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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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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Women to power Sri Lanka’s mangrove conservation plan

COLOMBO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Sri Lanka’s new mangrove protection scheme, the world’s first country-wide initiative, is relying on women like Michel Priyadarshani, head of a fisherwomen’s group in eastern Ambantotam village. Priyadarshani and her colleagues did not understand the importance of mangroves for the ecosystem, including the fish population, until they benefited from a […]
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Sri Lanka Pakistan Friendship Evening to be held on March 22

Mar 18, Colombo: The Sri Lanka Pakistan Friendship Association (SLPAFA) in collaboration with Pakistan High Commission Colombo will be organizing a fun-filled Fund Raising Friendship Evening on 21st March 2015 at the Grand Oriental Hotel, Fort, Colombo 1 for the 3rd consecutive year. The event is expected to draw large number of distinguished personalities from […]
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‘Statement on Peace’ to be made on Independence Day By Breaking News – See more at: http://www.nation.lk/edition/breaking-news/item/37808-statement-on-peace-to-be-made-on-independence-day.html#sthash.J8HvwXet.dpuf

A statement on Peace will be made at the 67th Independence Day celebration to be held on February 4. According to the government, the Cabinet approved a joint proposal made by the Acting Foreign Minister Ajith P. Perera and the Minister of Home Affairs and Fisheries Joseph Michael Perera to make a statement on Peace […]
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Sri Lankan government to merge SriLankan and Mihin to cut losses, increase productivity

Jan 29, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government plans to merge the country’s two loss-making airlines to cut losses and increase productivity. The government in its interim budget presented to parliament today has proposed to merge the flag carrier SriLankan Airlines with the budget carrier Mihin Lanka. The two airlines will be merged to increase productivity, […]
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Ajith Dias appointed as new Chairman of SriLankan Airlines

Jan 24 2015, Colombo: Ajith Dias an apparel industry expert and a leading Sri Lankan businessman, has been appointed to head Sri Lanka’s national carrier SriLankan Airlines, sources said. Ajith Dias was the Chairman of the Joint Apparel Associations Forum (JAAF) which is the apex body of all Textile and Apparel Associations before being appointed […]
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Sri Lanka lifts travel restriction for foreigners visiting North, no troops reduction

Jan 16, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s new government Friday lifted a restriction placed on the foreign passport holders and foreign organizations traveling to the former war-torn Northern Province. The previous government of Mahinda Rajapaksa last year imposed a restriction on foreigners and foreign organizations visiting the North requiring them to obtain prior clearance from the Ministry […]
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Momentum Jaffna, brings eminent business leaders, professionals and academics together

Jan 02 2015, Jaffna: ‘Momentum’ – Asia’s largest synchronized forum for professionals which was kicked off in December with simultaneous forums at four locations in Colombo, recently concluded its second event at Tilko City Hotel in Jaffna with the overwhelming participation of eminent business leaders, professionals and academics from the north of Sri Lanka. Addressing […]
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Yal Devi to KKS from today

The Yal Devi express train travelled from Jaffna to Kankesanthurai (KKS) today after a lapse of 25 years, this was stated by the Railway Department today. Transport Minister Kumara Welgama inaugurated the train service this morning in the presence of Ministers Susil Premajayanth, Reginald Cooray, Douglas Devananda and Northern Province Governor. Sri Lanka Railway (SLR) […]
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