Sri Lanka turns to Bangladesh for medicines.

  Sri Lanka, so far heavily dependent on Indian drugs, has signed an MoU with Bangladesh to import pharmaceuticals products. The country’s visiting health minister, Maithripala Sirisena, signed a deal with his Bangladesh counterpart, Mohammed Nasim, on Monday at the latter’s offfice. Nasim said Sri Lanka had already given a list of “525 types of […]
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All religious groups in Sri Lanka free to follow their faith – President

June 19, Colombo: All communities in Sri Lanka co-exist in complete harmony and all religious groups are free to follow their faith without any discrimination, the Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has assured. President Rajapaksa has said that all communities in Sri Lanka live in co-existence as they have inherited a great culture and civilization, […]
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100 year-old Gafoor building reconstruction underway

The changing landscape of Colombo Fort by renovating and reconstructing some 40 old buildings including the over 100 year old Gafoor building is now underway to bring a complete new outlook in the metropolis, official sources said. The Urban Development Authority (UDA) has recently issued a directive to expedite the reconstruction and renovation of Gafoor […]
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Project to develop Beira Lake in Colombo as a tourist attraction

June 13, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s Defense and Urban Development Ministry has launched a massive project for the restoration of Beira Lake Colombo city center. The three-year project aims to enhance the beauty of the city surrounding the lake and to redevelop lands adjacent to the lake to make the area a tourist attraction for tourists […]
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Pioneering cruise by ‘Yathra’ on Benthara river

The first of its kind a joint venture between Jetwing Hotels and MMBL Leisure Holdings (Pvt) Ltd. Yathra by Jetwing is now ready to experience a new dimension of relaxation through floating leisure; another milestone in Sri Lanka’s thriving eco-tourism. Inspired by the Kettuvallam, a woodenhulled and thatch-roofed houseboat, used to advantage tourism in the […]
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Act fast to protect vanishing urban wetlands

Urban wetlands in the Western Province are one of the important eco-systems in our country but they are in danger of vanishing within our lifetime. Throughout generations, these wetlands have played a significant role in contributing eco-system services towards fisheries, The Muthurajawela wetland bears testimony to the fact that Sri Lanka’s urban wetlands are shrinking […]
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