COLOMBO, Sept. 18, 2020 (Xinhua) -- Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa (3rd R, front) and ministers listen to the latest report on the construction of the Port City project in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Sept. 17, 2020. Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa Thursday called for the construction of a multi-billion-USD Port City project to be accelerated, saying it is a landmark in the island country and will be the main income generator for the future.Rajapaksa inspecting the Colombo Port City construction site, in the heart of capital Colombo, to mark the sixth anniversary since the project, jointly developed by the Sri Lankan government and Chinas CHEC Port City Colombo (Pvt) Ltd, was launched in 2014.
CHENNAI, SEP 7 (UNI):-Ships and Tugs of Indian Coast Guard continue their efforts to douse the fire onboard MT New Diamond large oil tanker off Sri Lanka Coast on Monday.
CHENNAI, SEP 4 (UNI):-Indian Coast Guard ships, Sri Lankan Navy ships and Tug boats trying to douse a fire at MT NewDiamond oil tanker which caught fire off the east coast of Sri Lanka, on Friday while on its way to Paradip port, Odisha from Kuwait.
KANDY (SRI LANKA), Aug. 4, 2020 (Xinhua) -- People bathe an elephant ahead of the final day of Kandy Esala Perahera in Kandy, Sri Lanka, on Aug. 3, 2020. The festival features traditional local dances such as fire-dances, whip-dances, Kandyan dances and various other cultural dances, in addition to the elephants usually adorned with lavish garments.
COLOMBO, July 6, 2020 (Xinhua) -- Children have fun at a playground in Viharamahadevi Park in Colombo, Sri Lanka, June 5, 2020. The Viharamahadevi Park has attracted many citizens during the weekend. All national parks, zoos and botanical gardens in Sri Lanka reopened to public on June 15 after being shut since late March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
COLOMBO, April 22, 2019 (Xinhua) -- An injured woman is carried on a stretcher in a hospital in Negombo, north of Colombo, Sri Lanka, April 21, 2019. Sri Lankan Police said on Sunday that 13 people had been arrested over a series of blasts which killed 228 people across the island nation.