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.
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.
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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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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
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.
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.
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.