Professor Karunaratne Hangawatte, new Ambassador of Sri Lanka to France, was welcomed as the guest of honor at the annual Feast organized by the Sri Lankan Catholic Community of “Our Lady of Lanka” at the Shrine of Divine Mercy in Osny, France.
The United Nations in New York commemorated the International Day of Vesak in accordance with General Assembly Resolution 54/115 at a well-attended ceremony held in the renovated ECOSOC Chamber in the Conference Building.
Former Minister and leader of Nationalist Congress Party (NPC), Nagaland, Dr TM Lotha, MLA, termed the 1972 Assam-Nagaland Interim Border Agreement as “defective and one-sided” and said it should be immediately reviewed.
The Shangri-La Dialogue 2013 the Asian region's biggest defence and security forum recently was held in Singapore. Secretary of Defence and Urban Development Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa led the Sri Lankan delegation.
Australia boasts of economic indicators that other developed countries are envious of. A GDP growth rate consistently above that of virtually all other developed nations when many were even recording negative growth, a low inflation rate, a low unemployment rate and a low interest rate; indicators that some can only dream of.
Sri Lanka now stakes more than two per cent of a claim in the global ornamental fish trade-annually. “Now we have more than two per cent share of global ornamental fish market which is around $ 340 Mn. We are also now recognised as one of the best ornamental fish suppliers to the international market” revealed Rishad Bathiudeen, Minister of Industry and Commerce of Sri Lanka on 12 June in Colombo.
: Indian High Commissi0on in Colombo has called for applications from children of estate workers, who are resident on estates, for award of scholarships by the Ceylon Estate Workers Education Trust (CEWET).
Cinnamon Air, Sri Lanka’s newest domestic airline will launch scheduled domestic flights originating at Katunayake from the end of June. Cinnamon Air is owned and operated by Saffron Aviation (Pvt) Ltd.; a BOI approved joint venture between John Keells Holdings, MMBL Leisure Holdings and Phoenix Ventures.
A Corporate Affairs & Communication man from one of the world’s largest food and beverage multinationals have been appointed as the new Chairman of the Export Development Board of the Ministry of Industry and Commerce.