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    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…

    “Designer Budget” will focus on a Start-up culture of “Empowering the Private Sector”- Minister Samaraweera

    “Designer Budget” will focus on a Start-up culture of “Empowering the Private Sector”- Minister Samaraweera

    Minister of Finance and Mass Media Mangala Samaraweera met the Director South Asia of the International Finance Corporation (IFC) of the World Bank – Mengistu Alemayehu in Washington on Wednesday…

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