Sri Lanka open to BOO, BOT, or PPP projects & not loans;

The government has decided to refrain from obtaining loans for projects, said Cabinet Spokesperson Minister Keheliya Rambukwella on Tuesday (02). Speaking at the weekly cabinet press briefing, the minister emphasized Sri Lanka will use BOO, BOT, or PPP like methods. He went on to note the government will only look towards foreign investments.

Sri Lanka’s over-reliance on loans must end; says President

Sri Lanka’s over reliance on loans must come to an end, said President Gotabaya Rajapaksa adding the focus of the Government is on fostering investments. Speaking at the Sri Lanka Economic Summit 2020, the President said Sri Lanka must attract more Foreign Direct Investment and encourage more local investment to drive economic growth. With this […]

The 68th Annual “Sanchi- Mahabodhi Agrashrawaka Dhathu Wandhana” Ceremony

         November 30, 2020 marks the 73rd year of the proud history of Sanchi Chethiyagara Temple, built in 1947, enshrining the sacred Relics of “Agrashrawaka”: Sariputra and Maha Moggalana, the two chief disciples of Lord Buddha. The Agrashrawaka Relics were discovered by Sir Cunningham in 1851 during the excavations done at Sanchi […]

MR turned down offer to evacuate civilians fearing Prabakaran will escape

  Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa had turned down an offer from a “powerful country” to evacuate Tamil civilians by ship during the final stages of the war fearing LTTE leader Vellupillai Prabakaran will also attempt to escape, Parliament was told today. Then Minister for Disaster Management and Human Rights Mahinda Samarasinghe told Parliament today that […]

Prime Minister Modi congratulates President Gotabaya.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Gotabaya Rajapaksa, President of Sri Lanka on the first anniversary of assumption of Office. Prime Minister noted that the India Sri Lanka relationship had expanded into new areas and was strengthened in the past one year. Prime Minister Modi underlined that the strong collaboration between the two countries in the […]

Tourism Minister appoints 11-member Advisory Committee

Tourism Minister Prasanna Ranatunga has appointed a 11-member Advisory Committee under the provisions of the Tourism Act No. 38 of 2005 section 32 (b) which comprises private sector stakeholders. The members of the advisory committee are Jetwing Symphony Chairman Hiran Cooray (Chairman), Connaissance De Ceylan Chairman Chandra Wickramasinghe, Shangri La Hotel Colombo Vice President Timothy […]

Japan confers prestigious decoration on Mr. Janak Jeevantha Bandaranayake

The Government of Japan announced the conferment of “The Order of the Sacred Treasure, Gold and Silver Rays” upon Mr. Janak Jeevantha Bandaranayake on 3 November 2020 for his contributions to promoting cultural exchange between Japan and Sri Lanka. Mr. Bandaranayake worked at the Embassy of Japan in Sri Lanka over a span of three […]

Morning Raga – Online Hindustani classical vocal solo

  The Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre (SVCC), High Commission of India, Colombo,will be holding an“ Morning Raga” Online Hindustani classical vocal Solo by Lahiru Gimhana Komangoda on 15th November 2020 at 6pm on its FACEBOOK page Lahiru Gimhana Komangoda from Colombo, Sri Lanka was an ICCR scholar to India for pursuing BA Hons music […]

Minuwangoda Corona strain is different !

Sri Lanka is currently experiencing a massive outbreak, which originated in Minuwangoda, Gampaha district and is now spreading all over Sri Lanka. The scientists at the Department of Immunology and Molecular Medicine and Allergy, Immunology and Cell Biology Unit of University of Sri Jayewardenepura embarked on carrying out whole genomic sequencing of the virus, to […]