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Five-year plan to achieve rice self-sufficiency

Five-year plan to achieve rice self-sufficiency

The Agriculture Ministry and the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) signed an agreement on the implementation of a five-year development plan to enhance the rice production with the intention of…

IMF says Sri Lanka’s economy remains vulnerable to shocks, due to high debt

IMF says Sri Lanka’s economy remains vulnerable to shocks, due to high debt

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Wednesday said Sri Lanka’s economy remains vulnerable to adverse shocks because of sizable public debt and large refinancing needs. The global lender, which has…

Internal Aviation Services to be promoted

Internal Aviation Services to be promoted

Five institutions have put forward their proposals to Internal aviation services and a committee consist of the Chairman of National Agency for Public Private Partnership and Managing Director of Airport…

Sri Lanka is base to tap into the fast growing Indian Ocean region

Sri Lanka is base to tap into the fast growing Indian Ocean region

Sri Lanka is poised to be a major source of investment for companies looking to use Sri Lanka as a base to tap into the fast growing Indian Ocean region…

French Naval ships in the island

French Naval ships in the island

Making a one-day good will visit, two French Navy ships arrived to Sri Lanka yesterday (18th June).   Sri Lanka Navy accorded the ‘Dixmude’ and ‘Surcouf’ a traditional welcome upon…

Iran, Sri Lanka meet in August for trade talks

Iran, Sri Lanka meet in August for trade talks

Sri Lanka will look to diversify exports to Iran after Tehran proposed to host the island to a round of trade negotiations this August, the Ministry of Industry and Commerce…

JICA funds good agriculture practices training

JICA funds good agriculture practices training

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) funded a study programme recently for Sri Lankan government officials to gain more knowledge on Good Agriculture Practices (GAP) in Thailand. The objective of the…

Australia to provide $A 700,000 for demining efforts in Sri Lanka

Australia to provide $A 700,000 for demining efforts in Sri Lanka

Australia will provide renewed support for the humanitarian de-mining efforts in Sri Lanka committing $A700,000 in assistance over the next two years through a partnership with the Mine Action Group…

Sri Lanka joins combating Plastic Pollution

Sri Lanka joins combating Plastic Pollution

Coinciding with the World Environment Day, a “Code of Conduct on combating Plastic Pollution” was signed by 41 Embassies and International Organizations based in Ha Noi on 4th June 2018.…

Millennium Challenge Corporation Official Visits Sri Lanka to Continue Progress on Compact Development

Millennium Challenge Corporation Official Visits Sri Lanka to Continue Progress on Compact Development

The U.S. Government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Managing Director for Europe, Asia, Pacific, and Latin America Caroline Nguyen visited Sri Lanka from June 11 to 13 to advance the development…

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