“Identified areas of bilateral cooperation could be strengthened through public private partnership” said Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen on 14 December in Colombo. Minister Bathiudeen was addressing the Tajikistan Business Meeting (with the participation of Tajikistan President Emomali Rahmon at Cinnamon Grand on 14 December.
The World Bank Board has approved a $75 million credit from the International Development Association (IDA) to support Sri Lanka’s main welfare programs by developing an integrated system to better manage the selection, administration, and payments to beneficiaries of the programs. The project will contribute to improving the equity, efficiency and transparency of the social safety net.
Republic of Tajikistan which has the same protection for both local and foreign businessmen under its law is willing to strengthen economic ties with Sri Lanka, said visiting Tajikistani President Emomali Rahman yesterday in Colombo.
Sri Lanka is enlisting its surging tourism and provincial cottage infrastructure to transform its struggling handloom produce to global marketsThe national blueprint for this transformation is now ready.
Nimal Weeraratne presented his Letter of Credence to Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah, Sultan and Yang Di Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, as High Commissioner of Sri Lanka to Brunei Darussalam (resident in Singapore) in a ceremony held at Istana Narul Iman in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam on 29th November.
Sunil De Silva presented credentials to the President of Angola, Jose Eduardo Dos Santos as the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Sri Lanka to the Republic of Angola with residence in Pretoria, in the capital Luanda on 28th November.