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The bus operational system and the maintenance system of the Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB) which was nationalised in 1956 were at a higher standard at the inception. Two main workshop were established at Werahera and Ja-Ela to rehabilitate and rep
Sri Lanka’s railway (SLR) sector is slated to embark on a modernization programme as the Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation slated to make some key changes with the assistance of Asian Development Bank (ADB).
The ADB has pledged assi
The coast and the shallow sea areas stretching from Wattala to Negombo have become one of the most polluted coastal belt in the country. This sea stretch has been polluted by garbage largely encompassing of polythene and plastics. We visited the area
Members of the Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) have got into a confrontation recently with regard to a contract that have been signed by the officials of the council during the time it was under a special commissioner in early 2018. As per the agree
The waste water drains in Quarry Road behind the Dehiwala Zoo have been in a dilapidated condition creating an eyesore in the area and a serious health hazard much to the anxiety of the residents of the area. The public pointed out that thousands of
The Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) has introduced a set of guidelines to be followed by all the food
Housed in an octagonal building structure with magnificent display walls is the sales centre of the Colombo Port City or the Colombo International Financial City
Turning a new chapter in the transport service in Sri Lanka, the Sri Lanka Land Development Corporation (SLLDC) under the Ministry of Megapolis and Western Development has taken steps to launch a luxury
They say only a woman can truly understand another woman’s pain. That’s why even when the journey of life takes a turn to the worst, a woman’s ability and the empathy to understand and help another woman cannot be suppressed.
The 19th instalment of the ‘Gamata Eliyak-Purapathi Mehewara’ (upgrading villages-mayoral mission) programme was launched by the Moratuwa Municipal Council in the Borupana
Under this progra
Embillawatta road off Dehiwala-Maharagama main road in Boralesgamuwa has been in a dilapidated state due to neglect of maintenance over a long period, while the people are facing hardship for want of other basic facilities.
Residents of the ar
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe declared open the newly constructed Home Affairs Ministry Complex at Elvitigala Mawatha in Narahenpita on Thursday. Ministers Vajira Abeywardena, P. Harrison, State M
Motherhood means bearing any pain and obstacle for the betterment of the children. A mother would never hesitate to take up even the most difficult occupation, competing on par with men, so she can provide for the children. We saw such a brave mother
Sea erosion that had been causing much havoc in the Ratmalana area for several years without any attention on hundreds of affected families worsened this week, due to the stormy winds experienced at present.
The digging ‘culture’ of the Water Board in the Colombo city except on main roads, are terrible. In case a main road is dug, a solid repair is done for fear of being questioned by the higher authority. All by-roads, lane
Colombo City is to become the latest city in the world to introduce car-free Sunday under which selected roads in the city will be closed for traffic. However, these roads will not be deserted as they will come alive with a host of activities such as
The wildlife species which had made Muthurajawela Wetland their home are on the verge of becoming extinct due to man-made fires and other unscrupulous human activities in the wetland, experts warned.
In the recent past, several in
Fifteen families had been evacuated from the vicinity of the Karadiyana Garbage Dump due to a threat of the dump collapsing on its Southern edge, Western Province Waste Management Authority Director
The Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) refuted reports that the CMC was facing bankruptcy and said the Western Provincial Council (WPC) alone owes Rs.1.8 billion in stamp duties and court fine collections dating from the year 2017 and before.
The Urban Development Authority (UDA) has launched a project to draw multi-coloured stripes on the road outside the Panadura Railway Station with the intention of enhancing the outlook of the ro
Residents of the area are living in constant fear of any possible danger of a Dengue epidemic due to the dilapidated waste water drains in the access road leading from Galle road to the highly populated Ratmalana irrigation housing scheme.
The constructions of the Wattala Divisional Secretariat building at old Negombo Road in Wattala has been abandoned halfway for over a year. The construction began with the then Public Administration Minister Vajira Abeywardane laying the foundation
A further 160 hectares of land will be reclaimed from the sea from Kollupitiya to Dehiwala, Minister of Megapolis and Western Development Patali Champika Ranawaka told Parliament yesterday.
The first stage of the reconstruction project of the bund of the Ja Ela Canal or Uruwal Oya costing Rs 26 Million had been now completed, the Chairman of the Ja Ela Urban Council Shammika Dias said.
The lack of continuous power supply at the Kapuwatte Crematorium in Ja-Ela had caused severe inconvenience to people during funerals, residents said.
“Grieving family members were being inconvenienced during the cremation process because there is
The public market at Elakanda, Hendala, which was constructed by the Wattala Pradeshiya Sabha, has become a safe haven for drug addicts.
The public market was constructed 18 yea
Illegal landfilling in barren paddy fields and marshlands along the E03 within the Ja-Ela Divisional Secretariat Division is escalated on a large scale.
Illegal land-filling in barren paddy fields and marshlands along the E03 within the Ja-Ela Div
The Central Environmental Authority (CEA) conducted a raid on a factory that was turning out lunch sheets breaching regulatory sizes at Kottawa Road, Miriswatte, Piliyandala.
THE CEA officials seized a stock of 1
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