The Regional Centre for Strategic Studies (RCSS), a think-tank based in Colombo, focused on regional security and strategic studies together with the Global Partnership for Prevention of Armed Conflicts (GPPAC), which is a network of civil-society organisations based in the Hague, the Netherlands, dedicated to conflict prevention and peace building across the world, organised a week-long program consisting of thematic events, from 4 to 8 June, at the Ramada Hotel, Colombo. The framework for the weeklong thematic events was on the pertinent topic of conflict prevention culminated in ‘GPPAC – RCSS Week 2018’.
The event presented an opportunity to many scholars, academics and members of civil society organisations from across the world to engage with each other and collaborate on the promotion of conflict prevention and peace building.
The inauguration ceremony, was attended by the Speaker of the Sri Lanka Parliament, Karu Jayasuriya, MP, who delivered the Keynote Address. Other speakers at the inauguration included Darynell Rodriguez Torres, the Executive Director of GPPAC, Sharon Rolls, the Executive Director of FemLINKPACIFIC: Media Initiatives for Women, which is a feminist media organisation that has been instrumental in the implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 in the Pacific, and Prof. Gamini Keerawella, the Executive Director of RCSS.
Project Management, Youth Affairs and Southern Development Minister and Prime Minister's Chief of Staff Sagala Ratnayaka said that Sri Lanka, especially with its strategic location in the Indian Ocean, is perfect location to run a global program me on maritime crime.
While Sri Lanka's footprint in global boats and shipping sector is small, exports in the sector continue to surge in strong numbers, and as a result Sri Lanka is ambitiously targeting US$ 200 million boats and shipping exports by 2022, Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen says.
Indian President Ram Nath Kovind has rejected the Tamil Nadu government’s request to release the seven prisoners convicted for the assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on May 21, 1991, leading South Indian newspaper the Hindu reported today.
Marine research vessel Dr. Fridtjof Nansen will arrive in Sri Lanka on June 21 to carry out a research in Sri Lanka’s territorial waters in the Bay of Bengal for nearly 26 days, accompanied by Sri Lankan scientists and researchers.
Introduction of fuel with Euro 4 standard would not cause to remove Octane 92 petrol or Lanka Super Diesel from local market, Secretary to the Ministry of Petroleum Resources Development Upali Marasinghe said.
World’s No.1 authority on Intelligent Leadership and the coach of Steve Jobs, John Mattone has arrived in Sri Lanka for a Knowledge and CEO’s forum. SLIM proudly presents the coach of Steve Jobs, John Mattone in Sri Lanka for an exclusive intelligent leadership workshop on 12th and 13th June. The two-day workshop consisting of ‘The Knowledge Forum’ and ‘CEO’s Breakfast Edition’ will be held at the Shangri La and the Cinnamon Grand Hotels respectively.
The National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka (NCCSL) will work on getting indigenous medicine on to the same platform as Western medicine, to bring in more recognition to traditional healthcare and make the treatment a lucrative venture in the country, NCCSL President Sujeeva Samaraweera told the media at the launch of ‘Ayurveda Expo 2018’ at the Chamber auditorium last week. ‘Ayurveda Expo 2018’ will be held at the BMICH from July 13-15.
He said the proposal to bring Ayurveda in line with Western medicine was mooted by the Chamber many years ago, but, it failed to see the light of the day. However, we will give a fresh start to the idea as the current Minister of Health and Nutrition is keen promote indigenous healthcare. Chamber officials who spoke on the significance of the event, said the country has failed to come up with a vibrant plan to develop the indigenous medicinal sector which has grown leaps and bounds in India which attracts a large number of tourists seeking native treatment each year.