The United States expressed its support to develop Sri Lanka as a regional hub for trade and investment in Asia, which would connect trade flows among ASEAN, India, the Middle East, and Africa through free and open seas that would be the key to growth of the region, says the joint statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka and the U.S. Department of State on the Sri Lanka-United States Partnership Dialogue held at Colombo yesterday (6th Nov.).
Minister of Petroleum Resources Development Arjuna Ranatunge told today (6th Nov.) that the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) has sufficient stocks of 10, 000 MTs of petrol for the next few days and requests the public to refrain from the panic buying.
Sri Lanka Medical Association (SLMA) issued today (6th Nov.) a statement on the decision of the government to abolish SAITM and requested all relevant parties to take steps to maintain higher standard in medical education.
Ministry of Industry and Commerce announced today that the first batch of low priced rice out of the huge 100,000 MT Indian rice tranche has been offloaded and is now moving within Sri Lankan retail market, ending any supply fears.
The price reduction of the 48 essential medical drugs by the Sri Lankan government in 2016 is a major achievement in safeguarding patients’ rights to access affordable medicine in Sri Lanka, says World Health Organization (WHO) in its 2016 annual report.
A delegation of the European Parliament is paying an official visit to Sri Lanka from 1st-3rd November. The delegation is comprised of the Chair Ms Jean Lambert (UK), Vice-Chair Richard Corbett (UK), Ms Ulrike Mueller (Germany) and Wajid Khan (UK).
Promotion of reconciliation is essential for the economic development of the country and Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew was able to develop Singapore as a high-level modern economy in the world through creating reconciliation among the people, Chairperson of Office for National Unity and Reconciliation (ONUR) Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunge said yesterday evening (1st Nov.).