Home » 2017 » October

Sri Lanka in Talks for Refinery at Port of Hambantota

Sri Lanka in Talks for Refinery at Port of Hambantota

Sri Lanka’s agreement to lease the port of Hambantota to a Chinese state-owned enterprise could soon blossom into a much larger economic development strategy. Colombo is reportedly in talks with…

Cabinet approves setting up 150 small scale solar power plants

Cabinet approves setting up 150 small scale solar power plants

Sri Lanka’s cabinet nod has been received to implement the second stage of the Suryabala Sangramaya Programme with the establishment of 90 small scale solar power plants in addition to…

UN Special Rapporteur calls on President

UN Special Rapporteur calls on President

The UN Special Rapporteur Pablo de Greiff met with President Maithripala Sirisena at the President’s Official Residence, on 17th October.   Secretary to the President Austin Fernando and Secretary to…

Colombo Municipal Council to set up 20 free Wi-Fi zones

Colombo Municipal Council to set up 20 free Wi-Fi zones

Sri Lanka’s government has taken steps to create 100 Wi-Fi zones in the Colombo city as a first step of the island wide program of providing free Wi-Fi. According to…

Building Resilience for Climate-induced Disasters in Sri Lanka

Building Resilience for Climate-induced Disasters in Sri Lanka

(By Kanchana Wickramasinghe-Research Economist IPS) With the arrival of monsoon rains, Sri Lanka is just seeing the end of the drought that impaired many parts of the country. However, its…

India eyes airport in Sri Lanka, near Chinese Belt and Road outpost

India eyes airport in Sri Lanka, near Chinese Belt and Road outpost

India is in advanced talks with Sri Lanka to operate an airport on the southern tip of the island, where China has invested heavily as part of its Belt and…

President Meets Pakistani Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua

President Meets Pakistani Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua

President Maithripala Sirisena met with Pakistan Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua at the Presidential Secretariat this afternoon. At the meeting the President has emphasized the need to expand economic relations between…

Pakistani Foreign Secretary due today

Pakistani Foreign Secretary due today

Pakistani Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua will visit Sri Lanka for the fifth Foreign Office consultations today, the Foreign Ministry said. The consultations are expected to focus on areas of cooperation between…

Sri Lanka poised to leapfrog the economy after long years of conflict and political instability -FM

Sri Lanka poised to leapfrog the economy after long years of conflict and political instability -FM

Sri Lanka under the unity government headed by President Maithripala Sirisena and the Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe is poised to leapfrog the economy after long years of conflict and political…

SL to receive USD 700 million from Millennium Challenge Corporation

SL to receive USD 700 million from Millennium Challenge Corporation

Minister of Finance and Media, Mangala Samaraweera, met Fatema Z. Sumar, the Regional Deputy Vice President for Europe, Asia, Pacific and Latin America in the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) on…

Page 1 of 3123