Key note at Commonwealth Local Government Conference 2013 in Kampala, Uganda

Published : 12:00 am  May 16, 2013  |  Category: News  |  Leave a Comment  |  797 views  |  

President stresses significance of Local Government for democracyPresident Mahinda Rajapaksa recently delivered the keynote address at the Commonwealth Local Government Conference (CLGC) 2013, held in Kampala, Uganda, under the theme ‘Developmental Local Government: Putting Local Government at the Heart of Development’.  Read More →


Pakistani naval ship SAIF in Sri Lanka on goodwill visit 

Published : 1:02 am  May 15, 2013  |  Category: News  |  Leave a Comment  |  724 views  |  

Pakistani naval ship SAIF is on a goodwill visit to the Trincomalee port from 14-17 May 2013, this visit signifies the strong diplomatic, cultural and military ties between Sri Lanka and Pakistan.  Read More →


Sri Lanka opens first High Commission in Uganda

Published : 1:18 am  May 14, 2013  |  Category: News  |  1 Comment  |  663 views  |  
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Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni declared opened the new High Commission of Sri Lanka in Uganda at the Imperial Royal Hotel in Kampala yesterday, the Ugandan daily New Vision reported.  Read More →


New partnership will explore how SL can avoid pollution from human waste

Published : 1:17 am  May 14, 2013  |  Category: News  |  Leave a Comment  |  830 views  |  
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The Colombo-based International Water Management Institute (IWMI) and the Ministry of Water Supply and Drainage signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on recently, to improve septage management in the country. The MoU signatories IWMI Director General Jeremy Bird and Secretary Ministry of Water Supply and Drainage A. Abeygunasekera, signed the agreement in the presence of the Minister of Water Supply and Drainage and Chief Government Whip Dinesh Gunawardena.  Read More →


Rain, strong winds create havoc

Published : 1:16 am  May 14, 2013  |  Category: News  |  Leave a Comment  |  655 views  |  

Rain accompanied by strong winds created havoc in several places this afternoon, the Disaster Management Center (DMC) said. The DMC said that most affected was Jaffna, Batticaloa, Trincomalee, Ratnapura, Nuwara Eliya and Matara.  Read More →


Medawachchiya—Madhu rail service commissions

Published : 1:16 am  May 14, 2013  |  Category: News  |  1 Comment  |  877 views  |  

The first phase of the US$ 650 million Northern Railway project, funded by the Government of India under the Indian Line of Credit will be commissioned today.  Read More →


Agriculture, energy and trade dominate Sri Lanka-Uganda bilateral discussions

Published : 12:04 am  May 13, 2013  |  Category: News  |  2 Comments  |  10,085 views  |  

KAMPALA: The Sri Lankan and Ugandan delegations headed by President Mahinda Rajapaksa and President Yoweri Museveni held bilateral talks yesterday at the State House in the cityof Entebbe, approximately 40kms south of the Ugandan capital, Kampala.  Read More →


Buddhist monks from the “Power of Ravana” organisation talk with the Sri Lankan Film Corporation Chairman

Published : 12:03 am  May 13, 2013  |  Category: News  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,039 views  |  

Buddhist monks from the “Power of Ravana” organisation talk with the Sri Lankan Film Corporation Chairman Asoka Serasinghe (foreground) in Colombo last week. The monks handed a letter to the Sri Lankan Film Corporation demanding that films starring Tamil actors Rajnikanth, Kamal Haasan, Vijay Chandrasekhar and Sarathkumar Ramanathan be banned in Sri Lanka as the actors,  Read More →


Three Tamil parties to draft solution

Published : 12:02 am  May 13, 2013  |  Category: News  |  Leave a Comment  |  540 views  |  

A draft proposal to address Tamil issues is to be formulated by a three member Tamil political party committee; it was decided at a meeting between Tamil political parties held in Mannar.  Read More →


Cyclone Mahasen losing steam as it tracks across bay

Published : 12:01 am  May 13, 2013  |  Category: News  |  Leave a Comment  |  814 views  |  

Thiruvananthapuram:  The Regional Specialised Meteorological Centre (RSMC) in New Delhi has hinted that tropical cyclone Mahasen in the Bay of Bengal may have started weakening this morning. It cited satellite imagery to deduce that the cloud system packing into the storm structure has disorganised, thereby weakening it.    Read More →


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