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Fast track construction for $ 230 m Thalaimannar rail line in north

Published : 12:05 am  October 6, 2012  |  Category: MAIN IMAGE  |  Leave a Comment  |  996 views  |  
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The Government has decided to expedite the reconstruction work of the railway line between Medawchchiya and Thalaimannar. Following a visit this week to inspect the construction work, Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa said that it is the Government’s objective to provide all facilities enjoyed by the people of the south to their colleagues in the north as well and therefore the Government has given priority for improving the transport services in the north.  Read More →

Government and UN sign Development Assistance Framework for 2013-2017

Published : 12:01 am  October 5, 2012  |  Category: MAIN IMAGE  |  Leave a Comment  |  398 views  |  
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The United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) for next five-year period for 2013-2017 was finalised jointly by the Government of Sri Lanka and the United Nations (UN) Agencies in consultation with the respective agencies to provide a strategic direction to implement UN supported projects and programs in line with the development policy framework of the Government.  Read More →

Mekala creates history as first lady rubber auctioneer

Published : 2:13 am  October 4, 2012  |  Category: MAIN IMAGE  |  5 Comments  |  638 views  |  
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John Keells Plc has made history setting yet another important trend in the industry, when for the first time in 112 years a lady took to the rostrum and sold a catalogue at the rubber auction held on 25 September 2012.  Read More →

Sri Lanka hosts world’s leading global telecom regulatory gathering

Published : 1:11 am  October 3, 2012  |  Category: MAIN IMAGE  |  Leave a Comment  |  848 views  |  
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Policy experts to tackle challenges, opportunities of broadband-driven ICT development in Colombo during 3-day forum Over 500 high-level international delegates from Information and Communication Technology (ICT) policy-making bodies around the world are gathering this week in Colombo, to debate how to create the appropriate market conditions for the rapid proliferation of broadband networks across a range of different market types.  Read More →

Small Hydro Power Association cries foul over PUCSL’s move

Published : 12:58 am  October 2, 2012  |  Category: MAIN IMAGE  |  1 Comment  |  1,284 views  |  
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The Small Hydro Power Association (SHPA) yesterday cried foul over the sudden withdrawal of new tariff announced by the Public Utilities Commission (PUCSL) and warned the move by regulator had put 50 MW of renewable energy at stake.  Read More →

Hearty walk!

Published : 12:00 am  October 1, 2012  |  Category: MAIN IMAGE  |  Leave a Comment  |  487 views  |  
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The Sri Lanka Heart Association jointly with the President's Office organised a walk in line with the 2012 'World Heart Day' yesterday which began from the President's Office  Read More →

‘Economy is heading south Sison’!

Published : 4:06 am  September 29, 2012  |  Category: MAIN IMAGE  |  3 Comments  |  492 views  |  
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The three-day Eisenhower Foundation South Asia Conference 2012 kicked off on Thursday in Colombo under the theme ‘South Asia on the move: Achieving its full potential in the 21st century.” Here a vocal Eisenhower Fellow UNP MP Dr. Harsha de Silva in conversation with new US Ambassador Michele Sison with an apparent gesture that the Lankan economy is heading south given the Government’s continuous downgrade of growth forecast to between 6.5% and 6.8% for this year from a high 8.3% last year – Pic by Upul Abayasekara    Read More →

IMF team meets Basil

Published : 3:30 am  September 28, 2012  |  Category: MAIN IMAGE  |  Leave a Comment  |  574 views  |  
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The International Monetary Fund delegation headed by Dr. John Nelmes met Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa, Senior Adviser to the President and Minister on Wednesday. Koshy Mathai, International Monetary fund (IMF) Resident Representative for Sri Lanka, Volodymyr Tulin and Jiri Jonas also participated in this discussion – Pic by Chaminda Hittatiya  Read More →

Amanresorts-fame Adrian Zecha bullish on post-war rebound in tourism

Published : 4:36 am  September 27, 2012  |  Category: MAIN IMAGE  |  1 Comment  |  1,136 views  |  
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World-famous Amanresorts Chairman Adrian Zecha has expressed his bullishness in post-war rebound in Sri Lanka’s tourism, which has encouraged him to explore fresh opportunities for expansion.  Read More →

Embassy of Sri Lanka in Tokyo holds seminar to promote Japanese investments

Published : 1:27 am  September 26, 2012  |  Category: MAIN IMAGE  |  Leave a Comment  |  802 views  |  
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The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Tokyo organised a high profile “Sri Lanka Promotional Seminar” consisting of over 150 officials and personnel engaged in the sphere of tourism and travel trade, leaders of corporates and industry of Japan, senior bureaucrats and technocrats of the Government of Japan and select invitees.  The said Seminar was held at the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo and was graced by Deputy Minister of Disaster Management Duleep Wijesekera and SriLankan Airlines Chairman Nishantha Wickramasinghe, as well as Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Japan Admiral Wasantha Karannagoda among others.  Read More →

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