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Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa visits Sri Lanka High Commission in London

The Hon Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa was in the UK to attend a meeting of the Executive Committee of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA). The Hon Speaker is the immediate Past President of the CPA.

Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa visits Sri Lanka High Commission in London

GoSL reiterates its position on the disputed South China Sea

Sri Lanka reiterated positions by emphasizing that disputes concerning the South China Sea need to be settled bilaterally through negotiations by the concerned parties.

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Sri Lanka’s Participation at Seafood Expo Global 2014

The Sri Lanka Export Development Board in collaboration with the Sri Lanka Embassy in Belgium organized the Sri Lanka’s participation at the 22nd Annual European Seafood Exposition, namely “Seafood Expo Global” (formerly the European Seafood Exposition), held at the Parc des Expositions de Bruxelles (BRUSSELS EXPO), Belgium from 06th to 08th May 2014.

Sri Lanka’s Participation at Seafood Expo Global 2014
Sri Lanka’s Participation at Seafood Expo Global 2014
Sri Lanka’s Participation at Seafood Expo Global 2014
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Q1 exports up by 16%, March alone jumps by 27%!

Sri Lanka’s first quarter exports registered a positive growth of 16%, while monthly exports for March jumped by as much as 27%! “Good news! This is encouraging for our efforts towards $ 20 Bn export goal by 2020 as envisioned by HE the President Mahinda Rajapaksa” said an upbeat Rishad Bathiudeen (Minister of Industry and Commerce) on 09 May in Colombo.

Bandula Egodage (Chairman & CEO of EDB-at left) discusses with Rishad Bathiudeen (Minister of Industry and Commerce of Sri Lanka) about the latest export trends at the Ministry of Industry and Commerce.
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“Lanka Darshanam”, a Malayali Travalogue launched in New Delhi

“Lanka Darshanam”, a Malayali language travelogue narrative on Sri Lanka, written by popular Malayali writer, poet and social activist S.P.Namboothiry, was released in Delhi, on 7 May 2014, in the presence of a large gathering including prominent Indian civil servants from Kerala and Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner to India, Prasad Kariyawasam.

 Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner to India, Prasad Kariyawasam.
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Long delayed Pictorial Health Warning regulation

Medical and legal experts and Parliamentarians enlightened the media on the importance of speedy implementation of the Pictorial Health Warning regulation on tobacco products in Sri Lanka recently at a media briefing organized by the Jeewaka Foundation, held in Colombo.

Long delayed Pictorial Health Warning regulation
Long delayed Pictorial Health Warning regulation
Long delayed Pictorial Health Warning regulation
Long delayed Pictorial Health Warning regulation
Long delayed Pictorial Health Warning regulation
Long delayed Pictorial Health Warning regulation
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High Commissioner for Sri Lanka meets Prime Minister of Pakistan in London

Sri Lankan High Commissioner to the UK, Dr Chris Nonis, met the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif, during his visit to London.

 High Commissioner for Sri Lanka  meets Prime Minister of Pakistan  in London
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Geneva resolution does not help Sri Lanka - Japan

"We considered whether the Resolution on Sri Lanka moved in the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva would help Sri Lanka. We decided it will not. That is why we abstained when the vote was taken", said Mr. Seiji Kihara, Parliamentary Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan when he met President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees yesterday (09). He is in the Island on an official visit.

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