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Over 300 vessels call at Hambantota Int’l Port in 2018

Over 300 vessels call at Hambantota Int’l Port in 2018

The Hambantota International Port (HIP) saw an increase in vessels docking at the port on the first week of the New Year.Traffic to the Hambantota International Port increased significantly during…

Sri Lanka ready to create artificial rain for hydropower generation

Sri Lanka ready to create artificial rain for hydropower generation

Ceylon Electricity Board and Sri Lanka Air Force today signed a memorandum of understanding to facilitate the project of creating artificial rain for hydropower generation. The Air Force has agreed…

Norway and FAO welcome findings of the Nansen survey

Norway and FAO welcome findings of the Nansen survey

National Aquatic Resources Research and Development Agency (NARA) and Institute of Marine Research, Norway (IMR) held an event to launch the main research findings of the survey carried out by…

President condoles death of SL Army men in Mali

President condoles death of SL Army men in Mali

President Maithripala Sirisena issuing a condolence message on the demise of two Sri Lankan army personnel engaging in United Nations operations in Mali, said they sacrificed their lives to achieve…

US$ 200 Mn loan to uplift Primary HealthCare

US$ 200 Mn loan to uplift Primary HealthCare

Sri Lanka is to obtain US$ 200 million from the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) of the World Bank to implement the Primary Health Care System Strengthening Project.…

Sri Lanka to sign loan agreement with Japan for light rail

Sri Lanka to sign loan agreement with Japan for light rail

Sri Lanka’s government is to sign an agreement with the Japanese aid agency, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), for a 200 billion yen (347 billion rupees) soft loan to build…

Managing Sri Lanka – China Economic Relations: BRI, Debt, and Diplomacy

Managing Sri Lanka – China Economic Relations: BRI, Debt, and Diplomacy

(Dr. Dushni Weerakoon) China holds approximately 9% of Sri Lanka’s total outstanding debt as of 2017, and 14% amongst bilateral lenders – equivalent to the same share held by neighbouring…

Maldives President Chief guest at National Day

Maldives  President Chief guest at National Day

Maldivian President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih will be the chief guest at the 71st Independence Day Celebrations at Galle Face Green on February 4.The National Day will be celebrated on a…

President Sirisena meets Singaporean President

President Sirisena meets Singaporean President

The President who arrived at Isthana Palace of Singapore this morning was warmly welcomed by the President of Singapore, the President’s Media Division said. The two leaders discussed on how…

Garment exporters keen on using Colombo port

Garment exporters keen on using Colombo port

Local garment exporters are keen on using the sea port in Colombo as it would save them time and money. “In the era of fast fashion a shorter lead time…

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