A delegation from China led by Sui Zhong Cheng, Vice Governor of Jilin Province consisting of 33 officials and entrepreneurs from that province visited the BOI with the purpose of exploring avenues for trade and investment.
The fifth round of discussions to sign a Free Trade Agreement between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh began yesterday at Cinnamon Grand Hotel. The Sri Lankan delegation was led by Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishard Bathiudeen while the Bangladesh delegation was led by Commerce Minister Tefail Ahamed.
High Commissioner W. Sunil De Silva presented his Credentials to President Edgar Lungu of the Republic of Zambia, as the High Commissioner Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Sri Lanka to the Republic of Zambia (resident in Pretoria), in a ceremony held at State House, on 3rd November 2016 in the capital Lusaka.
The Sri Lankan Community in the Greater Toronto Areaorganized an event, in co-ordination with the Consulate General of Sri Lanka, to celebrate the Deepavali Festival,bringing the Sri Lankan community together on 30th October 2016 at the Periya Sivan Temple Hall, in Scarborough.
“It is important for a smaller economy such as Sri Lanka to streamline its trade and economic policies aligning them with sustainable development goals” said Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen making a presentation on the side-lines of Sri Lanka’s 4th Trade Policy Review at the World Trade Organization in Geneva.
Malik Samarawickrama, Minister of Development Strategies and International Trade welcomed the participants of the 10th Annual Forum of Development Countries investments Negotiations which was organized by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), the South Center and co-hosted by the Ministry of Development Strategies and International Trade and Board of Investment of Sri Lanka (BOI).
Remarks by Hon Dr. Harsha de Silva, MP, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs at the Australia Awards Reception Galle Face Hotel, 2 November 2016
I am happy to join you this evening to congratulate the 30 recipients of this year’s Australia Awards Scholarships, and while congratulating the recipients, I would also like to thank the Government of Australia for this generous and important Programme which contributes to skills and capacity development of Sri Lankans, while strengthening people-to-people contact between our two countries.