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Sri Lanka expects to wrap up US$1.7bn LRT project finance by November

Sri Lanka expects to wrap up US$1.7bn LRT project finance by November

Sri Lanka is expecting to wrap up financing for a 1.7 billion US dollar light rail transit project for the capital Colombo by November 2018, for construction to begin by…

Sri Lanka elephants face plastic danger foraging dumps for food

Sri Lanka elephants face plastic danger foraging dumps for food

At a garbage dump in central Sri Lanka a herd of wild elephants forage among a mountain of rubbish, swallowing dangerous scraps of plastic mixed with rotting food in what…

Sri Lanka may lose Japan tea market due to continued glyphosate ban

Sri Lanka may lose Japan tea market due to continued glyphosate ban

Sri Lanka is facing the risk of a complete ban on tea exports to Japan due to the use of alternative weedicides to glyphosate and diplomatic and bureaucratic disasters, the…

Indian healthcare firm expands into Sri Lanka with ADB funds

Indian healthcare firm expands into Sri Lanka with ADB funds

Asian Development Bank (ADB) will invest 10 million US dollars in India’s DCDC Healthcare Services Private Limited (DCDCPL) to help expand its network and extend it to Sri Lanka. DCDCPL…

Sri Lanka gets India-authorized labs to smoothen food exports

Sri Lanka gets India-authorized labs to smoothen food exports

India‚Äôs food safety and standards authority has authorized three labs in Sri Lanka to issue food and beverage standards certificates which will not be rejected at the Indian border, a…

Over 3000 refugees have left TN for Sri Lanka since 2015

Over 3000 refugees have left TN for Sri Lanka since 2015

More than 3,000 Sri Lankan refugees, who had been staying in India, have left for their home country since 2015, the Tamil Nadu Government said. The largest number in this…

Rs. 9 billion to restore over 13,000 small reservoirs

Rs. 9 billion to restore over 13,000 small reservoirs

The Minister of Agriculture Mahinda Amaraweera says that his ministry has devised a comprehensive program to renovate over 13,000 old small tank system in the country and a sum of…

Japan gives Yen 265Mn for Sri Lanka human resources development scholarships

Japan gives Yen 265Mn for Sri Lanka human resources development scholarships

The Government of Japan has agreed to offer a grant assistance of 265 million Yen (approximately 374 million rupees) to provide human resources development scholarships for the Sri Lankan public…

Mattala Airport to be developed with an India, Sri Lanka joint venture

Mattala Airport to be developed with an India, Sri Lanka joint venture

Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation Nimal Siripala de Silva says that the Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport (MRIA) in Hambantota currently running at a great loss will be developed with…

Two urban corridors to spur growth

Two urban corridors to spur growth

Two Urban Corridors will be developed soon, one along the 134 km-long Central Expressway leading to Kandy, and the other along the 241 km-long Southern Highway leading to the Hambantota…

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