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New Bandaranaike International Airport terminal by 2022

September 18, 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

September 17, 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

September 17, 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

September 15, 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

September 12, 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

September 12, 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

September 12, 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

September 11, 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

September 6, 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

September 4, 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

September 4, 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

September 3, 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

September 3, 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

September 2, 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

September 2, 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

August 27, 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

August 24, 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

August 22, 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

August 22, 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

August 21, 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

August 21, 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

August 19, 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 ‘

August 19, 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

August 19, 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

August 19, 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

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).