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. …

Colombo Port City project back on track

China’s biggest investment project in Sri Lanka, the Colombo Port City Project which was suspended for months by the new government is to continue, Assistant Minister of Chinese Foreign Affairs Liu Jianchao said. According Jianchao, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has told Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on Thursday that ‘what happened around the port city of Colombo is temporary and …

Sri Lanka lags far behind neighbors in innovation and technological adoption – ADB

Mar 26, Colombo: Despite that innovation is becoming an important policy agenda for Sri Lanka, the country lags far behind its South Asian neighbors in innovation and technological adoption, a recently released report of the Asia Development Bank (ADB) said. The Global Competitiveness Index of the World Economic Forum ranks Sri Lanka behind other countries in university-industry collaboration in research …