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Port City Colombo breaks ground for premier business park

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The Port City Colombo yesterday (12) had its ground breaking ceremony for its premier business park, the Business Center. 

The Port City Colombo project, touted as the largest Public-Private Partnership (PPP) and Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) venture in Sri Lanka’s history, positions the nation as a prominent player in the region’s technology and commerce sectors. 

The project aims to create a dynamic space for knowledge exchange and innovation, drawing top talent from across South Asia.

The groundbreaking ceremony also marked the official welcome of Authorized Persons (APs) to operate within the Port City Colombo Special Economic Zone, further enhancing the project’s strategic importance.

Speaking at the ceremony, representatives from Port City Colombo highlighted the Business Center’s role as a catalyst for growth, innovation, and collaboration. 

They extended invitations to investors and global corporations to capitalize on the strategic advantages offered by the hub located at the heart of South Asia.

The event was graced by notable dignitaries including Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena, the Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Sri Lanka Qi Zhenhong, State Minister of Investment Promotion Dilum Amunugama, Chairman of the Colombo Port City Economic Commission Dinesh Weerakkody, and the Managing Director of CHEC Port City Colombo (Pvt) Ltd.

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Five killed, 21 injured in accident at ‘Fox Hill SuperCross’ event

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Tragedy struck at the “Fox Hill Super Cross 2024” racing event in Diyatalawa, resulting in the death of five individuals and leaving 21 others injured, according to Police Media Spokesperson DIG Nihal Thalduwa.

The incident occurred when a race car veered off the track and collided with a group of spectators, DIG Thalduwa explained.

The 28th edition of the ‘Fox Hill SuperCross,’ organized by the Sri Lanka Military Academy Diyatalawa with the support of Sri Lanka Automobile Sports (SLAS), commenced in Diyatalawa on Sunday (21).

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Southern province governor Willy Gamage resigns

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The Governor of the Southern Province Willy Gamage has handed over his letter of resignation effective from 02 May, 2024, to the President’s Secretary.

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5 years marked since the Easter Sunday bombings

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Today (April 21) marks 05 years since the brutal Easter Sunday bombings in 2019.

All churches across Sri Lanka will observe 02 minutes of silence at 8:45 am today (21) to remember those lost in the attacks.

Several memorial events centering the St. Anthony’s church in Kochchikade and the St. Sebastian’s church in Katuwapitiya will be held.

Police spokesman DIG Nihal Thalduwa says that security has been beefed up to areas where memorial services are being held.

In 2019, a spate of bombings that took place across the country claimed 273 lives while injuring hundreds.

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