Sri Lanka seeks World Bank assistance for elephant conservation

Sri Lanka seeks World Bank assistance for elephant conservation

Sri Lanka has sought assistance from the World Bank for the conservation of its wild elephant population, an official said . Sri Lanka boasts 6,000 wild elephants. It is a major tourist attraction in the island nation. Director General of the Wildlife Conservation Department W.S.K. Pathiratne told Xinhua that…

Sri Lanka technical interns to be trained in Japan

Sri Lanka technical interns to be trained in Japan

Sri Lanka is to sign a memorandum of understanding with International Manpower Development Organization of Japan (IM Japan) to send technical interns to Japan for further training. The cabinet nod has been received to sign this agreement presented by Foreign Employment Minister Thalatha Athukorala, said Co-cabinet Spokesman Minister…

SLR signs agreement with Prima Company

SLR signs agreement with Prima Company

Department of Sri Lanka Railway (SLR) signed an agreement with Prima Company to recommence the transportation of Prima flour from China Bay, Trincomalee to Galle and Seeduwa. It was signed by the General-Manager of SLR B.A.P. Ariyarathne and the General-Manager of Prima Company Tan Beng Chuan recently  at…

Sri Lanka exports to rise after regaining GSP+ status

Sri Lanka exports to rise after regaining GSP+ status

On May 19 the EU formally restored Sri Lanka to the ranks of countries that benefit from the…

Girls above 10 years to be vaccinated against HPV

Girls above 10 years to be vaccinated against HPV

All Sri Lankan girls aged above 10 will be vaccinated against the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) Health Ministry…

Sri Lanka to abolish import control fee for tea

Sri Lanka to abolish import control fee for tea

Sri Lanka’s cabinet nod has been received to abolish the import control license fee for imported tea in…

Labor shortage hits Sri Lanka’s cinnamon industry

Labor shortage hits Sri Lanka’s cinnamon industry

Along Sri Lanka’s west coast, towns like Negombo have abundant green cinnamon farms that keep peelers of the…

Sri Lanka Economic Summit to discuss need for Smarter Trade Strategy

Sri Lanka Economic Summit to discuss need for Smarter Trade Strategy

‘Sri Lanka Economic Summit 2017’ will dig deeper into the island’s trade reform agenda anchored towards new preferential…

Control agent to be produced locally

Control agent to be produced locally

The National Dengue Control Unit, in partnership with a private institute, has stepped into produce locally, the dengue…

Air India to operate Varanasi-Colombo flights for pilgrims

Air India to operate Varanasi-Colombo flights for pilgrims

For the first time Air India will commence twice weekly flights beginning on 04 August. This operation will…

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