A meeting was organized by the Board of Investment of Sri Lanka and the Ministry of Development Strategies and International Trade to address outstanding matters concerning investors from the European Union. The Sri Lankan side was led by Malik Samarawickrama, Minister of Development Strategies and International Trade assisted by his Ministry secretary Chandani Wijewardhana, Mangala Yapa, Managing Director of the Agency for Economic Development, Upul Jayasuriya and Duminda Ariyasinghe, respectively Chairman and Director General of the BOI, and Indira Malwatte Chairperson of the Export Development Board.
High Commissioner of Sri Lanka in Nigeria Thambirajah Raveenthiran, concurrently accredited as Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Mauritania as well, presented his Credentials to Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, the President on 23rd January at a ceremony held at the Presidential Palace at Nouakchott in Mauritania.
Sri Lankan Ambassador Tilak Ranaviraja conveyed greetings from President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe to the French President François Hollande at a reception held on 12th January at the Presidential palace, Palais de l’Elysée.
The ninth Footwear and Leather Fair 2017 organized by the Ministry of Industry and Commerce in collaboration with the Industrial Development Board, Sri Lanka Footwear and Leather Products Manufactures Association, and Export Development Board will be held from 3rd - 5th February at BMICH.
State Minister of Agriculture Wasantha Aluwihare speaking on behalf of Sri Lanka highlighted the hardship that has been caused due to the drought and unexpected heavy rain in Sri Lanka at the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture and the Agriculture Ministers Summit in Berlin on 21st January.
A team from the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) led by Ms. Fatema Sumar, Regional Deputy Vice President for Europe, Asia, Pacific and Latin America, called on Dy. Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr. Harsha de Silva, yesterday (23rd Jan.) at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.