The Flag Officer Commanding the Western Naval Fleet of the Indian Navy, Rear Admiral Ravneet Singh, who is on a goodwill visit to Sri Lanka onboard INS Vikramaditya, paid respects to the fallen soldiers of the Indian Peace Keeping Force (IPKF) at the IPKF memorial in Colombo today (23).
Cabinet has given approval for the Government to obtain the formal membership of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank through ratification of the required agreement subscribing around US$ 268 million as per a proposal made by Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake.
India’s largest naval ship, the aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya, will visit Colombo from 21 - 23 January 2016. INS Vikramaditya will be accompanied by a destroyer, INS Mysore. The ships are transiting from the West Coast of India to the city of Visakhapatnam on the East Coast of India to participate in the International Fleet Review being hosted by the Indian Navy next month. Naval ships from more than 25 countries, including Sri Lanka, will be participating in this prestigious event, said the Indian High Commission in Colombo releasing a press release.
The opening ceremony of Happy Chinese New Year - 1st Chinese Film Festival will be held at 6 PM on 28th January 2016 at the theatre of the National Film Corporation of Sri Lanka, the Chinese Embassy said in a release.