Sri Lanka Railways Planning Director Wijaya Samarasinghe said that a feasibility study is now underway to introduce a metro train service in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo and its suburbs.

A Malaysian company broke grounds Thursday in a suburb of the Sri Lankan capital Colombo to build a plant to convert solid waste to energy.

The government will address the housing problems of those living in underserved settlements in Colombo with a project where 30,000 housing units will be constructed.

The Sri Lankan government is to spend over 950 million rupees to build 500 housing units for the slum dwellers in the Sri Lankan capital.

The Greater Colombo Water Supply Rehabilitation project implemented at a cost of Rs 4,785 million by the National Water Supply and Drainage Board will provide safe drinking water and sanitation fac

With Typhoid and Hepatitis raising its ugly head in Colombo again, the Public Health Department (PHD) of the Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) with the assistance of the local police have commenced r

The highest number of dengue cases - 4,718 has been reported from the Colombo district, followed by 1,627 in the Gampaha district and 714 in the Kalutara district, a Health Ministry spokesman said.

"The country has recorded 2,113 dengue cases during the past 19 days while 3,412 dengue cases and 14 deaths were reported last month," the spokesman said.

Meanwhile, 12,330 dengue cases had been r

The National Water Supply and Drainage Board (NWSDB) has taken steps to nab water pirates in Colombo and the suburbs, an official said.


The Sri Lankan government announced that it plans to construct 7,500 housing units for the urban poor who live in underserved settlements in Colombo and adjoining areas.

Acting on a proposal put forward by President Mahinda Rajapaksa, the government has launched a development programme through the Urban Development Authority (UDA) to provide housing facilities to the low income families living