Tropical depression threatens flooding across Sri Lanka

The last week or so has seen torrential downpours across southern parts of the Bay of Bengal. Southern India and Sri Lanka have both been badly affected and there has been some flooding. The daily downpours look set to continue into the weekend. On Wednesday morning, Sri Lanka’s Department of Meteorology announced that a tropical […]
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Sri Lanka to modernize railway sector

COLOMBO, Nov. 28 2017 Sri Lanka will modernize its age old railway sector by purchasing over 100 new railway carriages and engines, and developing railway stations, Transport Minister Nimal Siripala De Silva, quoted by state media, said on Tuesday. De Silva said this will also help the government to strengthen the country’s public transportation sector […]
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Korean community donate relief goods for Sri Lanka’s flood victims and the bereaved families

June 06, Colombo: The Korean Businessmen’s Association (KBA) of Sri Lanka has donated relief goods worth of about Rs. 15 million to Sri Lanka Police on 02 June 2017, The Korean Embassy in Colombo said in a release. The donation included 5,000 pairs of long boots, 10,000 pairs of rubber gloves, 1,000 pairs of gloves […]
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Korea approves US$ 200m for Sri Lanka’s Kandy tunnel construction project

June 06, Colombo: The Ministry of Strategy and Finance of Korea has approved US$ 200 million for the Kandy tunnel construction project, Korean Embassy in Sri Lanka announced. The project comprises of four tunnels with a total length of 5.5km from Suduhumpola to Tennekumbura via Bogambara and Ampitiya which will be the longest tunnel in […]
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Thailand, Sri Lanka prepare trade pact Please credit

Thailand and Sri Lanka are set to sign a free trade agreement (FTA) later this year, aiming to triple bilateral trade to US$1.5 billion (52.5 billion baht) over the next five years. Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak, who met with Malik Samarawickrama, Sri Lanka’s Development Strategies and International Trade Minister, yesterday said the two countries […]
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Sri Lanka’s antivenom leap forward by making its own antivenom

Colombo, Sri Lanka – In 2006, a Russell’s viper sank one fang into Sanath Weeraratne’s left hand. Weeraratne immediately started to bleed profusely as the anticoagulant properties in the venom took effect. He knew what could come next: more bleeding from the rectum and the gums and blood-stained vomit. The blood could seep into the […]
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Sri Lankan villagers protest over Chinese investment

Several people have been injured in southern Sri Lanka during a protest against allowing China to build a port and industrial zone. The plan envisages the eviction of thousands of villagers around Hambantota port, 240km (150 miles) south-east of the capital Colombo.┬áPolice used tear gas as the protest delayed a ceremony being attended by Prime […]
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WHO certifies Sri Lanka malaria-free

In a remarkable public health achievement, Sri Lanka has been certified as malaria-free island country by World Health Organisation (WHO) on Monday. “Sri Lanka’s achievement is truly remarkable. In the mid-20th century it was among the most malaria-affected countries, but now it is malaria-free. This is testament to the courage and vision of its leaders, […]
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