The Ministry of Tourism Development and Christian Religious Affairs plans to provide an interest subsidy to refurbish and upgrade facilities in hotels which are more than 10 years. This was suggested in the 2017 budget.
During the visit by State Minister of Foreign Affairs Vasantha Senanayake to Lebanon, he met the Prime Minister of Lebanon Saad Hariri at his official residence at Grand Serial and discussed on furthering the existing bilateral diplomatic and labour relations into the new spheres of cooperation in the trade, economic, socio-cultural fields for mutual benefit.
The Sri Lankan industry sector has called for an enhanced role of the UN in its development while the UN praised Sri Lanka’s commitment to sustainable and inclusive industrialization in line with Target 9.2 of the global Sustainable Development Framework.
Mr. Sunil de Silva, Sri Lanka High Commissioner for South Africa presented his credentials to the President of Malawi, Arthur Peter Mutharika recently as the High Commissioner Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Sri Lanka residing in Pretoria to the Republic of Malawi in the Capital Lilongwe.
Sri Lanka has appointed an eminent legal personality Dr. Swaminathan in Intellectual Property (IP) to lead the country’s historic accession to the international trademark system the Madrid Protocol and it will be completed by August next year.