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Sri Lanka’s cabinet approves signing FTA with Singapore

Sri Lanka’s cabinet approves signing FTA with Singapore

Sri Lanka’s Cabinet has approved a proposal to sign the proposed Free Trade Agreement between Sri Lanka and Singapore. The proposed Free Trade Agreement consists of provisions regarding trade in…

ADB gives USD270Mn for road and water projects in Jaffna

ADB gives USD270Mn for road and water projects in Jaffna

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will give US 270 million dollars in financial assistance from for the implementation of the integrated road investment program and Jaffna Killinochchi water supply project A loan of…

Indian minister Ravi Shankar Prasad calls on President

Indian minister Ravi Shankar Prasad calls on President

The Indian Union Minister for Law and Justice, Electronics and Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad called on President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat, yesterday (15th Jan.).   Mr. Ravi…

India sugar exporters to seek lower import tax on shipments to Sri Lanka, Bangladesh

India sugar exporters to seek lower import tax on shipments to Sri Lanka, Bangladesh

Indian sugar exporters will seek lower import duties on its sugar exports to neighbouring Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, a top industry official said on Thursday. “We will seek preferential import…

France to help Sri Lanka build mini diary network

France to help Sri Lanka build mini diary network

France will give a 13.9 million Euro concessional loan to Sri Lanka to build six hi tech mini dairies which can process up to 4,500 litres of milk a day,…

India provides Rs. 6.9 bn to upgrade KKS Harbour

India provides Rs. 6.9 bn to upgrade KKS Harbour

India provides US $ 45.27 million (LKR 6.9 billion) to upgrade Kankesanthurai (KKS) Harbour and the agreement in this regard was signed on January 10 in New Delhi by Export-Import…

Sri Lanka to import 78,000MT of frozen coconut kernels

Sri Lanka to import 78,000MT of frozen coconut kernels

Sri Lanka-based export coconut product brands have been issued permits to import 78,000 metric tonnes of frozen kernel and the first shipment had arrived in the island from the Philippines,…

Sirisena seeks judicial opinion on 6-year term

Sirisena seeks judicial opinion on 6-year term

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has sought the Supreme Court’s opinion on whether he could hold office until 2021, apparently contradicting a Constitutional Amendment — stipulating a five-year term —…

Sri Lanka’s Local Government Polls: Time To Send Signals?

Sri Lanka’s Local Government Polls: Time To Send Signals?

(By Dr. S. I. Keethaponcalan ) Local Government (LG) bodies in Sri Lanka are one of the cornerstones of public administration and structure of the state. There are 341 local bodies including…

India to consider talks with Sri Lanka, Bangladesh to export sugar

India to consider talks with Sri Lanka, Bangladesh to export sugar

India will consider initiating preliminary talks with neighbouring Sri Lanka and Bangladesh to seek lower import duties for its sugar exports to prevent a glut next season, a top government…

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