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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…

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 it might be worse than the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) they…

JICA to help plan Kandy development with UDA

JICA to help plan Kandy development with UDA

The Urban Development Authority of Sri Lanka and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will enter into technical cooperation to formulate the urban development environment of Kandy. JICA will support with…

Now, a ‘Siva Senai’ group in Sri Lanka

Now, a ‘Siva Senai’ group in Sri Lanka

A group of Hindus in Sri Lanka has launched ‘Siva Senai’, an organisation to “protect Hindus from threats from other religious groups” in the island. A ceremony was recently held…