The Child Protection and Justice Bill, which proposes to repeal certain parts of the Children and Young Persons Ordinance and ensure Sri Lanka’s conformity with international standards pertaining to the best interest of the child, has been finalized. Among many other progressive reforms, this Bill envisages to provide special protections to children who are in conflict with the law and children in need of care and protection, Secretary to the Ministry of Child and Women Affairs Ms. Chandrani Senaratne told on Monday (15th Jan.) at the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) held at the Palais Wilson in Geneva.
Forbes listed young billionaire of mainland China, Cai Xiaoru, gave thumbs up for Sri Lanka and said that Sri Lanka remains a good destination for investment. He said that Sri Lanka as an investment destination is more open and friendly towards investors.
Sri Lanka Telecom PLC (SLT) will launch its newly built, state-of-the-art, Tier 3 (Tier III) Data Centre at Pitipana, Homagama today with the visiting Indian Minister, Ravi Shanker Prasad as the Chief Guest.
Minister of Development Strategies and International Trade Malik Samarawickrama during his visit to Geneva had a bilateral meeting at the Permanent Mission, with the representatives of the ‘Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation’ programme and it was agreed to consider a cooperation agreement to implement a “Multi-Country Consolidation hub” in Sri Lanka, under the ‘Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation’ programme, leveraging on Geneva high potential to become a trade hub in the Indian Ocean and bolstering investment opportunities, says Sri Lanka's Permanent UN Mission in Geneva.
The Russian Federation revealed that its historic longing for Ceylon Tea has not wavered and even vowed for bigger trade with Sri Lanka, calling to dispatch a strong delegation to the trade meet scheduled in Moscow this year.
Minister of Development Strategies and International Trade, Malik Samarawickrama, opened the two-day Roundtable Investment Forum with Sovereign Wealth Funds(SWFs) in Colombo yesterday under the patronage of the Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.