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...]