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Development Past News - 2016


Electricity connections provided to 150,000 poor families

[March 12 2016]

Unity Government has provided electricity supplies to 150,000 poor families. Each connection is valued at Rs. 40,000, Ministry of Power and Renewable Energy revealed.       

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Two elevated highways to link Kelaniya, Colombo, Rajagiriya

[March 04 2016]

The Government has taken steps to construct two elevated highways linking Kelaniya, Colombo and Rajagiriya.       

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'Shelter for All' Housing Programme to construct 1000 houses

[February 26 2016]

The Ministry of Housing and Construction has taken steps to construct 1000 houses in each electorate under the 'Shelter for All' National Housing Programme.      

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Sampur coal power plant construction to be expedited

[February 23 2016]

The Government has taken steps to continue the development activities in several rural areas.      

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Rural development projects continue

[February 17 2016]

The Government has taken steps to continue the development activities in several rural areas.      

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64 fresh projects to uplift the ICT industry

[February 16 2016]

In a significant impetus to the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) industry, plans are afoot to implement 64 new projects at a stupendous cost of Rs.10 billion for the development of this key sector this year (2016), the Ministry of Telecommunication and Digital Infrastructure revealed.      

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Colombo Port sets record in container handling volume

[February 13 2016]

Colombo Port has set a new record in container handling volume on Tuesday, the Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) said.      

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Foundation stone laid for new Data Center of SLT

[February 05 2016]

President Maithripala Sirisena laid the foundation stone for the new data center of Sri Lanka Telecom using the digital technology in a ceremony held at the President's house, Colombo on Monday (01).      

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Accelerated Irrigation Infrastructure Programme for Monergala

[January 24 2016]

The Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources Management has taken steps to implement the "Wellassa Navodaya" accelerated irrigation project which has been planned with the view of uplifting the living status of the residents in Monaragala District, within four years from 2016-2019.     

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Nearly 1.8 million tourists visit Sri Lanka in 2015

[January 05 2016]

Statistics released by Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) for the last year shows that nearly 1.8 million tourists visited the island in 2015.     

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Country's electricity provision to reach 100% by January 31

[January 02 2016]

The electricity provision of the country will reach 100 percent by January 31, Power and Renewable Energy Ministry sources revealed. This target could be achieved with the implementation of a programme to provide electricity to low income earners who cannot afford electricity.     

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