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ADB expresses willingness to fund more water projects

ADB expresses willingness to fund more water projects

THE Asian Development Bank (ADB) said it was willing to finance more water projects to provide safe water supplies to member-countries, similar to the Jaffna water project. Jingmin Huang, principal…

Over 1.73 Mn tourists visited Sri Lanka up to September 2018

Over 1.73 Mn tourists visited Sri Lanka up to September 2018

Latest data outlines that as at 30th September 2018, 1,731,922 tourists had visited Sri Lanka for this year which is a 11.6% growth over last year when 1,551,931 tourists had…

Lanka’s reconciliation programme, an example to the world – Norway

Lanka’s reconciliation programme, an example to the world – Norway

Norwegian Foreign Affairs Minister Ine Eriksen Søreide assured Norway’s full support to Sri Lanka’s peace and reconciliation programme when she met Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in Olso on Thursday evening.…

Chinese ship in the island

Chinese ship in the island

Making a four-day goodwill visit, ‘Hai Yangdao’, a ship of the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) arrived in the island on Thursday (04th October). The visiting Chinese ship was accorded…

ADB provides US$300 mn for elevated highway

ADB provides US$300 mn for elevated highway

The Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) Board of Directors has approved a $300 million loan to help in the construction of about 5.3 kilometers (km) of elevated toll highway with related…

Japan’s Largest Warship Visits Sri Lanka on Indo-Pacific Deployment

Japan’s Largest Warship Visits Sri Lanka on Indo-Pacific Deployment

Over the weekend, one of Japan’s largest warships made a port call in Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka, emphasizing Tokyo’s presence in the Indian Ocean. JS Kaga, the second vessel…

Sri Lanka’s first social impact funds aimed at supporting social entrepreneurs

Sri Lanka’s first social impact funds aimed at supporting social entrepreneurs

Two memoranda of understanding were signed in New York, launching Sri Lanka’s first social impact funds aimed at supporting social entrepreneurs access innovative financing, to help achieve the 2030 Agenda…

Sri Lanka offers scholarships for SAARC countries’ students

Sri Lanka offers scholarships for SAARC countries’ students

The Sri Lanka government has announced merit based scholarships to the students from each South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries including Pakistan for the year 2018. In this…

Sri Lanka Tourism aims to increase French arrivals up to 111,000

Sri Lanka Tourism aims to increase French arrivals up to 111,000

Sri Lanka Tourism will participate in the International France Travel Mart at Paris Porte De Versailles this week. It is aimed at attracting French travellers to the island which has…

US $200 mn from WB to control NCDs, primary health care

US $200 mn from WB to control NCDs, primary health care

The World Bank has offered US $200 million to Sri Lanka to control Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs) and to develop primary health care facilities, Health Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne said.According…