Pakistan proposes export facilitating body

IMPORTS: $300m was the worth of agricultural produce Sri Lanka imported from Pakistan last year. COLOMBO: A Pakistan trade delegation, visiting Sri Lanka these days, has proposed setting up a body under the title Horticulture Export Marketing Access with the objective of facilitating export of agricultural produce to Sri Lankan markets. The proposal was floated by […]
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* UN meeting on tea opens in Sri Lanka tomorrow

Jan 29, Colombo: Sri Lanka will hold a two-day international meeting on the tea industry with the participation of officials from major tea producing and consuming countries in the world. The 20th Session of the United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization’s Inter-Governmental Group on Tea will open tomorrow in Sri Lanka. It will be held […]
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Sri Lanka to brief international community on human rights and reconciliation during UNHRC sessions

Jan 29, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government is to brief the international community on the progress made with regard to human rights concerns and the reconciliation process in the country at the United National Human Rights Council (UNHRC) sessions in Geneva on February 27th. The sessions are to commence on February 27 and are to […]
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Sri Lankan government sees no reason to continue talks with Tamil party, pushes for parliamentary committee instead

Jan 29, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government says there was no logical reason in continuing talks with the major Tamil party, Tamil National Alliance (TNA) on finding a political solution to the ethnic issue when the final solution would be decided by the proposed parliamentary select committee (PSC). The government has therefore decided not to […]
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Sri Lanka develops tourism industry to economically strengthen conflict-affected East

Jan 28, Colombo: Over two years after eradicating terrorism form the country, Sri Lanka is taking measures to develop tourism in the former conflict-affected areas to economically strengthen the region and provide employment to the inhabitants. Since the end of the war in May 2009, Sri Lanka is becoming popular as a hot tourist destination […]
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Sri Lanka prison riots had inside help

Jan 28, Colombo: Preliminary investigations carried out to probe the riots in Sri Lanka’s main remand prison have revealed a carefully coordinated internal plan for the uprising, a government minister said. The Minister of Rehabilitation and Prison Reforms Chandrasiri Gajadeera said participating in a program at the state-run radio SLBC said the investigations have revealed […]
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Sri Lanka’s water consumption is excessive

Jan 28, Colombo: Environment Minister of Sri Lanka Anura Priyadarshana Yapa says the country’s current excessive consumption of water would make it a highly expensive commodity in the near future. Yapa has said that water management also plays a key role in bringing about economic progress. Speaking during an event at the Central Environment Authority […]
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Sri Lanka President committed to safeguard country’s sovereignty

Jan 27, Moneragala: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa says he is committed to safeguard the country’s sovereignty and he will not hesitate to take any decision to protect the people and the country from any threat. Addressing a ceremony held in Moneragala Pradeshiya Sabha ground Friday to distribute Ranbima land deeds to 10,000 landless families […]
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Sri Lanka suspends heart drug imported from Pakistan

Jan 27, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Heath has temporarily suspended the sale and used of a heart drug imported from Pakistan for safety reasons following the reports of recent deaths from a heart drug in Pakistan. Sri Lanka has suspended the sale and use of Pakistani-manufactured Isosorbide Mononitrate 20 mg drug used for chest […]
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