The smooth functioning of SriLankan Airlines’ codeshare partnerships in the Western and Central Europeanregion contributed in a significant manner to the growth of tourist arrivals to Sri Lanka in 2016, which expanded by 14% and crossed the 2 million milestone.
Embassy of Sri Lanka in Beijing together with the members of the Sri Lanka delegation participated at the Asia Fashion Awards 2017 which was held in Chongqing from 27th to 30th December. This event was organized by DBP, Chongqing headed by Kevin Zhang as the Chairman, supported by the Chongqing People’s City Government and Keemun Black Tea, China. All East Asian Countries and three South Asian Countries namely Sri Lanka, India and Nepal participated at this event with their Fashion Industry representatives.
Christmas celebrations were held at the Sri Lankan Embassy of Jordan in Amman on 23 December 2016. This event, symbolizing harmony, joy and peace was organized and held by the Embassy with the participation of over 200 Sri Lankans representing different faiths.
The Consulate General of Sri Lanka participated in a series of trade related activities in the third quarter of the year to promote Sri Lanka and to explore new areas for economic cooperation in South China especially in the context of the proposed Free Trade Agreement between Sri Lanka and China.
The implementation of Green Power Development and Energy Efficiency Improvement Investment Program will support the Government’s objective of enhancing clean power generation, system efficiency and reliability.
Sri Lanka High Commission in New Delhi organized a trade promotion event on 21st December at the High Commission premises. The event was jointly sponsored by the Department of Commerce Sri Lanka, and the Indian Importers Chambers of Commerce in New Delhi, India. The main focus of the event was to promote Sri Lanka’s exports among the members of Indian Importers Chamber of Commerce & Industry.