Several Projects Launched Under The Pibidemu Polonnaruwa On A Concept Of The President, Have Been Vested In The Public

Several Projects Launched Under The Pibidemu Polonnaruwa On A Concept Of The President, Have Been Vested In The Public »

16 Oct, 2019

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.

Sri Lanka’s first cable car project worth of US$ 50 million

Sri Lanka’s first cable car project worth of US$ 50 million »

16 Oct, 2019

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.

Jaffna International Airport to open from India on 17 October with 3 flights a week

Jaffna International Airport to open from India on 17 October with 3 flights a week »

16 Oct, 2019

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 of the new Kelani bridge has accelerated

Construction of the new Kelani bridge has accelerated »

10 Oct, 2019

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.

Global Swedish giant IKEA resumes sourcing from Sri Lanka Nearly 70 firms keen to do business

Global Swedish giant IKEA resumes sourcing from Sri Lanka Nearly 70 firms keen to do business »

2 Oct, 2019

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.

President Maithripala Sirisena participates in several development programmes in Polonnaruwa

President Maithripala Sirisena participates in several development programmes in Polonnaruwa »

2 Oct, 2019

Development News from Sri Lanka:  President Maithripala recently attended several development programmes in Polonnaruwa. As the first event of the series

WB advises Lanka to invest in health and education of to unlock productive potential

WB advises Lanka to invest in health and education of to unlock productive potential »

28 Sep, 2019

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

New train to the South flagged off

New train to the South flagged off »

25 Sep, 2019

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.

US$ 7.6 m hi-tech training centre set up in Kilinochchi

US$ 7.6 m hi-tech training centre set up in Kilinochchi »

21 Sep, 2019

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.

Govipola Mobile App provides farmers with a dynamic digital marketplace

Govipola Mobile App provides farmers with a dynamic digital marketplace »

19 Sep, 2019

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 appoints 1,400 graduates to teach in the North West Province

President Maithripala Sirisena appoints 1,400 graduates to teach in the North West Province »

19 Sep, 2019

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

First V-tech Engineering flagship store in SL

First V-tech Engineering flagship store in SL »

6 Sep, 2019

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.

Point Pedro Fisheries Harbor’s construction work began under the patronage of the President

Point Pedro Fisheries Harbor’s construction work began under the patronage of the President »

4 Sep, 2019

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

Construction of the biggest project for drinking water supply began under the patronage of the President in Jaffna »

4 Sep, 2019

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.

Tropicoir opens factory in Palai near to Kilinochchi

Tropicoir opens factory in Palai near to Kilinochchi »

3 Sep, 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.

Modernizing old busses has gained significant earnings – Arjuna Ranatunga

Modernizing old busses has gained significant earnings – Arjuna Ranatunga »

3 Sep, 2019

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.

Kandy will benefit from the opening of the Bogambara Cultural Park

Kandy will benefit from the opening of the Bogambara Cultural Park »

2 Sep, 2019

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.

Sri Lanka and Venezuela agree to create closer bilateral relations

Sri Lanka and Venezuela agree to create closer bilateral relations »

2 Sep, 2019

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.

Australian Tour Operators Chairman meets the Tourism Minister

Australian Tour Operators Chairman meets the Tourism Minister »

27 Aug, 2019

Development News from Sri Lanka:  The Minister of Tourism Development, Wildlife & Christian Religious Affairs, John Amaratunga, invited worldwide Tour Operator Association heads to visit Sri Lanka after the 21/4 incident to boost the tourism sector.

Minister Samarawickrama meets the business community of India

Minister Samarawickrama meets the business community of India »

24 Aug, 2019

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 opens Sri Lanka-Korea National Vocational Training Institute

Prime Minister opens Sri Lanka-Korea National Vocational Training Institute »

22 Aug, 2019

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 opened the bachelor quarters for Police

President Maithripala Sirisena opened the bachelor quarters for Police »

22 Aug, 2019

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.

Passenger  Boat service from Union Place to Colombo Fort will commence tomorrow

Passenger Boat service from Union Place to Colombo Fort will commence tomorrow »

21 Aug, 2019

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.

President opens ‘Mehewara Piyasa’ building

President opens ‘Mehewara Piyasa’ building »

21 Aug, 2019

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.

The irrigation scheme for Bandiyawa-Ussaana was introduced

The irrigation scheme for Bandiyawa-Ussaana was introduced »

19 Aug, 2019

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.

ICC hosts tribute concert ‘ 21/4WeCare ‘

ICC hosts tribute concert ‘ 21/4WeCare ‘ »

19 Aug, 2019

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.

Hambantota International Port Group recognized at Best Employer Awards

Hambantota International Port Group recognized at Best Employer Awards »

19 Aug, 2019

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.

New initiatives from ICT Industry Skills Council launched

New initiatives from ICT Industry Skills Council launched »

19 Aug, 2019

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.

New Ayurvedic ward complex open in Pallekelle

New Ayurvedic ward complex open in Pallekelle »

17 Aug, 2019

Yesterday, President Maithripala Sirisena opened an Ayurvedic ward complex built at a price of Rs. 150 million at the Pallekelle Ayurvedic Hospital.

Jaffna to develop as a major city – Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe

Jaffna to develop as a major city – Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe »

17 Aug, 2019

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.

Swiss support for solar energy industry

Swiss support for solar energy industry »

16 Aug, 2019

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.

‘Colombo Defence Seminar 2019’ on 29 and 30th August 2019  at BMICH

‘Colombo Defence Seminar 2019’ on 29 and 30th August 2019 at BMICH »

15 Aug, 2019

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.'

S14 Chinese power-sets for hill country

S14 Chinese power-sets for hill country »

13 Aug, 2019

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.

Sri Lanka shines at the Shopping Mall Promotion in Malaysia

Sri Lanka shines at the Shopping Mall Promotion in Malaysia »

10 Aug, 2019

Development News from Sri Lanka: In an effort to raise awareness of Sri Lanka’s unique offerings as a travel destination with

Export industry drives primary goods

Export industry drives primary goods »

8 Aug, 2019

Minister of social welfare and primary industry Mr. Daya Gamage said the government has implemented policies to encourage and encourage export-based growth in order to achieve the country's national targets and to reduce debt burdens for future generations.

Sri Lanka hosts the IORA Maritime Safety and Security Working Group’s first conference on 8 and 9 August 2019

Sri Lanka hosts the IORA Maritime Safety and Security Working Group’s first conference on 8 and 9 August 2019 »

6 Aug, 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.

For the Farmer Campus, Northern Governor and Kelani Cables join UoJ

For the Farmer Campus, Northern Governor and Kelani Cables join UoJ »

1 Aug, 2019

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.

‘ Govt continues to encourage the cultivation of tea and pepper ‘

‘ Govt continues to encourage the cultivation of tea and pepper ‘ »

26 Jul, 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 is expanding the Rideegma branch network

Sri Lanka Insurance is expanding the Rideegma branch network »

26 Jul, 2019

Sri Lanka Insurance has launched its recent Rideegama subsidiary, offering clients with complete insurance alternatives with a trouble-free experience in the region.

Sri Lanka will host the main transport conference in September

Sri Lanka will host the main transport conference in September »

26 Jul, 2019

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).

Twenty-eight Chinese journalists and travel writers tour to to Sri Lanka

Twenty-eight Chinese journalists and travel writers tour to to Sri Lanka »

25 Jul, 2019

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.

Colombo District’s Port City

Colombo District’s Port City »

25 Jul, 2019

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.

Future urban development

Future urban development »

24 Jul, 2019

NURTURING FUTURE CITIZENS: President Maithripa Sirisena opened yesterday a program to supply the first-phase, 600,000 kids with conventional liquid milk packets.

Three fresh initiatives were introduced by LECO

Three fresh initiatives were introduced by LECO »

20 Jul, 2019

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).

After 115 years the Maho-Omanthai line will be rebuilt.

After 115 years the Maho-Omanthai line will be rebuilt. »

20 Jul, 2019

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.

BOI inks edotco contract for intelligent urban alternatives

BOI inks edotco contract for intelligent urban alternatives »

19 Jul, 2019

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.

Sri Lanka has signed the ‘ Dubai Expo 2020 Bureau ‘ involvement agreement

Sri Lanka has signed the ‘ Dubai Expo 2020 Bureau ‘ involvement agreement »

18 Jul, 2019

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.

Minister Ranawaka inspects Kandy underground storm water project site

Minister Ranawaka inspects Kandy underground storm water project site »

16 Jul, 2019

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.

Cancer treatment facility to be built with Naval assistance

Cancer treatment facility to be built with Naval assistance »

16 Jul, 2019

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).

Independent body to monitor school education standards

Independent body to monitor school education standards »

15 Jul, 2019

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).

SLPA headquarters to obtain a complex of 17 floors

SLPA headquarters to obtain a complex of 17 floors »

9 Jul, 2019

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.

IT zones to developed in Bingiriya and Ruhuna -PM Ranil Wickremesinghe

IT zones to developed in Bingiriya and Ruhuna -PM Ranil Wickremesinghe »

8 Jul, 2019

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  Sri Lanka’s first port to be certified for Health & Safety

The Hambantota International Port Sri Lanka’s first port to be certified for Health & Safety »

5 Jul, 2019

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).

10 MW of Vavuniya Solar Photovoltaic Power Company is installed by the Vydexa (Lanka)

10 MW of Vavuniya Solar Photovoltaic Power Company is installed by the Vydexa (Lanka) »

5 Jul, 2019

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 recovers fast and hike on arrivals

Tourism recovers fast and hike on arrivals »

5 Jul, 2019

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.

Gamperaliya Galle uplifts

Gamperaliya Galle uplifts »

3 Jul, 2019

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.

Project LRT to be opened today

Project LRT to be opened today »

3 Jul, 2019

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.

Despite numerous difficulties, many development programs are carried out.

Despite numerous difficulties, many development programs are carried out. »

3 Jul, 2019

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.

Global PR campaign to kick off mid July

Global PR campaign to kick off mid July »

3 Jul, 2019

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.

Data Protection Bill Proposed National Public-Private Dialogue.

Data Protection Bill Proposed National Public-Private Dialogue. »

2 Jul, 2019

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).

In cooperation with the project ‘ Thuruliya Wenuwen Api,’ LAUGFS Eco supports reforestation.

In cooperation with the project ‘ Thuruliya Wenuwen Api,’ LAUGFS Eco supports reforestation. »

1 Jul, 2019

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.

Major projects to renovate tanks in Anuradhapura.

Major projects to renovate tanks in Anuradhapura. »

1 Jul, 2019

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.

Green garden project ‘ Manudam Uyana ‘ for World Environment Day

Green garden project ‘ Manudam Uyana ‘ for World Environment Day »

28 Jun, 2019

A green garden, consisting of precious trees and crops, was launched on June 11 at Diwulapitiya, Pinnakele, by Ajith Manapperuma, Minister

Cabinet approves tabs for school children

Cabinet approves tabs for school children »

25 Jun, 2019

The proposal by the Ministry of Education to provide school kids with tabs has been approved by the cabinet.

Ministry of Agriculture to distribute rice to school kids

Ministry of Agriculture to distribute rice to school kids »

25 Jun, 2019

The Ministry of Agriculture and  World Food Organization have jointly launched a program to provide nutritious high-quality rice

Colombo Dockyard PLC  hand over modern cable laying vessel

Colombo Dockyard PLC hand over modern cable laying vessel »

24 Jun, 2019

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.

US State Secretary to visit

US State Secretary to visit »

12 Jun, 2019

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.

Apartment complex powered by SLT fiber, ‘ Green Star Residences ‘

Apartment complex powered by SLT fiber, ‘ Green Star Residences ‘ »

10 Jun, 2019

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.

Under one shade

Under one shade »

10 Jun, 2019

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. 

Since today, traffic law has been implemented

Since today, traffic law has been implemented »

10 Jun, 2019

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.

Kurunegala to the railway line Habarana to be built

Kurunegala to the railway line Habarana to be built »

5 Jun, 2019

A new direct railway line will be built from Kurunegala to Habarana via Dambulla and Sigiriya at an estimated expense of US$ 1 billion,

Luxury SLTB busses to Sri Lanka soon

Luxury SLTB busses to Sri Lanka soon »

3 Jun, 2019

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.

Anuradhapura Develops.

Anuradhapura Develops. »

3 Jun, 2019

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.

President launches College of Emergency Physicians website

President launches College of Emergency Physicians website »

3 Jun, 2019

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.

Chengdu Delegation Happy with Security Situation.

Chengdu Delegation Happy with Security Situation. »

30 May, 2019

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.

Techno Fair 2019, Enlightens the Public Effectively.

Techno Fair 2019, Enlightens the Public Effectively. »

30 May, 2019

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.

Sri Lanka Tourism Alliance launches #LoveSriLanka

Sri Lanka Tourism Alliance launches #LoveSriLanka »

30 May, 2019

In the wake of the Easter Sunday outrage, several hoteliers came together to form the Sri Lanka Tourism Alliance, launching its #LoveSriLanka initiative.

‘Palmyrah Fund’ launched

‘Palmyrah Fund’ launched »

28 May, 2019

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 Opens its Newest Outlet

Vision Care Opens its Newest Outlet »

27 May, 2019

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

Training Institutes Receive Modern German Equipment from Stassen Group

Training Institutes Receive Modern German Equipment from Stassen Group »

27 May, 2019

The Ceylon - German Technical Training Institute (CGTTI), Moratuwa and the German Training Institute (SLGTI), Kilinochchi, received modern industrial training equipment

Sri Lanka Participates At The Largest Seafood Expo

Sri Lanka Participates At The Largest Seafood Expo »

24 May, 2019

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.

Tourism Minister Assures Tour Guides Quick Return To Normalcy

Tourism Minister Assures Tour Guides Quick Return To Normalcy »

24 May, 2019

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.

Olu Water Makes An Environment Friendly Move.

Olu Water Makes An Environment Friendly Move. »

23 May, 2019

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,

Lanka’s Export Basket Expands.

Lanka’s Export Basket Expands. »

23 May, 2019

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.

Private Schools Prioritizes Digital Learning

Private Schools Prioritizes Digital Learning »

22 May, 2019

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.

Technology To Be Bought To People At The Upcoming Expo

Technology To Be Bought To People At The Upcoming Expo »

21 May, 2019

Shilpa Sena’, a rolling exposition will be launched islandwide in July, geared towards bringing technological skills, knowledge, and products to the public,

Chamber Of Tourism, Requests Relief For Small And Medium Hotels

Chamber Of Tourism, Requests Relief For Small And Medium Hotels »

21 May, 2019

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.

Nallathanniya To Be Developed

Nallathanniya To Be Developed »

17 May, 2019

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

Public Institutions To Get Land Deeds Soon

Public Institutions To Get Land Deeds Soon »

17 May, 2019

The Lands and Parliamentary Reforms Ministry will provide public institutions with lands deeds very soon, Minister Gayantha Karunathilaka said.

Fisheries Corporation to implement a new program to provide quality fish to consumers

Fisheries Corporation to implement a new program to provide quality fish to consumers »

16 May, 2019

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.

SLITHM to identify alternative institutions for professional training

SLITHM to identify alternative institutions for professional training »

16 May, 2019

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.