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JICA pledges Rs14bn development loan to Sri Lanka

JICA pledges Rs14bn development loan to Sri Lanka

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has agreed to provide a development policy loan of 14.4 billion rupees (JPY10,000mn) for Sri Lanka’s development agenda. These funds will be utilized for private sector development,…

Sushma Swaraj, Nitin Gadkari and Suresh Prabhu to participate in conference on Indian Ocean

Sushma Swaraj, Nitin Gadkari and Suresh Prabhu to participate in conference on Indian Ocean

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Shipping and Surface Minister Nitin Gadkari and Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu will join Sri Lankan PM Ranil Wickremasinghe and Bangladesh Foreign Minister Mahmud Ali and…

Terrorists who attacked Lankan team in Pak killed

Terrorists who attacked Lankan team in Pak killed

Four Lashkar-e-Jhangvi terrorists who were allegedly involved in the 2009 attack on the visiting Sri Lankan cricket team were shot dead on Sunday by Pakistani police in Lahore. Seven terrorists…

Japan, Sri Lanka exploring port infrastructure deals to counter reliance on China: source

Japan, Sri Lanka exploring port infrastructure deals to counter reliance on China: source

Japan plans to dispatch a team to Sri Lanka in the coming months to inquire about the potential for infrastructure investment in the key port of Trincomalee, a government source…

Five IT companies begin operations at GIT Japan

Five IT companies begin operations at GIT Japan

The Global IT (GIT) Park Japan was opened on August 23 at Minami Uonuma City, Japan. Five Sri Lankan IT companies attended this ceremony and they have already started their…

UN secretary general to visit Sri Lanka

UN secretary general to visit Sri Lanka

UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon will arrive in Sri Lanka on Aug. 31 on a three- day official tour, officials from the Foreign Ministry said on Friday. Moon is…

India attends meet on migration of workers in Colombia

India attends meet on migration of workers in Colombia

Minister of State for External Affairs V.K. Singh on Thursday attended the Fifth Ministerial Meeting of the Colombo Process, a regional meeting on labour mobility, in Sri Lanka’s capital. “Managing…

Sri Lanka keen to invest in Nepal infrastructure, education

Sri Lanka keen to invest in Nepal infrastructure, education

The newly appointed Sri Lankan Ambassador to Nepal, WS Pereira, said that Sri Lanka was interested in investing in the infrastructure and education sectors in Nepal. Ambassador Pereira said this…

Sri Lankan mangroves respond to conservation plan

Sri Lankan mangroves respond to conservation plan

A year after Sri Lanka launched a mangrove conservation plan with funds from a U.S. conservation group about half of its 37,000 hectares of mangrove forests are in a various…

Sri Lanka condemns deadly terror attack in Turkey

Sri Lanka condemns deadly terror attack in Turkey

The Sri Lankan government on Monday condemned an terror attack in Turkey, which left over 51 dead and hundreds more injured. “Sri Lanka condemns the violence unleashed by terrorists on…

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