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Japan’s foreign minister to visit Sri Lanka after 15 years

Japan’s foreign minister to visit Sri Lanka after 15 years

Japan’s foreign minister Taro Kono will visit Sri Lanka on January 04, 2018, as part of efforts to build a free and open Indo Pacific region, the Japanese embassy in…

French Republic provides Euro 13.9 Mn soft Loan for dairy development

French Republic provides Euro 13.9 Mn soft Loan for dairy development

Marking the over 45 years old development cooperation between the Sri Lanka and France, The Government of French Republic agreed to extend its assistance to Sri Lanka, by providing a…

Russian team to visit Sri Lanka to examine quarantine procedures after lifting tea ban

Russian team to visit Sri Lanka to examine quarantine procedures after lifting tea ban

A team of technical experts from Russia will visit Sri Lanka in January to examine plant quarantine procedures in the island country, the Sri Lankan Foreign Ministry said Wednesday. The…

Economic cooperation: Science diplomacy – a tale of two countries

Economic cooperation: Science diplomacy – a tale of two countries

AT the invitation of President Maithripala Sirisena, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak undertook an official visit to Sri Lanka from Dec 17-19. This is to reciprocate the state visit…

First batch of CCC leaves for Mali

First batch of CCC leaves for Mali

The first group of the Mali-bound Combat Convoy Company (CCC) of the Sri Lanka Army left Sri Lanka recently (24th Dec.). According to Army media, the first contingent of 150 Army…

Russian watchdog to resume tea imports from Sri Lanka: RIA

Russian watchdog to resume tea imports from Sri Lanka: RIA

Russia’s agriculture safety watchdog will resume imports of tea from Sri Lanka, RIA news agency cited its head Sergey Dankvert as saying on Monday. Russia placed temporary restrictions on imports…

Sri Lanka official reserves improve to USD7.5bn by end October

Sri Lanka official reserves improve to USD7.5bn by end October

Sri Lanka’s gross official reserves have improved to 7,489.98 million US dollars by end October from 7,288.12 million dollars in September, official Central Bank data showed. Foreign currency reserves were…

Clarke 100th birthday celebrated

Clarke 100th birthday celebrated

Arthur C Clarke, whose 100th birth anniversary on Saturday was being marked by devoted readers in events all over the world, once told The Telegraph newspaper in an interview at…

Sri Lanka govt approves USD 1Bn financial city complex

Sri Lanka govt approves USD 1Bn financial city complex

The cabinet of ministers has given the go ahead to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with CHEC Port City Colombo to develop the Colombo International Financial City building complex…

Japanese “Setogiri” arrives at the port of Trincomalee

Japanese “Setogiri” arrives at the port of Trincomalee

“Setogiri”, a Naval ship belongs to Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force, arrived at the port of Trincomalee yesterday (20th Dec.) on a good will visit.   Commanding officer of the…

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