Sri Lanka plans hi-tech search for ground water amid drought

Sri Lanka plans hi-tech search for ground water amid drought

Sri Lanka plans to acquire modern technology to search for ground water and new drilling equipment, amid the worst drought in 40 years, the government has said. Sri Lanka’s Water Resources Board had been given the go ahead by the cabinet of minister to obtain modern geo-hydro survey…

EU puts up Rs5.4bn for Sri Lanka’s poor provinces

EU puts up Rs5.4bn for Sri Lanka’s poor provinces

The European Union said it was pledging 5.4 billion rupees (29.7 million Euros) to improve living conditions in Sri Lanka’s Uva and Central Provinces which are among the poorest in the country. The money will benefit poor, rural communities  in the Monaragala and Badulla districts in Uva Province,…

Sri Lanka’s long awaited LNG discovery to come into operation by 2021

Sri Lanka’s long awaited LNG discovery to come into operation by 2021

Sri Lanka plans to commercialize the natural gas discoveries in one of the gas blocks in the Mannar Basin by 2021, Petroleum Resources Development Secretariat (PRDS) said in a recently launched “Petroleum Exploration Development Plan”. “The economic analysis of these two discoveries indicates a very competitive gas price…

Japanese investment for Hotel Complex in the South

Japanese investment for Hotel Complex in the South

The Bensei Group of Japan will construct a hotel complex between Ahungalla and Bentota in the Galle district.…

India interested in developing Mattala Airport

India interested in developing Mattala Airport

The Government of India (GOI) has expressed interest in developing the Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport (MRIA). According to…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

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