Sri Lanka’s Ambassador, Dharshana M. Perera called on Dr. H. Ade Komarudin, MH, the Speaker of the House of Representatives (Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat) of the Republic of Indonesia on Wednesday, 21st September 2016, NUSANTARA II of the Parliament Building of Indonesia in Jakarta.
Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera chairs the Invest in Sustaining Peace - Pledging Conference for the Secretary-General’s Peacebuilding Fund at the UN Head Quarters in New York on 21 September 2016. Seated with him is UN Deputy Secretary General Jan Eliasson (R )
First ever batch of Lankan rubber industry consisting of 25 members including scientists, PhDs and Research and Development (R&D) officers will leave for India on Sunday (Sept. 25th) to pursue a hi-tech rubber industry training course at Cochin University of Science and Technology in Kerala.
Minister of Development Strategies and International Trade Malik Samarawickrama underscored Sri Lanka’s interest to further strengthen economic relations with Korea, at a meeting with the Korean Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Strategy and Finance Yoo Il-ho on Tuesday 20 September in Seoul. The Minister strongly welcomed more Korean investment in Sri Lanka’s growing economy, taking advantage of the island nation’s strategic location in the Indian Ocean with access to markets and value chains in the Indian sub-continent, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The Minister also apprised the Korean Deputy Prime Minister of the economic policy of the Sri Lankan Government, fiscal and other reforms being undertaken, FTAs under negotiation, and the setting up of industrial zones to attract foreign direct investment. Deputy Prime Minister Yoo welcomed these measures and expressed the Korean Government’s strong interest to enhance economic cooperation with Sri Lanka. Acknowledging that the Korea-Sri Lanka economic partnership has greater potential than currently reflected, Deputy Prime Minister Yoo supported measures that would create more opportunities for Korean entrepreneurs to engage in Sri Lanka. He also welcomed upcoming high-level visits and the celebration of the 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations in 2017.
“Sri Lanka has done well to expand its trade from historical commodities to value-added products. Despite being a small player in global trade, Sri Lanka has positioned itself as a reliable and quality supplier of value added goods” said Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen recently in Nanning, China.
The Food, Beverage and Hospitality Exhibition organized by House of Rajkarnikar in Nepal was held in Kathmandu from 16-18 September 2016 at BhrikutiMandap, Kathmandu, which was the largest Food, Beverage and Hospitality Exhibition held in Nepal.
Government of Sri Lanka strongly condemns the terrorist attack on an Indian military base in Kashmir on Sunday 18th September 2016. Sri Lanka, as a country, that has undergone the scourge of terrorism for almost three decades resents all forms and manifestation of terrorism.