The Navy rendered assistance to repair the defunct sluice gates of Weheragala reservoir in Thanamalwila and helped to bring them back to the operational condition.
The Center for Research and Development (CRD) of the Ministry of Defence, making a significant stride in the sphere of military
The Sri Lanka Army will move into a new Headquarters complex built (within the Defence Complex) in Sri Jayawardenapura, on Friday (08 November). President Maithripala Sirisena will declare open the new Army HQ complex during a ceremony, tomorrow morning.
Sri Lanka will mark the completion of Kalu Ganga Reservoir project with President Maithripala Sirisena opening the sluice gates of the reservoir tomorrow (7). The Kalu Ganga Reservoir Project comes under the mega Moragahakanda – Kalu Ganga Multi-Purpose Development Project, considered to be the irrigation marvel of the 21st Century.
According to the Road Development Authority, the Southern Expressway Extension will open tomorrow. The Andarawewa is interchanging and extending via Hambantota to Mattala.
For the first time in its history, the Police Narcotics Bureau deployed two new robots at the Katunayake International Airport. The two robots are deployed at the departure and arrival terminals at the airport, according to police reports.
Airport and Aviation Services (Sri Lanka) Limited (AASL) has recently installed an upgraded Flight Data Processing System (FDPS) to tackle the rapid growth in flight space air traffic under its purview, AASL said in a news release.
In keeping with Ports, Shipping and Southern Development Minister Sagala Ratnayaka’s promise to install night navigation at the Trincomalee Port before the end of this year, the Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) says it has successfully completed the project. The Trincomalee Harbour, a natural deep-water harbor is considered the fifth-largest natural harbor in the world.
Initiatives were taken to recruit 8,000 students to National Education Colleges. Such 8000 students were eligible to research the National Colleges of Education's Teaching Science Diploma. All recruitments will be made in two categories based on the results of the Advanced Levels of 2016 and 2017.
The Civil Aviation Authority states that from 1 November flight operations between Jaffna and Chennai will begin.
A new Polpithigama Zone Police Station was opened in Pansiyagama with the participation of Governor Peshala Jayaratne of the North Eastern Province recently. This was the project's 498th Police Station to set up 600 Police Stations in Sri Lanka to provide an efficient and effective service.
Several Projects Launched Under The Pibidemu Polonnaruwa On A Concept Of The President, Have Been Vested In The Public »
Several projects were initiated under the President's idea of the Pibidemu Polonnaruwa District Development Project. On the basis of a concept of President Maithripala Sirisena, the Pibidemu Polonnaruwa project launched to develop Polonnaruwa is being introduced. Several projects launched under this program were carried out in the citizens, including North Central Governor Sarath Ekanayake, with the participation of public representatives.
A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed recenty (October 13) for the first cable car project in Sri Lanka to be built in Nuwara Eliya. The agreement was signed under the patronage of Navin Dissanayake, Minister of Plantation Industries, at the premises of the Municipal Council of Nuwara Eliya.
Alliance Air, Air India's subsidiary, will send its inaugural flight with invitations from the aviation industry to Jaffna International Airport on October 17, an official said. On 17 October, President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will inaugurate the airport.
Construction has been accelerated on the new bridge construction project across the Kelani River that will help ease traffic congestion, especially in Colombo and its suburbs.
IKEA, the Swedish-founded global home furnishings and appliances giant, has resumed sourcing from Sri Lanka with a planned increase in the number of products after a lapse of few years giving a big boost for the export sector.
Development News from Sri Lanka: President Maithripala recently attended several development programmes in Polonnaruwa. As the first event of the series
The World Bank today published a new report to guide policymakers and development professionals across Sri Lanka in better investing in all Sri Lankans ' health and education. The Sri Lankan Human Capital Development Report: Achieving the Promise and Potential of Human Capital is part of the Human Capital Project, a worldwide initiative led by the World Bank since 2018
Minister of Transport & Civil Aviation of Sri Lanka, Hon. Arjuna Ranatunga and the High Commissioner of India, H.E. Taranjit Singh Sandhu flagged off a new train, “Dakshina Nagaranthara Sigragami” from Maradana to Beliatta today. Hon. Minister and High Commissioner also traveled by the new train from Maradana to Fort Railway Station.
The first hi-tech vocational training center was launched on September 18 in the Northern Province of Sri Lanka. In Ariya Nagar, Kilinochchi, US$ 7.6 million worth of new building for the first moment provides Northern youth high-tech NVQ classes such as IT, electronics and automotive mechanics.
The first digital agriculture marketplace, the Govipola App, was introduced by Croptronix (Pvt.) Ltd, a company led by a burning ambition to create the next big story in the Sri Lankan agricultural arena. Agriculture is a main industry in the nation, spawning many Agri-related SMEs based on the sector's development and development.
President Maithripala Sirisena highlighted the significance and obligation of building a teacher force with the creativity and character needed for today's teacher's role. According to a recent studies carried out by the Ministry of Education, it has been revealed that about 10 percent of teachers in the education industry is not appropriate for the teaching profession, the president said, adding that the reason for this is that although they have obtained examination certificates, there is no standard and quality needed for the teaching profession.
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.
70 percent of the construction of the Palali Airport has already been completed, said the Transport and Civil Aviation Minister Arjuna Ranatunga.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tan Yang Thai, High Commissioner of Malaysia in Sri Lanka, No. 24, Messenger Street, Colombo 12, opened the first flagship shop of V-tech Engineering (Pvt.) Ltd., providers of high quality, industrial-strength adhesive, sealant and waterproofing products.
Under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena, the construction of the Fisheries Harbor in Point Pedro began. The proposed fishing harbor was set up as part of the Sustainable Fisheries Development Project of the Northern Province with the objective of offering livelihood possibilities in the Northern Peninsula.
Construction of the biggest project for drinking water supply began under the patronage of the President in Jaffna »
Under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena in Wadamarachhci, the building work of the biggest drinking water supply project in Sri Lanka by harvesting rainwater began on 30th August 2019.
Minister Plantation Industries Navin Dissanayake, Minister Secretary J. A. Ranjith, CDA Chairman, Udaya Ranasinghe, CRI and CCB Chairmen and other officials opened Premier Tech Lanka Pvt. Ltd. in Palai, recently 6 kilometers north of Kilinochchi.
In the first half of this year, Lakdiva Engineering Company engaged in the repair and modernization of old buses has gained significant revenues. It produced a profit of Rs 35 million by repairing 107 buses in the January-August era.
On 24 August 2019, a ceremony was held at the Bogambara Prison Complex Redevelopment site to announce the opening and inauguration of Phase I of the Bogambara Cultural Park project. Hon officially opened the project. The Prime Minister of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, Ranil Wickremesinghe, formally unveiled a plaque in honor of the occasion and also delivered the keynote address.
Ruben Dario Molina, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs for Asia, Middle East and Oceania of Venezuela, visited Sri Lanka from 24 to 28 August 2019 as part of an Asian tour conducted to encourage greater collaboration between the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and Asian nations.
Minister of Development Strategies and International Trade Malik Samarawickrama and High Commissioner of Sri Lanka for India Austin Fernando met at the SriLankan Business and Investment Forum at the Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Ahamedabad with the Indian Business Community.
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today inaugurated Sri Lanka's newest vocational training institute to match the new high-tech world with the intention of producing young men and women as entrepreneurs and technical professionals. The Korean Tech, Sri Lanka-Korea National Vocational Training Institute in Orugodawatta, constructed at a price of $12 million with South Korea's economic help, is the biggest vocational training institution in Sri Lanka.
President Maithripala Sirisena said it was his aspiration to develop an atmosphere in which all public representatives, including police officers, would be happy to work.At the ceremony, the President made these remarks to declare open the bachelor quarters built to boost police officers ' welfare services in Maradana last week.
Development News from Sri Lanka: The opening of the Beira Lake Passenger Boat service from Union Place to Colombo Fort will commence tomorrow (22). The service is being implemented according to a concept of Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka.
Yesterday (20) President Maithripala Sirisena opened the' Mehewara Piyasa ' building developed at the Labor Department with the aim of offering the public with productive and effective service under one roof.
Minister Ranjith Maduma Bandara initiated work on the irrigation scheme Bandiyawa-Ussaana that is being constructed under the assistance of the World Bank. The irrigation scheme Bandiyawa-Ussaana was introduced under the initiative to modernize agriculture that is being introduced in the Monaragala District.
21 Musicians, the government and private sector and civil society proved the urgent need to unite as a nation after the Easter Sunday terror attacks at the recent' 21/4WeCare' Tribute concert at the BMICH. The' sold-out' event was held in support of the Easter Sunday terror attacks ' scholarships to orphans.
The Hambantota International Port Group (HIPG) recently received recognition at the Taj Samudra Hotel Colombo at the Sri Lankan Best Employer Brand Awards. CHRO ASIA, a Global Platform for Heads of Human Resources, supports the awards organized by the Employer Branding Institute in collaboration with the World HRD Congress and the World Federation of HR Professionals.
The ICT Industry Skills Council (ICTISC) is preparing to bring important impetus to the country's skills development of information and communication technology (ICT). Human resources are the most critical factor behind corporate achievement in the contemporary knowledge-intensive economy. The information technology and communication (ICT) industry is one of the economy's most knowledge-intensive branches.
Yesterday, President Maithripala Sirisena opened an Ayurvedic ward complex built at a price of Rs. 150 million at the Pallekelle Ayurvedic Hospital.
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said the government's objective is to rebuild and develop the war-torn north and elevate Jaffna to Sri Lanka's main town as in the past.
The Swiss government has agreed to support the Sri Lankan solar energy industry. That was stated when Hanspeter Mock, Ambassador of Switzerland to Colombo, called Minister Ravi Karunanayake.
The 'Colombo Defence Seminar 2019 ' will be held on 29 and 30 August 2019 as a two-day forum at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH), Colombo, on the theme:' Evolving Military Excellence in the Contemporary Security Landscape.' The 2019 Colombo Defense Seminar will set the stage for active discussions on the theme' Evolving Military Excellence.'
One of nine Chinese-made S14 power sets that were explicitly designed to function in the hill nation arrived from China last morning, Transport Ministry said today. It said the nine power sets were built at an estimated price of Rs.1839.5 million.
Development News from Sri Lanka: In an effort to raise awareness of Sri Lanka’s unique offerings as a travel destination with
Sri Lanka hosts the IORA Maritime Safety and Security Working Group’s first conference on 8 and 9 August 2019 »
Sri Lanka is hosting the Maritime Safety and Security Working Group (MSSWG) First Meeting of the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) in Colombo on 8 and 9 August. This meeting will finalize the two-year work plan, advancing with the Member States the IORA Action Plan (2017-21) towards the development of a national agenda.
Young farmers representing the farming community in the Jaffna Peninsula would be registered for the very first time in Sri Lanka to attend a Farmer Machinery Management course designed by the Faculty of Agriculture, Jaffna University (UoJ) in mid-September 2019.
The government has the main responsibility for promoting tea and pepper growing, in line with the development project underway, in order to solve this unexpected price drop which has taken place over the previous few days through the exposure of fresh markets, Puerto Rico Ministry of Shipping and Southern Development Sagala Ratnayaka said.
Sri Lanka Insurance has launched its recent Rideegama subsidiary, offering clients with complete insurance alternatives with a trouble-free experience in the region.
The 13th Eastern Asian Society for Transport Studies (EASTS) International Conference is being held from 9 to 12 September at Waters Edge, Battaramulla, and is jointly hosted by the Sri Lankan Transportation and Logistical Association (SLSTL).
On July 18, 2019, twenty-eight Chinese journalists and travel writers arrived in the nation as part of a week-long familiarization trip to promote Sri Lanka as an optimal vacation destination to attract more oriental tourists. From 18th–24th July 2019, they will be in the nation.
Sri Lanka's landmass was formally increased by about 4.5 square kilometers yesterday after the Parliament adopted, without voting, the Resolution suggested by Minister Vajira Abeywardena for the Internal, Home and Local Government, including within authority region and boundary areas in the administrative district of Colombo, the reclaimed land known as Port City Colombo.
NURTURING FUTURE CITIZENS: President Maithripa Sirisena opened yesterday a program to supply the first-phase, 600,000 kids with conventional liquid milk packets.
Lanka Electricity Company (Private) Limited (LECO) has revealed three main projects in Colombo yesterday, with the participation of the Minister for Power, Energy and Business Development Ravi Karunanayake, the MYLECO App, Advanced Distribution Management System (ADMS), and the SMART Grid Integration Platform (SMIP).
The 133kilometers of Maho Omanthai trains along the 115-year-old Northern railway line signed yesterday by India's IRCON International Limited and Sri Lanka Railways.
Sri Lanka's Board of Investments (BOI) and Edotco Sri Lanka, an integral provider of telecommunications infrastructure services, agreed to invest in the most recent smart city solutions and energy-efficient systems in order to develop the connectivity landscape of this country.
The Government of Sri Lanka signed a formal participation contract with the "Dubai Expo 2020 Bureau," on 08 July 2019, with Sri Lanka officially approved as a participant of World Expo 2020 Dubai. Nalin Bandara, Deputy Minister of Development Strategies & International Trade, resulted in the high-level delegation to the UAE for the signing ceremony.
Megapolis and Minister of Western Development Patali Champika Ranawaka recently visited the Kandy Underground Storm Water Tunnel under the Strategic Town Planning Project. The project is expected to be finished by 2020, which was introduced by the minister. The project's price is estimated at Rs.1.016 billion.
A new Cancer Treatment Centre is to be built at the Karapitiya Teaching Hospital in Galle with labour expertise of the Sri Lanka Navy. According to Navy media, the foundation laying ceremony of the proposed Palliative Care Centre was held on Monday (15 July).
Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam's proposal to establish a service institute for monitoring and quality development of the education system was approved by the Cabinet. Minister Kariyawasam got permission from the Cabinet for his proposition to monitor educational standards in schools throughout the country through a service body called the' Sri Lankan Educational Monitoring Service (SLEMS).
The Chief of Staff of the Premier, South Development Minister Sagala Ratnayaka visited the Canal Yard yesterday to inspect the property assigned to build a 17-story building to the scheduled SLPA headquarters building complex. Chairman Kavan Ratnayaka, Captain Athula Hewavitharana, the Managing Director of SLPA was present at the event, as well as a high-profile team of officials and technicians.
The country cannot be created if we continue to blame each other on previous errors and division, said Ranil Wickremesinghe on Thursday during his visit to Ruwanwella to fresh projects. "For everyone to unite is the only way forward for the nation," he emphasized.He said that all involved should meet and believe again when taking the nation ahead when addressing a meeting in Ruwanwella.
The Hambantota International Port (HIP) was recently certified by the International Organization for Standardization, headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, to comply with ISO 45001: 2018 for its Occupational Health & Safety Management System (OH&SMS).
A BOI company, Vydexa (Lanka) Power Corporation (Pvt.) Ltd. has set up a 10 MW Solar Photovoltaic Power Plant in Kaththansinnakulam in Vavuniya. The facility consists of 35,721 numbers of 350 Wp solar photovoltaic (PV) modules established on a land of 54 acres.
Tourism in Sri Lanka has earlier than anticipated a better recovery. In June, the tourist arrivals almost increased to 63,072 in May, compared with 37,802 in May, but 57% lower than the prior year, with adverse results to date in the past.Minister John Amaratunga said with recent arrival numbers that quicker recovery could be anticipated. "We anticipated that the sector could recover nine months ago. However, recent numbers verify that it could take four months.
Veteran writer Martin Wickramasinghe in his renowned novel Gamperaliya depicted the break up of traditional village life due to the impact of modernization. It was about the gradual subversion of the traditional economic and social structure of the village by the commercial culture of the city.
Colombo light rail transit project construction work will commence today under the patronage of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. Urban and Western Development Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka said that the LRT project is being implemented as a measure to ease the traffic congestion in and around Colombo city.
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said yesterday that, despite Easter Sunday bombings, anti-government campaigns, and many other difficulties, the government carried out a variety of development programs. "We were able to achieve a number of development objectives in this short period despite these challenges. During the last four years, we have invested strongly in social change. "Now, the country's economic development is on the way. In fact, we are going to invest more money to accelerate these future development activities, "added the Prime Minister.
The much awaited two months global PR campaign will kick off by the mid of this month followed by the six-month advertising campaign which will be initiated as soon as the Cabinet approval is obtained for the advertising agency to boost back the Sri Lankan tourism industry from negative impacts followed by the Easter attack.
The Ministry of Digital Infrastructure and Information Technology (MDIIT) is co-organizing today a National Public-Private Dialog (PPD) on the "Legal Framework for the Proposed Data Protection Bill" in collaboration with the International Trade Center (ITC).
LAUGFS Eco Sri, a pioneer in Sri Lankan air quality management, endorsed the Wilpattu Nature Reserve's reforestation attempts in north-eastern Sri Lanka, marking this year's World Environment Day. LAUGFS Eco Sri's dedication to protecting and maintaining the environment for future generations was yet another significant project.
Sixty tanks will be refurbished under five cascade schemes in Anuradhapura. In the Mahawilachchiya DS Division and the Nochchiyagama Ds Division, the Army Engineer Regiment will renovate 18 tanks in Nabadagasdigiliya.
A green garden, consisting of precious trees and crops, was launched on June 11 at Diwulapitiya, Pinnakele, by Ajith Manapperuma, Minister
The proposal by the Ministry of Education to provide school kids with tabs has been approved by the cabinet.
The Ministry of Agriculture and World Food Organization have jointly launched a program to provide nutritious high-quality rice
The first ever modern Cable Laying Vessel built for Kokusai Cable Ship Co was supplied by Colombo Dockyard PLC (CDPLC). Japanese Ltd. (KCS), last Friday.
Secretary of State of the United States, Michael R. Pompeo, is due to visit Sri Lanka later this month in his upcoming swing through Asia.
Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT), recently entered into a partnership with Ideal Engineering (Pvt) Ltd., a professional engineering firm, which provides a comprehensive range of engineering and related services.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was welcomed by President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat this afternoon. A gun salute by the Sri Lankan Military was also accorded to the visiting Prime Minister.
From today, police press spokesperson, SP Ruwan Gunasekara said, traffic lane law will be implemented strictly in major cities. The two week grace period for motorists to get used to traffic lanes, which was introduced from May 27, ended yesterday.
A new direct railway line will be built from Kurunegala to Habarana via Dambulla and Sigiriya at an estimated expense of US$ 1 billion,
Under the guidance of Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation Arjuna Ranathunga, Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation has taken steps to introduce luxury buses to improve the transport system instead of lorry chassis busses. As the first step of this project, 17.1 worth per bus, 9 Kinglong Model busses will be shipped to Sri Lanka by Xiamen Kinglong United Automotive Industry of China next Wednesday and will be allocated to six bus depots, Maharagama, Central Bus stand, Katubedda, Polonnaruwa, Mawanella and Matale.
The entire Atamasthana Zone will be brought to its past glory and the security for the Anuradhapura Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi and the Ruwanweli Chethiya will be tightened.
The new website of Sri Lanka College of Emergency Physicians was launched by President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday at its inauguration ceremony at the BMICH. President Sirisena addressing the occasion commended the setting up of the College of Emergency Physicians as a timely initiative. He said the programs for the prevention of illnesses must be broadened.
A delegation representing the Chengdu Association of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation (CAFTEC) is now in Sri Lanka on a fact-finding mission. The delegation which arrived on Sunday met several Chinese corporate officials doing business in Sri Lanka and also met representative of Sri Lankan Chambers.
The Techno Fair 2019 organized by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka) was inaugurated yesterday. The digital accounting expo which is the first of its kind showcased a diverse range of digital products and services available in the market for businesses and finance partners.
In the wake of the Easter Sunday outrage, several hoteliers came together to form the Sri Lanka Tourism Alliance, launching its #LoveSriLanka initiative.
The ‘Palmyrah Fund’ to provide assistance for the development of the North and the East, was launched under the auspices of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe at Temple Trees yesterday.
Vision Care inaugurated its 53rd outlet in Matale recently, in the presence of Consultant Eye Surgeon Dr. R.D.K. Rajapaksha, Consultant E.N.T. surgeon Dr. A.B. Kiridana and Health Services Regional Director Dr. Asela Dissanayake, along with the Vision Care management
The Ceylon - German Technical Training Institute (CGTTI), Moratuwa and the German Training Institute (SLGTI), Kilinochchi, received modern industrial training equipment