Passport of CHEC senior impounded

Colombo Chief Magistrate Gihan Pilapitiya has yesterday ordered to impound the passport of San Ya Peng, director of China Harbor Engineering Company Ltd (CHEC). The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) has reportedly arrested him recently at the Bandaranaike International Airport when he was trying to leave the country. Media reports state that San has been accused of not paying the bills …

Sri Lanka launches ten-year energy sector plan for knowledge-based economy

Mar 31, Colombo: Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe Tuesday unveiled the energy sector plan for the next ten years formulated to achieve the ambitious goal of 100 percent energy self-sufficiency by 2030. Launching the “Sri Lanka Energy Sector Development Plan for a Knowledge-based Economy, 2015-2025” at the Water’s Edge Hotel, Battaramulla this morning, the Prime Minister said the country …

PM orders immediate measures to renovate five main reservoirs in Sri Lanka’s war-torn north

Sun, Mar 29, 2015, 07:02 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka. Mar 29, Kilinochchi: Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe has instructed the relevant Authorities to take immediate steps to renovate five main irrigation reservoirs in the conflict-affected north. The Prime Minister, who is engaged in a tour in the Northern Province, gave the instructions to renovate five …

Sri Lanka to resume road development projects with China

Mar 30, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government has decided to recommence all the main and provincial road development projects in the island nation with China, a senior government official has said. Highways, Higher Education and Investment Promotion Ministry Secretary, Udaya Ranjith Seneviratne has told Xinhua Sunday that the Ministry had already made payments to the relevant Chinese contractors for the …

Sri Lanka, China end stalemate over Colombo Port Project

Mar 27, Colombo: Sri Lanka and China have ended the stalemate over the Chinese-funded US$ 1.4 billion mega development project suspended by the new government and agreed to put the project back on track. Sri Lanka’s new President Maithripala Sirisena, who is visiting China for the first time since he assumed office, had successful discussions with the Chinese leaders affirming …

Uma Oya project: More damages than benefits

    By Shanika Sriyananda She walked carefully on the floor fearing that her weight may deepen those cracks on the walls of her house. A larger crack which appeared recently from the wall is now running through her garden, dividing the land into two. She has put a wooden plank to bridge the two sides. “Even when we are …

Bilateral agreements reached during President’s China visit to bring about health service advances, technical training

Four bilateral agreements have been reached during President Maithripala Sirisena’s official visit to China. Chinese President Xi Jinping and First Lady Peng Liyuan officially welcomed Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena  at the Great Hall of the People in Central Beijing, China on Thursday morning. President Sirisena was extended a warm welcome with a guard of honour being accorded to him. …