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Explore All Options! Single Window Operational Models for Sri Lanka

Explore All Options! Single Window Operational Models for Sri Lanka

(By Janaka Wijayasiri PhD) Sri Lanka is committed to establishing a National Single Window (NSW) for international trade as a policy priority, with the support of the private sector. A NSW allows…

Sri Lanka Tourism aims to increase French arrivals up to 111,000

Sri Lanka Tourism aims to increase French arrivals up to 111,000

Sri Lanka Tourism will participate in the International France Travel Mart at Paris Porte De Versailles this week. It is aimed at attracting French travellers to the island which has…

US $200 mn from WB to control NCDs, primary health care

US $200 mn from WB to control NCDs, primary health care

The World Bank has offered US $200 million to Sri Lanka to control Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs) and to develop primary health care facilities, Health Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne said.According…

US$ 480 million grant to Sri Lanka

US$ 480 million grant to Sri Lanka

United States will provide a US$ 480 million grant to Sri Lanka for several development projects. This was assured to President Maithripala Sirisena by the Chief Operation Officer of US…

Thailand sees shortcut to Belt and Road with Sri Lanka trade deal

Thailand sees shortcut to Belt and Road with Sri Lanka trade deal

Thailand sees a planned trade deal with Sri Lanka as an opportunity to tap into China’s signature Belt and Road Initiative while hedging against fallout from the escalating global trade…

Nelson Mandela, a remarkable leader- President

Nelson Mandela, a remarkable leader- President

President Maithripala Sirisena while calling on world leaders to follow in the path of anti-apartheid revolutionary and statesman Nelson Mandela yesterday said that his life teaches the world many lessons…

Sri Lanka has to improve budgets, keep flexible exchange rate: IMF rep

Sri Lanka has to improve budgets, keep flexible exchange rate: IMF rep

Sri Lanka has to keep on a path of reducing budget deficits, broaden revenues keep the exchange rate flexible to conserve forex reserves and move towards inflation targeting, an International…

Millennium Challenge Corporation official visits Sri Lanka

Millennium Challenge Corporation official visits Sri Lanka

A delegation from the U.S. Government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), led by Chief Operating Officer, Jonathan Nash, visited Sri Lanka this week, to continue progress on the proposed MCC Compact…

Climate change to erode Sri Lanka living standards, slow growth: World Bank

Climate change to erode Sri Lanka living standards, slow growth: World Bank

Climate change could decrease Sri Lankan living standards around 4.9 to 7 percent by 2050 and wipe out up to 50 billion dollars in gross domestic product (GDP), a new…

India, Sri Lanka urged to be more open; new trade deal expected in December

India, Sri Lanka urged to be more open; new trade deal expected in December

India and Sri Lanka are likely to sign a new trade deal by December and both countries should be more open in order to improve competitiveness and attract foreign direct…

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