Anuradhapura (Sri Lanka)

Type: City
Name: Anuradhapura (Sri Lanka)
Country: Sri Lanka
Latitude: 8.32
Longitude: 80.410004
population: 60,954
First reported Sep 28 2014 - Updated Sep 28 2014 - 1 reports

Reduced electricity rates in Sri Lanka to go in effect from next month

* Sept 28, Colombo: Sri Lanka's state-run power monopoly said it will announce the new electricity rates covering the 25 percent reduction ordered by President Mahinda Rajapaksa will on Wednesday.The Chairman of the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) W.B. ... [Published Colombo Page - Sep 28 2014]
First reported Sep 28 2014 - Updated Sep 28 2014 - 1 reports

Arahat Sanghamitta Theri

by Arahat Sanghamitta Theri arrived in Sri Lanka with a sapling from the southern branch of the Sri Maha Bodhi tree under which the Buddha attained Enlightenment. This event bears much significance in Sri Lanka's history as it laid the foundation for ... [Published Sunday Observer - Sep 28 2014]
First reported Sep 27 2014 - Updated Sep 27 2014 - 1 reports

Sri Lanka to be free of agro-chemicals by 2020

A mega project has been launched to develop local agriculture with the aim of creating a country without agro- chemicals by the year 2020. Minister S.M. Chandrasena headed the distribution of seed paddy to 50,000 farmers in Anuradhapura today. Providing ... [Published Independent Television Network - Sep 27 2014]
First reported Sep 23 2014 - Updated Sep 23 2014 - 1 reports

Sri Lanka from A to Z

Ayurveda:Spurred by the growth in the global spa economy that is estimated to be over AED 917.5 billion,according to a major report unveiled at the 2008 Global Spa Summit, destination Sri Lanka is gearing itself to receive more spa tourists in the months ... [Published Josour Magazine - Sep 23 2014]
First reported Sep 21 2014 - Updated Sep 21 2014 - 1 reports

Devanampiya Tissa's conversion to Buddhism

by Tissa who later came to be known as Devanampiya Tissa was one of the earliest rulers of Sri Lanka. He ruled Anuradhapura from 307 BC to 267 BC. His reign was notable for the arrival of Buddhism in Sri Lanka with the help of the Mauryan Emperor Aso ... [Published Sunday Observer - Sep 21 2014]
First reported Sep 20 2014 - Updated Sep 20 2014 - 1 reports

SLT conducts ICT awareness program

Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT), the premier ICT solutions provider in Sri Lanka, conducted an ICT awareness workshop at Anuradhapura recently with the Regional Chamber of Commerce, Anuradhapura to enhance ICT literacy levels.The awareness workshop was conducted ... [Published Sunday Observer - Sep 20 2014]
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 1 reports

Latest survey reveals interesting facts about country’s rich & poor

By Dilina KulathungaIn an interesting revelation, the latest Household Income and Expenditure Survey (HIES) showed Sri Lanka’s poorest 20 percent households live on a monthly income of Rs.10, 245 while the richest 20 percent receive a monthly income of ... [Published Daily Mirror Sri Lanka - Sep 19 2014]
First reported Sep 12 2014 - Updated Sep 13 2014 - 1 reports

Sri Lanka: Kurunegala Divineguma Social Relief Program provides relief to drought-affected people in Anuradhapura District

Source: Government of Sri LankaCountry: Sri Lanka Kurunegala District Divineguma Social Relief Programme has launched a number of programmes to assist the drought-stricken people in Anuradhapura District. Accordingly, a stock of potable water and dry ... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Sep 12 2014]
First reported Sep 09 2014 - Updated Sep 09 2014 - 1 reports

MP Pathirana takes up ‘Amu Miris Challenge’

September 9, 2014, 9:43 pmby Maheesha MudugamuwaOpposition United National Party (UNP) Matara District MP Buddika Pathirana has undertaken to eat green chillies tomorrow (11) to raise funds for the people affected by Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD).Accepting ... [Published Sri Lanka Island - Sep 09 2014]
First reported Sep 05 2014 - Updated Sep 05 2014 - 1 reports

LTTE militant jailed for murder of Lankan army general

A Sri Lankan court today sentenced an LTTE operative to 20 years in jail for the murder of a popular army general six years ago.The High Court in the north central town of Anuradhapura sentenced the unnamed LTTE militant for the killing of retired Major ... [Published Business Standard India - Sep 05 2014]
First reported Sep 03 2014 - Updated Sep 03 2014 - 1 reports

Sajith Premadasa to participate in campaigning for Uva PC election from September 07

* Sept 03, Colombo: Sri Lanka's main opposition United National Party (UNP) Hambantota district parliamentarian Sajith Premadasa would start participating in the election campaign for Uva Provincial Council from September 07, the party announced.According ... [Published Colombo Page - Sep 03 2014]
First reported Aug 31 2014 - Updated Aug 31 2014 - 1 reports

The Anuradhapura Kingdom

by Anuradhapura was the first Kingdom established in ancient Sri Lanka. It was founded by King Pandukabhaya in 377 BC.The kingdom's authority extended throughout the country, although several independent areas emerged from time to time, which grew more ... [Published Sunday Observer - Aug 31 2014]

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Mr. Obama reiterated "No God condones this terror. No grievance justifies these actions."
...Ayurveda uses leaves, flowers, barks, roots and berries to cleanse the blood and the body of impurities. "It is the traditional system of medicine practiced in Sri Lanka. Ruins of ancient hospitals with medicinal baths and toilets dating back to the 4th Century BC can be seen even today in the ancient capital of Anuradhapura in north central Sri Lanka."
Tissa was the second son of Mutasiva, king of Anuradhapura. The Mahavamsa describes him as being "the foremost among all his brothers in virtue and intelligence."

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Reduced electricity rates in Sri Lanka to go in... [Published Colombo Page - Sep 28 2014]
Arahat Sanghamitta Theri [Published Sunday Observer - Sep 28 2014]
Sri Lanka to be free of agro-chemicals by 2020 [Published Independent Television Network - Sep 27 2014]
No negotiations with terrorists: Lethal force i... [Published Asian Tribune - Sep 25 2014]
The tourist of healthy resorts From entertainme... [Published Josour Magazine - Sep 24 2014]
Sri Lanka from A to Z [Published Josour Magazine - Sep 23 2014]
Film on Child Soldiers: Stories that officials ... [Published LankaWeb - Sep 23 2014]
What's Next For Sri Lanka's Growing Tourism? [Published Travel Pulse - Sep 23 2014]
The forgotten civilians killed by LTTE : Kebith... [Published LankaWeb - Sep 22 2014]
Devanampiya Tissa's conversion to Buddhism [Published Sunday Observer - Sep 21 2014]
SLT conducts ICT awareness program [Published Sunday Observer - Sep 20 2014]
Latest survey reveals interesting facts about c... [Published Daily Mirror Sri Lanka - Sep 19 2014]
UVA Election; a call to address poverty [Published Daily Mirror Sri Lanka - Sep 16 2014]
Last phase of Sri Lanka's China-built Norochcho... [Published Colombo Page - Sep 16 2014]
President Rajapaksa and Chinese leader to commi... [Published Sri Lanka Island - Sep 13 2014]
Bible Quiz National Competition-Awards Ceremon... [Published Sri Lanka Sunday Leader - Sep 13 2014]
Country Roads Concert for Children [Published The Nation.lk - Sep 13 2014]
Sri Lanka: Magical mystical tour [Published Canberra Times - Sep 13 2014]
Sri Lanka: Kurunegala Divineguma Social Relief ... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Sep 12 2014]
Sapling of Maha Bodhi tree from Lanka planted i... [Published Times of India - Sep 11 2014]
Indian fishermen destroy environment: MR [Published Daily Mirror Sri Lanka - Sep 11 2014]
United States, Sri Lanka Ministry of Water Supp... [Published Colombo Page - Sep 10 2014]
MP Pathirana takes up ‘Amu Miris Challenge’ [Published Sri Lanka Island - Sep 09 2014]
Ministers to discuss worsening kidney disease s... [Published Sri Lanka Island - Sep 09 2014]
Richard Pieris : Tyre Company holds annual deal... [Published 4 Traders - Sep 08 2014]
The Ruwanweliseya, an architecturalmarvel [Published Sunday Observer - Sep 07 2014]
Electric Cars TooOn Orient Exchange Offer [Published Sri Lanka Sunday Leader - Sep 07 2014]
Norochcholai final phase commissioning on Sept.16 [Published Sri Lanka Island - Sep 05 2014]
LTTE militant jailed for murder of Lankan army ... [Published Business Standard India - Sep 05 2014]
Pension increment for retired differently able ... [Published Lankapuvath - Sep 04 2014]
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Sri Lanka: Kurunegala Divineguma Social Relief ... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Sep 12 2014]
Source: Government of Sri LankaCountry: Sri Lanka Kurunegala District Divineguma Social Relief Programme has launched a number of programmes to assist the drought-stricken people in Anuradhapura District. Accordingly, a stock of potable water and dry ...
Sri Lanka: Record harvest loss, food shortages ... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Aug 21 2014]
Source: IRINCountry: Sri Lanka COLOMBO, 21 August 2014 (IRIN) - Sri Lanka's government is scrambling to ease the impact of record harvest losses on millions of farmers as the country enters its tenth month of an acute dry spell. “It’s severe. In some ...
Sri Lanka: Immediate Programme to provide Relie... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Jul 31 2014]
Source: Government of Sri LankaCountry: Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa drawing his special attention to the people who are encountering immense difficulties due to the prevailing drought, has initiated an immediate development programme. It has ...
Sri Lanka: Rs. 4 billion allocated for agricult... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Jul 14 2014]
Source: Government of Sri LankaCountry: Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa has decided to increase the amount allocated for agricultural loans for the farmers up to Rs. 4 billion. President Rajapaksa has made this decision at a meeting held in the ...
How Sinhala Extremism Turned Against Sri Lanka’... [Published 3quarksdaily - Jul 09 2014]
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