Maradana to Battaramulla Train Service about to start in January 2016

The newly proposed Maradana to Battaramulla railway line hoping to reduce heavy traffic from maradana, boralla, rajagiriya and battaramulla. The government is considering its options in obtaining financial support from Asian Development Bank (ADB) to construct a new railway line from Maradana to Battaramulla.

Official stated that government is planning to negotiate with the Asian Development Bank in January about the project. Initially, ADB informed that they would support the project, but the it is necessity to clarify the exact nature of assistance and finalize the agreement.

The feasibility study on the construction of a 10km railway line would be based on the recommendations of a steering committee which had been appointed with the participation of the Transport Ministry, Sri Lanka Railways and Urban Development Authority officialsand the railway project would cater to over 20,000 government servants who travel to and from Battaramulla daily as most of the government institutions are now located in Battaramulla.

Free Wi-Fi around Colombo – Now Viharamahadevi Park covers Free WiFi

The Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) had taken measures to install a Wi-Fi zone at the Viharamahadevi Park to provide free Wi-Fi facilities to people visiting there.

The CMC said the project would be launched toda at the Viharamahadevi childrens theme park. Colombo Mayor A J. M. Muzammd together with chairman of SLT. P.G Kumarasinghe Would be present to inaugurate the Wi-Fi zone to the use of the public thereafter.

The Wi-Fi facility and the equipment for it were provided by the Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) on a request made to it by the CMC.

The government had previously established Wi-Fi zones at 26 public locations including the Fort Railway Station, Pettah Public and Private Bus Stand, the Pettah Floating Market, Colombo Law College, Colombo Public Library, Dehiwela Zoo, Colombo Racecourse, Colombo Police Headquarters, Galle Face Colombo, Foreign Employment Bureau in Battaramulla and Colombo Museum.

 

Sri Lanka Minimum monthly salary of public servants now Rs. 30,040/-

The Deputy Minister Policy Development and Economic Affairs Dr. Harsha de Silva said the Sri Lankan Public Sector has enjoyed a highest salary increment since Independence on 1948.

The current Basic Salary for the Public Servant is about Rs. 30,040/-, how ever a low scale Private sector Employee gets approximately Rs. 15,000/- as their basic salary.

It is a great increment for the public sector as promised in the Presidential election campaign.

Government allows import of high-powered motorbikes

The Government will allow the import of high powered motorcycles -from 450 cc to 1001 cc — upon payment of duty.

The decision by the Cabinet of Ministers overturns objections earlier by the Police that they did not possess such high capacity motorcycles to cope with an influx.

Ministers have decided to lift the restrictions imposed on the import of high powered bikes up to 1001 cc. They can now be imported legally and registered with the Department of Motor Traffic.

Last year the Government granted permission to register motorcycles with high capacity engines only for sports purposes. The approval of the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence was needed for such imports. Prior to that, the import of motorcycles with a capacity higher than 350 cc was banned.

Earlier, the police had expressed concern over granting of permission for high-powered motorcycles as they could be used for criminal activities and they could escape as the police did not have such powerful bikes. However, recently, the Police imported some 230 bikes of 600 cc capacity. But most of them have been distributed in and around Colombo.

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Soccer Matches at Hilton Hotel from 12th June to 14th July 2014 – Just Rs. 1,000 nett per person

Soccer Fever started, here the Hilton Colombo offers a great environment to treat your soccer fever, visit Hilton Colombo from 12th June to 14th July 2014 and enjoying the Featuring DJs, Entertainment, Daily draws-guess the winner! Food & Beverages Kiosks just for Rs 1,000/- Nett per Person (Redeemable on Beverage).

For more details contact to Hilton Colombo on 011 2437177/2482482 or see below image

Soccer Matches at Hilton Hotel from 12th June to 14th July 2014 – Just Rs. 1,000 nett per person
Soccer Matches at Hilton Hotel from 12th June to 14th July 2014 – Just Rs. 1,000 nett per person

International Boxing Tournament 2014 from 28th to 2nd May 2014

ABA Srilanka organised a Lion’s Cup International Boxing tournament 2014 from 28th April to 2nd May 2014, with the participation of 10 countries of Australia, Belgium, Chinese, Taipei, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka and Thailand.

Those who are interest could visit for the observation at Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium 3.00 Pm onwards, for more details see below image

International Boxing Tournament 2014 from 28th to 2nd May 2014
International Boxing Tournament 2014 from 28th to 2nd May 2014

SG Cricket equipment Discounts upto 20% from 21st April – 9th May 2014 at Ralhum Sports

Ralhum Sports offers a special promotion for the SG Cricket equipment Discounts upto 20% from 21st April – 9th May 2014.

The promotion is valid for below items and the prices, as stated,

 

Equipment Price
English Willow Bats: Rs. 6,240/-upwards
Kashmir Willow Bats: Rs. 3,040/-upwards
Cricket Clothing: Rs. 640/-upwards
Cricket Shoes: Rs. 4,640/-upwards
Batting Pads: Rs. 1,600/-up wards
Wicket Keeping Pads: Rs. 1,760/-upwards
Thigh Pads: Rs. 576/-up wards
Abdo Guard: Rs. 104/-upwards
Helmets: Rs. 5,120/-
Cricket Kit Bags: Rs. 3,840/- upwards
Batting Gloves: Rs. 1,120/-upwards
Wicket Keeping Gloves: Rs. 2,800/- upwards

 

Offers valid any below showrooms,

Vamos Sports – Dehiwala 011 4388840

Vamos Sports – Bambalapitiya 011 4388841

Hands Sports – Thalawatugoda 0714 204797

Sports Kingdom – Kandy 081 2226435

The Chand – Kollupitiya 011 2575802

Moratuwa Cricket Shop 0714 232888

Sun Sports – Negombo 031-2224628

Wholesale Inquiries -077 4776247/8

For more details visit No 11/1, Schofield Place, Colombo 03. Tel 011 2595795

Or see below image

SG Cricket equipment Discounts upto 20% from 21st April - 9th May 2014 at Ralhum Sports
SG Cricket equipment Discounts upto 20% from 21st April – 9th May 2014 at Ralhum Sports

BuildSL Construction & Regenerating Expo 2014 – Exhibition Stall Reservations available now

A chance not to be missed to achieve the best sales opportunities of the year! Hurry up and register your slot to be noticed and be known in the industry!

If you are an exhibitor with,

  • Measuring Tapes & Accessories
  • Tools & Power Tools
  • Carpentry Machineries
  • Brushes & Decorating Products
  • Paints & Coatings
  • Wooden Materials
  • Light Construction Equipments
  • Wheel Barrows & Other Accessories
  • Scaffoldings
  • Ladders, Electrical & Wiring Equipments
  • Aluminium Fabrications
  • Pipes & Fittings
  • Water Pumps & Safety Equipments
  • Masonry Equipment

We are always open to let you shine! Build SL 2014 is expected to attract more than 15,000 prospective customers directly related to the construction industry.

See below image for more information

BuildSL Construction & Regenerating Expo 2014 – Exhibition Stall Reservations available now
BuildSL Construction & Regenerating Expo 2014 – Exhibition Stall Reservations available now

Power Boat Challenge in Colombo Sri Lanka on 23rd & 24th November 2013

The Dialog presents an F2 Power Boat challenge competition in Colombo, Sri Lanka on 23rd and 24th November 2013 at Beira Lake near to Mcallum Road (Opposite to Sathosa).

This is first time a power Boat (Speed Boat competitions are held in Colombo, Sri Lanka with the sponsor of Dialog.

For more information see below image

Power Boat Challenge in Colombo Sri Lanka on 23rd & 24th November 2013
Power Boat Challenge in Colombo Sri Lanka on 23rd & 24th November 2013

Sappers 4×4 GYMPO – on 13th October 2013

Now you can get a great chance see and participate the off road challenge -2013 Conducted by corps of engineers Sri Lanka Army In collaboration with four wheels drive club in Sri lanka. Witness the extreme excitement of Local and foreign man and machine on Sunday 13th October 2013 From 09.30 am onward at Sri lanka School of Military Engineering Tunkama, Embilipitiya.

For more information see below image

Sappers 4x4 GYMPO – on 13th October 2013
Sappers 4×4 GYMPO – on 13th October 2013

Upcountry Education Development Society – Prize Giving Ceremony on 11th August 2013

The Upcountry Education Development Society organise an Upcountry Education Development Socitety Prize giving ceremony and mega cricket tournament at P.Sarawanamuthu International Cricket Stadium at 4.00 Pm onwards.

Tillakaratne Dilshan will be chief guest for the event.

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Upcountry Education Development Society – Prize Giving Ceremony on 11th August 2013
Upcountry Education Development Society – Prize Giving Ceremony on 11th August 2013

Today’s Sri Lanka Vs South African T20 Match Tickets are Sold Out

The Sri Lanka Cricket Board Made an announcement that the Today’s (August 2, 2013) Sri Lanka Vs South African T20 Match Tickets are Sold Out. No Tickets will be available at the Stadium Gate.

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Beach Rugby Fiesta 2013 on 12th May 2013

The Future Minds organized the Beach Rugby Fiesta 2013 on the 12th May 2013 at Mount Beach nearby Suff Club.

Hop on to the beach with your buddies as 16 leading schools tap it out the ultimate trophy, cheer your schools as they battle out be the best.

There are DJs are arrange after the events to make that happen as happening to you all,

All are welcome, see below image for more information

 

Beach Rugby Fiesta 2013 on 12th May 2013
Beach Rugby Fiesta 2013 on 12th May 2013

Battle of the Maroons in today 5th May 2013 at Premadasa International Cricket Stadium

It’s your time to be loyal towards your school, be ready to support your school of Ananda or Nalanda today on 39th One day encounters at the R. Premadasa International Cricket Stadium.

To your entertainment Papare Bands, DJ Music and Live Bands, Food and Beverages are available at stadium, visit and cheers your followers.

For more information see our site of www.battleofthemaroons.lk or see below image

Battle of the Maroons in today 5th May 2013 at Premadasa International Cricket Stadium
Battle of the Maroons in today 5th May 2013 at Premadasa International Cricket Stadium

Srilankan Could Imports 1000cc Powered Motor Cycle soon

The Government is looking forward to agreeing to Imports 1000cc Motorcycles for the Sport purposes in Sri Lanka.  And this is good news for the sports person to experience the high power and perform motor cycles to their sports activities.

The Police Traffic Chief Amarasiri Senarathne states that the motorcycles were not to be allowed on public roads.  Due the high powered motor cycle could lead to criminal activities in public area, where the police do owned motorcycles only upto 600cc engine capacity to cope to obey traffic rules and regulations.

Currently only 2 1000cc motor cycles are available only on southern expressway for traffic police duties.

 

Horse Racing Festival in Nuwara Eliya 2013 on 15th and 20th April 2013

This April, Nuwara Eliya will pulsate with energy as thoroughbreds compete for prestige, the premier event of the season. Feel the adrenaline rush and anticipation as it spills from the tracks on to the roaring crowd, on all round annual celebration showcasing the best of fashion, cuisine and entertainment with plenty of prizes and surprises.

Race lineup: 15th April- Governer’s Cup
  20th April- Sun Quick Cup

Limited Prestigious event sponsors and Sponsorship for highlight fashion show available. To become a member of this prestigious club log onto srilankaturfclub.com

for more information see below image

 

Horse Racing Festival in Nuwara Eliya 2013
Horse Racing Festival in Nuwara Eliya 2013

Remote Control Airplane with Training for Rs. 45,000.00

Are you fascinate with Remote Control Airplane, buy replica of the famous World War-ll fighter YAK-12 Hobby Grade 1/10th scale Just for Rs. 45,000.00 Easy payment schemes available on selected credit cards.

Soar through the clouds at high speeds, and perform amazing air acrobats with its long range 4 channel 2.4GHz transmitter!

  • Package includes:
  • Hobby Grade Airplane with immense 100 cm wingspan
  • Long range 4 Channel 2.4Ghz Transmitter
  • Two days of professional RC flying training
  • Free one year membership of RC flying club
  • Damage repairs / upgrade options

For more information contact Aviation World on 0775 148 049 or 0772 601 600 or see below image

Remote Control Airplane with Training for Rs. 45,000.00
Remote Control Airplane with Training for Rs. 45,000.00

Fox Hill Super Cross 2013 – 20th April 2013

SLADA organize an Fox Hill Super Cross 2013 on 20th April 2013 at Diyatalawa, this years the Fox Hill Super Cross 2013 is an 21st Consecutive year in Srilanka.

Don’t forget to visit and experience the excitement and fun, see below image for more information

 

Fox Hill Super Cross 2013 – 20th April 2013
Fox Hill Super Cross 2013 – 20th April 2013

Sanath Jayasuriya appointed SL Tourism Ambassador

The Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau (SLTPB) appointed cricketing legend and Member of Parliament Sanath Jayasuriya the Tourism Ambassador of Sri Lanka at Bangalore, India.

The Economic Development Ministry is kept on promoting Sri Lanka tourism in India to improve Indian tourist to increase with holiday tourism in Sri Lanka. according to past records the Indian tourist are contribute more on Srilankan tourism than any of other countries in the world.

Royal –Thomian Cricket Match 2013 – 7th to 9th March 2013 at SSC Grounds

If you are a Royalist or Thomian, it’s your time to cheer your Teams and meets your Friends at Royal –Thomian Cricket Match 2013 on 7th , 8th and 9th March 2013.

Members could reserve tickets by forwarding a cheque for Rs. 5,000.00 drawn in favour of “Royal – Thomian Stallions” crossed Account Payee together with their NIC Number and an address to be used for delivery of tickets to

Royal – Thomian Stallion,

PO Box 01,

40, Church Street,

Colombo 01.

 

Reservation close on 1st March 2013

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Royal –Thomian Cricket Match 2013 – 7th to 9th March 2013 at SSC Grounds
Royal –Thomian Cricket Match 2013 – 7th to 9th March 2013 at SSC Grounds

Colombo Fort & Galle Face Roads are Close due to Colombo Night Race 2012

Several roads near Galle Face and Colombo Fort will be closed from 6.00 PM today (14th December 2012) and tomorrow in view of Colombo Night Race 2012.

Chaitya Road beginning from the Habour, Janadhipathi Mawatha from Bank of Ceylon Mawatha Junction, Clock Tower from Roundabout, Regal Roundabout, Ceynor Junction and Galle Face Roundabout will be closed for vehicular traffic from 6.00 Pm today and tomorrow.

The Motorists are advices to use alternative routes for their transports.

 

Colombo Night Race 15th December 2012 – Tickets available to sell Now

Here is an event to experience the Speed of Colombo in Night; the Colombo Night Race 2012 will be open on 6.00 Pm.

Tickets are available to sells now at a Special Prices of

Price Location
Rs. 50.00 Galle Face Stretch
Rs. 500.00 Sir Brandon Jayathilaka Mawatha, York Street
Rs. 2,500.00 in front Defence Ministry, Galle Face Stretch
Rs. 5,000.00 Lotus Road

 

You could buy your Rs. 5,000 and Rs. 2,500 Tickets from

  • Hotel Galadari
  • Hilton
  • Cinnamon Grand
  • Cinnamon Lakeside
  • Taj Samudra
  • The Kingsbury Hotel
  • Galle Face Hotel

 

You could buy your Rs. 50 and Rs. 500 Tickets from

  • Keells Super
  • Crescat
  • Liberty Plaza
  • Union Place
  • Rajagiriya
  • Capital Mall – Thalawathugoda
  • Havelock Road,
  • K-Zone – Moratuwa
  • Kohuwela
  • Kiribathgoda
  • Wattalla
  • Kandy
See below Images for the Colombo Night Race 2012 Map
Colombo Night Race 2012 Map
Colombo Night Race 2012 Map

See below image for more information

Colombo Night Race 15th December 2012 – Tickets available to sell Now
Colombo Night Race 15th December 2012 – Tickets available to sell Now

New Zealand Tours of Sri Lanka 2012 Buy your Tickets now

Nothing beats the experience of watching an action packed cricket tournament than catching it live from a great vantage point. Don’t Miss your chance to see two of the world’s Biggest Cricketing nations betel it out from the best seats in stadium.

Buy your tickets for Tours of

30th October 2012 for 1st T20 Match at Pallekele

1st November 2012 for 1st ODI match at Pallekele.

To buy your ticket Click Here or see below image

New Zealand Tours of Sri Lanka 2012 Buy your Tickets now
New Zealand Tours of Sri Lanka 2012 Buy your Tickets now

Angelo Mathews New Captain for Srilanka T20 Cricket

Angelo Mathews was appointed captain of Srilanka Twenty 20 Cricket team for 1 year including upcoming New Zealand tours. he was Vise Captain for Srilanka Twenty 20 Cricket till last Twenty 20 World cup held in Srilanka.

Twenty 20 World Cup Live at “The Keg Pub & Restaurant” from 18th September 2012

The “The Keg Pub & Restaurant” made a facilitation to see your ICC twenty 20 World cup with your daily entertainment.

While enjoying your ICC twenty 20 World cup win daily prizes of a softball bat and a Ball for the lucky winner who guesses the winning team of the day.

Visit today and entertain the Semi Final and the Final by cheering our Lions.

For more information see below image

Twenty 20 World Cup Live at “The Keg Pub & Restaurant” from 18th September 2012
Twenty 20 World Cup Live at “The Keg Pub & Restaurant” from 18th September 2012

Lakbima News Alerts on Hutch Connection

The Hutch Srilanka introduces new value added services of lakbima news alerts in Srilanka. you can enjoy the special news according to your provincial prioritization.

Registered today and enjoy special news alerts from Hutch Srilanka

For more information about activation see below image

Lakbima News Alerts on Hutch Connection
Lakbima News Alerts on Hutch Connection

Dialog T20 2012 Cricket update SMSs

The Dialog made a special arrangement for you to obtain Twenty 20 Cricket updates in your Mobile with frequent updates, call 780 and Subscribe Cricket day Pack.

This will offers you ball to ball coverage of all the T20 action as it happens. You will be charged Rs. 10/- +taxes per Match day.

No Additional charges will apply

For more information see below image

Dialog T20 2012 Cricket update SMSs
Dialog T20 2012 Cricket update SMSs

Srilanka Premier League News Alerts on Hutch

The HUTCH, Sri Lanka made a special offer for Sri Lanka premier League News Alerts by Simply dial * 456# and win SLPL Match Tickets.

Fee:       Rs. 30.00 + Tax

For More information see below image

Srilanka Premier League News Alerts on Hutch
Srilanka Premier League News Alerts on Hutch