The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Kuwait hosted a gathering of businessmen and media representatives to introduce Sri Lanka’s growing $1.6 billion tea business contributing 15 percent to the nation’s foreign exchange. Kuwait imported around 12.3 million kilograms of tea in 2014 and 16.1 million kilograms in 2013.
Emerging countries are slowly opting for smart and sustainable cars
Auto manufacturers have shifted their priorities to not only meet emissions standards, but also to keep up with government policies to improve air quality in each country. Fuel-efficient cars have not yet caught on in developing markets as fast as they have in Western markets but there is a slow, apparent change of car buyers going green globally. Carmudi analyzed millions of listings on the company’s car classifieds website, and the data shows that auto demand worldwide, including in Sri Lanka is shifting towards greener rides.
UNITED NATIONS — Nine months after he was elected to bridge bitter ethnic divisions at home, Sri Lanka’s president, Maithripala Sirisena, spent the better part of this week in New York trying to reassert his country’s place in the world.
Sri Lanka’s stock is high in the international arena and no other person than United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon himself fittingly summarized it when he said President Maithripala Sirisena has won the confidence of entire world. And, such a qualified statement coming from the top man of the highest global body is indeed a tribute that can be accepted universally.
It is amply clear that Sri Lanka would have been under severe strain at the Session of the United Nations Human Rights Commission if not for the successful rebuilding of the country’s relations with the international community after the change of government at the Presidential election held on 8 January 2015.
Toddler obesity has declined, say CDC officials, but obesity rates for children and youth remain at 17.5 percent.
While child obesity is problematic, it is largely preventable, say experts.
“Child obesity is one of the most serious public health challenges of the 21st century,” says the World Health Organization. “Prevention is the most feasible option for curbing the childhood obesity epidemic.”
Any investor, or home-buyer who are looking for luxury properties in Sri Lanka, the immediately choice would be Colombo, since a great deal of luxury projects, such as Altair, Clearpoint Residencies and Avic Astoria, are already underway in the city centre.
The legendary beginning of the Sri Lankan history also provides clues of a well-developed Sri Lankan weaving industry nearly three thousand years back, and even today Sri Lankan hand loom products portray their rich heritage and cultural diversity in their designs and technologies.
Collection of data on the Industry, Trade and Services sectors under the first Economic Census 2013/14 in Sri Lanka was conducted in 2 phases; the listing phase and the detailed data collection phase. The Listing phase that was conducted in October/November 2013, listed out all the economic activities (both formal and informal, excluding a few micro scale activities) together with some data with the objective of compiling a few key indicators which are vital to determine the size and the shape of the Sri Lankan Economy.