Sri Lanka implements insurance scheme to compensate for damages by wild elephants

Nov 28, Colombo: Sri Lanka will implement an insurance scheme next year to compensate the farmers and families for the damages caused by wild elephants to their crops and property. The Chairman of the Agricultural Insurance Board Mrs. Sumana Ariyadasa has said that allocations have been made in the budget for this purpose. The families […]
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Japan to assist Sri Lanka to install electronic toll collection (ETC) system on expressway

Nov 28, Colombo: Japan’s funding arm Japan International Co-operation Agency (JICA) will help to convert the manual toll collection system now being used on Sri Lanka’s first expressway into an electronic toll collection (ETC) system. Currently tolls are collected by operators manually at exit points based on the distance travelled on the access-controlled four-lane expressway […]
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India well ahead in education, agriculture, art and IT – minister

India well ahead in education, agriculture, art and IT – minister Irrigation and Water Resources Management Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva said India is well ahead of other South Asian countries in the field of education, agriculture, information technology and culture. He was making the keynote address at a ceremony to mark the 150th birth […]
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New Sri Lankan tax to decrease Kinnow export by 60 per cent

Islamabad—The Kinnow export to Sri Lanka will be reduced by 60 per cent because of the new tax levied on import of agriculture products. Chief Executive Officer of Harvest Trading Ahmad Jawad told APP that with the imposition of new tax by Sri Lanka, the duties on many export items from Pakistan have been doubled. […]
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Sri Lanka Marxist youth union to agitate to win rights for the youth

Nov 28, Colombo: Socialist Youth Union (SYU), a youth group affiliated with the Marxist Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna of Sri Lanka is to commence an agitation campaign to win the rightful benefits for the country’s youth. SYU National Organizer and former JVP MP, Bimal Rathnayaka says that the Union would agitate to remind the government of […]
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Nigerian couple smuggling dollars arrested at Sri Lanka airport

Nov 28, Colombo: Sri Lankan airport officials nabbed a Nigerian couple at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) today with a large amount of US dollars. Acting on a tip, officers of the BIA narcotics bureau arrested the couple with US$ 70,000 (Rs.7,840,000) in their possession. The couple had arrived in a flight from Dubai. Police […]
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Sri Lankan government accused of shirking responsibilities in school education sector

Nov 27, Colombo: People’s Movement for Protecting Schools in Sri Lanka says the government was attempting to burden parents with the school education system. The Movement says that the budgetary allocations made for the school education was a clear indication of the government’s attempt to move out of its responsibilities in the sector. Spokesperson of […]
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All charges against Sri Lanka opposition leader could be proved with evidence

Nov 27, Colombo: Southern Provincial Councilor of Sri Lanka’s main opposition United National Party (UNP), Maithri Gunaratne says that he has evidence to prove all charges leveled by him against party leader Ranil Wickremasinghe. Gunaratne, an Attorney-at-law has handed over a complaint with 20 charges against Wickremasinghe and his conduct that has resulted in the […]
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Sri Lanka’s Health Ministry warns of a dengue outbreak and rabies menace

Nov 27, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s Health Ministry has warned the public of a possible outbreak of dengue due to the prevailing rainy weather and urged the public to keep their environments clean to prevent the breeding of the mosquitoes. A Health Ministry spokesman said health and local authorities with the help of police will commence […]
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President opens Sri Lanka’s first ever expressway to public

Nov 27, Galle: Amid religious blessings Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa today ceremonially declared open the country’s first expressway, The E- 01 Southern Expressway, from Colombo to Galle. Unveiling a commemorative plaque at the southernmost access road to the Expressway from the Pinnaduwa interchange in southern city of Galle, the President in his capacity as […]
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