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SLT Group to improve connectivity at Lankagama-Neluwa village

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Following the President’s visit to the Lankagama-Neluwa village on 29th August 2020, where he stated that he will direct the SLT Group to provide a solution to establish high-speed broadband and voice facilities in the Lankagama village. Sri Lanka Telecom – Mobitel, immediately took on the task of digitizing the Lankagama Village with high-speed connectivity solutions. Following the instructions of the President, the Engineers from SLT – Mobitel visited the village on the same day to assess and identify the implementation mechanism for a Detachable Guyed Mast Solution.

Situated amidst lush mountains, the Lankagama village is located at the Southern boundary of the Sinharaja Rain Forest, which falls into the Neluwa Divisional Secretariat, Galle District. Despite the geographic obstacles and transportation difficulties, SLT – Mobitel will promptly implement a Detachable Guyed Mast solution (supplied by a local company) to establish superior connectivity and broadband facilities to the area by 20th September 2020, thereby empowering the village with digital capabilities and bridging the digital divide. The project will be implemented without any negative impact to the environment of the area.

Rohan Fernando – Chairman of SLT Group commenting on the initiative, said “In line with the Government’s vision of digitizing Sri Lanka, the SLT Group feels privileged to take on the venture of powering rural areas with superior connectivity solutions. As the country’s Telecommunications Service Provider, it is our responsibility to ensure that we not only provide connectivity to all Sri Lankans but also empower them with the right knowledge and know-how to evolve and move forward towards an info com and knowledge rich society. We would also like to thank the DG of TRCSL for encouraging and setting the right strategies for operators to innovate and bring value to the Country. The implementation of this Detachable Guyed Mast Solution is another step towards reaffirming our mission of care, share and deliver and we will continue to empower Sri Lankans by providing connectivity solutions and contributing towards Sri Lanka’s digital upliftment and literacy.”



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Cabraal briefs Chief Incumbents on Port City Project Commission Bill

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On the instructions of the President and the Prime Minister, State Minister of Finance Ajith Nivard Cabraal on April 19 visited the Asgiriya Chapter, the Malwathu Chapter and the Chief Prelates of the Amarapura and Ramanna Maha Nikayas and briefed them on the relevant draft commission bill on Port City Project.

Cabinet Minister Prasanna Ranatunga, Minister of State Lohan Ratwatte, Minister of State Kanaka Herath, MP Wasantha Yapa Bandara and MP Kokila Gunawardena were also present on the occasion.

 

 

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Growing importance of training for nurses taking care of patients with NCDs

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To keep pace with the rapid expansion and increasing complexity of elderly home healthcare, training needs of home healthcare nurses must be identified and subsequent training programs implemented. English Nursing Care conducts training sessions on a weekly basis covering a variety of care needs for Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD) such as diabetes. The World Health Organisation (WHO) record that NCDs are estimated to account for 75% of total deaths in Sri Lanka.

Furthermore, according to the Sri Lankan Ministry of Health “although people are living longer, they live more years suffering from disease and disability, mainly from NCDs; life expectancy at birth in Sri Lanka is 74.9 years but healthy life expectancy at birth is only 67.0 years.” This has a significant impact on quality of life.

English Nursing Care Sri Lanka works towards improving the quality of life of the elderly living with NCD’s by training nurses on the most advanced and developed methodologies brought through years of experience internationally and locally. Being responsible for the well-being of your loved ones is pivotal in the service they provide.

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SriLankan Airlines welcomes Indian delegation to Sri Lanka

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SriLankan Airlines in a bid to recommence Indian tourist arrivals to Sri Lanka under the proposed bio-bubble tourist arrival concept successfully completed a familiarization tour for Indian media and travel trade professionals recently. A delegation of tour operators, agents, and senior editors representing influential media institutions concluded a familiarization tour in Sri Lanka.

The delegation spent six nights and seven days touring the country while being subjected to mandatory PCR testing and other health guidelines imposed by the Ministry of Health. Upon arriving in Sri Lanka, the delegation toured the most sought-after local tourist sites including Dambulla, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, and Bentota. The tour was initiated by SriLankan Holidays and the ground arrangements for the tour were handled by Jetwing Travels, Aitken Spence, Sri Lanka Convention Bureau (SLCB), and Hamoos Travels.

The main purpose of their participation in this fam tour was to restore confidence in visiting Sri Lanka, especially among the Indian tourists to provide them in-depth knowledge on how the country’s tourism industry operates under the bio-bubble concept. Apart from visiting various places, they experienced the stringent health and safety protocols adopted by the country in resuming tourism under the “bio-bubble” concept allowing tourists to roam around without mixing with the local population.

During their stay here, the delegation was hosted for a virtual meet-and-greet with SriLankan Airlines Chairman Ashok Pathirage, Chief Executive Officer Vipula Gunathilleka, and Head of Worldwide Sales & Distribution Dimuthu Tennakoon. The discussion focused on the airline’s operations to India, vaccination and quarantine travel arrangements between the two countries, current safety measures, and guidelines pertaining to the bio-bubble concept. They lauded the effort taken by officials to make their trip a memorable one.

The Indian delegation was highly impressed with the opportunities they were given to travel and explore the country and its exclusive holiday prospects for the enthusiastic traveller. This fam tour was a manifestation of the immense potential of Sri Lanka as a post-covid travel destination enticing the Indian traveller.

 

 

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