Sri Lanka

Colombo city will be developed to the best urban centre in the Indian Ocean within the next decade, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said.

The Fourth South Asia Region Public Procurement Conference (SARPPC) will be held in Colombo and Kandy from February 20 to 23under the Theme “Electronic Government Procurement (e-GP) in South Asia: Achievements, Opportunities and Challenges.”

President Maithripala Sirisena says a broad social dialogue has emerged within the country during the last two years after he assumed duties as the President, regarding corruption, fraud and waste.

Monday, 23 January 2017 09:27

Enforcement date of RTI February 3

The extraordinary Gazette announcing the date of enforcement of the Right to Information Act as February 3 has been published. The gazette had been published last Friday.

What does affect the average Sri Lankan on a daily basis is the economy. While the government has taken measures to reduce the country’s debt burden which it inherited from the previous regime, this has manifested in more taxes.

Wednesday, 21 December 2016 17:58

Govt to build 100 Mw Solar Park

A feasibility study will be carried out for the construction of a 100 MW Solar Park in Siyambalanduwa, Monaragala, the government said.

Given the geographical location of the country, its environmental resources and increasing population, a factor which should engage our attention is how long we can use our natural resources for the construction industry.

President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday promised to discuss with the Mass Media Minister and Cabinet Ministers about the needs of journalists and to form a committee to strengthen the professional rights of journalists on a legal basis.

While making a clarification regarding the Interim Order issued by the Supreme Court regarding former MP Tiran Alles, the Supreme Court yesterday pronounced that the Attorney General has no obstacle to file indictments against Alles in the High Court.

Work on the three new steel flyovers at Welikada junction in Rajagiriya, Ganemulla and Polgahawela is progressing rapidly. The flyovers will ease traffic congestion and avoid delays experienced by motorists.

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