How to get Birth Certificate Copy in Sri Lanka

If you are born in Sri Lanka and lost your birth certificate, now you can get a copy of birth certificate at a nominal fee of Rs. 100/- from divisional secretariat.

 

How to get How to get Birth Certificate Copy in Sri Lanka – Step by step

1] Obtain an application from the divisional secretariat relevant to the area where the birth is registered and the application will issue for Free of Charge.

 

2] Filled Application should submitted to the relevant divisional secretariat along with the payment of Rs. 100/- or Rs. 200/- depending on the service you required.

Rs.100/- Service – If you have a date of Birth Registration or the No of the entry made in Birth Certificate, you can get it easily with the payment of Rs. 100/- for one copy of birth certificate

Rs. 200/- will charge if you can’t recall the date of birth registration or the no of the entry in Birth Certificate. And you given a search period not exceeding to 2 years.

 

3]

if you wanted to obtain personally, you can check with the official referring to the given reference number with divisional secretariat. Or you can obtain the birth certificate by post submitting a self address stamped envelop along with an application.

For more details about how to obtain a copy of birth certificate, you can check with Organization Information at Department of Registrar General on +94-11-2889488 / +94-11-2889489.

Click Here for Copy of Application Form

New Income Tax for Pay As You Earn (PAYE) in Sri Lanka for Year 2018

The New Inland Revenue that effective from 1st April 2018 has changed the formulae of Pay As You Earn (PAYE) Tax Calculation on your employment profits.

See below table for tax calculations

Monthly Regular Profit from Employment Tax
Up to Rs. 100,000 Exempted
Rs. 100,001 to Rs. 150,000 4% – Rs. 4000
Rs. 150,001 to Rs. 200,000 8% – Rs. 10,000
Rs. 200,001 to Rs. 250,000 12% – Rs. 18,000
Rs. 250,001 to Rs. 300,000 16% – Rs. 28,000
Rs. 300,001 to Rs. 350,000 20% – Rs. 40,000
Exceeding Rs. 350,001 24% – Rs. 54,000

 

As above detail is bit confusing to understand, let see below examples and calculate how much would be reduce from salary as PAYE Tax.

Example 1

If your Monthly Salary is Rs.80,000/-

You will be exempted from PAYE for monthly income. Let assume if you get Rs. 350,000 as Bonus than you will be taxable as below

Taxable Calculation

Annual Salary     Rs.80,000 x12     Rs. 960,000/-

Bonus                   Rs. 350,000/-

Total Taxable Profit         Rs. 1,310,000/-

Tax Exempted                   Rs. 1,200,000/-

Tax Calculation will be 1,310,000 x 4% = 52,400 – (4,000 Per Month x 12 Months)

So Final Tax Payment would be Rs. 4,400/-

 

Example 2

If your Monthly Salary is Rs.150,000/-

You will be liable for 8% Tax and reduction of Rs.10,000 per month of PAYE for monthly income. Let assume if you get Rs. 350,000 as Bonus than you will be taxable as below

Taxable Calculation

Monthly Salary  Rs.150,000/-

New Income Tax for Pay As You Earn (PAYE) in Sri Lanka for Year 2018

PAYE from Monthly Income        150,000×8% – Rs.10,000 = Rs. 12,000-Rs.10,000 = Rs. 2,000/- Per Month

Bonus                   Rs. 350,000/-

PAYE for Bonus will be 350,000 x 20% = 70,000

Hope above Calculations are clear, please do write us a comment if you need any further clarifications

How to Fill India Visa Application form

There is a huge problem for first time visitor for india to find the correct online application form and other details and documentations to submit.

As we encounter few problem, I post this articles to make it clear to other who wants to filled India Visa Online Application form their own.

There are 2 type of Online Application forms are available

  1. Online Application form for Evisa
  2. Online Application form for Submission in Colombo, Jaffna and Hambantota IVS Center.

Both Application Forms are available on www.indianvisaonline.gov.in

Online Application form for eVisa to India

Generally eVisa is an online application and payment option available for all Sri Lankan, these online application will automatically submit to Indian immigration and visa confirmation will send by email to you.

You don’t need to visit any of the IVS (Indian Visa Service) Centers for submission.

Detail request in both forms are same but eVisa form need to update your 2”x2” photograph by online and your Passport detail page in PDF format.

You can Obtain eVisa Form for India Visa by Click Here

Online Application form for Regular Visa to India

This Visa application form is same as old format and which is quite same for eVisa too. If you fill this regular visa application. Upon the completion of filling you need visit nearest IVS Centre and handover the application.

This form has an option to upload photo in website and print out in colour or you can take black & white print out and paste your 2”x2” photo.

You can obtain Regular Visa Form for India Visa by Click Here

Few Things to consider when filling Indian Visa Application form

  • Application form is 2 page, you should take print out in single sheet and they will not accept if your print out on both side print
  • you should take bank statement or last update bank book photocopy of detail page and balance available in your account
  • Photocopy of NIC
  • you should carry 2 Photograph, one should paste on application form, other one should be attach with the form
  • Your permanent Address should be on your Identity card
  • you should state your province detail on Province/District/state under contact details
  • if you travel less than 3 month you should state period of visa as 3 month
  • For port of arrival and port of exit you should be state as any port/ all port
  • Visa Fee would be Rs.3000 per Person
  • you have an option of send your passport by courier or send SMS once your passport is ready

Logo Design Contest for Colombo Light Rail (Metro)

Ministry of Megapolis and western development invites Logo design for Colombo Light Rail Service, the design logo and have the privilege to be a contributor to the revolution in public transportation of Sri Lanka.

Here’s a chance to showcase the artist in you.

The Minisry of Megapolis and Western Development is in need of a logo for the light Rail Transit (LRT) system which is to be implemented from “Malabe” to “Kollupitiya’

The proposed LRT system is a rail based elevated urban public transport system which is intended to enhance the public convenience by offering a high quality, accessible, reliable and an integrated service.

 

Entry criteria

  • Logo must be an original design
  • Needs to sit beside the word “CLR” (Colombo Light Rail)
  • Hand drawn designs will not be accepted.

Closing date for submission : 8th November 2017 and the winner will be cash reward of Rs. 25,000/-

 

All the entries will be judged by a panel of representatives of the Ministry of Megapolis and Western Development

For more details see below image

Logo Design Contest for Colombo Light Rail (Metro)

Electronic/Electrical Sector Business Delegation to Visit Chennai & Bangalore 22nd – 27th August 2016

Sri Lanka Export Development Board, Ministry of Development Strategies and International Trade Invite application for take part Electronic/Electrical Sector Business Delegation to Visit Chennai & Bangalore 22nd – 27th August 2016.

Electronics manufacturing is a growing industry in South India. Chennai has emerged as an Electronic Manufacturing Services (EMS) Hub of India. Products manufactured include circuit boards, automobile accessories, cellular phones, consumer electronics, PCs and related components, and digital equipment etc.

The EDB proposes to organize a business matchmaking programme with Indian Electronic Companies/ Associations/ Government Institutions in collaboration with the Deputy High Commission of Sri Lanka in Chennai to explore the opportunities in the electronic/electrical sector market in South India from 22nd to 27th August 2016.Target participants will be from the Electronic Sector exporters and prospective exporters in Sri Lanka.

Cost of Participation
The EDB would meet the cost of organizing the business matchmaking programme and part of internal traveling cost within India. Personal costs such as air fare, accommodation, and part of internal traveling cost will have to be borne by the participating companies.

Application & Selection

Applications should be made in the prescribed form available at the 8th Floor, Export Services Division, EDB. Applications could also be downloaded from the website: www.srilankabusiness.com (under the section “Announcements”). Short listed applicants will be interviewed by a selection committee.

Duly completed application forms should be sent by hand, by e-mail, or by registered post to reach the Director/Export Services, EDB, before 08th July 2016.
For further details, please contact Mr. Akila / Ms. Vajira – Export Services Division, EDB on 011 2300705-11 ext. 283 & 284, mobile:0716855188 or Email: akiladishan@edb.gov.lk for more details see below imageexport de

ElectronicElectrical Sector Business Delegation to Visit Chennai & Bangalore 22nd - 27th August 2016
ElectronicElectrical Sector Business Delegation to Visit Chennai & Bangalore 22nd – 27th August 2016

Help Needed for National Cancer Institute to buy PET Scanner

National Cancer Institute calls for a help from the public and donators for buying a PET scanner which can detect and treat cancer patients with 98% Accuracy.

This is a great concept for anyone who would love to help cancer patients who is fighting their life with cancer.

Cost of PET Scanner: Rs. 200mn
Account No: 0071275069
Swift Code: BCEYLKLX
Branch Code: 055 Maharagama
 BANK CODE: 7010
Account Name: National Cancer Institute

 

For more information visit www.fightcancer.lk or see below image

Help Needed for National Cancer Institute to buy PET Scanner
Help Needed for National Cancer Institute to buy PET Scanner

Wildlife Tours and Wildlife Photography Tours to Sri Lanka – FREE KNOWLEDGE SHARING SERVICE

Sri Lanka is one of the best Destinations for explore culture, people, adventure, beaches and Wildlife. It has been noted many of the tourist willing to cover their tour with mixture of Beaches, Cultural sites, and Wildlife at an affordable cost. But many do fail to achieve fulfill their wildlife experience without knowing mammals name and how to maximum time in wildlife.

I Prasanna Ambigaibagan a Wildlife photographer by passion and working professional in leading exporting company in Sri Lanka. I have notice many of tourist has been visit to National parks  with lacking knowledge of mammals and birds specifications and names and some of them harming to environment by their indecent behaviors inside national parks.

Therefore I have decided to offer a FREE KNOWLEDGE SHARING SERVICE at on my leisure time. This is 100% free without any conditions apply and this service is provide to betterment to nature and good wish of improve the knowledge of visitor.

I do available in weekend for this Free Service and you could contact me +94776534669 via whats app, Viber, IMO and Line on any times or you can send me a personal message though Facebook.

Below are some of my Basic information for you

Full Name: Prasanna Ambigaibagan
Qualification: MBA (UK), ACMA (UK),CGMA, ACMA (SL), BBA (UoP)
Language Speak : English, Tamil and Sinhala
Age: 28+
Profession: Management…
Passion: Wildlife Photography
Camera I use: Canon 70 D
Lens : 300mm F4, 50mm 1.8, 55-250mm, 18-55mm
How often visit to NP: at least once in a month
Most Favorite NP: Willpattu National Park

to See My Personal Photography Works Visit my Facebook Page as Click below Link

Prasanna Ambigaibagan Nature and wildlife Photography.

Sri Lankan Leopard, Yala National Park, Sri Lanka
Sri Lankan Leopard, Yala National Park, Sri Lanka
Sri Lankan Leopard @ Willpattu National Park, Sri Lanka
Sri Lankan Leopard @ Willpattu National Park, Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka Grey Hornbill @ Willpattu National Park, Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka Grey Hornbill @ Willpattu National Park, Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka Golden Jackal on Air @ Willpattu National Park, Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka Golden Jackal on Air @ Willpattu National Park, Sri Lanka
Male Leopard Y, Thala Wila, Willpattu National Park, Sri Lanka
Male Leopard Y, Thala Wila, Willpattu National Park, Sri Lanka
Male Leopard Y, Thala Wila, Willpattu National Park, Sri Lanka.
Male Leopard Y, Thala Wila, Willpattu National Park, Sri Lanka.
Indian Peacock, Yala National Park, Sri Lanka
Indian Peacock, Yala National Park, Sri Lanka
Indian Peacock at Udawalawa National Park, Sri lanka
Indian Peacock at Udawalawa National Park, Sri lanka
crocodile @ Yala National Park, Sri Lanka
crocodile @ Yala National Park, Sri Lanka
Changeable Hawk Eagke, Willpattu National Park, Sri Lanka
Changeable Hawk Eagke, Willpattu National Park, Sri Lanka
Baby Elephant at Minneriya National Park
Baby Elephant at Minneriya National Park

 

New Airports to build in Sri Lanka

Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation said an airport was to be constructed in Haputale under a scheme to develop domestic air travel in the country very soon. As per the budge reading there are 4 new airports to be build in Srilanka for focusing more into tourism and local transport. Such as Haputale, Puttalam, Hinguragoda and Kandy.

As stated, above 4 highlight locations are main attraction of tourist itinerary, therefore the government is more focus to setting up these airport to boost the tourism segment in Sri Lanka to handle 4 Million travelers by 2020.

The airport would consist of a brand new airport terminal and a runway which would measure 1.2 km in length and 75 m in width. The cost of the project was estimated to be in the region of Rs. 700 million. The airport would be a boon to the area frequented by tourists, both local and foreign who visit Ella, Bandarawela, Nuwara-eliya, Badulla and Diyathalawa.

But in most common observation, only a small portion of the tourist are using the air travels between the domestic locations and majority of the tourist arrive is sort of budget tourist; who likes to explore srilanka at low cost and get more experience.

Therefore as my thought is about to improve the road transport such as improve the quality of roads and introduce new discipline government Buses (SLTB), increasing number of trains between the main destinations, create new railway lines to cover all over sri lanka to cater faster train service and introducing metro in main cities to avoid traffics in urban.

But in overall, all these development programme would be cost to government and increasing more financial burden to Srilanka for short term.

List of Airports in Sri Lanka

City Airport Code Airport Name
Koggala KCT Koggala Airport
Minneriya MNH Minneriya Airport
Wirawila WRZ Wirawila Airport
Kandy KDW Vic Resevour Kandy Airport
Trincomalee TRR China Bay Airport
Gal Oya GOY Amparai Airport
Colombo CMB Bandaranayake Airport
Sigiriya GIU Sigiriya Slaf Base Airport
Katukurunda KTY Katukurunda Slaf Base Airport
Dambula DBU Dambulu Oya Tank Airport
Hatton NUF Castlereigh Reservoir Airport
Dickwella DIW Mawella Lagoon Airport
Bentota River BJT Bentota River Airport
Ampara ADP Ampara Airport
Batticaloa BTC Batticaloa Airport
Hingurakgoda HIM Hingurakgoda Airport
Mahaweli KDY Mahaweli Airport
Ampara AFK Kondavattavan Tank Airport
Katugastota KDZ Polgolla Reservoir Airport
Kelaniya KEZ Kelaniya River Airport
Jaffna JAF Kankesanturai Airport
Anuradhapura ACJ Anuradhapura Airport

 

Start your own business of Import & Export with Indian Enterprises – India Sourcing Fair 2015

Indian High Commission in Sri Lanka and Indian Trade Promotion Organisation have organized a Business to Business meeting point at India Sourcing Fair 2015 at SLECC, Colombo Sri Lanka.

This is a very good opportunity for entrepreneurs from both countries to start up and expand their business with Indian and Sri Lankan territory. Especially India is the main country supplies many goods and service imports to srilanka under SAFTA agreement and SAPTA agreement. Therefore these agreements would help many businesses to expand their sales and marketing between India and Sri Lanka at considerable tax relief environment.

Therefore make use this is a good opportunity to meet entrepreneurs from range of industries such as

  • Engineering
  • Automotives
  • Construction Agriculture
  • Information Technology
  • Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals
  • Ayurveda Medicine & Herbal
  • Acupuncture & Healthcare
  • Astrology
  • Electronic
  • Plastic, Rubber & Leather
  • Hotel & Hospitality
  • Cosmetics
  • Textile
  • Jewellery
  • Handicrafts
  • Food & Beverage
  • Banking Services
  • Packaging & Printing
  • Tourism
  • Sports goods

Date:     8th to 12th December 2015

Time:     10.00 Am to 7.00 Pm

Venue: SLECC

Fee:       Entrance Free
For more details see below image or contact to Organizing committee on 077 347 0808 / 077 720 3210

Start your own business of Import & Export with Indian Enterprises – India Sourcing Fair 2015
Start your own business of Import & Export with Indian Enterprises – India Sourcing Fair 2015

Budget Wildlife Tour Experience in Sri Lanka –less USD 50 per Day (all Inclusive)

I am Sri Lankan working professional passionate with wildlife and nature photography. Though I have a basic camera and lens (camera body: canon 70D and lenses of 18-55mm & 55-250mm) and budgeted life style, I always prefer to go wildlife photography tour as low cost as possible.

With god grace I got a friend who could travel with me on same basis with lower budget of less than USD 50 per day tour to Wilpattu National Park of Sri Lanka(though 7 people could occupy in jeep we always prefer only 2 per jeep, because from any angel you can take photograph without disturbing other partner).

We planned to visit Wilpattu National Park on 22nd October 2015 for one day tour (Fullday tour from 6.00 AM to 6.00 PM) so we left from colombo 21st October 2015 night 10.30 Pm to Petteh private bus stand. Once we reach the bus stand we had a plain tea with rotti to boost us and then proceeds to a small shopping of 4 soft drinks (canned drink) and biscuits (250g) for our breakfast for our next day at Willpattu National Park. By11.15 pm we were at Colombo- vavuniya bus terminal and took Colombo – vavuniya Bus (via Puttalam route) at 11.40 pm.

By 2.45 AM bus stopped at madurankuli for a snack & breaks of 15 minutes and reaches Wilpattu Junction by 4.00 AM. As we discuss in advanced with our safari jeep driver, once we get down at Wilpattu Junction we called our safari tour coordinator (jeep driver) for pick up us and drop to room for a quick refresh, by 4.20Am safari driver came and pickup us and drop to room by 4.35 AM. After a quick refesh within 30 minutes we were get ready for a safari, we ask our jeep driver to come early as possible to go entrance as first visitor (commonly leopard sighting are high in early morning, so get into park early may bless us for a leopard sighting). So our jeep driver came by 5.10 AM and we reach Wilpattu National park Entrance by 5.25 AM as first visitor and 2nd visitor came by 5.35 AM.

By 6.00 AM counter was open and we proceeds to our wildlife photography experience. The month of october is known as rainy month at Wilpattu National Park, therefore we really felt we may not see a leopard for a whole day, but we may see a bear; even our safari driver said same. So from the time of entrance we could able to see a golden jackals, spotted deers, wildbore, peacock, bee eaters, fish eagle, serpent eagle, malabar hornbill and for the first time we show a sri lankan endemic hornbill and many more birds.

But luckily by 9.30AM our jeep driver spotted a Leopard at Talawila Villu(Lake) and this leopard sighting was lead till 12.00 Noon almost for 2.5 hours and I was filled my memory card with more than 400 photos of leopards. Than we proceeds to Kumbuka Villu for our lunch and after lunch we napped for an hour inside jeep. So this time would be good sleeping time for us and rest time for jeep driver too.

Than by 1.30PM we again proceeds to thalawila for spot a leopard again but we didn’t get a chance, so we were wait sometime at mannika villu as it is nearest lack to talawila lake. But no luck, but while waiting we could see again a couple of golden Jackals, Spotted Deers, Wildbore, Peacock, Bee eaters and many birds.

Due to a rainy season we left from there by 3.45 PM and reach entrance/ exit location by 5.30 PM. Just we entered to exit, a elephant was cross the road, so we were lucky to an elephant in that day too J.

Than we proceed to room and had a quick refresh; than same jeep driver drop us again at Willpattu Junction for us to take bus to Colombo. by 7.30 PM we taken jaffna –colombo bus and reach Colombo pettah Bus Stand by 11.00 PM and reach home by 11.45 Pm.

September 2015
September 2015
Wilpattu National Park -February 2015
Wilpattu National Park -February 2015

Our tour Cost Breakdown

Tuk Tuk charges from Home to Pettah Bus Stand LKR 150.00
Plain Tea and Rotti LKR 100.00
4 Soft Drinks and Biscuits LKR 1,365.00
Bus to Wilpattu Junction LKR 560.00
Snack at Mathurankuli LKR 130.00
3l Water Bottles LKR 180.00
Willpattu National Park Entrance Feel (3 Inclusing Jeep Driver) LKR 810.00
Safari Jeep Cost LKR 7,000.00
Tips to Jeep Driver LKR 1,000.00
Lunch LKR 540.00
Bus to Colombo LKR 560.00
Tuk Tuk charges from  Pettah Bus Stand to Home LKR 250.00
Room Charges LKR 1,250.00
Total LKR 13,895.00
Per Person LKR 6,947.50
in USD – USD 1 = LKR 140  USD       49.63

 

If you like to see photograph what we taken visit my Facebook Page : https://www.facebook.com/iloveyouprasanna

Or visit to youtube video : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYGeKXlI5nE

If you have any questions please do write below comment, I am so passionate to give my answers.

 

Sri Lanka is to face huge traffic near soon and suggestion to avoid traffic in Colombo

Motor Traffic Department of Sri Lanka has made a statement stated that they received 491,628 vehicles registration for first 8 months of this year.

Last year first 8 month vehicle registrations were 429,556 and it has increase by 14.45% over the year.

The highest numbers of vehicles registered this year were motorbikes and three-wheelers, which are 243,165 Motor Cycle registrations and 84,592 Motor Cycle Registration. In the meantime, Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake said made a statement that the maximum loan-to-value ratio for vehicle leasing has been increased from 70 to 90 percent from4th October 2015.

Gradual increment of the vehicle registration shows, the country’s urban cities and sub-urban would face a huge traffic in near future. It is government responsible to develop a proper transportation infrastructure such as below,

Improve Public transports of Buses (SLTB and Private)

SLTB ultra luxury passenger bus
SLTB ultra luxury passenger bus

Government should taken steps to improve their SLTB bus services into Normal and comfortable ultra luxury passenger bus at an affordable cost. They could run their SLTB ordinary bus service at low price as usual and ultra luxury passenger bus at premium price.

This would help the SLTB to improve their standard and makes Profitable venture into Government Sector,

Proper Time Schedule for Buses

If the Transport ministry could taken steps to improve timely services for Buses and control the bus movement by GPS and makesure same route buses would be compete at any given time. If any bus drivers drown over speed or misbehave with passengers should be fined and taken action against to them.

Improve Train Services

Government should take actions to improve Train service between main cities and urban rail service on demand. Still many of working crowed has using train transport to reach their work place on time, if government could offer frequent train services with much comforable in peak time, many people would not considered to by a vehicle on their own.

Introduce Metro Rail Services

there were some rummer articles state that government is planning for metro services within western provinces and it stated that the Metro is from Negombo from North to Panadura to South and Kottawa from West to hub at Fort Colombo.

If that news was not rummer, this would be great help to avoid Colombo traffic and this would help to save millions of dollars as fuel and time.

In overall Sri Lanka need an ultimate transport solution to avoid traffic in city, unless we may face huge problems when Srilanka reaches 2.5 Million Tourist arrival in 2020.

Better Transport system will make Better Eco Friendly Sri Lanka to cater many industry in near future.

Lets Develop Sri Lanka

Free Sinhala / Tamil / English Translation Service

Department of Official Languages of Sri Lanka provides FREE Sinhala / Tamil / English Translation Services, Here you enjoy the service by Clicking Below Link

Click Here for Free Sinhala / Tamil / English Translation Service

To translate any documents you need to submits some basic information and you have to submit your required document through above link.

This would help All Ministry and institutions to enforce Sinhala, Tamil and English letters correctly in their documents.

Sri Pada Season begins in December 6, 2014

Sri Pada season 2014/2015 this year will commence on December 6, with the dawn of Unduwap full moon Poya day and last till the Wesak full moon Poya in May 2015.

A preliminary discussion on making arrangements for the pilgrim season and providing facilities to the pilgrims was held yesterday at the Nallathaniya Health Centre.

Colombo International Book Fair 2014 Open till 16th September 2014

Sri Lankan Book Publishers Association organised an annual Colombo International Book Fair 2014 from 10th September to 16th September 2014 at BMICH from 9.00 Am to 9.00 Pm.

The Colombo International Book fair had open by His Excellency Mahinda Rajapaksa on 10th September 2014 for People at large of books lovers.

Visit to Colombo International Book Exhibition 2014, and enjoy your special discounts.

Colombo International Book Fair 2014 Open till 16th September 2014
Colombo International Book Fair 2014 Open till 16th September 2014

Wildlife Photographic Competition for 65th Anniversary of the Department of Wildlife Conservation

Department of Wildlife Conservation organised an wildlife photographic competition Held to mark the 65th Anniversary of the Department of Wildlife Conservation this Wildlife Photographic Competition Open Section and School Section.

A decision has been taken to hold wildlife photographic competition to mark the 65th Anniversary of the Department of Wildlife Conservation.

Any Sri Lankan and school children can participate at this competition and submit only 04 wildlife photos containing natural wildlife splendour and activities either in black & white or colour.

All photos should have been taken in National Parks, sanctuaries or wildlife protected areas in Sri Lanka and should not be digitally altered. If necessary, either the negative or a scanned image CD should be submitted along with the photos.

The length of photo should be between 12″ and 18″ while the width should be between 8″ and 12”. Photos should not be submitted either in mounted positions. The reverse top left corner of the photo should be marked the applicants name as given in the application, address title and serial number. A short description on the wildlife locations, the camera and the lenses, should be submitted.

The ownership of all the photos should be of the applicant and should not have been submitted to any other photographic competition earlier. The department will use the selected photos for media and Publicity Purposes.

All photographs should either be sent by post or personally delivered to the Director General, Department of Wildlife Conservation. The top left corner of the cover containing the photographs should be marked “Wildlife Photographic Competition 2014” Entries received after the relevant date will not be accepted and the Department shall not be responsible for any damages caused in the mail.

This is an open and non fee levying competition and any officer or member of his family, serving in institutes functioning under the Ministry of Wildlife recourse conservation No. 811/A, Jayanthipura, Battaramulla is not permitted to participate in this competition.

The Competition will be evaluated under a formal panel of judges to select winner and the decision of the panel of judges will be the final. Prizes and certificates will also be awarded to first, second and third place winners while 10 merit certificates will also be awarded. Official results will be notified to winners by post.

Last date of acceptance of Photographs 05.09.2014
Photo judging 12.09.2014
Award Ceremony 01.10.2014 at the Department of Wildlife Conservation

 

For more details see below image

Wildlife Photographic Competition for 65th Anniversary of the Department of Wildlife Conservation
Wildlife Photographic Competition for 65th Anniversary of the Department of Wildlife Conservation

Malaysian Visa Application Forms for Sri Lankan

Foshwa Lanka is an outsource center for the Malaysian High Commission in Sri Lanka process the Application. The Foshwa Lanka is issues applications, collecting applications and dispatching passports to the relevant individuals.

To grant or reject the Visa or Reject the Visa is fully on Malaysian High Commission decisions.

Those who would like to obtain Applications forms could Download Clicking Below Link

 

Click Here for Malaysia Visa Application Form

 

Visa Processing Days : 4 Working Days
Processing Fee : Rs. 5,170.00 Per PERSONAL

Documents needed to apply

  • Bank Details of past 2 Months
  • Letter of Appointment or service letter from Company
  • 1 Passport Size photograph
  • Letter to indicate the purpose of visit, period of visit and all other details

 

Contact No: 011 2339114 or visit http://www.foshwalanka.lk

NHDA’s World Habitat Day Art & Essay competition for schoolchildren

The National Housing Development Authority (NHDA) invites schoolchildren islandwide to participate in an Art and Essay competition launched to mark World Habitat Day, which falls on October 6, 2014.

It is a special day for nature lovers. Under the themes of, ‘Environment protects us’, ‘Revamping settlements’ and ‘Settlements-environment and our future will be brighter’; students can submit their entries an artwork or an essay. Applicants could also select one or more of the themes.

Artworks should be 17” x 22” in size, and any colours such as pastels, water colours or pencils can be used, while for the Essay competition, entries can be sent in Sinhala, Tamil or English. Entries from students from Grades 6 to 9 should not exceed 300 words, while those from Grades 10 to 13 should submit essays not exceeding 500 words.

The winner will receive Rs 10,000 along with an award and a certificate, the 1st Runner- up will receive Rs 7,500, an award and a certificate, and the 2nd Runner- up Rs 5,000, with an award and certificate. Five consolation prizes of Rs 2,000 each is also on offer.

Applications for the competitions can be obtained from NHDA District Offices island wide. All entries should be certified by the Principal of the relevant school and addressed to: The Deputy General Manager (Information & Publicity), National Housing Development Authority, 7th Floor, Sir Chittampalam A. Gardiner Mawatha, Colombo 2. Closing date for entries is September 12, 2014. For further information please contact 011 2 389 513 / 011 2 447 207

Extra Classes for Students who face G.C.E (O/L) examinations in 2014

Principles of Western Province schools have been unstructured to take steps to ensure their students to obtain better results in the G.C.E (O/L) Examination. It has been projection that North Western, Uva and Sabaragamuwa may have better results than a western province.

The Western Province Acting Education Director Wimal Gunaratne, said schools had been told to have additional classes of two and half hours for O/L students from 6.30 to 7.30 in the morning and from 1.30 pm to 3.00 pm. The authority has meet principles to discuss ways of improving performance while the schools would have to submit reports of anticipated results.

And principals instructed to take steps to ensure no child skips classes (without valid reasons) and other children are not allowed to walk past O/L classes

~ NEWS~

My Opinion

Students could full concentrate on their subject only on 40 to 45 Minutes for an subject, and this extension of school time from 6.30 to 7.30 in the morning and from 1.30 pm to 3.00 pm; will lead to students to be at school from 6.30 Am to 3.00 Pm.

It would impact to students mentally, it may harm to the result in overall, and the Education Ministry has to taken steps to benchmark the overseas educational systems and need to adopt the possible option to improve the student result in their G.C.E (O/L) Examination.

The extensions of school hours will be frustration to students rather obtain a best result.

Is Cargills Beer going out from Beer Business

In December 2011, Chairmen of Cargills Group made a speech in Srilanka Foundation, that the company is looking to the businesses of Banking and the Breweries.

and he  stated that he liked more to diversified their businesses according to the consumer needs and he do explained about the success of Cargills Foodcity and the theme name of “on the way to Home”.

Few days ago I show an articles stated that Cargills Mulls from beer business, which came to my mind is public see Cargills as a traditional follower of Srilanka and symbol of Srilankan Culture , therefore none of Srilankan would encourage a good corporate citizen of Cargills to be in Breweries business.

the new stated that cargills did purchased Three Coins Beer for Rs. 1.43 Billion and it is marketed by Cargills through its subsidiary Millers brewery.

Furniture Prices and Discounts in Colombo – Arpico Furniture

Furniture and fittings are become mandatory items to the house and it is also to consider it is a kind of fashion to buy the newly design furniture and fittings at an affordable cost.

It is a big challenge for you to find good quality furniture at a best price in Colombo Urban city; where most of us don’t have an idea about the timber and other mode woods which used to made of furniture. Therefore it is in an important to buy furniture at genuine and trust wealthy shops.

Arpico Furniture and Damro are few of my suggestions for those who looking some affordable furniture at good quality.

And Arpico Furniture and Damro are offering series of sale and discount promotions from month to month, so don’t miss out. See below images for Arpico Furniture sale.

Furniture Prices and Discounts in Colombo – Arpico Furniture
Furniture Prices and Discounts in Colombo – Arpico Furniture
Furniture Prices and Discounts in Colombo – Arpico Furniture
Furniture Prices and Discounts in Colombo – Arpico Furniture

Jaffna Food Promotion 2014 at Grand Oriental Hotel – from 20th to 29th June 2014

Grand Oriental Hotels organise a Jaffna Food Promotion 2014 from 20th to 29th June 2014 at the harbour room from 7.30 Pm.

Visit Grand Oriental Hotel enjoy Yaal Suvai just for Rs. 1,850.00 Net per Person.

Come experience the different tastes and flavours of authentic Jaffna Cuisine such as SuraPuttu, Dosa, Idly, Nandu Curry, Raal Curry, Mutton valval, Chicken Poriyal, Sura Vara, OdiyalKool, Vada – ulundu & Paruppu, Raasavalli Kllangu, Sweet Kesari, Laddu, Payatham Urundai, Plnnattu and more

For more details contact to Grand Oriental Hotel on +9411 2 320 320 (Ext. 1451)

Or see below image

Jaffna Food Promotion 2014 at Grand Oriental Hotel – from 20th to 29th June 2014
Jaffna Food Promotion 2014 at Grand Oriental Hotel – from 20th to 29th June 2014

A floating market on the Beira, Colombo

The first ever floating market in the county is to be declared open soon, the Urban development Authority (UDA) said.

The market situated in Pettah is being constructed on the Bara Lake adjacent to Bastian Mawatha in Pettah.

The UDA had earlier plumed to open the market before the Sinhala & Tamil New Year but numerous requests mate by vendors asking more time to resettle had delayed the market from opening.

In response to the vendors’ request the UDA had directed that more time be given to vendors to continue business as a relocating process immediately before the New Yea may adversely  affect their businesses.

Selected vendors from the Olcott Mawatha in Pettah would be relocated in the market that would have 92 shops of which 78 would be allocated to local businessmen and remainder to exclusive brands.

A high end restaurant is also being established in the waters, previously media reports on the market stated that priority would be given to leather, brass, musical items, hand bags, shoes and also fruits and fancy item. When allocating shops in the market, the timber decks and bridges have been built to facilitate trading.

Central Bank of Sri Lanka Licensed Commercial Banks, Special Banks and Finance Company – Name List attached

The Central Bank is authorized to regulate and supervise the below named institutions in order to promote prudence in their business operations and thereby safeguard the deposits of the public. However, the Central Bank does not have legal authority to guarantee deposits or assure that any such institution will never fail. The Central Bank has introduced a Deposit Insurance Scheme to guarantee the repayment of deposits upto Rs.200,000 per depositor in the event of a failure of a bank or a finance company supervised by it, with effect from 1st January 2012.

When depositing money in any of the above institutions, please exercise due care for the safety of your deposits.

 

Licensed Commercial Banks

  1. Amana Bank Ltd
  2. Axis Bank Ltd
  3. Bank of Ceylon
  4. Cargills Bank Ltd.
  5. Citibank, N.A
  6. Commercial Bank of Ceylon PLC
  7. Deutsche Bank AG
  8. DFCC Vardhana Bank PLC
  9. Habib Bank Ltd
  10. Hatton National Bank PLC
  11. ICICI Bank Ltd
  12. Indian Bank
  13. Indian Overseas Bank
  14. MCB Bank Ltd
  15. National Development Bank PI C
  16. Nations Trust Bank PLC
  17. Pan Asia Banking Corporation PLC
  18. People’s Bank
  19. Public Bank Berhad
  20. Sampath Bank PLC
  21. Seylan Bank PLC
  22. Standard Chartered Bank
  23. State Bank of India
  24. The Hongkong & Shanghai Banking Corporation Ltd
  25. Union Bank of Colombo PLC

 

Licensed Specialised Banks

  1. DFCC Bank
  2. Housing Development Finance Corporation Bank of Sri Lanka
  3. Lankaputra Development Bank Ltd
  4. MBSL Savings Bank Ltd
  5. National Savings Bank
  6. Pradeshiya Sanwardhana Bank
  7. Sanasa Development Bank PLC
  8. Sri Lanka Savings Bank Ltd
  9. State Mortgage & Investment Bank

 

Licensed Finance Companies

  1. Abans Finance PLC
  2. Alliance Finance Co PLC
  3. AMW Capital Leasing and Finance PLC
  4. Arpico Finance Co. PLC
  5. Asia Asset Finance PLC
  6. Asian Finance Ltd
  7. Associated Motor Finance Co. PLC
  8. Bartleet Finance PLC
  9. Bimputh Finance PLC
  10. BRAC Lanka Finance PLC
  11. Capital Alliance Finance PLC
  12. Central Finance Co. PLC
  13. Central Investments and Finance PLC*
  14. Chilaw Finance PLC
  15. Citizens Development Business Finance PLC
  16. City Finance Corporation Ltd
  17. Commercial Credit and Finance PLC
  18. Commercial Leasing and Finance PLC
  19. Deshodaya Development Finance Co. Ltd
  20. ETI Finance Ltd
  21. George Steuart Finance PLC
  22. Ideal Finance Ltd
  23. Indra Finance Ltd.
  24. Kanrich Finance Ltd
  25. Lanka ORIX Finance PLC
  26. LB Finance PLC
  27. Melsta Regal Finance Ltd
  28. Mercantile Investments and Finance PLC
  29. MCSL Financial Services Ltd
  30. Multi Finance PLC
  31. Nation Lanka Finance PLC
  32. Orient Finance PLC
  33. People’s Leasing & Finance PLC
  34. People’s Merchant Finance PLC
  35. Prime Grameen Micro Finance Ltd
  36. Richard Pieris Arpico Finance Ltd
  37. Senkadagala Finance PLC
  38. Singer Finance (Lanka) PLC
  39. Sinhaputhra Finance PLC
  40. Siyapatha Finance l td
  41. Softlogic Finance PLC
  42. Swamamahal Financial Services PLC
  43. The Finance Co. PLC
  44. The Standard Credit Finance Ltd
  45. TKS Finance Ltd
  46. Trade Finance & Investments PLC
  47. UB Finance Co. Ltd
  48. Vallibel Finance PLC

*Managed by the managing agent appointed by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka and undergoing restructuring. In the meantime, deposit mobilisation has been suspended.

Some of the above mentioned banks and finance companies would be merged/acquired/absorbed under the currently ongoing consolidation process. In this regard, the general public is being informed that the consolidation processes will not, in any way, affect their current transactions and deposits with the above mentioned banks and finance companies.

Central Bank of Sri Lanka Licensed Commercial Banks, Special Banks and Finance Company – Name List attached
Central Bank of Sri Lanka Licensed Commercial Banks, Special Banks and Finance Company – Name List attached

Brandix College of Clothing Technology – Courses details and Fees are attached

The Brandix College of Clothing Technology specializes in courses that are innovative, practical and relevant to the clothing industry. It integrates cutting-edge theory with practical experience, enabling school leavers as well as those who are currently employed to improve and develop their future career opportunities. The Brandix College of Clothing Technology Is a member of the Brandix Group, one of Sri Lanka’s leading apparel manufacturing companies.

FULLTIME COURSES LEADING TO INDUSTRY-BASED TRAINING

 

College Diploma in Clothing Technology & Management

Entry Requirement

  • G.E.C (A/L) 2 Subjects (preferably in Science or Commerce) or
  • Monash Foundation Programme
  • Below 25 Years

Duration: 2 Academic Years

Medium: English

Course Fee: 400,000/-

Starting Date: 20th Oct. 2014

College Diploma in Fashion Merchandising

Entry Requirement

  • G.C.E. (A/L) 2 Subjects
  • Below 23 years

Duration: 2 Academic Years

Medium: English

Course Fee: 300,000/-

Starting Date: 27th Oct. 2014

College Certificate in Pattern Making & Fashion Development

Entry Requirement

  • G.C.E. (A/L) 2 Subjects
  • Below 23 Years

Duration: 7 Weeks

Medium: Sinhala

Course Fee: 40,000/-

Starting Date: 28th July 2014 & 15th Dec 2014

College certificate in Clothing Production Management

Entry Requirement

  • G.C.E. (A/L) 2 Subjects
  • Below 23 Years

Duration: 7 Weeks

Medium: Sinhala

Course Fee: 40,000/-

Starting Date: 23rd June 2014 & 09th September 2014

College Certificate in Merchandising

Entry Requirement

  • G.C.E. (A/L) 2 Subjects
  • Below 23 Years

Duration: 6 Weeks

Medium: English

Course Fee: 40,000/-

Starting Date: 21st July 2014 & 13th October 2014

PART TIME COURSES LEADING TO INDUSTRY-ORIENTED TRAINING

College Diploma in Clothing Manufacturing Management

Entry Requirement

  • G.C.E (A/L) 2 Subjects
  • 3 Years Industry Experience

Duration: 35 Sundays

Medium: English

Course Fee: 100,000/-

Starting Date: 16th Nov. 2014

Associate Diploma in Clothing Manufacturing

Entry Requirement

  • G.C.E. (A/L) 2 Subjects
  • 3 Years Industry Experience

Duration: 30 Sundays

Medium: English /Sinhala

Course Fee: 80,000/-

Starting Date: 31st Aug.2014

Certificate of Attendance in Pattern Technology

Entry Requirement

  • 2 Years Industry Experience

Duration: 6 Sundays

Medium: Sinhala

Course Fee: 25,000/-

Starting Date: 06th July 2014 & 26th Oct.2014

Certificate of Attendance in Quality Control

Entry Requirement

  • 2 Years Industry Experience

Duration: 6 Sundays

Medium: Sinhala

Course Fee: 20,000/-

Starting Date: 06th July 2014 & 11th Jan 2015

Certificate of Attendance in Work Study

Entry Requirement

  • 2 Years Industry Experience

Duration: 6 Sundays

Medium: Sinhala

Course Fee: 25,000/-

Starting Date: 31st Aug 2014

Certificate of Attendance in Advanced Pattern Making and Grading

Entry Requirement

  • 2 Years Industry Experience

Duration: 6 Saturdays

Medium: Sinhala

Course Fee: 25,000/-

Starting Date: 30th Aug 2014

College Certificate in Merchandising

Entry Requirement

  • 2 Years Industry Experience

Duration: 8 Sundays

Medium: English

Course Fee: 40,000/-

Starting Date: 3rd Aug 2014

Computer Aided Pattern Making & Grading

Entry Requirement

  • 2 Years Industry Experience in Pattern Making

Duration: 6 Sundays

Medium: Sinhala

Course Fee: 25,000/-

Starting Date: 14th Dec 2014

For more details contact to the registrar, Brandix College Of Clothing Technology

157, Galle Road, Ratmalana South.

Tel: 011 6742111

For more detail see below image

Brandix College of Clothing Technology – Courses details and Fees are attached
Brandix College of Clothing Technology – Courses details and Fees are attached

Tourist Guide Lecturers as interpreters for foreign investors in Sri Lanka

A one day workshop for Professional Tourist Guide Lecturers and other related professionals will be held on June 21 from 8.30 am to 6.00 pm at the main Library of the University of Colombo.

The first ever training course relevant to this field in Sri Lanka, the workshop is organized by the Department of Economics of the University of Colombo and the Russian Tourist Guide Lecturers’ Association. Many tourists visiting Sri Lanka are on the lookout for investment opportunities in the country. Such tourists are also a major and reliable source that could provide details of investment opportunities available in Sri Lanka to their home countries. To inform professional tourist guides largely engaged with tourists regarding investment and business opportunities in the country, would in turn help attract foreign investments to the country. As such, the main objective is to inform them in this regard

Participants’ knowledge on investment opportunities in Sri Lanka, government incentives and policy consultation for foreign investments, positive thinking, leadership skills and communication skills are expected to be improved. As they would be educated in healthcare, health safety, sustainable and environmental standards, their practical knowledge in preparing project reports would also be improved.

Promotion Officers of the Sri Lanka Investments Board, Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority officials and University Lecturers too would engage as resource persons of the workshop. A valuable certificate for participants who successfully complete the one-day program would be issued by the Department of Economics of the University of Colombo.

Those interested in this regard, may obtain further details by calling Asanka Senanayake on 0718716755 and the Chairman of the Russian Tourist Guide Lecturers’ Association on 011258266 or 0716060995.

Jatec Water Heaters and Showers from Rs. 14,200.00 upwards

Rosewall Interior solutions (Pvt) ltd offers you a Jatec Water Heaters and Showers from Rs. 14,200.00 upwards.

You could feel the showers will never be the same again with Jatec Water Heaters and Showers solution, the Jatec Water Heaters and Showers solution comes with 3 years comprehensive warranty and Installation undertaken.

 

  • Jatec Instant Water Heaters are from one of the largest Water Heater manufacturers in Malaysia
  • Widest range of modern designs with various colours
  • Fast and Efficient After Sales Service covering the entire Island

 

For more details contact to Rosewall Interior Solutions (Pvt) Ltd.

No. 51, Stork Place, Colombo 10, Sri Lanka.

Tel: 0117 209946 / 0117 209623-24 Fax: 112 696 918

Email: sales@rosewallinteriors.com

www.rosewallinteriors.com

Jatec Water Heaters and Showers from Rs. 14,200.00 upwards
Jatec Water Heaters and Showers from Rs. 14,200.00 upwards

Father’s Day Special Promotion

Purchase any Gents wear product with a minimum bill value of Rs.3000 & enter the Father’s Day raffle draw.

Stand a chance to win a medical checkups from Lanka Hospitals Along with a free goodie bag.

For more details visit Glitz at any of branches at Mt. Lavinia, Hyde Park Corner, Nugegoda, Negombo, Kandy city centre

Father’s Day Special Promotion
Father’s Day Special Promotion

Investment forum on Myanmar in Sri Lanka on 12th June 2014

Discover the enormous potential of Myanmar businesses, Investment forum on Myanmar in Sri Lanka (IFMSL 2014)

  • Invited speeches from government officials and industry experts
  • Panel discussion to ask your questions
  • One on one meetings
  • Network session with experts
  • Dinner reception

 

Limited seats only Rs. 15,000/-per head

Rs. 12,000/- for ICC Members

(Special discount for groups over 4)

 

Date:     12th June 2014

Venue: Hotel Colombo Hilton

Time: 4 pm

 

Register your details today at : www.ifmsl.com

  • Prof. Sadar Oo   – Director general, Central Bank of Myanmar
  • Dr. Thura U Thaung Nyun – Joint Secretary of Myanmar Investment Commission Deputy Minister (Retd) Ministry of Rain Transportatioi
  • Dr. Malar Myo Nyunt     – Deputy Director, Directorate of Investments and Company Administration
  • Mr. U Win Aung                – Chairman of Union of Myanmar Federation of Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Mr. Usami Utaka              – CEO Adam-i Consulting, CPA/Investment Advisor
  • Prof. Jay Rajasekera – Vice President Adam-i Consulting, Professor IT Strategy

For more details contact Hemakumara – 0777 268869, Shanaka – 0773 018555

Investment forum on Myanmar in Sri Lanka on 12th June 2014
Investment forum on Myanmar in Sri Lanka on 12th June 2014