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India provides assistance to build another 1,200 houses in 50 villages in Sri Lanka

India provides assistance to build another 1,200 houses in 50 villages in Sri Lanka

India on Saturday provided Sri Lanka with additional assistance to build another 1,200 houses through 50 model villages. With this, India’s collaboration with Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Housing and Construction under the Model Villages Housing Programme now covers 2,400 houses in 100 model villages. A MoU was signed…

ADB expresses willingness to fund more water projects

ADB expresses willingness to fund more water projects

THE Asian Development Bank (ADB) said it was willing to finance more water projects to provide safe water supplies to member-countries, similar to the Jaffna water project. Jingmin Huang, principal urban development specialist of ADB, said that if a remote water irrigation system for drinking and planting, like…

Operation to identify petroleum deposits in North East launched

Operation to identify petroleum deposits in North East launched

An operation to identify natural gas and fuel deposits in the deep seas off the North Eastern part of Sri Lanka was launched yesterday by the expeditionary ship ”BGP Pioneer,” Petroleum Resources Development Minister Arjuna Ranatunga said. ‘This operation is launched by the world renowned Schulumberger, a Company…

Exploring agri-tourism

Exploring agri-tourism

With Sri Lanka rated as one of the fastest growing tourist destinations in the world, the country is…

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…

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)…

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…

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