The newly established Sri Lanka Embassy in Ethiopia together with the Sri Lankan community and well wishes celebrated the 69thNational Day of Sri Lanka at the Embassy premises in Addis Ababa on 4th February 2017.
India and Sri Lanka signed a MoU to construct a new multi-ethnic tri-lingual secondary school in Polonnaruwa District. The MoU was signed by Mr.Taranjit Singh Sandhu, High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka and Mr. Sunil Hettiarachchi, Secretary to the Ministry of Education. Senior Officials from Government of Sri Lanka, including Mr.Ranjan Dharmawardena, Chief of Staff to the President of Sri Lanka, participated. The School will be constructed using a grant of SLR 300 million from the Government of India. The project envisages construction of class rooms, laboratories and library, as well as procurement of furniture and other equipment.
The Minister of Finance Ravi Karunanayake will be the chief guest on the occasion of the celebration to mark the 50 years of theSri Lanka’s partnership with the Asian Development Bank (ADB).Sri Lanka is one of the founding member countries of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), which was established in 1966.
Sri Lanka’s first footwear and leather industry hub is coming up–and it’s the Eastern Province that shall be hosting it. Meanwhile, Sri Lankan footwear and leather exports too have jumped by a strong 28%!
The Korea Program on International Agriculture (KOPIA) Sri Lanka Centre donated 25 drip irrigation system units, 40 power spreading machines, and 1,000 plastic containers to transport onion mother-bulbs for vernalization to a total of 40 Sri Lankan farmers in Gelenbindunuwewa, Hambantota and Mannar.
The 3rd anniversary of the establishment of the Korea Corner was held on 2nd February , at the Colombo Public Library, with the participation of Mr. Chang Won-sam (Korean Ambassador), Mr. V.K.A. Anura (Municipal Commissioner, CMC), Ms. Varuni Gangabadaarachchi (Chief Librarian, Colombo Public Library), Mr. Kyoung-sik Chon (Deputy Country Director, KOICA), the library representatives, and Korean language class students at the Corner.
The Indonesian Naval Ship, 'Kri Sultan IskandarMuda - 367' arrived at the Port of Colombo for refilling and a replenishment visit on Thursday (2ndFeb). Upon her arrival, the Sri Lanka Navy accorded a ceremonial welcome to the visiting Indonesian ship.
Authorities are continuing to take action against tri forces deserters who have failed to obtain legal discharge during the General Amnesty periods provided in the past and so far more than 450 personnel have been arrested till Thursday (2nd February 2017), states Military Spokesman Brigadier Rohan Seneviratne.