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President assures maximum funds to deliver full scale disaster relief

/ Wednesday, 25 May 2016 00:18

  President Maithripala Sirisena has assured to allocate sufficient financial resources to deliver maximum relief to the peop...


SLT hands over contributions for flood and landslide victims to DMC

/ Wednesday, 25 May 2016 00:00

  In response to the calamity faced by many Sri Lankans during the recent extreme weather conditions, Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT...


Lanka IOC contributes Rs. 5 m to Disaster Relief Fund

/ Wednesday, 25 May 2016 00:00

Managing Director and Senior Vice President [Finance] Shyam Bohra and Anuj Jain of Lanka IOC handing over the cheque for Rs. 5 million to ...


Port City supports flood relief in Colombo

/ Wednesday, 25 May 2016 00:00

  Port City’s flood relief program “Port City Sahana” kicked off on Sunday (22) in the Sedawatta area along...


Turkish Red Crescent Society donates flood relief supplies

/ Wednesday, 25 May 2016 00:00

  In response to the call of the Government of Sri Lanka for assistance from the international community, the Turkish Red Cre...


S’pore gives $138,000 in flood relief to Sri Lanka

/ Wednesday, 25 May 2016 00:00

Singapore said on Monday that it will contribute $100,000 (S$138,000) in support of immediate relief efforts in Sri Lanka where hundreds of thousan...


Japan sets stage, Ise-Shima all agog to host G7

/ Wednesday, 25 May 2016 00:00

    Non-member leaders at Outreach meeting adds new dimension First time a Head of State of S...


Sri Lanka Overseas Chinese Association funds flood relief

/ Wednesday, 25 May 2016 00:00

Xinhua: The Sri Lanka Overseas Chinese Association on Monday donated over Rs. 2 million to the Sri Lankan government to assist victims affected by ...


Top UN official meet up with private sector for water stewardship

/ Wednesday, 25 May 2016 00:00

      Sri Lankan corporate sector face water problems in relation to proper management and...


Monks on ‘pindapatha’ to collect urgent relief items

/ Tuesday, 24 May 2016 00:18

By Chamodi Gunawardana Narahenpita Abayaramaya monks in collaboration with several other civil organisations conducted an ‘Asarana Sarana&r...


President visits flood victims in Colombo suburbs, directs officials to expedite relief work

/ Tuesday, 24 May 2016 00:14

President Maithripala Sirisena Sunday made an observation visit to the flooded suburbs of capital Colombo and inquired into the issues of the flood...


Finance Minister meets Colombo District Coordination Committee over floods

/ Tuesday, 24 May 2016 00:11

Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake yesterday said approximately Rs.150-250 billion will be required to reconstruct property damage resulting from t...


Britain grants refugee status to ex-President of Maldives Nasheed

/ Tuesday, 24 May 2016 00:10

Reuters: Britain has granted refugee status to Mohamed Nasheed, the former president of the Maldives who was jailed in 2015 after a trial that drew...


Former Economic Development Secretary and BRF Treasurer arrested, released on bail

/ Tuesday, 24 May 2016 00:09

Arrests in connection with irregular financial activities during the tenure of the Rajapaksa regime continued apace yesterday, with two lieutenants...


Longer term alternative shelter needed for landslides-displaced: OCHA

/ Tuesday, 24 May 2016 00:08

A United Nations agency says there is a need for longer term alternative shelter options for the landslides-displaced people in Sri Lanka because t...


Concessions on clearance of essential items necessary for relief services to flood and landslide victims

/ Tuesday, 24 May 2016 00:07

Considering the disaster situation caused by bad weather conditions, it has been decided to release the essential items required for victims affect...


India lends a helping hand to Sri Lanka

/ Tuesday, 24 May 2016 00:06

In response to the request for assistance made by the Government of Sri Lanka and as an expression of its solidarity, Indian Prime Minister Shri Na...


Red Cross Society of China donates $ 50,000 to Sri Lanka Red Cross Society

/ Tuesday, 24 May 2016 00:05

The Red Cross Society of China has donated $ 50,000 to the Sri Lanka Red Cross Society (SLRCS) supporting Sri Lanka’s relief and rebuilding e...


Pakistan hands over first consignment of relief items for SL flood victims

/ Tuesday, 24 May 2016 00:04

Minister for Disaster Management Anura Priyadarshana Yapa and High Commissioner of Pakistan Syed Shakeel Hussain along with Pakistani relief goods ...


US offers Rs. 36 m more as flood relief

/ Tuesday, 24 May 2016 00:03

The United States Government will provide an‎ additional Rs. 36 million ($ 250,000) to support flood relief efforts in Sri Lanka. This is in ...


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“Govt. will compensate every person affected by floods and landslides”: Anura Yapa

25 May 2016

“We have money; we will pay each and every person affected by floods and landslides,” assured Minister of Disaster Management Anura Priyadarshana Yapa, in an interview with the Daily FT. Yapa pointed out that people need not worry ab...


Is a degree worth the cost?

25 May 2016

If a family can afford to pay, higher education is worth the cost. However, when tax revenues are spent or  students borrow to attend college, we as a society need to question whether a degree is worth the cost   ...


Coming out of the economic crisis: Time is running out for Sri Lanka

24 May 2016

For Sri Lanka to attain its goal, it is of utmost importance to consolidate the budget which has gone out of control due to falling revenue and soaring expenditure   Crisis manifesting as a foreign exchange shortage Sr...


Authentic leaders: Are they here?

24 May 2016

Perhaps the natural disaster we are currently facing could be a wakeup call for managers and administrators at all levels alike to think and act like authentic leaders     Overview We still bear the bru...


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