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Floods and landslides claim 203 lives; 96 missing and 63 injured

Floods and landslides claim 203 lives; 96 missing and 63 injured

The Disaster Management Centre (DMC) said that 203 people have died, 96 are missing and 63 are injured by the floods in Sri Lanka. Around 631,346 people belonging to 164,264…

President in Rathnapura to review flood relief progress

President in Rathnapura to review flood relief progress

President Maithripala Sirisena visited the District Secretariat in Rathnapura today (May 29) to observe the relief programs carried out for the victims of the adverse weather condition. He looked into…

Sri Lanka’s deadly floods could worsen dengue crisis: NGO

Sri Lanka’s deadly floods could worsen dengue crisis: NGO

An International non-governmental organization that promotes Children’s rights warned on Sunday that the devastating floods in Sri Lanka could exacerbate the dengue crisis in the island country. In a statement,…

Second Indian ship with relief goods arrive

Second Indian ship with relief goods arrive

INS Shardul, the second Indian cargo ship with relief goods for the flood victims arrived at the port of Colombo this evening (28th May). The relief goods were handed over…

President seeks Australian nuclear technology for CKDu research

President seeks Australian nuclear technology for CKDu research

President Maithripala Sirisena made an inspection tour to the Australia’s nuclear agency, the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organization (ANSTO) yesterday (26th May) to see its advanced research on utilization…

Sri Lanka govt to call bids for 100MW floating solar power plant

Sri Lanka govt to call bids for 100MW floating solar power plant

Sri Lanka’s government will call international competitive bids to build a 100 megawatt floating solar power plant in the Maduru Oya reservoir and allocate funds for a training project for…

Railways to export locos, train sets worth Rs 680 crore to Lanka

Railways to export locos, train sets worth Rs 680 crore to Lanka

Indian Railways will supply modern locomotives and train sets worth Rs 680 crore to Sri Lanka, in the largest export order for the public transporter. Rail India Technical and Economic…

Sri Lanka’s economy projected to grow 4.7 pct in 2017: World Bank

Sri Lanka’s economy projected to grow 4.7 pct in 2017: World Bank

Recent policy reforms including monetary tightening and revenue-led fiscal consolidation have improved Sri Lanka’s outlook, The World Bank’s South Asia Economic Focus report says. “Continuation of the IMF program will…

Sustaining growth in less supportive environment

Sustaining growth in less supportive environment

It is quite likely you are reading this on a smartphone or tablet assembled in an emerging market economy. The beverage beside you could well be tea grown in Sri…

Australia to Ship Dairy Heifers to Sri Lanka

Australia to Ship Dairy Heifers to Sri Lanka

West Australian cattle exporter Wellard will soon be looking for dairy heifers from Australia to fill contracts it has in Sri Lanka. According to Sri Lanka’s Daily Mirror, the company has…

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