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Exploring agri-tourism

Exploring agri-tourism

With Sri Lanka rated as one of the fastest growing tourist destinations in the world, the country is now exploring another rapidly growing segment, agri-tourism, to achieve greater heights in the industry. Tourists participating in collecting the mature rice crop from the field at the farm maintained by…

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 Rs. 9 billion has been allocated for the project. According to the Minister, since these small tanks have…

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 a joint venture with India as a commercial airport. “We need to rebuild the airport as a commercial…

Sri Lanka to obtain 100bn yen from MUFG Bank for Central Expressway phase 3

Sri Lanka to obtain 100bn yen from MUFG Bank for Central Expressway phase 3

 Cabinet has approved a proposal presented by Prime Minister to enter into an agreement with MUFG Bank in…

President meets Northern Province Chief Minister

President meets Northern Province Chief Minister

The presentation of teaching appointments to graduates and the opening of a new Technology building of St.Patrick’s College,…

Sirisena urged to ‘rise as a statesman’

Sirisena urged to ‘rise as a statesman’

Reminding President Maithripala Sirisena of the “unstinted support” that Tamils extended to him in 2015, senior Tamil politician…

ADB gives USD270Mn for road and water projects in Jaffna

ADB gives USD270Mn for road and water projects in Jaffna

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will give US 270 million dollars in financial assistance from for the implementation of the integrated…

India provides Rs. 6.9 bn to upgrade KKS Harbour

India provides Rs. 6.9 bn to upgrade KKS Harbour

India provides US $ 45.27 million (LKR 6.9 billion) to upgrade Kankesanthurai (KKS) Harbour and the agreement in…

Japanese “Setogiri” arrives at the port of Trincomalee

Japanese “Setogiri” arrives at the port of Trincomalee

“Setogiri”, a Naval ship belongs to Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force, arrived at the port of Trincomalee yesterday…

India and China flex muscles over Sri Lankan hub

India and China flex muscles over Sri Lankan hub

At the eerily quiet Mattala Airport, on the forested southern coast of Sri Lanka, a battle between Asian…

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