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Construction work on Sri Lankan expressway begins with Chinese funds

Construction work on the first section of the Central Expressway in Sri Lankan began today (15), the Chinese Embassy in Colombo said

President emphasizes ports' development to make Sri Lanka one of world’s leading maritime hubs

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said that Sri Lanka can use its unique locational advantage to become one of the world’s leading maritime hubs

Sri Lanka envisages meeting 70% of country’s total electricity demand from renewable energy by 2030

President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa has stated that plans should be made to generate 70% of the country’s total electricity requirement from renewable energy sources by the year 2030

Sri Lanka trade deficit narrows in July 2020 as exports surpass US$ 1 bn

Sri Lanka’s trade deficit significantly narrowed in July 2020, as exports increased to surpass US$ 1 billion while imports recorded a decline, the Central Bank reported Tuesday in its External Sector Performance review for the month

CNBC to promote Sri Lanka Tourism

CNBC, the world’s leading channel for consumer and business news, extended their support to Sri Lanka Tourism by providing USD 100,000 worth of advertising on CNBC, gratis Sri Lanka Tourism announced

NO to sporting events in Sri Lanka with direct physical contact

Organizing sporting events with direct physical contact and zero social distancing will not be permitted, announced Sri Lanka's Education Ministry adding the decision was made as the risk of COVID-19 remains

President urges Viyathmaga intellectuals to support government’s forward journey

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa requested the intellectuals of the Viyathmaga to participate in the government’s journey to make a better and prosperous Sri Lanka

European Union funds capacity building for higher education in Sri Lanka

The Delegation of the European Union (EU) to Sri Lanka and the Maldives in collaboration with the University of Peradeniya announced EU-funded Capacity Building for Higher Education (CBHE) projects for 2020 on 10 September 2020

Army orientation-training programme for 50,000 graduates in Maldives

The Maldives Army orientation-training programme for 50,000 graduates, recruited to the public sector in line with the President’s Vistas of Prosperity and Splendour policy statement begins under phases on Monday (14) in 51 island-wide Army Centers

Indian Coast Guards seize 1000 kgs of turmeric meant to be smuggled in to SL

Three people who tried to smuggle 1000 kilograms of turmeric pieces from Tamilnadu, India to Mannar via sea have been arrested on Saturday (12) by the Indian Coast Guard officials

Sri Lanka sets up 25 sports schools for athletically talented students

Sri Lanka's Ministry of Education, and the Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs hope to commence the admission of students to sports schools from grade 8. The aim is to produce outstanding athletes at the school level who can win internationally

Sri Lankan government seeks public support in curbing organized crimes

Sri Lanka's Defense Secretary Maj. Gen. (retd) Kamal Gunaratne has sought public support to curb organized crimes, which has been given a top priority in the government’s vision to make a safe and secure nation, the Ministry of Defense said

Delegation in Sri Lanka to review the fire-stricken New Diamond’s situation

Two representatives of the International Association of Independent Tanker Owners have arrived in Sri Lanka to review the condition of the fire-stricken Panamanian flagged MT New Diamond oil tanker

Sri Lanka gets US$56mn from World Bank CERT re-allocations for COVID-19

Sri Lanka has been given 56 million US dollars by the World Bank from existing projects for anti-Coronavirus projects, on top of a 128.6 million health sector loan that was approved on April 02, 2020 the Washington-based lender said

President clarifies fallacies on 20th Amendment and swearing-in of convicted MP

Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has responded to comments by the Opposition and its allies on the 20th Amendment to the Constitution and the court ruling on Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna Ratnapura District Parliamentarian Premalal Gunasekara, President’s Media Division said