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.
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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
Sri Lankan Seafood Exporters participated at the 27th edition of Seafood Expo Global/Seafood Processing Global at the Brussels Expo, the world’s largest trade fair in the fisheries sector recently in Brussels, Belgium.
Minister of Tourism Development, Wildlife and Christian Religious Affairs, John Amaratunga held a meeting with tour guide lecturers and chauffer guide lecturers at the Sri Lanka Institute of Tourism and Hotel Management recently.
Producers of Olu Tropical Water has committed to only using glass bottles for all new products, effectively discontinuing the high volume PET packaged SKUs. “An expensive yet necessary move,
The Board of Investment of Sri Lanka (BOI) signed a supplementary agreement with Global Seafoods Pvt Ltd in order to process Wakame Seaweed for export in their existing factory complex.
Two leading Colombo schools have implemented a digital learning system in collaboration with Headstart Pvt Ltd. in order to supplement students’ classroom education, as well as to be able to keep students engaged in learning during times when schools are closed.
Shilpa Sena’, a rolling exposition will be launched islandwide in July, geared towards bringing technological skills, knowledge, and products to the public,
The Chamber of Tourism & Industry has requested relief for small and medium stakeholders in the hotel industry in the backdrop of Sunday terrorist attacks in which the tourism industry has been severely affected.
Steps will be taken to develop one section of Nallathanniya as a sacred city and the other section as a modern city. The problem of the legal entitlement to lands faced by businessmen in the area will also be
The Lands and Parliamentary Reforms Ministry will provide public institutions with lands deeds very soon, Minister Gayantha Karunathilaka said.
The Ceylon Fisheries Corporation maintaining its reputation as a high-quality fish distributor has decided to implement a new program to supply quality fish to consumers.
Sri Lanka Institute of Tourism and Hotel Management (SLITHM), the national premier institute for human resource development of tourism and hospitality industry in Sri Lanka is in the process of identifying alternative institutions to provide professional training to its current students after a series of bomb attacks that hit luxury hotels in Colombo last month.
A group of 12 tour operators from St. Petersburg, Russia is currently in Sri Lanka for a familiarization tour with Aitken Spence Travels.
The Polonnaruwa regional office of Sri Lanka Telecom Mobitel which was modified by Asela Liyanage was opened by President Maithripala Sirisena, recently.
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Hambantota International Port, the latest addition to Sri Lanka’s network of harbors, is currently being developed in different parts of the island. The expansion is an initiative of the Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA),
The Global Database of Events, Language and Tone (GDELT) global material conflict index showed that Sri Lanka was the second most improved nation-state
Recently, the UN launched a Counter Terrorist Travel Program under the Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED). Thereby, Sri Lanka will be one of the initially confirmed beneficiaries of the program.
Commercial Banks ground-breaking Digital Banking Account ‘Flash’ was introduced in Sinhala and Tamil, in less than a year after its launch, thus it made the application Sri Lanka’s first ever trilingual digital banking app.
Colombo Dockyard built Underwater Restaurant has been successfully commissioned at the super luxury tourist resort, ‘YOU AND ME by Cocoon Maldives’
While approximately 5.5 million (65.1%) of the economically active population were males, the economically active population in Sri Lanka was equalled to approximately 8.4 million in 2018,
Minister of Public Administration and Disaster Management Ranjith Madduma Bandara says Rs. 1 billion has been allocated for the Monaragala town development project.
Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said schools will open for the second academic term on May 6 with increased security in compliance with government instructions.
Brand Finance Lanka, the pioneering brand valuation and strategy firm, released its 16th consecutive review of Sri Lanka’s most valuable and strongest brands in LMD’s Brands Annual.
Sri Lanka Tourism participated at the Press Conference of Sri Lanka hosted by the Tourism Promotion Bureau (SLTPB) at the Arabian Travel Mart (ATM) in Dubai, which was a well-attended event with the participation of over 50 media personnel representing leading global and regional media organizations.
The Sri Lankan business community requests the government to take swift measures to build confidence and revive the key economic sectors which were badly affected since the Easter Sunday attacks.
Based on the important progress to date and the reform plans under the program, the IMF Executive Board will consider in mid-May the authorities’ request to complete the fifth review under the arrangement and extend it by one additional year until June 2020,
Former Army Commander General S. H. Shantha Kottegoda has appointed as the Ministry of Defense's new Secretary.
Recently, the Lions Club and the Lion Ladies’ Club of 306-C1 District Zone 3, in association with the Army Special Projects Unit, provided sewing machines and other equipment to war heroes and their families.
As volunteers, the officials of the National Savings Bank has come forward to extend its helping hand to the victims of the recent bomb blast in some of the Catholic churches of our country.
Tomorrow at 2.16 am, Sri Lanka's first satellite ' Raavana 1' will be launched into space, marking the entry of Sri Lanka into the global space age.
Access Engineering which was awarded the constriction of the Central Expressway (Project Section – 2, Package – A), is progressing swiftly in their work.
With the vision of the President, to plant trees islandwide, a new “tree planting auspicious time” has been introduced to this year’s Sinhala and Tamil New Year rituals, which falls on the 15th of April at 11.17 a.m.
Natural disasters have a direct impact on sustainable development and countries’ debt rate; therefore a robust mechanism should be in place during a catastrophe to effectively mitigate
Introducing another feature for the investments and to enhance the awareness of investors in the Government Securities (‘Customers’ of the LankaSecure System),
Glider Pvt. Ltd., the newest technology start-up in Sri Lanka launched the GlidAR Augmented Reality App experience using its mobile app to the corporate sector at the Galle Face Hotel, recently.
The first ever smart fisheries harbor would be set up at Kalametiya in the Tangalle area, the State Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Dilip Vedaarachchi said.
In collaboration with the Hambantota International Port Group (HIPG), yesterday, Hayles Energy Services (HES) ushered in the first floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) asset to ever call Sri Lanka.
An estimate of Rs. 2,879 Billion was presented by the Government to the parliament in order to cover the Expenditure Heads of the two ministries which were defeated unexpectedly.
It was requested by the Speaker, Karu Jayasuriya yesterday to the top officials of the National Police Commission (NPC) to take firm action against the Police officers accused of various wrongdoings, including bribery and taking ransom from drug dealers.
A. K. Nihal Chandrasiri, Proprietor of Silver Paint recently voiced that, if small and medium scale enterprises work properly, the government would assist them at any time of need.
A multiple award-winning full spectrum digital solutions agency in Sri Lanka, zMessenger has entered into an official partnership with Viber,
With an aim to protect and restore the beautiful coral reefs in the Bonavista Reef at Rumassala near Galle,
Yesterday, President Maithripala Sirisena vested the' Jana Jaya City ' Supermarket Complex, built under a presale concept adding a new chapter to the development efforts of Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka’s unique cause-linked lifestyle brand, Embark opened its 12th store in the hill country capital,
The ground was broken to construct a 5,000-ton temperature and humidity controlled warehouse in Dambulla,
The first multimodal transportation center in Sri Lanka has been declared open yesterday in Kottawa,