Tag: Srilanka – News

  • New Rules for Whales and Dolphin watching in Sri Lanka – Department of Wildlife Conservation (DWC)

    The Department of Wildlife Conservation (DWC) said it would impose new rules and regulations for visitors with the purpose of regulating whale and dolphin watching in Mirissa. The official personal stated that the new laws and regulations would implement to safeguarded the whales and dolphins from the visitors. He further said that Department of Wildlife […]

  • 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, […]

  • New Terminal Building to construct for Bandaranaike International Airport

    Transport and Civil Aviation Ministry Nimal Siripala de Silva said a new terminal building will be built at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) at a cost of Rs. 65 billion. He further state that the present terminal building can accommodate only six million passengers. Where the BIA capacity is not sufficient to handle all passenger […]

  • University of Colombo MBA Alumi Budget 2016 – Discussion with Finance Minister Hon. Ravi Karunanayake

    The MBA Alumi Association University of Colombo organized a forum of Budget 2016 with the Finance Minister, Hon. Ravi Karunanayake & key industry leaders at the Post-Budget forum. Take part of this forum and knew unseen background of Budget 2016 and thoughts of industrial leaders. Date: 24th November 2015 Time: 9am to 12pm Venue: Hotel Galadari […]

  • 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 […]

  • SriLankan Airline New Business Strategies of MRO and Domestic Flight services

    SriLankan Airlines will negotiate with an Asian based air service company to begin a Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) centre at the Mattala airport in Hambatota. SriLankan Airlines Chairman Ajith Dias states proposal for an MRO at the Mattala international airport was in the pipeline for several years but it never got off. We are […]

  • Korean company keen to start Mega City project in Sri lanka

    Top officials from one of the world’s leading township developers, Korea Land and Housing Corporation were in Sri Lanka looking for a township development project to the value in excess of USS 5 billion. The team met senior officials of the Megapolis Authority last week and informed that they are here on a fact finding […]

  • Government loan for Samurdhi Officers

    Social Empowerment and Welfare Minister S. B. Dissanayake stated that all officers in the Samurdhi scheme are entitled to receive an instant Rs. one million (Rs. 10Lakh) loan from the Samurdhi Fund. The Samurdhi Fund has exceeded Rs. 100 billion and all the Samurdhi officers can obtain a Rs. 1 million soft loan. Samurdhi officers […]

  • 4.42% of total Voters were rejected in General Election

    Official announce that 517,123 votes rejected on 17th August 2015 General Election held in Sri Lanka, this is due to lack of awareness among voters on the complicated voting process and a large number of candidates. In overall 3.3 Million voters who doesn’t vote this election out of 15 Million registered voters. The Gampaha district […]

  • Highways Opens for Free on General Election

    Sri Lanka’s three expressways — Southern, Katunayake and the Outer Circular Highway  will be toll free from 6 am to 6 pm tomorrow in view of the general elections, a Highways Ministry official announced.