JICA provides Rs42bn loan for Kalu Ganga water supply expansion

JICA provides Rs42bn loan for Kalu Ganga water supply expansion

A concessionary loan agreement for JPY 31,810 million (approx. Rs. 42,307 million) was signed on 7th of July 2017 between the Government of Sri Lanka and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) for Kalu Ganga Water Supply Expansion Project (I). The loan agreement for the project was signed by…

Sri Lanka vows Tamil autonomy despite Buddhist resistance

Sri Lanka vows Tamil autonomy despite Buddhist resistance

Sri Lanka vowed Wednesday to grant greater autonomy to its Tamil minority in a new constitution after an influential Buddhist monk said the clergy opposed the plan. President Maithripala Sirisena has said the new constitution will grant extensive autonomy to Tamils concentrated in the island’s northern and eastern…

New constitution will address Tamil issues

New constitution will address Tamil issues

The government should publish the interim reports on the proposed new constitution soon, TNA Parliamentarian M. A. Sumanthiran said at a press conference last evening. Commenting on the new constitution, he stated that the term ‘unitary state’ should not be removed from the new constitution. He said that…

President in Rathnapura to review flood relief progress

President in Rathnapura to review flood relief progress

President Maithripala Sirisena visited the District Secretariat in Rathnapura today (May 29) to observe the relief programs carried…

Psychosocial programmes for children in war-torn Sri Lanka show good results

Psychosocial programmes for children in war-torn Sri Lanka show good results

Different psychosocial rehabilitation programs for children have somewhat different results due to differences in resources, methodologies and objectives.…

Narendra Modi woos Tamil community in Sri Lanka, lauds MGR, Murali

Narendra Modi woos Tamil community in Sri Lanka, lauds MGR, Murali

Prime Minister Narendra Modi lauded the Tamil community on Friday, saying people like Tamil Nadu’s late former chief…

PM Modi meets Sri Lanka’s Leader of Opposition

PM Modi meets Sri Lanka’s Leader of Opposition

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Sri Lanka’s Leader of Opposition R. Sampanthan and other leaders of his Tamil…

Sri Lanka to receive Yen grant for Trinco port development

Sri Lanka to receive Yen grant for Trinco port development

Sri Lanka’s Prime Minster is to sign exchange of notes for a grant assistance of one billion yen…

Korea Eximbank to develop traffic master plan for Sri Lanka’s Kandy city

Korea Eximbank to develop traffic master plan for Sri Lanka’s Kandy city

The Export-Import Bank of Korea (Korea Eximbank) will support Sri Lanka to develop a master plan to improve…

Draft of new counter-terror law triggers old fears in Sri Lanka

Draft of new counter-terror law triggers old fears in Sri Lanka

Even as Sri Lanka drafts a new law to counter terrorism, human rights activists and lawyers here fear…

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