The construction of 4,000 housing units for needy families in the Plantation Sector, sponsored by the Indian Government, is slated to begin in March, Estate Infrastructure Development Minister P. Digambaram said.
The minister said the construction of the houses for estate workers in the Central Province and Badulla district will be flagged off next month possibly by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself during a likely official visit to Sri Lanka.
The 4,000 houses is part of a 50,000 housing project implemented by the Indian Government for the former conflict affected people in the North and East Provinces and needy families working in the estate sector in the Central Province and Badulla district. With a commitment of over US$ 270 million in grants, it is the flagship project of India’s developmental assistance to Sri Lanka. It is perhaps the largest such project undertaken by India anywhere in the world.
Minister Digambaram said around 35,000 houses in the North and East under this project has been already constructed, it was yet to get off ground in the estate sector. The minister also said the delay in implementing the project in the plantation areas was partly due to the inefficiency of the political authority who earlier held sway in the upcountry plantation areas.
The minister said soon after he had assumed office, he had taken steps to hold talks with the relevant officials to speed up the building of houses for needy people in the estate sector.
He said choosing housing recipients will be done in a very transparent manner which ensures that there are no discrimination due to political or other factors.
The Ramayanaya trail will be re – launched by the Sri Lanka Convention Bureau together with SLTPB and Srilankan Airlines in the coming months. The 14 sites accessible out of identified 52 Sites will be heavily promoted through various itineraries and packages.
The traditions of the Ramayana form an integral part of the shared cultural heritage of India and Sri Lanka. Major part of the Ramayana Episode has taken part in Sri Lanka and therefore Sri Lanka has special significance in the Ramayana Epic where pilgrim tourism can be promoted from India.
The sites include the places where Sit ha Devi has travelled to, consisting of archaeological areas, caves, mountains and temples which are of immense interest to Hindus. Sita Eliya, Ravana Ella, Hakgala, Maligatenna, Roomasala, Sitawaka and Kelaniya are some of the prominent localities associated with the Ramayana traditions.
During the last few years, India became the primary tourist and MICE tourist generating market for Sri Lanka . To cater to Indian market, Sri Lanka Tourism structured many new tourism products. Facilities for Corporate meetings and Incentives were among them.
On the occasion of India’s 66th Republic Day, a Hag hoisting ceremony would be held at India House (No. 86, Kumaratunga Munidasa Mawatha, Colombo-3) on Monday, January 26th, 2015 at 0830 hours.
All Indian nationals and their families are cordially invited to participate in the function and are requested to reach the venue latest by 0800 hrs. To facilitate entry into India House, they are requested to bring their passport or any other photo identity document. Parking for vehicles would be available in the University of Colombo grounds opposite India House.
New admissions to the Hindi classes conducted at the Indian Cultural Centre for the 2014/2015 session will begin from May 5, 2014.
A special course for children between the ages of seven and 15 will begin on 9th May 2014. All those attending the present courses should re-apply for the new course. Those who wish to learn the Hindi Language as a hobby and those who wish to attend morning classes can contact the Centre for special group classes.
Applications are available at the Indian Cultural Centre: 16/2, Gregory’s Road, Colombo 07 (9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.) on all weekdays.
The course duration will be one year for each level. Students are taught Hindi for
Level 100 (beginners),
Level 200 (intermediate)
Level 300 (advance)
The course examinations will be conducted by the Kendriya Hindi Sansthan, Agra and certificates will be issued.
The classes will be conducted by Sri Lankan experts in Hindi and a specialist Hindi teacher from India.
For further details please contact the Indian Cultural Centre on telephone No: 2684698 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tourists travelling to India from 180 countries will no longer have to queue at their local consulates to obtain visas; most foreigners currently have to wait several weeks before learning whether they will be allowed to enter India after submitting their applications at visa processing centres, a major deterrent for potential visitors.
Under the new scheme, many tourists will be allowed to apply online and then receive the green light within five days, before picking up their visa at the airport on arrival into India.
Visitors from countries which account for the bulk of India’s tourists – such as the United States, Britain and France – that have had to go through the time consuming process of applying in person will be among those to benefit from the changes to regulations.
Indian Cultural Centre of Colombo on the occasion of the Folk Dances and Music of Assam by Madhurlma Choudhury and her Raginee Group at 6.30 p.m on Thursday, 15 August 2013 at the Bishop’s College Auditorium No.l 1, Perahera Mw., Colombo 03
For invitations contact: Indian Cultural Centre 16/2, Gregory’s Road, Colombo 07, Tel: 2684698 Email: email@example.com
The Indian Cultural Centre Colombo has taken a huge role in taught Hindi languages to Srilankan. The Indian Cultural Centre made an announcement that Hindi Language courses will be commence in May 2012.
The Hindi Language with 3 stages of
Beginners (Course 100)
Intermediate (Course 200)
Advance (Course 300)
The Examinations will be held by Kendriya Hindi Sansthan, Agra, India.
Higher Certificate Part I and II
Examination will be held by the Indian Cultural Centre, Colombo
Special Hindi classes for Children,
To Join the Course or for More information contact to
The Government of India is offers Scholarships to Srilankan Nationals to Study Hindi Language in Central Institute of Hindi) in Agra.
The applicants needs to have at least one of the following eligibility
Have done Hindi as a subject in G.C.E ( Advance Level)
Have done Prathamic or Madhyama
100, 200 Courses of KHS, Agra
Any University Degree in Hindi
The Scholarships will be offer the candidate who has fulfilled the above requirement with the age limits between 21 to 35; as on 1st August 2012.
The Candidate will obtain
the return Air fare (Economy Class)
Hostel accommodation at Nominal Charge
Annual Book Grants
The Applications form can be obtain from the Indian Cultural Centre, on week days between 9.30 am to 1.00 Pm from 2nd April to 5th April 2012. The Applicant should visit physically to collect the application form.
The duly filled applications forms must submitted to Indian Cultural Centre on or before 26th April 2012 by personally.
The candidates need to bring their certificates in origin and present themselves for a short intervire at a time of submitting their application.
For more information contact Indian Cultural Centre
The Indian Cultural Center Colombo, Organize a carnatic Music festival of Sri Thyagaraja Aradhana in Srilanka.
The Sri Thyagaraja Aradhana is schedule to held on 17th February 2012 from 6.00 Pm at Saraswathie Hall, Bambalapitiya.
The Rehearsals will be held at 5.00 Pm on 15th and 16th February 2012 at Saraswathie hall.
The Indian Cultural Center invites everyone to participate the carnatic Music festival of Sri Thyagaraja Aradhana. The Participates are request to confirm their participation by call to 011 2684698 or 011 2684697 or an email of firstname.lastname@example.org
As per the Government of India’s proposal of Building 50,000 Houses to Displaced people have been inaugurated recently. As per word of Government of India, the High Commission of India, Colombo invites Expression of Interest from the eligible organizations to undertake the project of the Indian Housing Project for Construction and Repair of 43,000 housing units in Northern and Eastern Provinces of Srilanka
The eligible and interested organizations may submit their EOI in a sealed cover Superscripted -Indian Housing Project – “Construction and Repair of 43,000 Housing Units in Northern and eastern Provinces” alone with a brief profile of the organization highlights its constitution, Ownership, Organizational structure and main activities and providing list of such projects undertaken to
First Secretary (Political),
High Commission of India,
36-38, Galle Road,
Expression of Interest will be closing on 8th February 2012 by 15.00 Hours.
The High Commission of India invites All Indian Nationals to Celebrated the India’s 63rd republic day on 26th January 2012. The Flag hoisting ceremony will be held at India House, No 86, Kumarathunga Munidasa Mawatha, Colombo 03(Opposite to University of Colombo) on Thursday, January 26th 2012 at 9.00 AM
All Indian Nationals and their Families are cordially invited to participate in the function and are requested to reach the venue at least by 8.30 AM.
The participants are request to bring their passport or any other Photo Identity documents and the parking facility would be available at Colombo University Grounds.
The Indian Cultural Center of Colombo Organized Melody and Rhythm Kathak Performance for 65th Independence Day of India. The Kathak performance by Nalini & Kamalini , Guru Jitendra Maharaj and their Troupe.
15th August 2011,
the Bishop’s College Auditorium,
No 11, Perahera Mawatha,
To obtain the initiation for the Programmes please to Contact: