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Japan grants Rs1.6bn to boost airport security

Japan grants Rs1.6bn to boost airport security

Japan has given a 1 billion yen grant (1.6 billion rupees) to buy equipment to boost airport security and police work in the wake of Easter Sunday attacks. “The public security in Sri Lanka was threatened by the Easter Sunday terrorist attacks with a huge negative economic impact…

Light Rail set to be SL’s first women-friendly public transport system

Light Rail set to be SL’s first women-friendly public transport system

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will provide technical assistance to strengthen the Gender Action Plan (GAP) for Colombo Light Rail, towards making it the first woman-friendly public transport system in Sri Lanka. The memorandum for this assistance was signed between the Secretary of the Ministry of Megapolis…

SriLankan bans fire-prone Apple laptop

SriLankan bans fire-prone Apple laptop

National carrier SriLankan Airlines yesterday announced a ban on Apple MacBook Pro laptops from both cargo and cabin luggage on the basis of a fire hazard.The airline’s announcement came in the wake of Apple company determining recently that some of its older-generation 15-inch MacBook Pro units had batteries…

Oldest and largest archaeological museum opens after preservation

Oldest and largest archaeological museum opens after preservation

Archaeological Museum of Anuradhapura, the oldest and largest archaeological museum under control of the Department of Archaeology of…

Japanese investor to start manufacturing flexible packaging for Sri Lanka Tea Industry

Japanese investor to start manufacturing flexible packaging for Sri Lanka Tea Industry

Sri Lanka’s Board of Investment signed an agreement with a Japanese company to establish a plant that will…

Visiting Indian MP Kanimozhi discusses fisheries issue with PM

Visiting Indian MP Kanimozhi discusses fisheries issue with PM

The fisheries issue in the Palk Strait and the situation of detained Indian fisher crews as well as…

India, Sri Lanka begin joint naval military drill in Bay of Bengal

India, Sri Lanka begin joint naval military drill in Bay of Bengal

India and Sri Lanka on Tuesday began joint naval military exercises in the Bay of Bengal off the…

FM Marapana calls for peaceful engagement in Indian Ocean at IORA conference

FM Marapana calls for peaceful engagement in Indian Ocean at IORA conference

Foreign Minister Thilak Marapara called for cooperation and peaceful engagement in the Indian Ocean maritime domain by IORA members…

New British High Commissioner Meets the Speaker

New British High Commissioner Meets the Speaker

Sarah Hulton OBE, new High Commissioner of United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to Sri Lanka…

Moody’s revises its growth forecasts for 16 Asian economies

Moody’s revises its growth forecasts for 16 Asian economies

Moody’s Investors Service in a newly released report has revised downwards its GDP growth forecast for 16 economies…

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