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Port City Deed handed over

The formalities over the leasing of the land where the Colombo Port city to the CHEC Colombo Port City Ltd., took place before President Maithripala Sirisena today the Presidential Secretariat announced.


AKD proposes comprehensive plan to reduce poverty

The National People’s Movement Candidate for the Presidency Anura Kumara Dissanayake is saying that rural poverty in the country is being exacerbated by increasing debt and a comprehensive plan is needed to solve this major issue.


Jaffna International Airport opens

Sri Lanka’s third International airport at Palali on the Jaffna Peninsula was formally declared open this morning by President Maithripala Sirisena.


Cabinet approves a fourth generator at Norochcholai

The Cabinet of Ministers has approved plans to build a fourth generator with a capacity of 300 MW as an expansion of the Norochcolai coal power plant.


‘Pulasthi’ off to Polonnaruwa

The new intercity express train service 'Pulasthi' from Colombo Fort to Polonnaruwa commenced its daily run yesterday (11), with President Maithripala Sirisena onboard for a portion of the train's maiden voyage.


Palaly airport to commence regional flight operations starting16 Oct

The Palaly airbase, which is beind developed into a Rs. 2.25 billion airport, will commence flight operations to India starting 16 October.


Central Expressway issues will be sorted out – RDA

The Road Development Authority (RDA) is optimistic that the problems being faced in the construction of Phase One and Three of the Central Expressway would be resolved in a few months time.


Sri Lankan envoy assures country is safe to Singapore audience

High Commissioner of Sri Lanka in Singapore Sashikala Premawardhane , infoms Singapore that all necessary measures were taken by the Government of Sri Lanka since the Easter Attacks to bring about a safe and secure environment in the island.


Major expansion of passenger boat services planned

The government is planning a massive expansion of passenger and cargo boat services that will link Colombo with the suburbs, Negombo as far as Hanwella.


Boat service for public, launched; First month free

The boat service for transporting passengers operating along the Beira Lake from Union Place to Colombo Fort was launched under the auspices of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday (22 August)


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