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2.5/5 (4 votes)
Sri Lanka/People
"Someday a President will emerge from the South", was Basil Rajapaksa’s prediction twenty years ago according to environmental journalist Dharman Wickremarat... article in the Sunday Island (21 November 2010) to mark President Rajapaksa’s...
Sunday, 05 December 2010 | 1280 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Report | Read more
3.3/5 (4 votes)
Sri Lanka/People
The late Mr. Lalith Athulathmudali was best known in the public domain as a great politician, a skillful orator and a pragmatic leader. One thing known only to those who had close interactions with him is the unique ability he had in dealing with...
Sunday, 05 December 2010 | 1966 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Report | Read more
3.3/5 (3 votes)
Sri Lanka/Transport
Introduction Within a matter of three years a brand new port has come up in the south of Sri Lanka, closer to the main shipping route than the port of Colombo and simultaneously an expansion to existing port facilities in Colombo is taking shape...
Wednesday, 29 September 2010 | 2132 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Report | Read more
3.0/5 (2 votes)
Sri Lanka/Tourism
The Kalpitiya Integrated Tourism Resort Project Location- Puttalam District, North Western Province, 150km away from Colombo. 14 islands with 31 Grama Niladari divisions. Land extent- 4,000 acres. Expected employment generation – direct...
Friday, 24 September 2010 | 2157 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Report | Read more
2.0/5 (4 votes)
Sri Lanka/Economy
Ever since Dr. Gamini Corea stressed the need of macro level economic planning for the development of Sri Lanka in the early 1950s, the notion of economic planning has played a critical role in the Sri Lankan development discourse notwithstanding...
Monday, 20 September 2010 | 1056 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Report | Read more
1.3/5 (3 votes)
Sri Lanka/Economy
SL’s world competitiveness jumps 17 places to 62 but access to finance is an issue Private sector lending must be increased from 1.7 trillion to Rs. 3.5 trillion for 8% economic growth, but require feasible mega projects. Banking industry...
Monday, 20 September 2010 | 1787 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Report | Read more
2.3/5 (3 votes)
Sri Lanka/People
Fifty years ago on 21 July 1960, Sirima Ratwatte Dias Bandaranaike was sworn in as Prime Minister of Ceylon (as Sri Lanka was known then). The 44-year-old widow of Solomon West Ridgeway Dias Bandaranaike made history on that day as the world’s...
Saturday, 24 July 2010 | 2597 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Report | Read more
1.7/5 (3 votes)
Sri Lanka/Military
The formation of the Commando Regiment germinated in the backdrop of fast escalating international terrorism with the hijacking of Aircraft and other attendant terrorist activities including kidnapping which was a scourge for the peace loving...
Tuesday, 22 June 2010 | 2066 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Report | Read more
1.7/5 (3 votes)
Sri Lanka/Transport
Anewspaper reported recently that the Chairman of the National Transport Commission had informed that the proposal to construct a Land Bridge connecting India and Sri Lanka would feature at the second meeting of the SAARC Ministers of Transport....
Friday, 07 August 2009 | 5792 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Report | Read more
3.3/5 (3 votes)
Sri Lanka/Transport
August 1 marks Sri Lanka Ports Authority's (SLPA) 30th year. As a member of the pioneer team it is with a deep sense of satisfaction that I trace the chequered history of this unique organization.
Saturday, 01 August 2009 | 2263 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Report | Read more


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