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Pakistan's new Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi assured President Maithripala Sirisena that Pakistan would continue the assistance provided to Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka has begun boosting its world class porcelain, glass and red-clay industry segments with a host of new initiatives -and has also realised that the red-clay sector that is now surging as a result of next year’s Asbestos ban, packs considerable promise for the economy.

President Maithripala Sirisena arrived at the John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York last morning to attend the 72nd General Assembly of the United Nations. The representatives of the Sri Lankan Ambassador’s Office in New York warmly welcomed

The Ministry of Development Strategies and International Trade will conduct a consultative meeting with its line ministries today at Temple Trees to finalise the National Export Strategy (NES) to chart the next export growth cycle of the country.“We have now come to the final stages of implementing the NES. At the meeting today we will focus on the proposals of our line ministries, which will be added to the upcoming 2018 Budget proposal,” International Trade State Minister Sujeewa Senasinghe told the Daily FT.

Tuesday, 19 September 2017 08:34

Mahendran summoned to PCoI

Former Governor of the Central Bank (CB) Arjuna Mahendran has been summoned to appear before the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCol), which is probing the Treasury Bonds scam, at 10 a.m. today.

Tuesday, 19 September 2017 08:26

Govt attempting to postpone PC polls

The Government is attempting to postpone the Provincial Council Elections through a amendment during the Committee Stage on 20 September, claims Executive Director of the Campaign for Free and Fair Elections (CaFFE) Rajith Keerthi Tennakoon. Issuing a press release yesterday, he said that the gazette of the Draft Bill, allocating 30 per cent of seats in Provincial Councils for female representatives, has been issued and that this is to be included in the Order Paper of Parliament to be debated this week.

The United States and Sri Lanka conducted the Pacific Airlift Rally, a biennial exercise, from 11 to 15 September. The Pacific Airlift Rally brought together participants from the United States, Sri Lanka, and other Indo-Asia-Pacific nations for an airborne training exercise that focused on humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations. Participants practiced mission planning, cargo handling and loading, and air-land and airdrop operations.

The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), the Ministry of Development Strategies and International Trade (MODSIT) and the World Bank are jointly conducting a joint program of technical assistance and advisory services to the Government of Sri Lanka (GoSL) to enhance the competitiveness of the private sector and unleash the potential of Sri Lankan exports.

Tuesday, 19 September 2017 08:12

No Rohingya refugees in Sri Lanka: Govt.

No Rohingya refugees from Myanmar are in Sri Lanka, the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Wayamba Development and Cultural Affairs confirmed.

President Maithripala Sirisena left for New York, US yesterday to attend the 72nd General Assembly of the United Nations (UN).

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