Sri Lanka to break the final frontier

  • 19 Aug 2012 16:40:40 GMT

    [Sri Lanka, a small island nation, by end-2015 would be able to boast of five international harbours, two international airports, two expressways, seven-star hotels via Shangri-La while also owing the most powerful communication satellite in the region, taking the country closer to become the Wonder of Asia.]

    .... and regular power cuts as well as `a few other small problems` that remind us of the real situation of this country.

  • 19 Aug 2012 16:57:33 GMT

    [a wooden plane]

    Poorly informed journalist.

    [We are convinced that this action will bring true benefits to the people of Sri Lanka.]

    How is that when people don`t even have continuous electricity and the right political environment to live in peace ?

    This is another project where Rajapakse can take some %.

  • 19 Aug 2012 17:03:25 GMT

    Any idea of who will be first astroNUT of Sinhala lanka if King could hold on for few more years ???

    :-))

    [Rohitha Rajapaksa, the youngest son of the president, has obtained his aerospace engineering masters degree in Britain.

    He now hopes to pursue his astronomical studies and training further at the Russian Aerospace Agency in his quest since childhood to become an astronaut.

    Recently, Rohitha received a letter from Russian president Vladimir Putin, who has conveyed his wishes for the young Rajapaksa in his chosen career.

    he said he does not want to become a politician but he wants to be a Astronaut. He also said he want to be the youngest astronaut in the world and bring good name to country.

    ` I want to be the youngest astronaut. I`m still 22 and when i become 24 - 25 i can go to my target. ` Rohitha said.

    He is to leave for Russia shortly to receive the training.]

  • 19 Aug 2012 17:12:50 GMT

    [However, President Mahinda Rajapaksa thought otherwise! ]

    when politicians cheat and take credit for what others did or do what it is called ?

    anything similar to Plagiarism ?

    It is ARTHUR C CLERK who left his fortune to Sri Lanka and it can be used only communication related things I suppose.

    On the other hand, though he was a pedophile ruined youngsters` lives, sri Lanka neglected it and treated him as a gentleman.

  • 19 Aug 2012 17:58:24 GMT

    SR

    Big pocket money, but on our planet.

    CG

    He must have convinced the father!

    AnuD

    Bet this money has been `recyled` already.

  • 19 Aug 2012 18:05:07 GMT

    Tennis

    Federer just won the Cincinati ATP final against `Djoko`

    6:0 and 7:6. With his 76th title he is fit for the U.S. Open that follows soon.

  • 19 Aug 2012 18:57:01 GMT

    On its World Service, Japanese TV NHK just showed a very nice summary of this year`s Kandy Perahera. Apparently 4 million people were present in the streets of Kandy during the entire period.

  • 19 Aug 2012 19:06:40 GMT

    Spending like a developed country, but .....

    Sri Lanka to set up eight domestic airports at Rs. 750 million

    Sun, Aug 19, 2012, 08:46 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

    Aug 19, Colombo: The Sir Lankan government is to set up eight domestic airports in the country at a cost of Rs. 750 million.

    Civil Aviation Minister Priyankara Jayaratne has said that eight domestic airports would be set up in Koggala, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Sigiriya, Batticaloa, Trincomalee, Ampara, and Palaviya.

    Minister Jayaratne has said that out of the Rs. 750 million, some monies would be used to develop the Ratmalana airport.

    According to the Minister, Sri Lanka Air Force will handled the construction work of the airports while the Road Development Authority is to build the runways, each two kilometers in length, in the airports.

  • 19 Aug 2012 21:15:22 GMT

    Looks like its all private money. So I don`t see a problem.

    [ The signing of the agreement would see over US$ 60 million being pumped to Kandy, making it the biggest foreign-funded private sector investment in the Central Province. It is also the first Chinese investment made in the Central Province. ]

  • 19 Aug 2012 22:51:43 GMT

    [Sri Lanka, a small island nation, by end-2015 would be able to boast of five international harbours, two international airports, two expressways, seven-star hotels via Shangri-La while also owing the most powerful communication satellite in the region, taking the country closer to become the Wonder of Asia.

    Source(s)

    The Sunday Observer ]

    Tamils and Sinhala eople leave the Island while Muslims strongly makeing the Islamka.

    happy deshapremie !