(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – Microsoft has provided a boost to the Sri Lankan startup ecosystem, announcing the launch of its ScaleUp program. Sri Lanka will be one of first countries in the SAARC and Middle Eastern regions to join the global initiative empowering entrepreneurs around the world on their journey to build great companies."ScaleUp: Microsoft launches global program for startups in Sri Lanka"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – Minister of Sports Faiszer Mustapha said that Sri Lanka’s para athletes who won 14 medals at recent Asian Para Games in Jakarta were a good example to able athletes.Minister of Sports Faiszer Mustapha greeting Sampath Hettiarachchi who won silver medal in javelin throw."Para athletes did immense service to country without facilities – Minister"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – Hasini Ambalangodage and her team AlFA won the Gold medal in the mixed international relay badminton at the Youth Olympic Games which is now in progress in Argentina. Her team consisted of seven other shuttlers from USA, Bulgaria, Canada, Italy, India, Cambodia and Sweden."Hasini takes first gold medal at Youth Olympics"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – Sri Lanka’s economic growth is projected to recover from the effects of last year’s weather disruptions, which negatively affected agriculture, and to remain around 4 percent in the next two years, according to a World Bank report published twice-a-year covering regional economic update."Lanka’s growth to remain around 4% next two years – WB"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – “Enterprise Sri Lanka- BOC Thurunu Diriya” loan scheme has disbursed 182 loans for young entrepreneurs island-wide up to date, Policy Development Office said in a statement."‘Enterprise Sri Lanka- BOC Thurunu Diriya’ disburses over 180 loans island-wide"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – The Ministry of Education has has taken steps to fill principal vacancies in 302 national schools in the country."Education Ministry begins filling principal vacancies at schools"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – The enhancement of afternoon thundershowers to some extent over the island can be expected from today (16), the Department of Meteorology said."Afternoon thundershowers likely to enhance – Met. Department"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –It might have come as a shock for many fans of former Sri Lankan skipper and swashbuckling opener Sanath Jayasuriya on Monday (15), the International Cricket Council (ICC) charged him on two counts for breaching its anti-corruption code."ICC Anti-Corruption Code Violation: Jayasuriya couldn’t explain his phone details"