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PM, Foreign Minister meet Sri Lankan FM

PM, Foreign Minister meet Sri Lankan FM

HE the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani met Sri Lanka’s Foreign Minister Ravi Karunanayake, and the accompanying delegation, in Doha yesterday. Talks …

JICA provides Rs42bn loan for Kalu Ganga water supply expansion

JICA provides Rs42bn loan for Kalu Ganga water supply expansion

A concessionary loan agreement for JPY 31,810 million (approx. Rs. 42,307 million) was signed on 7th of July 2017 between the Government of Sri Lanka and Japan International Cooperation Agency…

Lanka seeks WB help for elephant conservation

Lanka seeks WB help for elephant conservation

Sri Lanka has sought assistance from the World Bank (WB) to conserve its wild elephant population, an official has said. Sri Lanka boasts of 6,000 wild elephants, a major tourist…

ADB doubles its assistance to Sri Lanka to USD1bn

ADB doubles its assistance to Sri Lanka to USD1bn

Asian Development Bank (ADB) has doubled its multi-sectoral assistance to Sri Lanka as a result of the merger of its two main windows of financing, the Finance Ministry said. Plans…

Sri Lanka vows Tamil autonomy despite Buddhist resistance

Sri Lanka vows Tamil autonomy despite Buddhist resistance

Sri Lanka vowed Wednesday to grant greater autonomy to its Tamil minority in a new constitution after an influential Buddhist monk said the clergy opposed the plan. President Maithripala Sirisena…

Govt. ready to facilitate an export friendly economic policy: Finance Minister

Govt. ready to facilitate an export friendly economic policy: Finance Minister

A delegation of representatives from the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Sri Lanka, accompanied by the Japanese Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Kenichi Suganuma, called on the Minister of…

Top Saudi entrepreneurs explore investment possibilities in Sri Lanka

Top Saudi entrepreneurs explore investment possibilities in Sri Lanka

One of the leading international entrepreneurs, Prince Alwaleed bin Talal bin Abdulaziz al Saud called on President Maithripala Sirisena today (July 4) at the Presidential Secretariat. The Prince, who is a…

New constitution will address Tamil issues

New constitution will address Tamil issues

The government should publish the interim reports on the proposed new constitution soon, TNA Parliamentarian M. A. Sumanthiran said at a press conference last evening. Commenting on the new constitution,…

China-Lanka cooperation beneficial to both countries: SIIS president

China-Lanka cooperation beneficial to both countries: SIIS president

Shanghai Institutes for International Studies (SIIS) President Chen Dongxiao said yesterday that Chinese infrastructure development in Sri Lanka will greatly help the country attract more foreign direct investments in the…

Global tea party to mark Sri Lanka’s tea industry

Global tea party to mark Sri Lanka’s tea industry

A global tea party to mark the birth of Sri Lanka’s tea industry 150 years ago will be held next Thursday throughout the world. Malaysia will also mark the occasion…

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