The newly appointed Sri Lanka Envoy for Germany, Eng. Karunasena Hettiarachchi presented credentials to Frank-Walter Steinmeier, President of the Federal Republic of Germany, at the Honour Court of Bellevue Castle in Berlin on 20th September.
The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Stockholm in collaboration with the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau (SLTPB) recently conducted a series of tourism promotional events titled “Sri Lanka; The Land of Serendipity” on board the ships of Tallink Silja Shipping Line on their voyages to Tallinn-Estonia and Riga-Latvia and on return voyages to Stockholm showcasing Sri Lanka as a tourist destination.
The US has stressed that there shall be no major change in its trade policy towards Sri Lanka in the aftermath of its new administration -and hinted on stronger economic relations in future based on the bedrock US-Sri Lanka Trade & Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) inked in Washington in 2002, to which Colombo consented readily on 18th September.
Sri Lanka Air Force Aviation Unit of United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) was awarded with UN Peacekeeping medals on 13th September.
State Minister of National Policies and Economic Affairs Niroshan Perera participated in the Economic Development Cooperation Fund (EDCF) 30th anniversary conference ‘Shaping the Future with EDCF and KSP’ on the invitation of the Korean government.
The Annual Forest Management Study Tour organized by the Asia-Pacific Network for Sustainable Forest Management and Rehabilitation (APFNet) with the participation of member states including Sri Lanka was held in Chifeng, Inner Mongolia from 05th to 7th September.
As Sri Lanka-Bangladesh trade continued its steady climb, a top Bangladeshi Minister has recently called for a speedier Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Sri Lanka, to conclude as early as next year. And yet another SL-B’desh Working Group on Trade is also to take place in Colombo -anytime.