Foreign Financing Commitments in 2018 reached to US$ 4.7 billion to finance the public investments detailed in the Public Investment Program (PIP), achieve Medium Term Fiscal Framework of the Government and the envisaged public debt management targets, Finance Ministry announced.
Sri Lanka’s transport sector improvement project will increase the relative efficiency and capacity of the road network and bus system in the Colombo Metropolitan Region and to reduce the cost of transport in order to facilitate the flow of passengers and goods between the central region of the country and ports and markets.
SriLankan Airlines is to resume services to Pakistan’s commercial capital Karachi today (1).
නෝර්වේජියානුවන් විසින් ශ්රී ලංකාවේ විදුලි සංදේශ ක්ෂේත්රයේ බරපතළ අත්පත්කර ගැනීමක් සඳහා සූක්ෂ්ම සැලසුමක් දියත්කොට ඇති බව විමල් වීරවංශ පමතා පවසයි. අතිගරු ජනාධිපතිවරයා වෙත ලිපියක් යොමු කරමින් ඔහු මේ බව අනාවරණය කර තබේ.
Australian Home Affairs minister Peter Dutton is due to arrive in the country for a 2 day official tour.
Canada will be hosting the Women Deliver 2019 – the world’s largest conference on gender equality and the health, rights and well-being of girls and women – in Vancouver, British Columbia, from June 3 to 6, 2019.
Transparency International ආයතනයේ විධායක අධ්යක්ෂක වරයෙකුව සිටි නීතිඥ J. C. වැලිඅමුණ මහතා ඕස්ට්රේලියාවේ නව කොමසාරිස් වරයා ලෙස පත්කිරීමට නම් කර යවා ඇතැයි වාර්තා වේ.
BEIJING, China: The week-long Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilisations (CDAC) in Beijing attracted more than 2,000 delegates from 47 Asian and other countries to enhance the ‘exchanges and mutual learning among Asian civilisations and a community with a shared future’, said Professor Patrick Mendis in the CDAC official webpage.
Communal violence targeting Muslims in Sri Lanka has regional and global security implications, envoys of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) countries in Sri Lanka have cautioned, urging the government to take “every measure necessary” to prevent such incidents.
New Indian Foreign Minister S. Jaishankar has said that he will support efforts to strengthen ties with Sri Lanka.
President Maithripala Sirisena, who graced the swearing-in-ceremony of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday, today had bilateral talks with the Prime Minister.
Australia has now revamped its border protection procedures and there is ‘zero chance’ of any illegal migrants gaining entry in the country, visiting Australian Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton said yesterday.
President Maithripala Sirisena has defended Sri Lanka’s relationship with China.
Sri Lanka signed agreements with Beijing-based Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) to obtain US $ 200 million and US $80 million separately as two concessional loans, it is learnt.
Communal violence targeting Muslims in Sri Lanka has regional and global security implications. The developing situation over the past few days has been extremely worrying with regards to the safety and protection of the Sri Lankan Muslim community, including some foreign Muslim refugees. The lives and livelihoods of Muslims, including their local stores and large business establishments, are threatened by the prevailing conditions with unforeseen, dangerous consequences.
Minister of Science, Technology and Research Sujeewa Senasinghe during his visit to Geneva on 17 May, extended an invitation to the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) to participate in the Shilpa Sena exposition to be launched in July 2019 in Colombo. The exposition will provide an excellent platform for CERN and Sri Lanka to showcase the ongoing collaboration, and its potential for advancement of science in Sri Lanka. It would help create awareness and interest among students on the importance of high energy physics for Sri Lanka, stated Minister Senasinghe.
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