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USD 125 million from IDA for the Climate Smart Irrigated Agriculture Project

USD 125 million from IDA for the Climate Smart Irrigated Agriculture Project

The International Development Association (IDA) of the World bank has provided financial assistance of USD 125 Million to implement a climate resilient agricultural projects covering eleven dry zone districts in the country benefitting over 62,000 families. The signing of this Loan Agreement took place today, during the Spring Meetings of…

Pope denounces ‘cruel violence’ of Sri Lanka Easter attack

Pope denounces ‘cruel violence’ of Sri Lanka Easter attack

Pope Francis denounced the “cruel violence” of the Easter Sunday slaughter of Christians and foreigners in Sri Lanka as he celebrated the most joyful moment on the Christian liturgical calendar by lamenting the bloodshed and political violence afflicting many parts of the world. Francis skipped his homily during…

Ambitions are affordable for Asia & the Pacific: Executive Secretary of UN ESCAP

Ambitions are affordable for Asia & the Pacific: Executive Secretary of UN ESCAP

Op-ed by Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana Three years of implementation of the transformative 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific shows the region has some catching up to do. Despite much progress, the region is not on track to reach the 17 Sustainable Development Goals set…

HMS ‘Montrose’ arrives at port of Colombo

HMS ‘Montrose’ arrives at port of Colombo

HMS ‘Montrose’ of the Royal Navy arrived at the port of Colombo on a goodwill visit today (02nd April).…

Sri Lanka starts work on Oman-backed $3.85bn refinery near strategic port

Sri Lanka starts work on Oman-backed $3.85bn refinery near strategic port

Sri Lanka began construction Sunday of a nearly $4 billion oil refinery it hopes will revive foreign interest…

Oman’s Oil and Gas Minister arrives in Lanka to attend ceremony of oil refinery in Hambantota

Oman’s Oil and Gas Minister arrives in Lanka to attend ceremony of oil refinery in Hambantota

Dr Mohammed Hamad Al Ruhmy, Minister of Oil & Gas of the Sultanate of Oman was received by…

Grand welcome for President at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport

Grand welcome for President at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport

President Maithripala Sirisena, who arrived at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, yesterday (13)on a four-day Official Visit to…

Sri Lankan Marini de Livera honored with Intl. Women of Courage Awards 2019

Sri Lankan Marini de Livera honored with Intl. Women of Courage Awards 2019

Ten extra ordinary women from around the world were honored with International Women of Courage Awards ( IWOC…

Norway to provide NOK 60 million for mine action in Sri Lanka

Norway to provide NOK 60 million for mine action in Sri Lanka

The Government is providing NOK 60 million over a period of three years for mine action in Sri…

Sri Lanka in Geneva:: ‘Multilateralism could still deliver, despite challenges’

Sri Lanka in Geneva:: ‘Multilateralism could still deliver, despite challenges’

During a high-level panel discussion on ‘Human Rights Mainstreaming’ at the ongoing 40th session of the Human Rights…

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