Sri Lanka donates one million medical gloves to Ebola-stricken countries

Colombo: Sri Lanka donated one million medical examination gloves to West African countries affected by the Ebola outbreak as Sri Lanka's contribution toward the global effort in combating the Ebola outbreak in Africa. Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa symbolically handed over the consignment of gloves to the Country Representative of World Health Organization (WHO) Dr. Firdosi Rustom … [Read more...]

Distribution of school textbooks for next year is now underway.

Distribution of school textbooks for next year is now underway. Commissioner General of Education Publications Tissa Hewavitharane says 38 million textbooks will be distributed to the students next year. Government has spent 2,700 million rupees for this purpose. The distribution process is to be completed by December 6th this year. … [Read more...]

The president stresses that the government provides relief to people without targeting election victories.

President Mahinda Rajapakse says he will never serve the people only targeting the election victories. As he came to power with the consent of the majority he is committed to serve the people at his level best. Aspirations of the people who voted for the president have been fulfilled. The president made these remarks at the final victorious rally of the UPFA prior to the Uva elections for Badulla … [Read more...]

Trade Unions commend the government headed by the President for providing relief to the masses by reducing electricity charges and fuel prices.

Trade Unions commend the government headed by the President for providing relief to the masses reducing electricity charges and fuel prices. Secretary of the Sri Lanka Independent Workers' Union Lesley Devendra says that the President has fulfilled his pledge to reduce the electricity charges by 25 percent. It is a big relief for the masses. The President always acts on the well being of the … [Read more...]

The secretary to the ministry of petroleum resources says that people have been immensely benefited by the reduction of fuel prices.

Secretary to the ministry of Petroleum Resource Development Dr. R.H.S. Samaratunga says that it has been possible to minimize the generation of electricity through fuel with the expansion of the capacity at the Norochcholai coal powered power station. As a result, it has been possible to minimize the foreign exchange spent on the importation of petroleum oil. A comparatively low foreign exchange … [Read more...]

The secretary to the ministry of finance points out that the country has received many economic benefits as a result of the reduction of electricity charges.

Secretary to the Ministry of Finance and secretary to the Treasury Dr. P.B. Jayasundera says that the measure taken by President Mahinda Rajapakse to reduce the electricity Bill has brought many economic benefits to the country. He points out that this paves the way to strengthen the living and the economic conditions of the people. This has also contributed to enhance the circulating strength of … [Read more...]

The president stresses that the government provides relief to people without targeting election victories.

President Mahinda Rajapakse says he will never serve the people only targeting the election victories. As he came to power with the consent of the majority he is committed to serve the people at his level best. Aspirations of the people who voted for the president have been fulfilled. The president made these remarks at the final victorious rally of the UPFA prior to the Uva elections for Badulla … [Read more...]

Construction of the Colombo Port City will be inaugurated by the Chinese and Sri Lankan Presidents today.

Construction of the Colombo Port City will be inaugurated by Chinese President Xi Jinping and President Mahinda Rajapaksa today. Constructions of the port city is carried out by China Harbour Engineering Company under an MOU signed by Sri Lanka Ports Authority with China communication construction company in peoples republic of China. This is the biggest direct foreign investment development … [Read more...]

Mindset of Tamil Diaspora changed a lot since 2009, Nallur Kovil festival as the unifying force for the contradicting minds ( conflicting minds )

People used to change time to time. There can be many reasons and factors for a change of mind. When someone realizes that he is making a mistake , he may change his mind or some people wait until others point out the mistake. People make mistakes. It is human nature. But we must make sure that, people should not be addicted to mistakes. If you make a mistake the first time , you will be pardoned. … [Read more...]

SLBC has produced a CD to mark the Sri Lankan visit of the His Holiness Pope Francis.

Arch Bishop Rt. Rev. Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith says it is commendable that Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation has produced a CD titled "Saul of Christ Sangeeth Sandwani" to mark the proposed visit of the His Holiness Pope Francis to Sri Lanka. The Arch Bishop says this visit is a very important event for the Catholics in the country. Pope's visit will lead to ENHANCE religious reconciliation in Sri … [Read more...]

Campaigning ends today

The curtain will fall on all campaigning in the Uva Provincial election today. The poll is scheduled for Saturday. The Uva Provincial Council will have 34 members (including the two bonus seats). Badulla district will elect 18 members and Moneragala district 14 members. A total of 942,730 (609,966 in Badulla and 332,764 in Moneragala) registered voters will be eligible to cast their ballot at … [Read more...]

In appreciation of President Xi Jinping’s visit FUEL, LIGHT BILLS PLUMMET

President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday said the Government has decided to reduce the price of fuel, and the electricity tariff from midnight yesterday in appreciation of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit and China’s contribution to reduce cost of electricity and energy. The President said as a result of the commissioning of the Norochcholai coal power plant, the electricity tariff can be … [Read more...]

In appreciation of President Xi Jinping’s visit FUEL, LIGHT BILLS PLUMMET

President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday said the Government has decided to reduce the price of fuel, and the electricity tariff from midnight yesterday in appreciation of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit and China’s contribution to reduce cost of electricity and energy. The President said as a result of the commissioning of the Norochcholai coal power plant, the electricity tariff can be … [Read more...]

Sri Lanka GDP grows 7.8% in second quarter of 2014

Sri Lanka's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) expanded by 7.8 percent in the second quarter of 2014 compared to same period last year, Department of Census and Statistics said in its Quarterly Estimates of Gross Domestic Product report released Monday. The total economic output in Sri Lanka, measured by the GDP for the second quarter 2014 from April to June was Rs. 840.653 billion recording a positive … [Read more...]

Sri Lanka – China Tourism

In working toward Sri Lanka’s goal to attract 2.5 million tourists by 2016, China will play an important role, particularly being the largest outbound tourism market in the world. More than 83 million Chinese citizens reportedly traveled abroad as tourists last year alone. Sri Lanka has identified China as a priority market in its tourism promotion strategy and hopes to attract 100,000 Chinese … [Read more...]

Sri Lanka and China Sign Agreements for Cooperation in a Number of Sectors

Sri Lanka and China signed the following agreements to further cooperation between the two nations: 1. Plan of Action of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and the People’s Republic of China to Deepen the Strategic Cooperative Partnership Signed for Sri Lanka: Prof. G.L. Peiris, Minister of External Affairs Signed for China: Mr. Wang Yi, Minister of Foreign Affairs 2. Treaty … [Read more...]

The Chinese President arrives in Sri Lanka today.

The Chinese President Xi Jinping will arrive on a two day official visit to Sri Lanka today on an invitation of President Mahinda Rajapakse. The visit will further consolidate the relationship existing between the two countries. The President during his visit to China recently agreed to upgrade the relationship between China and Sri Lanka to strategic levels. The visiting Chinese President is … [Read more...]

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Senadirajah elected as ITAK leader

Tamil National Alliance MP Mavai Senathirajah was elected as the new leader of Illankai Tamil Arasu Kachchi (ITAK) at the party convention held in Vavuniya today, an official said. R. Sampanthan was the former ITAK leader.   … [Read more...]

Senior Japanese Diplomat Akashi meets President

Representative of the Government of Japan for Peace Building, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction in Sri Lanka Mr.Yasushi Akashi called on President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees this afternoon, ahead of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to Sri Lanka tomorrow (Sept. 7). President Rajapaksa expressed that Prime Minister Abe’s visit is an important one to Sri Lanka. It has been 24 … [Read more...]