President Maithripala Sirisena will hold a special discussion on the freshly-signed Sri Lanka-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (FTA) next Tuesday (May 22), Secretary to the President Austin Fernando said.Responding to a question by a journalist at a press conference at the Government Information Department Auditorium yesterday, the Secretary said the Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) has also been invited to this meeting scheduled at 12.30 pm at the Presidential Secretariat.
Sri Lanka's agricultural productivity lags behind other South and East Asian countries and the World Bank has financed the Agriculture Modernization Project to close the gap through diversification, commercialization and value addition, the World Bank Country Director for Sri Lanka and the Maldives Dr. Idah Pswarayi-Riddihough said.
The Cabinet has approved an increase in bus fares by 6.56% with effect from tomorrow (16th). However, there will be no change in the current minimum fare, Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva told news.lk today.
Bilateral Trade between Sri Lanka and China has reached US$ 4.4 billion in 2017, said Diao Weihong, Director Department of Commerce of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China addressing the media at the launch of the largest trade exhibition conducted by China in Sri Lanka yesterday in Colombo.
Finance and Mass Media Minister Mangala Samaraweera has appointed the following as the Heads of the State Media Institutions with effect from yesterday. Film Directress Inoka Sathyanganee, Chairperson of the Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation. Finance and Media Ministry Additional Secretary (Development) Thilaka Jayasundara as the Chairperson of the Independent Television Network.
The Chief of the Staff of the Indian Army, General Bipin Rawat arrived here yesterday (13th May) afternoon on a seven-day official visit at the invitation of his Sri Lankan counterpart, Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake.
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Leader of the Islamic Revolution, told visiting Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Sunday that Asian countries should enhance cooperation in a bid to boost their strength,Iran news paper The Tehran Times reported.