State revenue has increased by 23 percent during the first 9 months of this year compared with the same period of 2015. Accordingly, the state revenue in the first nine months of 2016 rose to Rs. 1,180 billion from Rs. 959 billion earned during the same period in 2015.
President Maithripala Sirisena headed a business meeting, participated by the businessmen and investors of Sri Lanka and Malaysia. The meeting was held on Dec. 15 in Kuala Lumpur, with the objective of enhancing the trade and investment opportunities between the two countries.
‘Sri Lanka has increased potential to trade with the world and work for economic development’ said the President yesterday (13th Dec.), during the bilateral discussions with the President of the Republic of Tajikistan, Emomali Rahmon, who is on a state visit to Sri Lanka. President Maithripala Sirisena received his Tajikistani counterpart at the Presidential Secretariat, where a guard of honour was followed by bilateral discussions.
Construction of the World’s tallest x-mas tree being carried out at Galle Face Green, which was halted recently has been recommenced following the instruction given by the Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to the Minister of Port and Shipping Arjuna Ranathunghe.