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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…

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…

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,…

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 out for the victims of the adverse weather condition. He looked into…

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. But a much more significant difference appears when comparing rehabilitated children with…

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 minister MG Ramachandran and cricketer Muttiah Muralitharan have left an indelible mark on…

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 National Alliance (TNA) party here on Friday. The meeting was described as…

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 (1.3 billion rupees) from Japan for the development of Trincomalee Port. The…

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 road investment program and Jaffna Killinochchi water supply project A loan of…

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 traffic network connectivity in the central hill city of Kandy, the island’s…