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Amnesty granted for Sri Lankan migrant workers in Lebanon

Amnesty granted for Sri Lankan migrant workers in Lebanon

The Sri Lankan government has made efforts to regularize nearly 7,000 undocumented migrant workers in Lebanon, and Lebanon has now granted them an amnesty, the Embassy of Sri Lanka in…

Sri Lanka leases Hambantota port to China for non-military use. Should India worry?

Sri Lanka leases Hambantota port to China for non-military use. Should India worry?

After prolonged negotiations and deliberations, Sri Lanka today signed a USD 1.1 billion deal with China to lease its Hambantota port to India’s northern neighbour. The deal was signed days…

USA’s MCC grants Rs 1.1 bn for progress of aid

USA’s MCC grants Rs 1.1 bn for progress of aid

A delegation from the U.S. Government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) led by Fatema Z. Sumar, Regional Deputy Vice President for Europe, Asia, the Pacific, and Latin America, visited Colombo to…

Mangala meets Millennium Challenge Corporation representatives

Mangala meets Millennium Challenge Corporation representatives

Minister of Finance and Media Mangala Samaraweera met with Deputy Vice President of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Fatema Sumar and her delegation at the Minister’s office in Parliament yesterday.…

Sri Lanka will closely work with new Indian President for further strengthening of bilateral relations -President

Sri Lanka will closely work with new Indian President for further strengthening of bilateral relations -President

President Maithripala Sirisena, congratulating the newly elected Indian President Ram Nath Kovind expressed his willingness to work closely with the new Indian President to further develop and strengthen excellent bilateral…

Sri Lanka seeks World Bank assistance for elephant conservation

Sri Lanka seeks World Bank assistance for elephant conservation

Sri Lanka has sought assistance from the World Bank for the conservation of its wild elephant population, an official said . Sri Lanka boasts 6,000 wild elephants. It is a major…

Sri Lanka technical interns to be trained in Japan

Sri Lanka technical interns to be trained in Japan

Sri Lanka is to sign a memorandum of understanding with International Manpower Development Organization of Japan (IM Japan) to send technical interns to Japan for further training. The cabinet nod…

SLR signs agreement with Prima Company

SLR signs agreement with Prima Company

Department of Sri Lanka Railway (SLR) signed an agreement with Prima Company to recommence the transportation of Prima flour from China Bay, Trincomalee to Galle and Seeduwa. It was signed…

Sri Lanka exports to rise after regaining GSP+ status

Sri Lanka exports to rise after regaining GSP+ status

On May 19 the EU formally restored Sri Lanka to the ranks of countries that benefit from the enhanced Generalised System of Preferences Plus (GSP+), which provides additional tariff preferences.…

Girls above 10 years to be vaccinated against HPV

Girls above 10 years to be vaccinated against HPV

All Sri Lankan girls aged above 10 will be vaccinated against the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) Health Ministry spokesman said. According to the spokesman, the vaccine will be included in…

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