The Colombo Plan Staff College (CPSC), in collaboration with the Department of Technical Education and Training (DTET), held its annual in-country program on Image Building in TVET at the Distance Learning Center (DLC), Sri Lanka Institute of Development Administration (SLIDA), Colombo, Sri Lanka from June 13-17, 2016. Forty-two (42) TVET instructors and administrators coming from […]

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The CPSC faculty and staff led by the Acting Director General, Prof. Dr. G. Kulanthaivel, warmly received 14 senior officials from the Institute of Technology University of Moratuwa (ITUM) and Ministry of Higher Education and Highways, Sri Lanka. The delegation was in the Philippines from June 6 to 8, 2016 for the international training and […]

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I fell in love with Sri Lanka, where my mother was born, on my first visit. Perhaps it was because it was in my genes, or maybe it was just that the unique mix of culture, history, beaches, jungle, music, and food awoke my senses. On that first visit, as an eight-year-old, I played with kabaragoya, giant water monitors that I was told could […]

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THIS summer, L’Indochine presents an expertly curated and exquisitely designed fashion and home accessories collection from Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka’s strong heritage in woodcarving can be seen in a variety of wood sculptures— from statues of Buddhas and animal figures made of ebony, palu, sandalwood, gam-malu and na, to luck-enhancing wooden masks fashioned from the […]

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Sri Lanka Scout Association (SLSA) quickly responded to people who were forced to leave their homes due to severe flood and landslides that affected around 100,000 families in Sri Lanka. The heavy downpour started on 16th May. Out of 37 Scouting districts, 14 districts were hit by flood affecting around 10,000 Scouts and their families. […]

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COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Norway’s foreign minister visited Sri Lanka on Thursday in a sign of reviving relations since a peace deal brokered by the Nordic country failed to end a civil war. Borge Brende’s visit is the first by a Norwegian foreign minister to Sri Lanka since 2005, when Norway was trying to hold […]

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Colombo– Japan has loaned $400 million to Sri Lanka to build a new terminal at the island’s main international airport which suffers congestion from growing tourism, it was announced. The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) said the second terminal would more than double capacity to 15 million passengers annually. The terminal, to be opened in […]

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  A Sri Lankan gem merchant claiming to have the world’s biggest star blue sapphire is ready to sell the precious stone he said is worth at least $300 million. The Gemmological Institute of Colombo certified the gem as weighing 1404.49 carats. The institute’s chief gemologist Ashan Amarasinghe said according to the available data, the […]

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Up to 100,000 people still living in camps six years after the end of Sri Lanka’s brutal ethnic war will be given land to build homes within six months, President Maithripala Sirisena said Sunday, January 3. “It is an ambitious target, but I will see that all the internally displaced people are given land to […]

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