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First ever tourist-friendly Tuk Tuk service launched

First ever tourist-friendly Tuk Tuk service launched

The Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority yesterday(30.07.2018) launched the country’s first ever tourist-friendly Tuk Tuk service at Galle Face Green under the patronage of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. The project…

Dubai police recover rare $20 million stolen blue diamond

Dubai police recover rare $20 million stolen blue diamond

  Dubai police say they’ve recovered a rare $20 million blue diamond that was stolen from a city company’s vault and smuggled to Sri Lanka inside a pair of sneakers…

Sanmenxio Jinqu Group to invest US $ 30 mn in jewellery hub

Sanmenxio Jinqu Group to invest US $ 30 mn in jewellery hub

A Chinese gold mining giant announced that it is ready to set up an international standard, modern gold, gem and jewellery hub in Sri Lanka. The Chinese firm, Sanmenxio Jinqu…

Kuwaiti couple attack Sri Lanka customs over pet dog

Kuwaiti couple attack Sri Lanka customs over pet dog

Sri Lankan police Friday arrested a Kuwaiti couple accused of assaults which left five customs officers in hospital after they tried to stop the tourists smuggling a pet dog, officials…

US Army’s Pacific Region Head commends reconciliation programme

US Army’s Pacific Region Head commends reconciliation programme

The US Army’s Pacific Region Head Gen.Robert B.Brown who is in Sri Lanka on a four-day visit on the invitation of Army Commander Lt.Gen. Mahesh Sananayake, called on President Maithripala…

Model village uses GPS technology for agriculture development

Model village uses GPS technology for agriculture development

Sri Lanka’s first Agriculture Entrepreneurship Model Village was inaugurated yesterday at Kahattewela, Haputale under the patronage of the Minister of Agriculture Mahinda Amaraweera. The model village was established under the…

New rice variety to help prevent diabetes

New rice variety to help prevent diabetes

As diabetes has become a major health problem, Sri Lanka is focusing attention on ways to prevent the disease and the latest in these efforts is the research into new…

WFP, Sri Lanka partner to improve food security, nutrition

WFP, Sri Lanka partner to improve food security, nutrition

The UN World Food Programme (WFP) and the Government have signed a Letter of Understanding to further their partnership to enhance food security and nutrition in Sri Lanka. The joint…

Co-optex to open outlets in Singapore, Malaysia, Sri Lanka

Co-optex to open outlets in Singapore, Malaysia, Sri Lanka

A six-year-old proposal to open outlets of the Tamil Nadu Handloom Weavers’ Co-operative Society Ltd., or Co-optex, abroad will be fructified soon, according to state minister of handlooms and textiles…

Rs.44.9 million to test water quality in the country

Rs.44.9 million to test water quality in the country

Excessive use of pesticides and chemicals in agricultural activities has resulted in the deterioration of the quality of water in the water resources which has adversely affected for the existence…

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