For the 70th Independence Day which is to be held on the 4th of February this year (2018), the youth have come together in celebrating Independence Day for the very first time in Sri Lanka. Under the theme “70th Independence and Youth,” the forum on February 4, 2018, will be held at the Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute from 2.00 p.m. onwards, organized by The Road to Rights Youth-led Organization.
The nominal market in which workers find paying work, employers find willing workers, and wage rates are determined, is defined as the labour market. Labour market outcomes result from a combination of the demand for labour by firms and the labour that workers supply. Firms are the focus of trying to understand labour demand, whilst workers are the focus of trying to understand labour supply. Holistic understanding of the current supply and demand for skills is required to analyse how the two interact and to inform policies to support an inclusive economic growth path. With the ever-changing labour market and economy, timely and relevant labour market information is critical for decision making. It is also essential for career development, locating employment opportunities, and sourcing skilled workers. Such information should also guide educational and training programmes to suit the demands of the labour market, and more importantly, to influence such demands for the benefit of the country.
President Maithripala Sirisena has decided to provide a number of benefits to the members of the Security Forces. Following the approval of the Cabinet in this regard, those privileges and benefits will be provided to members of the Security Forces expeditiously.
Remarks made by Mangala Samaraweera, Minister of Finance and Mass Media at the Conference on “Applying New Technology to Make Sri Lanka’s International Trade More Efficient and Inclusive”, 30th October 2017 at the Cinnamon Grand Hotel
I am thankful to you, High Commissioner Hutchesson and other colleagues for inviting me to address this important and timely conference on the application of technology in enhancing Sri Lanka’s trade facilitation process.
Ms. Una McCauley UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Representative in Sri Lanka
Staff of the UN Country Team in Sri Lanka
Ladies and Gentlemen
As the UN turns seventy-two; Sri Lanka’s formal relationship with the United Nations turns sixty-two.
As an officer who has served in the Foreign Service of Sri Lanka for over 30 years out of those 62 years, and served as Permanent Representative both in Geneva and in New York, and still serving as a UN Treaty Body Member, and thus serving both the UN and my country, I can confidently say that Sri Lanka’s relationship with the UN is at present, probably at the best it has ever been.
The Minister of Finance and Mass Media Mangala Samaraweera underscoring the development priorities of the emerging economies emphasized the need of adapting the multilateral system to the changing global economy through active dialogue and cooperation among the international community while addressing valid country specific concerns and ensuring mutual benefits.
The General Debate of the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly is scheduled to commence on the 19th of September, on the theme “Focusing on people: striving for peace and a decent life for all on a sustainable planet . President Maithripala Sirisena will address the UN General Assembly in the afternoon of 19th September. He will also participate at the opening session of the General Assembly in the morning of 19th September where the President of the United States of America, Donald Trump, is scheduled to make his first address to the United Nations.