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Việt Nam, Sri Lanka agree to boost bilateral ties

Việt Nam, Sri Lanka agree to boost bilateral ties

The third Việt Nam-Sri Lanka political consultation took place in Colombo on Wednesday, during which the two sides agreed to roll out measures to improve bilateral ties. Vietnamese Deputy Foreign…

Trump extends wishes on Sinhala, Tamil New Year

Trump extends wishes on Sinhala, Tamil New Year

The United States has extended greetings to Sri Lankans living across the globe for Sinhala and New Year“>Tamil New Year. “On behalf of President Trump and the American people, I wish a joyous New Year to all the Sri Lankan…

Malnutrition in Sri Lanka: A Persistent Problem

Malnutrition in Sri Lanka: A Persistent Problem

Although Sri Lanka performs well in most health indicators, child nutrition is still a major challenge. Sri Lanka Human Development Report 2012 revealed that poor nutrition is the chief cause of multidimensional…

Sri Lanka targets USD2.5Bn in FDI in 2018, USD 5Bn by 2020:Fin Min

Sri Lanka targets USD2.5Bn in FDI in 2018, USD 5Bn by 2020:Fin Min

Sri Lanka’s government is looking at attracting up to US 2.5 billion dollars in Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) in 2018, and to double it to US 5 billion by 2020,…

Sri Lanka targets Saudi tourism market

Sri Lanka targets Saudi tourism market

Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau has successfully concluded a two-day promotional mission to Saudi Arabia as part of its on-going efforts to develop new markets and increase the number of…

Recalling the mandate

Recalling the mandate

Last week, Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe survived a no-confidence motion against him, saving the country’s first national unity government from a devastating fall. Now, with President Maithripala Sirisena…

Royal Thai Naval ships depart Colombo harbour

Royal Thai Naval ships depart Colombo harbour

The three Royal Thai Navy ships; “Bangpakong”, “ Makutrajakumarn” and “ Pattani” that arrived at the port of Colombo on 6th April departed the port of Colombo on successful completion…

Sri Lanka readies shareholder deal with China on Hambantota port

Sri Lanka readies shareholder deal with China on Hambantota port

Sri Lanka’s cabinet of ministers had approved for signing with China, a shareholder agreement on two joint venture companies that will operate commercial and common user facilities at a port…

Sri Lanka targets pharmaceuticals self-sufficiency with new zone

Sri Lanka targets pharmaceuticals self-sufficiency with new zone

 Efforts to increase domestic and foreign investment in Sri Lanka’s pharmaceuticals industry is set to boost output, Oxford Business Group (OBG) said in its recent Sri Lanka economic update. OBG…

Lanka’s forex reserve increases to US$ 7.9 bn in February

Lanka’s forex reserve increases to US$ 7.9 bn in February

Sri Lanka’s forex reserve assets increased to US$ 7.9 billion in February 2018, above the average four month import bill value of US$ 7.4 million Meanwhile during the period the…

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