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New Ayurvedic ward complex open in Pallekelle

August 17, 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

August 17, 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

August 16, 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

August 15, 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

August 13, 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

August 10, 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

August 8, 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

August 6, 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

August 1, 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 ‘

July 26, 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

July 26, 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

July 26, 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

July 25, 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

July 25, 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

July 24, 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

July 20, 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.

July 20, 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

July 19, 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

July 18, 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

July 16, 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

July 16, 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

July 15, 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

July 9, 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

July 8, 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

July 5, 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)

July 5, 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

July 5, 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

July 3, 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

July 3, 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.

July 3, 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

July 3, 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.

July 2, 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.

July 1, 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.

July 1, 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

June 28, 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

June 25, 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

June 25, 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

June 24, 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

June 12, 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 ‘

June 10, 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

June 10, 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

June 10, 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

June 5, 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

June 3, 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.

June 3, 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

June 3, 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.

May 30, 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.

May 30, 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

May 30, 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

May 28, 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.


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