Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Nestlé Lanka reports highest intake of fresh milk collection to President

Published : 1:39 am  October 10, 2012  |  Category: MAIN IMAGE  |  1 Comment  |  938 views  |  
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Nestlé Lanka PLC, the largest private sector fresh milk collector in Sri Lanka celebrated its highest monthly fresh milk intake of over five million liters in the month of September 2012 and expects to pay Rs. 2.6 billion, the highest in Nestlé’s history, to the rural farmers this year. Nestlé Lanka Managing Director Alois Hofbauer paid a visit to President Mahinda Rajapaksa to share an overview of the company’s contribution towards Sri Lanka’s rural economy through dairy development.  Read More →


OPEC DG meets Basil

Published : 2:36 am  October 9, 2012  |  Category: MAIN IMAGE  |  1 Comment  |  360 views  |  
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The Director General of the OPEC fund for International Development Suleiman J. Al-Herbish met Senior Adviser to the President and Minister of Economic Development Basil Rohana Rajapaksa at the Ministry yesterday – Pic by Chaminda Hittatiya  Read More →


Windies worthy winners of World T20 as Sri Lanka throw away wickets

Published : 12:45 am  October 8, 2012  |  Category: MAIN IMAGE  |  1 Comment  |  653 views  |  
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A spirited and determined West Indies last night scored a stunning victory to clinch the World T20 World Cup beating an undisciplined Sri Lanka. In an emphatic fight back, West Indies emerged as worthy winners of the T20 whilst Sri Lanka fared miserably with its batting.  Read More →


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

Published : 12:05 am  October 6, 2012  |  Category: MAIN IMAGE  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,000 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  |  641 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  |  850 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  |  1,289 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  |  493 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 →


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