Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL) held the second edition of ‘Consumer Rights’ Forum, featuring an eminent panel of experts , on 28th March at the Bandaranaike Center for International Studies to mark the ‘Consumer Rights Day’.
Sri Lanka High Commission in New Delhi organized a trade and investment promotion event on 21st March at the High Commission premises. The main focus of the event was to promote Sri Lanka’s exports and investments among the members of BRICS Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The event was sponsored by the Department of Commerce Sri Lanka.
Dr. Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe, Minister of Justice and Buddhasasana, visited Ha Noi to deliver the Letter of Invitation from President Sirisena to Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc for the 14th UN Vesak Day celebration to be held in Sri Lanka in May.
India International Textiles Expo (IITExpo) – 2017 and Buyer Seller Meet organized by the Power loom Development and Export Promotion Council (PDEXCIL) India, will be held on 27th and 28th March at Hotel Galadari, Colombo.
The Department of Census and Statistics has released the National Consumer Price Index (NCPI) for the month of February 2017. NCPI has been calculated as 119.9 for February 2017. This shows an increase of 0.6 index points or a percentage of 0.5 compared to the previous month’s (January) index of 119.3. This monthly change was due to the increases of expenditure value of food items by 0.31% and non-food items by 0.23% respectively.
Country’s state owned large scale retail network, the Lanka Sathosa will open 50 new, fully equipped outlets across the country on 28th March under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, said Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen.
Krystal Reid of Sri Lanka, co-founder of the 'Enable Lanka Foundation', won the overall Commonwealth Young Person of the Year 2017 award at an award ceremony held on 15th March at the Commonwealth Secretariat, London.
Sri Lanka Embassy in Brazil organized a series of promotional activities from 6th-9th March in Salvador, the Capital of the State of Bahia, Brazil with the intention of expanding the commercial relations.