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Sri Lanka advised to go for open source software in schools

Sri Lanka advised to go for open source software in schools

The Asian Development Bank has advised Sri Lanka to go for open source software as opposed to branded software in using Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in education. “Software is…

Reality check in Sri Lanka

Reality check in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka’s local government elections, scheduled to be held on February 10, have elicited the interest of a national election, and with good reason. This is the first time the country…

Commemorative Rs. 1000 note printed to mark 70th Independence Day

Commemorative Rs. 1000 note printed to mark 70th Independence Day

A commemorative Rs. 1000 currency note has been printed to mark the country’s 70th anniversary of independence. It was handed over by Central Bank Governor Indrajit Coomaraswamy to Finance Minister…

India, Lanka need to discuss fisheries issue: Envoy

India, Lanka need to discuss fisheries issue: Envoy

 Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner to India Chitranganee Wagiswara on Tuesday advised the governments of India and Sri Lanka discuss the fisheries issues. Wagiswara’s statement comes days after Colombo said the Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (Amendment) Bill would…

Ministry of Telecommunication and Digital Infrastructure and UNDP partner for HackaDev – Youth Social Innovation Challenge

Ministry of Telecommunication and Digital Infrastructure and UNDP partner for HackaDev – Youth Social Innovation Challenge

The Ministry of Telecommunication and Digital Infrastructure and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding to scale up HackaDev – Youth Social Innovation Challenge.  …

ADB grants USD 270 Mn to implement two development projects

ADB grants USD 270 Mn to implement two development projects

The Government of Sri Lanka entered into three Loan Agreements worth of USD 270 million with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for the implementation of two projects; Integrated Road Investment…

Sri Lanka to expand Galle Face green, new access route to Port City

Sri Lanka to expand Galle Face green, new access route to Port City

Sri Lanka will expand Colombo’s Galle Face Green by 30 meters and a new access route will be built to Colombo port from Kollupitiya, extending the current Marine Drive, Megapolis…

Indonesia pledges assistance to upgrade Sri Lanka’s train service

Indonesia pledges assistance to upgrade Sri Lanka’s train service

Indonesian President Joko Widodo has pledged assistance to upgrade Sri Lanka’s train service when he met Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe at Temple Trees yesterday morning. Widodo had promised to send…

Indonesia pledges more assistance for development

Indonesia pledges more assistance for development

Indonesian President Joko Widodo has pledged assistance to upgrade Sri Lanka’s train service when he met Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe at Temple Trees yesterday morning. President Widodo had promised to…

State banquet for Indonesian President

State banquet for Indonesian President

President Maithripala Sirisena hosted a State Banquet for Indonesian President Joko Widodo and Mrs Iriana Widodo at the Presidential Secretariat yesterday. Here, President Widodo greeting Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on…