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Development projects initiated to boost tourism at Nuwara Eliya

Development projects initiated to boost tourism at Nuwara Eliya »

5 Mar, 2020

The Urban Development Ministry has launched several development projects under the instructions of Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa to boost tourism for Nuwara Eliya during the upcoming Sinhala and Tamil New Year.

New extension of Southern Expressway E01 Matara-Hambantota vested to public today

New extension of Southern Expressway E01 Matara-Hambantota vested to public today »

23 Feb, 2020

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa have ceremoniously declared the newly constructed extension open.

Newly-Renovated ‘Coral Cove’ Holiday Resort, Now Open to the Public

Newly-Renovated ‘Coral Cove’ Holiday Resort, Now Open to the Public »

20 Feb, 2020

Recently-renovated ‘Coral Cove’ Holiday Resort, managed by the Security Force Headquarters - East (SFHQ-E) in the general coastal area of Kayankerni, just 10 km away from Valachchenai town offers the ideal relaxation and comfort for both Army personnel and the general public alike.

Ministry of Aquatic Resources Development launched a country-wide fish feed project

Ministry of Aquatic Resources Development launched a country-wide fish feed project »

7 Feb, 2020

Ministry of Aquatic Resources Development launched a country-wide fish feed project. Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Douglas Devananda and Minister of State Sanath Nishantha Perera opened the production facility yesterday in Ja-Ela, Ekala.

‘Agitation Site’ designated for protests

‘Agitation Site’ designated for protests »

6 Feb, 2020

A location reportedly has been designated as an' Agitation Location' near the Galle Face Green, Colombo. In the recent past, it has been a common sight that continuous protest protests during Colombo disturb the public.

Norwegian Ambassador opens Sri Lanka’s first floating solar plant during visit to North

Norwegian Ambassador opens Sri Lanka’s first floating solar plant during visit to North »

28 Jan, 2020

Norwegian Ambassador Trine Jøranli Eskedal visited Jaffna and Kilinochchi from 22 to 24 January. The highlight of her visit to the North was the opening of Sri Lanka’s first-ever floating solar plant with a capacity of 42KW located at the Kilinochchi campus of the Jaffna University.

President Inaugurates ‘AYATI’, Hope for Children with Disabilities

President Inaugurates ‘AYATI’, Hope for Children with Disabilities »

25 Jan, 2020

Army troops-built first-ever state-of-the-art rehabilitation centre, ‘AYATI’ for children with special needs at Ragama formally opened its doors to the public on Saturday (25) offering multi-disciplinary clinical operations covering all forms of disabilities.

Galle Port to be developed as a tourist port with new Yacht Marina Zone

Galle Port to be developed as a tourist port with new Yacht Marina Zone »

24 Jan, 2020

Sri Lanka will commence the breakwater development of the Port of Galle and to dock all passenger vessels to Galle at the outer port area to further strengthen facilities for tourism promotional activities at the port.

South Asia’s first all-electric supercar leaves SL for Geneva Motor Show

South Asia’s first all-electric supercar leaves SL for Geneva Motor Show »

23 Jan, 2020

Vega Innovations, a subsidiary of CodeGen International Ltd, will create history once again as the Vega EVX, Sri Lanka’s and South Asia’s first fully-electric supercar, is shipped to Switzerland to be unveiled at the 90th Geneva International Motor Show.

Steps to create it’s own railway carraiges in Sri Lanka

Steps to create it’s own railway carraiges in Sri Lanka »

21 Jan, 2020

Railway services minister of state C.B. Rathnayake says that it will take steps to stop rail carriage imports.

Colombo Port City geared to key investments »

20 Jan, 2020

With the opening of the Colombo Port City for investors last December, Sri Lanka is expected to attract billions of U.S. dollars for investments and create over 80,000 jobs, transforming the island into a regional business and financial hub in the coming years.

First Quadricycle manufactured in Sri Lanka introduced

First Quadricycle manufactured in Sri Lanka introduced »

17 Jan, 2020

The first Quadricycle vehicle manufactured in Sri Lanka was introduced today. The four-wheel micro car was inspected by State Minister of Industries Dayasiri Jayasekera.

BMICH Provides Zero Emission Transport for Visitors

BMICH Provides Zero Emission Transport for Visitors »

14 Jan, 2020

A fleet of four solar-powered electric three-wheelers has recently been deployed to BMICH's visitors for use. These electric three wheelers, known as E-trikes, are part of the assistance provided to Sri Lanka by a Korean Energy Agency through the Ministry of Power & Energy's Sri Lankan Sustainable Energy Authority.

Seventy five tanks to be renovated by government

Seventy five tanks to be renovated by government »

13 Jan, 2020

The Irrigation Director General launched a major tank rehabilitation program on the orders of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, totally deviating from the conventional contract system. Under the Irrigation Prosperity Programme, 75 large tanks will be repaired and upgraded without contractors using departmental workers and their own heavy machinery and equipment.

Power sets for the Aruwakkalu Sanitary Landfill Project landed

Power sets for the Aruwakkalu Sanitary Landfill Project landed »

2 Jan, 2020

Four Chinese power sets were delivered at Colombo Harbor this morning for the Aruwakkalu Sanitary Landfill Project.

Land Development Corporation is speeding up canal projects in Colombo

Land Development Corporation is speeding up canal projects in Colombo »

2 Jan, 2020

As part of the Werassa Drainage and Environmental Development Project, the development of a number of canals in urban areas of Colombo, which have been stalled for almost three years, was accelerated by the Land Development Corporation. In a statement issued by the Ministry of Urban Development, Water Supply, and Housing, this was stated.

Matara-Beliatta Expressway to open by February 2020 »

31 Dec, 2019

Work on the 30 kilometer Matara-Beliatta Expressway costing Rs. 125 billion is almost complete and can be made available to the public by February of next year, the consultant engineer Nayan Samaranayake of the consultancy firm F.S.D.I. Construction Company said."When the Expressway is opened, motorists from Matara will be able to reach Beliatte within 18 minutes and this facility will be a boon to the Southern industrialist.

Batticaloa airport Develop to a International airport

Batticaloa airport Develop to a International airport »

30 Dec, 2019

Minister of Industrial Export, Investment Promotion, Tourism and Aviation, Prasanna Ranatunga says that the Batticaloa Airport will be developed as an international airport. Minister Ranatunga also said that the Indian government has extended its full cooperation to develop the domestic airport and it has recently been discussed with Sri Lankan High Commissioner Taranjit Singh Sandhu.

New Government’s first foreign investment US $ 250 million mixed project »

29 Dec, 2019

The first foreign investment under the new government of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa is to be launched shortly. This investment will be made on a plot of land located between the Beira Lake and the Shangri-La Hotel on Baladhaksha Mawatha in Colombo. by a foreign investor called Perennial Real Estate Holdings.

Colombo Dockyard presents two pilot boats to Sri Lankan Ports Authority

Colombo Dockyard presents two pilot boats to Sri Lankan Ports Authority »

26 Dec, 2019

Roads & Highways Ports & Shipping Minister Johnston Fernando made these remarks while launching two Colombo Dockyard Pilot Boats to the Sri Lankan Ports Authority at a cost of US$ 3.2 million. Having these two pilot boats would increase the Pilot Boats ' SLPA fleet to 8.

Nations Trust Bank Uplifts Railway Stations To Celebrate 20 Years

Nations Trust Bank Uplifts Railway Stations To Celebrate 20 Years »

20 Dec, 2019

2019 saw Nations Trust Bank Celebrate its 20th Anniversarymarking two decades of trust, innovation and challenging the norm to deliver an unparalleled banking experience to customers.

Sri Lanka Cricket declared opened Two Astro Turf Wickets »

19 Dec, 2019

Sri Lanka Cricket, recently declared opened Two Astro Turf Wickets ( Practice Wickets) which was built on the Urban Council Ground, Ambalangoda.

German assistant of 2.1 million Euro for the completion of the Mahamodara Hospital Galle »

18 Dec, 2019

Mahamodara Maternity Hospital is being reconstructed with the financial assistance from KfW, Germany. KfW has initially extended a loan of Euro 28 mn to complete the reconstruction work of the hospital which was initiated by a grant from the Helmut Kohl Foundation.

Flyover for Kurunegala railway junction »

17 Dec, 2019

A flyover bridge will be built at Kurunegala, Muttettugala, across the railway junction, assisted by the Urban Development Authority to prevent heavy jams. The construction will be launched by the Wayamba Road Development Authority (WRDA).

ITC’s iconic and historic ‘Ahasa One’ sky bridge becomes reality »

16 Dec, 2019

India’s ITC One Hotel and Sapphire Residences at the picturesque Galle Face reached a historic milestone yesterday when its iconic ‘Ahasa One’ sky bridge connecting the two towers became an engineering reality.

Number of national schools to be uplift to 1000 »

13 Dec, 2019

Cabinet ministers unanimously approved the proposal to increase the number of national schools to 1,000, said Minister of Education, Sports and Youth Affairs Dullas Alahapperuma.

BIA expansion to go ahead with Japanese assistance »

10 Dec, 2019

Minister of Industrial Development, Investment Promotion and Civil Aviation Prasanna Ranatunga said that under Japanese assistance, work on expanding the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) will be accelerated. This week, the related Cabinet Paper will be addressed to Cabinet members, "he added.

Port City opens for investments »

9 Dec, 2019

China Harbour Engineering Company Ltd will invest $400 million in the construction of office, retail and apartment (3) buildings, each rising up to a minimum of 65 floors at the Colombo Port City Head of Strategy & Business Development CHEC Port City Colombo Pvt Ltd, Aluvihare said.

Colombo Port City officially added as a part of Sri Lanka »

8 Dec, 2019

The Colombo Port City's 269 hectares of land officially declared a part of Sri Lanka at an event this evening (07) graced by Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa. The Colombo Port City is now officially open to investment, accordingly.

Navy renders assistance to repair defunct sluice gates of Weheragala reservoir »

27 Nov, 2019

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.

06 New CRD Innovations Released to the Army »

13 Nov, 2019

The Center for Research and Development (CRD) of the Ministry of Defence, making a significant stride in the sphere of military

New Army Headquarters Complex to be declared open tomorrow »

7 Nov, 2019

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.

Kalu Ganga project to be vested with the people tomorrow »

6 Nov, 2019

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.

Southern Expressway extension to be open tomorrow »

6 Nov, 2019

According to the Road Development Authority, the Southern Expressway Extension will open tomorrow. The Andarawewa is interchanging and extending via Hambantota to Mattala.

Police places two robots for drugs and explosives detection at Katunayake International Airport »

6 Nov, 2019

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.

BIA upgrades Aero Mobile Centre with new flight data processing system »

4 Nov, 2019

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.

Trinco Port set to double capacity with night navigation »

4 Nov, 2019

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.

8000 Students To Be Recruited To Colleges Of Education »

18 Oct, 2019

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.

Flight operations between Jaffna – Chennai commences from early next month »

18 Oct, 2019

The Civil Aviation Authority states that from 1 November flight operations between Jaffna and Chennai will begin.

New Police Station to Pansiyagama open »

18 Oct, 2019

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 ‘ »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 ‘ »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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. »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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.