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Ozone layer protection

Ozone layer protection

Vienna Convention and Montreal Protocol were adopted respectively in 1985 and 1987 on the above purpose and its final amendment was done on 15 October 2016 at Kigali, Rwanda to…

Locally produced anti-venom vaccines by year-end

Locally produced anti-venom vaccines by year-end

Locally produced anti-venom (vaccines) for snake bites for five varieties of snakes will be available by the end of this year, Acting Director General of Health Services Dr. J.M.W. Jayasundara…

India ranks lower than Sri Lanka and Nepal in human capital index

India ranks lower than Sri Lanka and Nepal in human capital index

India figures at a lowly 103 rank in World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Human Capital Index for 2017 which has been topped by Norway. India also ranks among the lowest…

JICA to provide Doppler Weather Radar Network to Sri Lanka

JICA to provide Doppler Weather Radar Network to Sri Lanka

 Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has signed a grant agreement with Sri Lanka to establish a Doppler Weather Radar Network in the country. The agreement was signed between Treasury Secretary…

EU puts up Rs5.4bn for Sri Lanka’s poor provinces

EU puts up Rs5.4bn for Sri Lanka’s poor provinces

The European Union said it was pledging 5.4 billion rupees (29.7 million Euros) to improve living conditions in Sri Lanka’s Uva and Central Provinces which are among the poorest in…

Sri Lanka to draft Bio Safety Bill to counter gene technology

Sri Lanka to draft Bio Safety Bill to counter gene technology

 Sri Lanka will draft a Bio Safety Bill to minimize damage caused to biodiversity by the release of organisms created by gene technology, a statement on cabinet decisions said. “Sri…

Rooftop solar in Sri Lanka gets $50m boost

Rooftop solar in Sri Lanka gets $50m boost

Sri Lanka has been granted a $50 million (£37m) loan to help fund rooftop solar power projects. The funding will support 50MW of capacity and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) will also…

Sri Lanka’s GDP growth to reach 5-pct in 2018: ADB

Sri Lanka’s GDP growth to reach 5-pct in 2018: ADB

Sri Lanka’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) would be 4.5 percent at end 2017 and increase to 5 percent by end 2018, the Asian Development Bank said in its latest Asian…

Sri Lanka’s long awaited LNG discovery to come into operation by 2021

Sri Lanka’s long awaited LNG discovery to come into operation by 2021

Sri Lanka plans to commercialize the natural gas discoveries in one of the gas blocks in the Mannar Basin by 2021, Petroleum Resources Development Secretariat (PRDS) said in a recently…

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…

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