SriLankan Airlines, which last month launched daily non-stop services to Melbourne, is providing its valued passengers with a wide range of options to connect and fly to major cities in Australia and New Zealand, by expanding its codeshare agreement with its long-time partner and fellow oneworld alliance member Qantas.
In what continues to be a promising year for foreign investor involvement in the stock market, 2017 has recorded an all-time high in foreign purchases during a year, with Rs. 105.1 billion (year-to-date) in foreign purchases this year passing the record of Rs. 104.7 billion set in 2014.
Foreign Secretary Prasad Kariyawasam, joined by the Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka Indrajit Coomaraswamy, and Secretary-General of the Secretariat for Coordinating Reconciliation Mechanisms Mano Tittawella, shared information on Sri Lanka’s journey of peace-building with the United Nations Peace-building Commission in New York on 20th November.
Secretary-General of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Petteri Taalas, has assured to collaborate with Sri Lanka in strengthening Meteorological Services for forecasting purposes, which would be more cost effective and could help avoid calamities caused by changes in weather patterns. He said the WMO was in a process of finding more resources to assist developing countries, and that greater opportunities will be provided to Sri Lanka for capacity building and technological upgrading.
According to the Board of Investment (BOI) that 25 Chinese companies that have invested and operating in Sri Lanka as BOI enterprises and further nine Chinese enterprises are awaiting commercial operation while 7 more have been approved.
Sri Lanka's Report under the Universal Periodic Review comes up for consideration by the OHCHR Working Group on UPR today (15 Nov.) in Geneva, according to a press release issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.