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UN unveils plan to detect travelling foreign fighters with new software

UN unveils plan to detect travelling foreign fighters with new software

The United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism on Tuesday unveiled a computer-based system designed to detect the travel of would-be terrorist attackers and returning foreign fighters, with Sri Lanka and Iraq among the early signatories. The software involved – called goTravel – relies on advance passenger travel information and…

Scientists develop salt tolerant rice variety

Scientists develop salt tolerant rice variety

A group of Indian scientists has developed a new salt-tolerant transgenic rice plant by over-expressing a gene from a wild rice called Porteresia coarctata into the commonly used IR 64 indica rice variety. Porteresia coarctata is a native of India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Myanmar and is grown…

Sri Lanka govt plans LED street light, CCTV surveillance network

Sri Lanka govt plans LED street light, CCTV surveillance network

Korea Telecom has won a Sri Lankan government deal to replace conventional street lights with a network of LED lamps in main cities like Colombo that is also planned to be used for public Wi-Fi and video security surveillance. Minister of Internal & Home Affairs and Provincial Councils…

Digital government protection unit soon

Digital government protection unit soon

Furthermore, a National level survey to assess the Cybersecurity readiness of citizens will be conducted, Dr. K. Karunasena,…

Sri Lanka govt greenlights 100 MW of floating solar

Sri Lanka govt greenlights 100 MW of floating solar

The government of Sri Lanka has given the go-ahead to a project that will see the country build…

Sri Lanka’s northern Jaffna gets two more wind power plants for Rs4.4bn

Sri Lanka’s northern Jaffna gets two more wind power plants for Rs4.4bn

Two more renewable energy power plants are to be built in Sri Lanka’s northern Jaffna peninsula with an…

China establishing rubber Free Trade Zone in Sri Lanka

China establishing rubber Free Trade Zone in Sri Lanka

China has begun establishing a rubber Free Trade Zone (FTZ) in Sri Lanka. The arrangement will help promote the…

Sri Lanka ready to create artificial rain for hydropower generation

Sri Lanka ready to create artificial rain for hydropower generation

Ceylon Electricity Board and Sri Lanka Air Force today signed a memorandum of understanding to facilitate the project…

Vestas bags EPC deal in Sri Lanka, 219 MW of turbine deals in China

Vestas bags EPC deal in Sri Lanka, 219 MW of turbine deals in China

Vestas Wind Systems A/S (CPH:VWS) has secured an order to build Sri Lanka’s first large-scale wind farm, a…

CEA to use drone technology to environmental issues

CEA to use drone technology to environmental issues

The Central Environmental Authority (CEA) of Sri Lanka has taken measures to use drone technology for field tests…

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