April 1, 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.
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa have ceremoniously declared the newly constructed extension open.
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. 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Railway services minister of state C.B. Rathnayake says that it will take steps to stop rail carriage imports.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Four Chinese power sets were delivered at Colombo Harbor this morning for the Aruwakkalu Sanitary Landfill Project.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, recently declared opened Two Astro Turf Wickets ( Practice Wickets) which was built on the Urban Council Ground, Ambalangoda.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Navy rendered assistance to repair the defunct sluice gates of Weheragala reservoir in Thanamalwila and helped to bring them back to the operational condition.
The Center for Research and Development (CRD) of the Ministry of Defence, making a significant stride in the sphere of military
The Sri Lanka Army will move into a new Headquarters complex built (within the Defence Complex) in Sri Jayawardenapura, on Friday (08 November). President Maithripala Sirisena will declare open the new Army HQ complex during a ceremony, tomorrow morning.
Sri Lanka will mark the completion of Kalu Ganga Reservoir project with President Maithripala Sirisena opening the sluice gates of the reservoir tomorrow (7). The Kalu Ganga Reservoir Project comes under the mega Moragahakanda – Kalu Ganga Multi-Purpose Development Project, considered to be the irrigation marvel of the 21st Century.
According to the Road Development Authority, the Southern Expressway Extension will open tomorrow. The Andarawewa is interchanging and extending via Hambantota to Mattala.
For the first time in its history, the Police Narcotics Bureau deployed two new robots at the Katunayake International Airport. The two robots are deployed at the departure and arrival terminals at the airport, according to police reports.
Airport and Aviation Services (Sri Lanka) Limited (AASL) has recently installed an upgraded Flight Data Processing System (FDPS) to tackle the rapid growth in flight space air traffic under its purview, AASL said in a news release.
In keeping with Ports, Shipping and Southern Development Minister Sagala Ratnayaka’s promise to install night navigation at the Trincomalee Port before the end of this year, the Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) says it has successfully completed the project. The Trincomalee Harbour, a natural deep-water harbor is considered the fifth-largest natural harbor in the world.
Initiatives were taken to recruit 8,000 students to National Education Colleges. Such 8000 students were eligible to research the National Colleges of Education's Teaching Science Diploma. All recruitments will be made in two categories based on the results of the Advanced Levels of 2016 and 2017.
The Civil Aviation Authority states that from 1 November flight operations between Jaffna and Chennai will begin.
A new Polpithigama Zone Police Station was opened in Pansiyagama with the participation of Governor Peshala Jayaratne of the North Eastern Province recently. This was the project's 498th Police Station to set up 600 Police Stations in Sri Lanka to provide an efficient and effective service.
Several Projects Launched Under The Pibidemu Polonnaruwa On A Concept Of The President, Have Been Vested In The Public »
Several projects were initiated under the President's idea of the Pibidemu Polonnaruwa District Development Project. On the basis of a concept of President Maithripala Sirisena, the Pibidemu Polonnaruwa project launched to develop Polonnaruwa is being introduced. Several projects launched under this program were carried out in the citizens, including North Central Governor Sarath Ekanayake, with the participation of public representatives.
A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed recenty (October 13) for the first cable car project in Sri Lanka to be built in Nuwara Eliya. The agreement was signed under the patronage of Navin Dissanayake, Minister of Plantation Industries, at the premises of the Municipal Council of Nuwara Eliya.
Alliance Air, Air India's subsidiary, will send its inaugural flight with invitations from the aviation industry to Jaffna International Airport on October 17, an official said. On 17 October, President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will inaugurate the airport.
Construction has been accelerated on the new bridge construction project across the Kelani River that will help ease traffic congestion, especially in Colombo and its suburbs.
IKEA, the Swedish-founded global home furnishings and appliances giant, has resumed sourcing from Sri Lanka with a planned increase in the number of products after a lapse of few years giving a big boost for the export sector.
Development News from Sri Lanka: President Maithripala recently attended several development programmes in Polonnaruwa. As the first event of the series
The World Bank today published a new report to guide policymakers and development professionals across Sri Lanka in better investing in all Sri Lankans ' health and education. The Sri Lankan Human Capital Development Report: Achieving the Promise and Potential of Human Capital is part of the Human Capital Project, a worldwide initiative led by the World Bank since 2018
Minister of Transport & Civil Aviation of Sri Lanka, Hon. Arjuna Ranatunga and the High Commissioner of India, H.E. Taranjit Singh Sandhu flagged off a new train, “Dakshina Nagaranthara Sigragami” from Maradana to Beliatta today. Hon. Minister and High Commissioner also traveled by the new train from Maradana to Fort Railway Station.
The first hi-tech vocational training center was launched on September 18 in the Northern Province of Sri Lanka. In Ariya Nagar, Kilinochchi, US$ 7.6 million worth of new building for the first moment provides Northern youth high-tech NVQ classes such as IT, electronics and automotive mechanics.
The first digital agriculture marketplace, the Govipola App, was introduced by Croptronix (Pvt.) Ltd, a company led by a burning ambition to create the next big story in the Sri Lankan agricultural arena. Agriculture is a main industry in the nation, spawning many Agri-related SMEs based on the sector's development and development.
President Maithripala Sirisena highlighted the significance and obligation of building a teacher force with the creativity and character needed for today's teacher's role. According to a recent studies carried out by the Ministry of Education, it has been revealed that about 10 percent of teachers in the education industry is not appropriate for the teaching profession, the president said, adding that the reason for this is that although they have obtained examination certificates, there is no standard and quality needed for the teaching profession.
Plans for the construction of a second terminal at Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) have been renewed in hopes of completing construction by 2022, The Sunday Morning Business learned.
70 percent of the construction of the Palali Airport has already been completed, said the Transport and Civil Aviation Minister Arjuna Ranatunga.
In the near future, technical colleges will be inaugurated in Karuwalagaswewa in Puttalam and Anamaduwa and a marine university in Puttalam, "said Parliamentarian Palitha Range Bandara.
Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT), Sri Lanka's major provider of telecommunications services, is happy to announce its epic achievement in the technological infrastructure field with the utmost devotion and commitment of the entire SLT family. The' Lotus Tower–Multi functional TV and Telecommunications Tower' is expected to be one of Sri Lanka's major landmarks and an epitome of the economy.
The new Court Complex, Polonnaruwa was opened to the general public under the distinguished patronage of his Excellency the President Maithripala Sirisena on the invitation of Hon. Thalatha Atukorale , Minister of Justice and Prison Reforms.
Modernization of the railway operations was recognized as the need for time to meet the growing demand of the railway industry. Railway Master Plan has therefore been prepared under the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Technical Assistance.
Dr. Rajitha Senaratne, Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine recently set the foundation stone for a development initiative to be initiated at De Soysa Hospital for Women at a price of Rs. 250 million.
Yesterday, under the patronage of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, the construction of the new Rs. 28 billion Port Access Elevated Highway from New Kelani Bridge to Colombo Port City began.
Tan Yang Thai, High Commissioner of Malaysia in Sri Lanka, No. 24, Messenger Street, Colombo 12, opened the first flagship shop of V-tech Engineering (Pvt.) Ltd., providers of high quality, industrial-strength adhesive, sealant and waterproofing products.
Under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena, the construction of the Fisheries Harbor in Point Pedro began. The proposed fishing harbor was set up as part of the Sustainable Fisheries Development Project of the Northern Province with the objective of offering livelihood possibilities in the Northern Peninsula.
Construction of the biggest project for drinking water supply began under the patronage of the President in Jaffna »
Under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena in Wadamarachhci, the building work of the biggest drinking water supply project in Sri Lanka by harvesting rainwater began on 30th August 2019.
Minister Plantation Industries Navin Dissanayake, Minister Secretary J. A. Ranjith, CDA Chairman, Udaya Ranasinghe, CRI and CCB Chairmen and other officials opened Premier Tech Lanka Pvt. Ltd. in Palai, recently 6 kilometers north of Kilinochchi.
In the first half of this year, Lakdiva Engineering Company engaged in the repair and modernization of old buses has gained significant revenues. It produced a profit of Rs 35 million by repairing 107 buses in the January-August era.
On 24 August 2019, a ceremony was held at the Bogambara Prison Complex Redevelopment site to announce the opening and inauguration of Phase I of the Bogambara Cultural Park project. Hon officially opened the project. The Prime Minister of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, Ranil Wickremesinghe, formally unveiled a plaque in honor of the occasion and also delivered the keynote address.
Ruben Dario Molina, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs for Asia, Middle East and Oceania of Venezuela, visited Sri Lanka from 24 to 28 August 2019 as part of an Asian tour conducted to encourage greater collaboration between the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and Asian nations.
Minister of Development Strategies and International Trade Malik Samarawickrama and High Commissioner of Sri Lanka for India Austin Fernando met at the SriLankan Business and Investment Forum at the Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Ahamedabad with the Indian Business Community.
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today inaugurated Sri Lanka's newest vocational training institute to match the new high-tech world with the intention of producing young men and women as entrepreneurs and technical professionals. The Korean Tech, Sri Lanka-Korea National Vocational Training Institute in Orugodawatta, constructed at a price of $12 million with South Korea's economic help, is the biggest vocational training institution in Sri Lanka.
President Maithripala Sirisena said it was his aspiration to develop an atmosphere in which all public representatives, including police officers, would be happy to work.At the ceremony, the President made these remarks to declare open the bachelor quarters built to boost police officers ' welfare services in Maradana last week.
Development News from Sri Lanka: The opening of the Beira Lake Passenger Boat service from Union Place to Colombo Fort will commence tomorrow (22). The service is being implemented according to a concept of Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka.
Yesterday (20) President Maithripala Sirisena opened the' Mehewara Piyasa ' building developed at the Labor Department with the aim of offering the public with productive and effective service under one roof.
Minister Ranjith Maduma Bandara initiated work on the irrigation scheme Bandiyawa-Ussaana that is being constructed under the assistance of the World Bank. The irrigation scheme Bandiyawa-Ussaana was introduced under the initiative to modernize agriculture that is being introduced in the Monaragala District.
21 Musicians, the government and private sector and civil society proved the urgent need to unite as a nation after the Easter Sunday terror attacks at the recent' 21/4WeCare' Tribute concert at the BMICH. The' sold-out' event was held in support of the Easter Sunday terror attacks ' scholarships to orphans.
The Hambantota International Port Group (HIPG) recently received recognition at the Taj Samudra Hotel Colombo at the Sri Lankan Best Employer Brand Awards. CHRO ASIA, a Global Platform for Heads of Human Resources, supports the awards organized by the Employer Branding Institute in collaboration with the World HRD Congress and the World Federation of HR Professionals.
The ICT Industry Skills Council (ICTISC) is preparing to bring important impetus to the country's skills development of information and communication technology (ICT). Human resources are the most critical factor behind corporate achievement in the contemporary knowledge-intensive economy. The information technology and communication (ICT) industry is one of the economy's most knowledge-intensive branches.
Yesterday, President Maithripala Sirisena opened an Ayurvedic ward complex built at a price of Rs. 150 million at the Pallekelle Ayurvedic Hospital.
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said the government's objective is to rebuild and develop the war-torn north and elevate Jaffna to Sri Lanka's main town as in the past.
The Swiss government has agreed to support the Sri Lankan solar energy industry. That was stated when Hanspeter Mock, Ambassador of Switzerland to Colombo, called Minister Ravi Karunanayake.
The 'Colombo Defence Seminar 2019 ' will be held on 29 and 30 August 2019 as a two-day forum at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH), Colombo, on the theme:' Evolving Military Excellence in the Contemporary Security Landscape.' The 2019 Colombo Defense Seminar will set the stage for active discussions on the theme' Evolving Military Excellence.'
One of nine Chinese-made S14 power sets that were explicitly designed to function in the hill nation arrived from China last morning, Transport Ministry said today. It said the nine power sets were built at an estimated price of Rs.1839.5 million.
Development News from Sri Lanka: In an effort to raise awareness of Sri Lanka’s unique offerings as a travel destination with
Sri Lanka hosts the IORA Maritime Safety and Security Working Group’s first conference on 8 and 9 August 2019 »
Sri Lanka is hosting the Maritime Safety and Security Working Group (MSSWG) First Meeting of the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) in Colombo on 8 and 9 August. This meeting will finalize the two-year work plan, advancing with the Member States the IORA Action Plan (2017-21) towards the development of a national agenda.
Young farmers representing the farming community in the Jaffna Peninsula would be registered for the very first time in Sri Lanka to attend a Farmer Machinery Management course designed by the Faculty of Agriculture, Jaffna University (UoJ) in mid-September 2019.
The government has the main responsibility for promoting tea and pepper growing, in line with the development project underway, in order to solve this unexpected price drop which has taken place over the previous few days through the exposure of fresh markets, Puerto Rico Ministry of Shipping and Southern Development Sagala Ratnayaka said.
Sri Lanka Insurance has launched its recent Rideegama subsidiary, offering clients with complete insurance alternatives with a trouble-free experience in the region.
The 13th Eastern Asian Society for Transport Studies (EASTS) International Conference is being held from 9 to 12 September at Waters Edge, Battaramulla, and is jointly hosted by the Sri Lankan Transportation and Logistical Association (SLSTL).
On July 18, 2019, twenty-eight Chinese journalists and travel writers arrived in the nation as part of a week-long familiarization trip to promote Sri Lanka as an optimal vacation destination to attract more oriental tourists. From 18th–24th July 2019, they will be in the nation.
Sri Lanka's landmass was formally increased by about 4.5 square kilometers yesterday after the Parliament adopted, without voting, the Resolution suggested by Minister Vajira Abeywardena for the Internal, Home and Local Government, including within authority region and boundary areas in the administrative district of Colombo, the reclaimed land known as Port City Colombo.
NURTURING FUTURE CITIZENS: President Maithripa Sirisena opened yesterday a program to supply the first-phase, 600,000 kids with conventional liquid milk packets.
Lanka Electricity Company (Private) Limited (LECO) has revealed three main projects in Colombo yesterday, with the participation of the Minister for Power, Energy and Business Development Ravi Karunanayake, the MYLECO App, Advanced Distribution Management System (ADMS), and the SMART Grid Integration Platform (SMIP).
The 133kilometers of Maho Omanthai trains along the 115-year-old Northern railway line signed yesterday by India's IRCON International Limited and Sri Lanka Railways.
Sri Lanka's Board of Investments (BOI) and Edotco Sri Lanka, an integral provider of telecommunications infrastructure services, agreed to invest in the most recent smart city solutions and energy-efficient systems in order to develop the connectivity landscape of this country.
The Government of Sri Lanka signed a formal participation contract with the "Dubai Expo 2020 Bureau," on 08 July 2019, with Sri Lanka officially approved as a participant of World Expo 2020 Dubai. Nalin Bandara, Deputy Minister of Development Strategies & International Trade, resulted in the high-level delegation to the UAE for the signing ceremony.
Megapolis and Minister of Western Development Patali Champika Ranawaka recently visited the Kandy Underground Storm Water Tunnel under the Strategic Town Planning Project. The project is expected to be finished by 2020, which was introduced by the minister. The project's price is estimated at Rs.1.016 billion.
A new Cancer Treatment Centre is to be built at the Karapitiya Teaching Hospital in Galle with labour expertise of the Sri Lanka Navy. According to Navy media, the foundation laying ceremony of the proposed Palliative Care Centre was held on Monday (15 July).
Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam's proposal to establish a service institute for monitoring and quality development of the education system was approved by the Cabinet. Minister Kariyawasam got permission from the Cabinet for his proposition to monitor educational standards in schools throughout the country through a service body called the' Sri Lankan Educational Monitoring Service (SLEMS).
The Chief of Staff of the Premier, South Development Minister Sagala Ratnayaka visited the Canal Yard yesterday to inspect the property assigned to build a 17-story building to the scheduled SLPA headquarters building complex. Chairman Kavan Ratnayaka, Captain Athula Hewavitharana, the Managing Director of SLPA was present at the event, as well as a high-profile team of officials and technicians.