At a well-attended ceremony at the Pacific Club of Hawaii, Ambassador Prasad Kariyawasam extended a warm welcome to Bede Dhammika Cooray as the new Honorary Consul of Sri Lanka for the state of Hawaii. The presentation of the commission of appointment to the new Honorary Consul was preceded by a celebration to commemorate the 69th Anniversary of Independence of Sri Lanka with the participation of senior representatives of the Hawaiian administration, judiciary, diplomatic community, U.S. Pacific Command (USPACOM), East West Center, Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies (APCSS) as well as the Sri Lankan American community.
Forty seven Sri Lankan companies, Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau and Sri Lankan Airlines participated at the South Asia Travel and Tourism Exchange (SATTE) 2017 which is one of the largest travel and tourism exhibitions held in India. Galadari Hotel, Hilton Hotel, Kingsbury Hotel, Jet Wing Travels (Pvt.) Ltd., Aitken Spence Travels, Walkers Tours Ltd. and B.O.C Travels were also among the participants at this key event, held in New Delhi from 15th to 17th of February.
Foundation stone for “Deduru Oya Water Supply Project” was laid yesterday (20th Feb.) by Minister of City Planning and Water Supply Rauf Hakeem and Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Sri Lanka, Chang, Won-sam.
Department of Railway introduced the edited railway time table yesterday (20th Feb.) at the Ministry of Transport and CivilAvaiation. The railway time table was revised by the department after 11 years.
Fourth South Asia Region Public Procurement Conference commenced under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena in Colombo today (20th Feb.). The Conference will continue until 23rd February in Colombo and Kandy.