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USD50mn from Saudi Fund for new Medical Faculty in Sabaragamuwa University

USD50mn from Saudi Fund for new Medical Faculty in Sabaragamuwa University

 Saudi Fund for Development (SFD) has agreed to provide a concessional loan amounting to Saudi Riyal 187.5 Million (USD 50 mn) to establish a Medical Faculty in the University of Sabaragamuwa. The Finance Ministry said in a statement that the balance 20.46 million dollars will be borne by…

Two Indian airline operators show interest in Palali

Two Indian airline operators show interest in Palali

Two Indian airline operators, Alliance Air (an Indian regional airline, a wholly owned subsidiary of Air India) and IndiGo (an Indian low-cost airline headquartered at Haryana in India), have expressed interest to operate flights to the Palaly International Airport. (JAF). “But no final decisions had been taken so…

All National Parks closed for Elephant Census

All National Parks closed for Elephant Census

The Wildlife Conservation Department yesterday announced that all National Parks in the country would be closed from September 13-15 in view of the scheduled island-wide elephant survey. All the visitors’ bungalows the Department operates within the National Parks will also be closed from September 12 to15. An islandwide…

SLTPB to invest Rs 1,050 mn for Palaly development

SLTPB to invest Rs 1,050 mn for Palaly development

Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau (SLTPB) will invest Rs. 1,050 million to assist in the refurbishment and the…

Palali Airport to launch direct flights to four Indian destinations from Oct.

Palali Airport to launch direct flights to four Indian destinations from Oct.

The Palali airport is now being upgraded to be Sri Lanka’s third international airport after Colombo, and Mattala…

U.S. Department of State Assistant Secretary for Political-Military Affairs Highlights 970 Million Rupees for Mine Clearance

U.S. Department of State Assistant Secretary for Political-Military Affairs Highlights 970 Million Rupees for Mine Clearance

The U.S. Department of State’s Assistant Secretary for Political-Military Affairs R. Clarke Cooper visited Sri Lanka from June…

Ircon wins rail contract in Sri Lanka

Ircon wins rail contract in Sri Lanka

IRCON International Ltd has bagged an international railway contract worth $91.27 million ( around ₹635 crore) from Sri Lanka…

Cuban Ambassador to Sri Lanka Highlights Women’s Empowerment

Cuban Ambassador to Sri Lanka Highlights Women’s Empowerment

Cuban Ambassador to Sri Lanka Juana Elena Ramos underscored the important role that Cuban women are currently playing,…

Sri Lanka’s northern Jaffna gets two more wind power plants for Rs4.4bn

Sri Lanka’s northern Jaffna gets two more wind power plants for Rs4.4bn

Two more renewable energy power plants are to be built in Sri Lanka’s northern Jaffna peninsula with an…

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…

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