to take place at Arugam Bay's World Class Point Break from September 25th to 29th of this month, attended by over 122 surfers from 24 countries.

Court Complex Opens in Polonnaruwa

Court Complex Opens in Polonnaruwa »

12 Sep, 2019

The new Court Complex, Polonnaruwa was opened to the general public under the distinguished patronage of his Excellency the President Maithripala Sirisena on the invitation of Hon. Thalatha Atukorale , Minister of Justice and Prison Reforms.

Inspection Visit of the railway line of Kelani Valley

Inspection Visit of the railway line of Kelani Valley »

12 Sep, 2019

Modernization of the railway operations was recognized as the need for time to meet the growing demand of the railway industry. Railway Master Plan has therefore been prepared under the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Technical Assistance.

Flexible packaging for Sri Lankan Tea Industry Under BOI Agreement, Japanese investor to begin manufacturing

Flexible packaging for Sri Lankan Tea Industry Under BOI Agreement, Japanese investor to begin manufacturing »

12 Sep, 2019

The Board of Investment of Sri Lanka signed an Agreement with Sugano Packing Materials Co., Ltd., a Japanese Company to establish a plant that will be manufacturing flexible packaging that will be utilized by, among other sectors, the local Tea industry. The packaging produced in Ja-Ela, Sri Lanka would be mainly flat bottomed bags.

Archbishop of Colombo Blesses New Commander of the Army

Archbishop of Colombo Blesses New Commander of the Army »

12 Sep, 2019

His Eminence Cardinal, Most Rev Dr Malcolm Ranjith, Archbishop of Colombo blessed the office of the new Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva when he paid obeisance to His Eminence at the Archbishop's House in Colombo 8 Tuesday (10) afternoon upon assumption of his duties at the Army Headquarters.

CSE and SEC Continues to Empower Regional Entrepreneurs

CSE and SEC Continues to Empower Regional Entrepreneurs »

12 Sep, 2019

The Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) and the Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka (SEC) have continued to engage regional entrepreneurs through a series of events presenting CSE’s SME listing platform, the Empower Board. The latest events were organized in Jaffna and Matara recently and followed forums organized in Anuradhapura, Negombo, Kurunegala, and Kandy.

The legendary Ramayana Trail begins with India’s leading travel writers and social media influencers

The legendary Ramayana Trail begins with India’s leading travel writers and social media influencers »

12 Sep, 2019

A familiarization tour of Sri Lanka's historic monuments connected with the Ramayana Legend was organized by SriLankan Airlines, the Sri Lankan National Carrier and a member of the Oneworld alliance. The familiarization tour offered a chance for visiting social media influencers,

Focus on expanding trade and investment between Sri Lanka and Togo

Focus on expanding trade and investment between Sri Lanka and Togo »

12 Sep, 2019

Sri Lanka and Togolese Republic leaders have focused on expanding trade and investment between the two countries. This was discussed at length when yesterday, at the President's Office, President Maithripala Sirisena and the visiting President of the Togolese Republic Faure Essozimna Gnassingbé met (11).

Rs. 250 mn allocated to upgrade of De Soysa Hospital for Women

Rs. 250 mn allocated to upgrade of De Soysa Hospital for Women »

12 Sep, 2019

Dr. Rajitha Senaratne, Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine recently set the foundation stone for a development initiative to be initiated at De Soysa Hospital for Women at a price of Rs. 250 million.

President Maithripala Sirisena handed over Title deeds for 75 temples

President Maithripala Sirisena handed over Title deeds for 75 temples »

12 Sep, 2019

President Maithripala Sirisena handed over title deeds of 75 shrines to the Maha Sangha at the House of President on Tuesday as part of the domestic program to hand over land deeds and land certificates to one million people. Over 355 title deeds of sacred premises have been issued from 2015, with arrangements being made to provide another 700.

SriLankan Airlines celebrates 40 years of Operation at BIA

SriLankan Airlines celebrates 40 years of Operation at BIA »

12 Sep, 2019

SriLankan Airlines, Sri Lanka's national carrier, and Oneworld alliance member, recently celebrated 40 years of operations at the Katunayake Airport. On the occasion, State Finance Minister Eran Wickramaratne was the chief guest. The event was attended by the Chairman of SriLankan Airlines, G.S. Withanage, Chief Executive, Vipula Gunatilleka and many staff members.

Fuel prices changes under the monthly fuel price formula »

11 Sep, 2019

Under the monthly fuel price formula, fuel prices except Auto Diesel were reduced from midnight yesterday. Rs. 1, Octane 95 petrol by Rs. 2 and Super Diesel by Rs. 2 reduced the cost of one liter of Octane 92 petrol. Octane 92 petrol's current liter cost is Rs.137,

Construction of first elevated highway commence

Construction of first elevated highway commence »

11 Sep, 2019

Yesterday, under the patronage of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, the construction of the new Rs. 28 billion Port Access Elevated Highway from New Kelani Bridge to Colombo Port City began.

New British High Commissioner  Sarah Hulton OBE Meets the Speaker Karu Jayasuriya

New British High Commissioner Sarah Hulton OBE Meets the Speaker Karu Jayasuriya »

11 Sep, 2019

Sarah Hulton OBE, the new United Kingdom High Commissioner for Great Britain and Northern Ireland to Sri Lanka, sent a courtesy call to Parliament to Speaker Karu Jayasuriya. Speaker was hosting a Luncheon session after the bi-lateral debate.

Enterprise Sri Lanka loans for nearly 2,000 entrepreneurs in Jaffna

Enterprise Sri Lanka loans for nearly 2,000 entrepreneurs in Jaffna »

11 Sep, 2019

More than 300,000 individuals visited Jaffna Muttraveli grounds to see the exhibition of Enterprise Sri Lanka held there on Monday until its third day. It said the main zone of the Enterprise Sri Lanka Exhibition, the Entrepreneurship Zone, is drawing the largest government response.

South Asia’s biggest Lotus Tower to be opened on Sept. 16

South Asia’s biggest Lotus Tower to be opened on Sept. 16 »

11 Sep, 2019

The Lotus Tower, the biggest 350-meter tower in South Asia, would be proclaimed open on September 16 at 5:00 p.m. under the aegis of President Maithripala Sirisena. USD 104 million was spent on building the tower and eighty percent of the price was financed by China's EXIM Bank.

Saudi Arabia and Sri Lanka to increase bilateral relationship

Saudi Arabia and Sri Lanka to increase bilateral relationship »

11 Sep, 2019

Dr. Abdullah Al-Asheikh, Saudi Arabia's Speaker of the Shoura Council (Parliament), said effective measures would be taken to build powerful collaboration between Saudi Arabia and the parliaments of Sri Lanka. He said this when, today (September 10), he called on President Maithripala Sirisena at the office of the President in Colombo.

President Maithripala Sirisena inaugurates Asia-Pacific Association of Tropical Biology

President Maithripala Sirisena inaugurates Asia-Pacific Association of Tropical Biology »

11 Sep, 2019

President Maithripala Sirisena inaugurates MAS Athena, Thulhiriya, of the Asia-Pacific Association of Tropical Biology and Conservation (10). President Sirisena pointed out that it is vital to maintain human beings and the environment in a healthy way in a timely way to ensure sustainable human and social life.

President Maithripala Sirisena joins the first run of Pulathisi Inter City Train
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President Maithripala Sirisena joins the first run of Pulathisi Inter City Train »

11 Sep, 2019

Pulathisi InterCity train service today commenced the first run from Colombo Fort to Polonnaruwa. President Maithripala Sirisena joined the inaugural Pulathisi train and traveled from Fort to the railway station in Maradana.

Weather Forecast for today – 11.09.19

Weather Forecast for today – 11.09.19 »

11 Sep, 2019

In particular, in the Eastern, Uva, Central and North-central provinces and in the districts of Vavuniya and Mullaitivu over the next few days, there is a strong chance for afternoon thundershowers. Therefore, it is kindly requested that the general public take appropriate precautions to minimize damage caused by temporary powerful localized winds and lightning.

Weather Weather Forecast for today – 10.09.19

Weather Weather Forecast for today – 10.09.19 »

10 Sep, 2019

In Western, Sabaragamuwa, Southern and Northwestern provinces there will be several showers of spells. Showers or thundershowers will take place at various places in Central, North-Central, Uva and Eastern provinces and after 2 p.m. in Vavuniya, Mullaitivu districts.

A Preschool with difference

A Preschool with difference »

9 Sep, 2019

It was the celebrated opening of Footsteps on 7 September which saw more than 100 invited guests at the ceremony. Children and toddlers now have a preschool at 29, Kadawatha Road, Dehiwala. A number of parents are already flocking to the preschool.

Kandalama Heritage will quickly add more sustainability characteristics to the hotel

Kandalama Heritage will quickly add more sustainability characteristics to the hotel »

9 Sep, 2019

Heritance, Kandalama, owned and operated by Aitken Spence Hotels hospitality chain, would quickly add to the hotel more sustainability characteristics.

Barter put up work in SL, Iran’s

Barter put up work in SL, Iran’s »

9 Sep, 2019

Proactive negotiations are ongoing to finalize a crucial barter agreement between Sri Lanka and Iran to resolve the impasse over tea exports and oil import payments.

Mason cum electrician produces jeep in Galbokkaya

Mason cum electrician produces jeep in Galbokkaya »

9 Sep, 2019

A mechanic who produced a jeep at a cost of Rs. 55,000 was reported from a remote village in Galbokkayaya that could accommodate five people.

Elephant House Ice Cream partners with world-renowned Warner Bros in a dynamic way

Elephant House Ice Cream partners with world-renowned Warner Bros in a dynamic way »

9 Sep, 2019

With their historic partnership with Warner Bros, Elephant House Ice Cream, Sri Lanka's famous and iconic ice cream household brand, has taken another giant leap. This game-changing partnership is set to revolutionize the country's entire FMCG landscape,

Port City: new land title legislation
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Port City: new land title legislation »

9 Sep, 2019

At the opening of' Sri Lanka Buildcon and Wood International Expo 2019' at the BMICH on Friday, Minister of Megapolis and Western Development Patali Champika Ranawaka informed visitors that the government gazetted the Port City landmass that will be part of the Colombo

President presents ‘Polonnaruwa’, academic research-based academic volume, to school children and public
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President presents ‘Polonnaruwa’, academic research-based academic volume, to school children and public »

9 Sep, 2019

The book titled' Polonnaruwa; Narapathi Yugaye Sita Janapathi Yugaya Dakwa' was submitted today to college pupils and the public in Polonnaruwa, a research-based educational volume.

SLTBP welcomes delegation of high profile Indian journalists

SLTBP welcomes delegation of high profile Indian journalists »

9 Sep, 2019

Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau (SLTPB) hosted a press tour for a delegation of high profile journalists from prominent media houses in India, who arrived in Sri Lanka in order to promote the destination as one of the best and the safest tourist destinations.

Ramada hosts ‘Yaal Virindu’ Jaffna food festival

Ramada hosts ‘Yaal Virindu’ Jaffna food festival »

9 Sep, 2019

The ‘Yaal Virindu’ food festival commence last week and will hold till September 15, 2019, at Ramada Hotel Colombo. The event is organized with the key objective to celebrate the distinct flavors of Northern Sri Lanka that separate it from the traditional cuisine found in the rest of the island.

Sri Lanka’s forex reserves US$ 185mn In August

Sri Lanka’s forex reserves US$ 185mn In August »

9 Sep, 2019

The forex reserves of Sri Lanka increased to 8,532.6 million US dollars in the month of August 2019, official information showed. The gross official reserves of Sri Lanka consist of both the central bank and the treasury's balances. Fiscal balances, which operate as debt raising and settlement,

The President of the New Army Seva Vanitha Assumes duty

The President of the New Army Seva Vanitha Assumes duty »

9 Sep, 2019

The 15th Seva Vanitha Unit Army President (ASVU) Mrs.Sujeewa Nelson took office in her office in Narahenpita last month in the midst of religious blessings, warm greetings, and good wishes.

Enterprise Sri Lanka takes off in Jaffna

Enterprise Sri Lanka takes off in Jaffna »

9 Sep, 2019

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe opened the third exhibition of Enterprise Sri Lanka in Jaffna on Saturday. The PM said Rs.90,000 mn was disbursed as loans for multiple companies among 53,000 people.

Over 4,200 teachers of specialized schools are appointed

Over 4,200 teachers of specialized schools are appointed »

9 Sep, 2019

In order to meet the shortage of subject-specialist educators in domestic and provincial colleges, 4,286 graduate holders of Colleges of Education were hired to the teacher service yesterday at a ceremony held yesterday under the patronage of the Prime Minister at Temple Trees.

Enterprise Sri Lanka Exhibition, reunion path for finding fresh investors

Enterprise Sri Lanka Exhibition, reunion path for finding fresh investors »

9 Sep, 2019

A distinct fund will help to set up companies in the Jaffna region, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said in Jaffna last week at a conference on the Jaffna Municipal Grounds following the launch of several development initiatives in the Jaffna region. He said that the fishing industry will also be enhanced so that fishermen can go fishing in the deep sea.

Duty-free shops in Palali Airport Jaffna

Duty-free shops in Palali Airport Jaffna »

9 Sep, 2019

Priority will be provided to duty-free shop stalls for Jaffna products at Palali Airport, Petroleum Resources and Civil Aviation Minister Arjuna Ranatunge said in Jaffna. Minister Ranatunge visited Palali Airport with a group of 80 representatives to see the project.