Secretary General of the United National Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Dr. Mikhisa Kituyi has assured the Minister of Science, Technology and Research Susil Premajayantha that the UNCTAD stands ready to assist with Sri Lanka’s Science, Technology and Innovation Policy Review (STIP) and to explore modalities of technical assistance and a strategy for mobilizing the funding required.
Sri Lanka Navy's largest Advanced Offshore Patrol Vessel (AOPV), SLNS Sayurala left the country to attend the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) International Fleet Review -2017 in Thailand, on Thursday (9th Nov.) with a crew of 127 naval personnel from Trincomalee.
As strengthening bilateral ties with Sri Lanka the U.S. government has decided to offer several assistances for development. Under this program, the U.S. announced that it will offer a second U.S. Coast Guard cutter (Vessel) to the Sri Lankan Navy, pending completion of Congressional notification.
“The Government of Sri Lanka strongly condemns any act of torture, and will ensure that allegations of torture committed in the country will be investigated and prosecuted to the full extent of the law and seeks the assistance and cooperation of all those relevant parties in this endeavour, including parties outside the country, as evidence is key in the conduct of investigations”, the Secretary to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Prasad Kariyawasam informed New York Times yesterday (8th Nov.).
The annual changing of personnel of the Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) Aviation Unit under the United Nations helicopter deployment in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) left the country on Saturday (4th Nov.).