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06 New CRD Innovations Released to the Army

November 13, 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

November 7, 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

November 6, 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

November 6, 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

November 6, 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

November 4, 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

November 4, 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

October 18, 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

October 18, 2019

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

New Police Station to Pansiyagama open

October 18, 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

October 16, 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

October 16, 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

October 16, 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

October 10, 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

October 2, 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

October 2, 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

September 28, 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

September 25, 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

September 21, 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

September 19, 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

September 19, 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

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.'