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ADB funds to help Sri Lanka tackle surge in ‘lifestyle’ diseases

ADB funds to help Sri Lanka tackle surge in ‘lifestyle’ diseases

Sri Lanka has seen a decline in polio, malaria and filariasis in the past two decades but there has been a rise in non-communicable diseases such as cancer and heart disease, driven by lifestyle changes. This is putting more pressure on the country’s health system. The package will…

Oil, Gas prospecting in Mannar Basin commences

Oil, Gas prospecting in Mannar Basin commences

Natural Gas and Oil prospecting in the Mannar Basin of the Sri Lanka Maritime Zone commenced yesterday. The ship BGP-Pioneer is engaged in this operation, Petroleum Resources, Development Minister Arjuna Ranatunga said. The Minister said the ship commenced exploration of data in the JS-05 and JS-06 zones on…

South Korea ready to share business, IT know-how with SL

South Korea ready to share business, IT know-how with SL

South Korea is ready to share its know-how on industrial, business and Information Technology since it has made great strides in these fields today, South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung Wha said yesterday. She made this observation during a meeting with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe at the Mariot…

Malaysians mull solar panel, BPO investments in Sri Lanka

Malaysians mull solar panel, BPO investments in Sri Lanka

A visiting delegation of Malaysian business executives have show interest in investing in several projects in Sri Lanka,…

Austrian banks grant Rs2.7bn interest free loans for university & health sectors

Austrian banks grant Rs2.7bn interest free loans for university & health sectors

Two Austrian banks have provided over 2.7 billion rupees worth interest free loans for health sector development and…

Cuba pledged to support Sri Lanka’s health sector

Cuba pledged to support Sri Lanka’s health sector

The Cuban Government pledged extended its fullest support to develop the Sri Lankan health sector, Health Ministry spokesman…

Orion City and Dialog partner to build High Density Data Centre

Orion City and Dialog partner to build High Density Data Centre

 Sri Lanka’s Dialog Axiata Group announced a joint venture partnership with Orion City to build and manage the…

Solar Alliance will create a greener, cleaner, healthy world: President

Solar Alliance will create a greener, cleaner, healthy world: President

 Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena expressed confidence that the International Solar Alliance (ISA) would showcase the power of…

Sri Lanka needs US$3.5bn solid waste management investments: IFC

Sri Lanka needs US$3.5bn solid waste management investments: IFC

Municipal solid waste management in Sri Lanka will create an investment opportunity of $3.5 billion, the International Finance…

Technical Group meeting of the G-24 in Colombo

Technical Group meeting of the G-24 in Colombo

The two-day Technical Group Meeting of the G- 24 countries will be inaugurated by the Minister of Finance…

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