The North is no longer a lagging province and is taking the leadership role in creating growth in the SME sector and in many areas, said Ajith Nivad Cabraal ,Governor Central Bankwhileon an inspection tour in Jaffna.
The Government will increase the country's annual milk production to 550 million litres by 2016, in accordance with the 'Mahinda Chinthana’ vision, Deputy Minister of Livestock and Rural Community Development H.R. Mithrapala said in Parliament on Friday (09). Mithrapala was responding to a question for oral answers from UNP MP Anoma Gamage.
The University Grants Commission will entertain applications for admission to university courses from candidates who have satisfied the minimum requirements for university admission at the G.C.E. (Advanced Level) Examination held in August 2013.
Sri Lankan High Commissioner to the UK, Dr Chris Nonis, met the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif, during his visit to London. Dr Nonis articulated the strong and longstanding friendship and cooperation that exists between the two countries, and the value of the comprehensive bilateral Free Trade Agreement. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif reaffirming his strong bond of friendship, spoke about his meeting with President Mahinda Rajapaksa during his visit to Sri Lanka for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2013, chaired by President Rajapaksa.
Sri Lanka’s first quarter exports registered a positive growth of 16%, while monthly exports for March jumped by as much as 27%! “Good news! This is encouraging for our efforts towards $ 20 Bn export goal by 2020 as envisioned by President Mahinda Rajapaksa” said an upbeat Rishad Bathiudeen, Minister of Industry and Commerce, today (09) in Colombo.
SriLankan Airlines, the national carrier of Sri Lanka and the newest member of the oneworld alliance, in a move to meet the increasing demands for air services between China and Sri Lanka will soon be operating scheduled charter flights to Sichuan province, China.
Dr John W. Ashe, President of the United Nations General Assembly who arrivedin the country to attend the inauguration of the 15th World Youth Conference met President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees this morning (07). During the discussion he acknowledged the progress Sri Lanka has made in the recent past.