The approval of President Maithripala Sirisena and the Cabinet of Ministers have been received to the agreement to be signed with China Merchant Holdings on Hambantota Port, said the Minister of Development Strategies and International Trade Malik Samarawickreme.
Sri Lanka condemns, unequivocally and in the strongest terms, the assassination of the Ambassador for the Russian Federation to the Republic of Turkey, in Ankara, on 19 December, Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.
Contradictory predictions appearing on social media and internet regarding President Maithripala Sirisena are totally false, emphasized Secretary to the Ministry of Parliamentary Reforms and Mass Media Nimal Bopage.
Thailand Ambassador Nopporn Adchariyavanich assured that his country would support Sri Lanka to strengthen the tax structure. He said that it is necessary to identify the tax evaders and guide them. For this strengthening of the activities of Inland Revenue Department and the Excise Department is very timely, said the Ambassador.
He made these comments when he met finance minister Ravi Karunanayake before he left the island after completing his term in Sri Lanka.
The ambassador said that he will be able to arrange for officers from the Excise Department and The Inland Revenue Department to visit Thailand to study the tax system.
He thanked the minister for the support given during his term of office and that during this time the relationship between the two countries further strengthened.
He said the relationship between the two countries will further strengthen in the future.