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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 investments, said Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations Chief Executive Rajat Kathuria. “There is optimism that…

Teplitz confirmed as new US Ambassador to Sri Lanka

Teplitz confirmed as new US Ambassador to Sri Lanka

The US Senate confirmed the appointment of Alaina B Teplitz as the new US Ambassador “Congratulations to Ambassador Alaina B. Teplitz on her confirmation by the U.S. Senate as the next U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka and Maldives! We look forward to welcoming her very soon,” the US…

Dhaka urges Colombo to sign FTA quickly

Dhaka urges Colombo to sign FTA quickly

Bangladesh has urged Sri Lanka to sign the free trade agreement and the bilateral coastal shipping deal quickly to enhance trade between the two countries. Planning Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal made the call on Monday during a meeting with Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in Hanoi, Vietnam, on…

India shows keen interest in Sri Lanka’s development projects

India shows keen interest in Sri Lanka’s development projects

India has agreed to increase its investment in the development oriented projects in Sri Lanka. Indian External Affairs…

Japan wants Hambantota to be military free

Japan wants Hambantota to be military free

Japan wants Hambantota port to be “free of military activities”, visiting Japanese Defence Minister Itsunori Onedera has said…

Prime Minister felicitates Imran Khan

Prime Minister felicitates Imran Khan

The felicitation message by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to newly elected Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Ahmad Khan…

Minister Samaraweera holds discussions with AIIB President Jin Liqun

Minister Samaraweera holds discussions with AIIB President Jin Liqun

Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera met with the President of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) Jin Liqun during the…

President Sirisena was able to deliver long term benefits to Sri Lanka

President  Sirisena was able to deliver long term benefits to Sri Lanka

The Indian President Ram Nath Kovind says the current President Maithripala Sirisena has been able to deliver long…

Sri Lanka receives South Asia Innovation Award

Sri Lanka receives South Asia Innovation Award

A case story on the path breaking reform submitted by the Department of Public Finance of the Ministry…

Reality check in Sri Lanka

Reality check in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka’s local government elections, scheduled to be held on February 10, have elicited the interest of a national…

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