Southern Expressway which has a total length of 227 km traverses from Kottawa to Hambantota through the main cities, Galle and Matara. It will link country's major economic centres such as Hambantota Sea Port and Mattala Mahinda Rajapaksha International Airport in Southern Province with Colombo City and Northern Part of the country through Outer Circular Highway, Colombo - Katunayake Expressway and proposed Northern Expressway.
The Government of Sri Lanka, has received a loan of Japanese Yen 35,020 million under Special Terms for Economic Partnership (STEP) conditions from the' Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) towards the cost of the project for the construction of a new bridge over Kelani River.
The growth achieved with a very short time in the Small Scale power generation sector in Sri Lanka contributed effectively to reach the pulley goal, that says 10% of the generation is from renewable sources targeting at 2016, the Ministry of Environment and Renewable Energy revealed.
Due to the active cloudiness to the West, South and East of Sri Lanka, sudden increase of wind speed over the sea areas off the coast extending from Puttalam to Trincomalee to via Galle and Pottuvil is possible, the Met. Dept. predicts.
Senior Vice President of the SLFP and Irrigation and Water Resources Management Minister Nimal Siripala De Silva says that general secretaries leaving the party is nothing new and would cause no big loss as far as the party men stay in line.
The ceremony to enshrine the omniscient sacred relics in the Sandahiru Seya, the triumphant Stupa was held today (23rd November) at Anuradhapura under the patronage of His Excellency the President Mahinda Rajapaksa.
In parallel with the series of events organized at the Sandahiru Stupa, an International Conference on Buddhism on the theme of 'Evolution of Buddhist Stupa' was held with a view of educating the devotees including international community at the Bhikshu University in Anuradhapura yesterday (22nd Nov).
The Ministry of Traditional Industries and Small Enterprise Development is mandated with the responsibility of developing Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises including the handicraft sector and rural industries island wide, with special focus on rural economic development.
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