If you plan a overseas driving, it is important to get a International Driving Permit in Sri Lanka.
The Automobile Association of Ceylon do offer the International Driving Permit; which helps you on following ways,
Motor Insurance Claims
Recognized in 250 Countries
Issued on Geneva Convention 1949
To Obtain an International Driving Permit you should download IDP Application from www.aaceylon.lk and handover the filled application to Automobile Association of Ceylon Head office on Monday to Friday from 8.00 Am to 4.00 Pm
Wildlife Photography Tour to Yala National Park in October 12, 2019 with Prasanna Ambigaibagan
We Prasanna Ambigaibagan Nature & Wildlife Photography, organised our 14th wildlife photography tour of 2019 (37th Tour of PANWP) to Yala National Park on October 12, 2019 (Saturday).
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Only 4 slots available now
Wildlife Photography Tour – Yala National Park of Sri Lanka (One Day Tour)
Date: 12 October 2019 (Saturday)
Tour Start from Colombo: 12.00 Midnight
Reach Yala NP: 5.30 Am
Safari – 6.00 Am to 6.00 Pm (Full Day Safari)
Leaving from Yala NP : 6.30 Pm
Reach Colombo : 12.30 Am
Total Cost of the Tour – All Inclusive
For Sri Lankan: LKR. 12,500/- per Person
For Foreigner : LKR. 12,400/- per Person + Entrance Ticket Fee (LKR. 4,000 per person Approx.)
1 Full Day Safari (from 6.00 Am to 6.00 Pm)
Transportation by A/C Coach (Toyota KDH Van) – Colombo – Yala NP – Colombo
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
1 Full Day Safari Jeep Cost (Toyota HiLux)
Park Entrance Fee
Door PickUp & Drop within Greater Colombo and Suburbs
Smoking and consumption of alcohol is prohibited in our tour
We do reserve the slot based on 100% advanced payment. Please see below for the Banking Detail.
Name: Prasanna Ambigaibagan
Contact No: +94776534669
Account No: 8120024805
Bank : Commercial Bank of Ceylon PLC
After Payment please fill below details and send me along with payment confirmation,
Emergency contact Name:
Emergency contact No:
Date of Birth (DD/MM):
10 Days before the Tour: 100% Refundable
9 Days to 5 Days before the Tour : 50% Refundable
Less than 5 Days: None Refundable*
SASIRI POLYSACKS PVT LIMITED, established in year 2007 located in Bujjampola, Dankotuwa. The company is leading Manufacturers & Suppliers of Woven Polypropylene Bags, Leno Mesh Bags, Nonwoven Bags, Fruit Net Bags and Laminated Bags in the Sri Lanka
Sasiri Polysacks brought you a range of eco-friendly bags solutions of
Branded Non-woven promotional bag with your logo
Non-woven eco bags
Non-woven laminated bags
Eco Friendly grocery bags
Non-woven rice bag
Heavy duty Non-woven bag
Single bottle carrying bag
Non-woven suits cover
2-6 bottle carrying bag
For more details and a special price contact to Sasiri Polysacks on 077 386 8003 / 077 316 5587 or see below image
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.
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.
Are you a freelance lecturer or trainer or a person who looking forward a hall for your meeting or seminars, here is best cost and comfortable place for your seminar and meetings to be held in prime location in colombo.
Raja Bojun Liberty Arcade Roof Top will cost you Rs. 1,730/- + Vat per person and covers below services
Morning snack – 3 snacks items and Iced Coffee
Lunch – Sri Lankan Buffet at Raja Bojun at Level 4
Evening – Piece of Cake and Tea
for more than 25 Pax hall will be free of charge for 8 hours.
For more details contact to Raja Bojun, Liberty Aracde, No 282, R.A.De. Mel Mawatha, Colombo 03 or call 0114 716 171 or 0714 086 450
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
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.
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
It has been decided by the Coconut Development Authority that obtaining prior approval for newly opening is mandatory, in terms of the Coconut Development Act No. 46 of 1971 and amendments thereof and as per the Gazette Notification No. 15009/09.
If you are interested in opening a coconut related industry, you may submit a request along with your project proposal including the following information to obtain the prior approval for your industry.
District and divisional secretariat where the industry will be initiated
Detail of new materials to be use
Local/foreign market for the proposed products
Technological system that would be adopted
Job opportunities expected to be generated
Other information of the project
Since the committee appointed for grant of approval for new industries met in January, May and September every year, your request should be sent prior to it by registered post to the address below or handed over by visiting the processing Development Section, Coconut Development Authority, No. 11, Duke Street, Colombo 01.
For more details contact to Coconut Development Authority,
If you are the famer and looking forward to excel your production capacity and lacking with finance, here is a solution from Government of Sri Lanka. Development Finance department made a new loan scheme call “Ran Aswenna” though the leading banks an interest subsidy loan scheme to empower the skill.
Paving the path to a new era in agriculture, ‘Ran Aswenna Loan Scheme’, offers loans with a 50% interest subsidy to facilitate productivity enhancement and commercialization of farming.
These loans which seek to drive your growth can be obtained from following banks for concessional Interest rates
Bank of Ceylon
Regional Development Bank
Sri Lanka Saving Bank
For more details contact: Development Finance Department – 011 2 484 572/ 011 2 337 527 or see below image
Beautiful 33 acre land bordering lagoon with 2,000 ft wide with a spectacular view of Kalpitiya Beach available for sale. This land is Ideal for Waterfront Villa Community project with Water sports clubhouse, mini golf and other activities or Hotel Development.
Centrally located, by the side of Kalpitiya main road, in rectangular shape extending to the lagoon, with all basic facilities and centre to all other attractions to enjoy by road or boats, with access to Wilpattu Jungle too in the rear. Joint venture proposals also welcome.
For more details contact to Mr. Naffeel on 077 201 6557 or see below image
Empowering your efforts to conquer life, the Interest Subsidy Loan Scheme Programme introduced by the Government of Sri Lanka, seeks to maximize your true potential by opening diverse employment opportunities that drive you towards the zenith of success. The Loan Scheme Programme which strengthens the unwavering efforts of driven and determined individuals is hereby bestowed upon the Nation.
Loan Schemes name as
Ran Aswenna Loan Scheme
Rivi Bala Savi Loan Scheme
Soduru Piyasa Housing Development Loan Scheme
Govi Navoda Loan Scheme
Diri Saviya Loan Scheme
Jaya Isura Loan Scheme
Riya Shakthi Loan Scheme
Madya Aruna Loan Scheme
For more details contact to Development Finance Department on or visit any of the Lisence commercial bank nearby or see below image
Dear Son & Daughter, Bring out the artistic talent within you and be a “Little Picasso”, Children who maintain any of the BOC accounts shown below can enter this competition held to commemorate the 78th Anniversary of Bank of Ceylon.
If you don’t have a BOC account, you can open a new account and enter the art competition. Bank of Ceylon will also contribute Rs.100 to your new account.
The art competition will be conducted under four categories
Category 1 – Pre-school
Category 2 – Grade 1-5
Category 3 – Grade 6 – 9
Category 4 – Grade 10-13
Awards & Winners
1st. 2nd and 3rd winners in each category at national level will receive Rs.100,000/. Rs.75,000/- and Rs.50,000/-respectively, along with a medal and a certificate. 10 merit winners will also be selected.
1st. 2nd and 3rd winners in each category at provincial level will receive Rs.25.000/- Rs.15.000/- and Rs.10.000/- # respectively, along with a certificate. 10 merit winners will also selected.
Cash prizes for the respective schools
1st. 2nd and 3rd winners in each category at notional level will receive valuable cash prices The schools that maintain BOC Savings Units will receive special cash prizes.
hand over your drawing along with your application to your nearest Bank of Ceylon branch on or before the 8th of September 2017
Terms and Conditions
Drawings under any topic can be submitted
Each child can submit only one drawing for the competition
White-mat drawing paper (18″ x 14″)
Colours: Pastel / water colours / poster colours (any medium you use must not smear on touch)
No borders should be left on the paper
An application prepared as per the specimen should be 1 pasted behind the drawing and certified as required
The drawing should not be rolled or folded
When submitting the drawing for the art competition, the child’s minimum BOC account balance should be Rs.250
For more details, contact the manager of the nearest BOC branch or call 011 220 44 44 or see below image
We Prasanna Ambigaibagan Nature & Wildlife Photography Organised our 7th Wildlife Photography Tour to Minneriya National Park on August 12,2017.
*** Reservation – First confirmed First Reserved basis ***
Wildlife Photography Tour to Minneriya National Park of Sri Lanka – Date: 12th August 2017
Tour Start from Colombo: 6.00AM
Breakfast at Kurunegala
Lunch at Habarana
Half Day Safari : 2.30 Pm to 6.00 PM
Leaving from Minneriya NP : 6.30 PM
Dinner at Dambulla
Reach Colombo : 11.30 PM
Cost – All Inclusive
For Sri Lankan : LKR. 5,600/- per Person (Sri Lankan)
For Foreigner : LKR. 5,500/- + Entrance Ticket Fee
1 Halfday Safari (from 2.30 Pm to 6.00 Pm)
6 Person Per Jeep
We Prasanna Ambigaibagan Nature & Wildlife Photography Organised our 6th Wildlife Photography Tour to Yala National Park on July 29-30,2017.
We attached our Group Photo of our Last Yala Tour on June 10-11, 2017, for your reference, Please see Below details,
First in First Reserve
Wildlife Photography Tour to Yala National Park of Sri Lanka – Date: 29th & 30th July 2017
Day 1 (29/07/2017)
Tour Start from Colombo: 6.00AM
Check in at Yala Adventure : 11.30 Am
Safari – 2.30 Pm to 6.10 Pm
Casual Gathering : 7.30 Pm upwards
Day 2 (30/07/2017)
Alarm Call: 5.00 Am
Safari/ Bird Watching at Yala Adventure : 6.00 Am to 10.30 Am
Check out Yala Adventure: 11 Am
Reach Colombo : 6.00 PM
Deluxe Room Accommodation A/C : LKR. 15,000/- per Person (Sri Lankan)
Tented Camp Accommodation A/C : LKR. 17,000/- per Person (Sri Lankan)
For Foreigner – LKR 14,800/- & LKR 16,800/- + Hotel Surcharges + Entrance Ticket Fee
see below link for Yala Adventure Room/ Tented Camp and Other Facilities Photos,
Click Here to Check the Booking.com
The Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) proposes to organize a SME pavilion at Facets Sri Lanka – International Gem & Jewellery Show 2017 to be held at the Sirimavo Bandaranaike Memorial Exhibition Center from 31st August to 3rd September 2017. Sri Lanka Export Development Board invites applications from the SME Jewellery Manufacturers to Exhibit on their pavilion.
To provide an opportunity for 15 -18 Small & Medium Scale Gem & Jewellery manufacturers to showcase their products and to make use of the event as a platform to enter into the international market.
Applications are invited from SME manufacturers, exporters and potential exporters of gold, silver and fashion jewellery. Students of jewellery designing schools will also be given an opportunity to display their designs & products at the EDB Pavilion.
Cost of Participation
Selected SME’s will be provided with space and display facilities by the EDB. All other relevant costs including production of sample jewellery collections under the guidance of the EDB will have to be borne by the individual companies.
Application & Selection
Application should be made on the prescribed form available at the Industrial Products Division (6th Floor) or Provincial Offices of the EDB. The applications could also be downloaded from the EDB website, www.srilankabusiness.com under “Announcements”. Duly completed application forms should be sent to reach the Director, Industrial Products, EDB before 31.03.2017.
For further details, please contact Mrs. Madurika Menikpura, Export Promotion Officer Tel: 011 -2300705 – Ext. 360 or see below image
Cinnamon Sri Lanka Photo Contest is an initiative by Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts to celebrate the best photography and videography captured in Sri Lanka. Our island invokes a million spectacular visuals from vibrant landscapes to ancient architecture and beyond. We want to celebrate these many visuals as Sri Lanka poises itself to become the world’s favourite holiday destination.
Register now and apply in a series of categories for a chance to win a 3-week all-expenses paid holiday in Sri Lanka. You could be a world class photographer or a traveller with a camera – we want to see Sri Lanka through your eyes.
Join us as we celebrate the magic of Sri Lanka.
Who Can Enter?
Photographers and videographers from anywhere in the world
Professionals, Amateurs or Enthusiasts
How to Apply/Entry Rules
All Entries Must Be:
In digital format (JPEG for images & HD for Video)
Each entrant can enter in a total of 3 categories only
The content entered (photos and video) must not have won any previous awards
Entries must have been captured after 31st December 2014
Creativity & Narrative power
Lighting & Clarity
Uniqueness & Individual Style
Nature, Wildlife & Marine Photography
Lanscapes & City-Scapes
Culture & people by Mobitel
Activity & Adventure
Deeper Perspective / Photo Essay
The image will be award with USD 5000 and a 21-day curated tour of Sri Lanka!
National Aquaculture Development Authority, Ministry of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development of Sri Lanka invite applications for new projects in aquaculture.
On the proposed Budget for 2017, Rs. 1,200 million has been allocated to the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources. This allocation is for poverty elimination and livelihood development through self-employment projects, providing infrastructure facilities and initiation of new employment opportunities. Applications are called for from Sri Lankan citizens, for the under mentioned projects by the National Aquaculture Development Authority of Sri lanka.
Small Scale Ornamental Fish Farming
Gampaha/ Colombo/ Kalutara/ Hambanthota/ Puttlam
Unemployed youth/ ladies/ widows
Investment Allocation by Government
Cultivation of sea weeds
Klinochchi/ Jaffna/ Mannar/ Puttlam
Family members involved in small scale fisheries projects unemployed youth/ladies
Investment Allocation by Government
Fresh Water Fish Farming in Home Garden (Mud) Ponds
People already involved in fresh water fish farming
Investment Allocation by Government
If you are interested to start and maintain one of the above projects, if you have the facilities to start the project, and if you are a permanent resident of the specified district, please submit your application according to the model application form printed below to Chairman,National Aquaculture Development Authority of Sri Lanka, no. 41/1, New Parliament road, Pelawatta, Battaramulla by registered post on or before 15.04.2017. Please mention the name of the project on the top left hand corner on the envelope.
For further details please contact011 2786579/ 011 2786 498 / 01127865 78 or see below image
Are you an entrepreneur offering your products in polythene pocketed, here is a smart solution for you from Robert Agencies pack your polythene with hand handle machinery at a special price. See below range of packing machinery which may suits to your productions
Shrink Wrapping Machines
Prices are starting from Rs. 6,640/- for more details contact Robert Agencies (Pvt) Ltd, No: 88, Reclamation Road, Colombo 11. Tel :242 1009(Hunting) or see below image
Calling applications for the lease of wholesale business premises in the Dedicated Economic Centre along the Kanagapuram Road in Kilinochchi District. The objectives of the center are to provide a reasonable price to the farmers, create a competitive market place for the vendors and provide a reasonable price for the consumers.
This business premises have the following facilities:
40 No. of shops
Electricity and water connections and toilet facilities
General Free Conditions
Priority will be given to the permanent residents of Kilinochchi District.
The selected bidders should pay the twelve months rents as non-refundable security bond. (The monthly rent has estimated minimum Rs. 3500 and maximum Rs. 5.500).
Duly Completed sealed applications should be send through registered post, on or before 6th March 2017 address to the Government Agent/ District Secretary, Kilinochchi. On the top left hand corner of the envelope the caption should be clearly marked as Application for Business Premises in Dedicated Economic Center at Kilinochchi.
Suitable business persons will be selected by way of an interview. The dedicated economic center directly comes under the Ministry of Rural Economic Affairs and it’s managed by an appointed Management committee. As the chairmen of the management committee the government agent has the full authority to select or reject any applications.
For more details contact to District Planning Branch on 021 2285760 or see below image
National Engineering Research & Development Centre Of Sri Lanka (NERD Centre) invites manufactured, and developed, and introduced to the market successfully a Water Valve which is foot operated, that is made to happen, using newest and latest Technology, to be utilized very easily and effectively, in order to save the resources of water, whenever using, hand-operated water valves, wasting unnecessarily, our immensely valuable resource of water.
This is a very rare and valuable solution, to save the money expended by using the Hand Operated Water Valves, preventing the Wastages of us hand-operated water valves, which Technology is at the moment used mostly and abundantly, in factories, hostels, boarding houses, restaurant and canteens etc. at present.!!!
Specifications and Special Features of this Foot-Operated Valve:
Ability to save 50% of unutilized water when compared to Hand Operated Water Valves.
Easy to handle.
As it is foot-operated, there is capacity and capability to keep the both hands of the operator free from handling anything by hand.
Capable to obtain the quantity of water that is coming through the water valve, with a control and limitedly without any wastage.
It is utility equipment with a long period of usability.
Minimum number of Maintenance and repairs.
National Engineering Research and Development Centre of Sri Lanka (NERD Centre), envisages, and expects to handover the Manufacturing Technology of this Equipment, to the Interested Industrialists / Manufacturers, who have willingly and definitely shown actual interest, identifying them, and to supply and provide and offer to the local market, to manufacture and to be sold in local market.
(Technology Transfer Fee is Rs. 10,000.00 + Taxes relevant).
Accordingly, if you are interested, in obtaining the manufacturing technology of this valuable equipment of Foot-operated Water Valves, or may show your any interest, in obtaining further details and information, regarding this equipment, please feel free to have an opportunity to call us on Telephone No. 011-2234266 or to send or forward a letter of request by post, or an E-mail, to the address indicated below, including your name, address and contact telepone number .
The Address above referred to:
Director / Techno-Marketing Division,
National Engineering Research and Development Centre of Sri Lanka (NERD Center), No. 2/P, 17/B, Industrial Estate, Ekala, Ja-Ela, Sri Lanka. Tel :011-2236384, 2236284, 2234266. Email: email@example.com
CMC Engineering Export GmbH representative Michael Perera come up with a great solution for the power crisis in 2018 and future of Sri Lanka power generations.
Michael Perera stated that power crisis in 2018 would be a short of 500 MW and the current alternative of Coal power cost would be USD 3.5 -4 million per MW And will take 5 years or more to build it. And Michael Perera suggested that Solar is cheaper, but it may needs 4-5 acres per MW 200 MW requires 3.25 KM2.
Therefore Michael Perera suggested a new project of Victoria Dam Floating Solar Area 22.7 KM2 with the Japanese technology. And this would sufficient for government to use200 MW from Victoria Dam ,200 MW from Kotmale Dam and 100MW from upper Kotmale Dam. The panels reduce evaporation to up to 70%.
For more details about this technology please do contact Michael Perera, CMC Engineering Export GmbH on 0722442390 or see below image
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Technical training sessions and workshops organized free of charge.
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An opportunity to partner with a renowned Brand name and generate profit.
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Ambition and desire to launch a new venture.
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For more information contact to 076 691 3884 or 076 691 3885 or see below image