July 17, 2019
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    President Maithripala Sirisena has reiterated to the visiting Prime Minister of Thailand General Prayut Chan-o-cha that Sri Lanka, signifying the long-standing historic, religious and cultural ties between the two countries, will present a sapling of the sacred Sri Maha Bodhi tree as a gesture of goodwill to bless the King Maha Vajiralongkorn and people of Thailand.

    The Prime Minister of Thailand has graciously welcomed the offer and informed that necessary preparations were underway to ensure that appropriate arrangements are made for the Sacred Gifting Ceremony.

    According to the Mahavamsa, the Sri Maha Bodhi in Sri Lanka was planted in 288 BC, making it the oldest tree of any kind. It is said to be the Bo Tree under which the Gothama Buddha attained Enlightenment.Prime Minister of Thailand General Prayut Chan-o-cha and his delegation paid an Official Visit to Sri Lanka from 12 to 13 July 2018 at the invitation of President Maithripala Sirisena.

    The two leaders had bilateral discussions on 12 July 2018, covering a wide range of issues including political, economic, technical, agricultural, fisheries, cultural, religious, tourism, as well as regional and multilateral cooperation, a joint press statement issued on the official visit said.

    President Maithripala Sirisena has reiterated to the visiting Prime Minister of Thailand General Prayut Chan-o-cha that Sri Lanka, signifying the long-standing historic, religious and cultural ties between the two countries, will present a sapling of the sacred Sri Maha Bodhi tree as a gesture of goodwill to bless the King Maha Vajiralongkorn and people of Thailand.

    The Prime Minister of Thailand has graciously welcomed the offer and informed that necessary preparations were underway to ensure that appropriate arrangements are made for the Sacred Gifting Ceremony.

    According to the Mahavamsa, the Sri Maha Bodhi in Sri Lanka was planted in 288 BC, making it the oldest tree of any kind. It is said to be the Bo Tree under which the Gothama Buddha attained Enlightenment.Prime Minister of Thailand General Prayut Chan-o-cha and his delegation paid an Official Visit to Sri Lanka from 12 to 13 July 2018 at the invitation of President Maithripala Sirisena.

    The two leaders had bilateral discussions on 12 July 2018, covering a wide range of issues including political, economic, technical, agricultural, fisheries, cultural, religious, tourism, as well as regional and multilateral cooperation, a joint press statement issued on the official visit said.

    President Maithripala Sirisena has reiterated to the visiting Prime Minister of Thailand General Prayut Chan-o-cha that Sri Lanka, signifying the long-standing historic, religious and cultural ties between the two countries, will present a sapling of the sacred Sri Maha Bodhi tree as a gesture of goodwill to bless the King Maha Vajiralongkorn and people of Thailand.

    The Prime Minister of Thailand has graciously welcomed the offer and informed that necessary preparations were underway to ensure that appropriate arrangements are made for the Sacred Gifting Ceremony.

    According to the Mahavamsa, the Sri Maha Bodhi in Sri Lanka was planted in 288 BC, making it the oldest tree of any kind. It is said to be the Bo Tree under which the Gothama Buddha attained Enlightenment.Prime Minister of Thailand General Prayut Chan-o-cha and his delegation paid an Official Visit to Sri Lanka from 12 to 13 July 2018 at the invitation of President Maithripala Sirisena.

    The two leaders had bilateral discussions on 12 July 2018, covering a wide range of issues including political, economic, technical, agricultural, fisheries, cultural, religious, tourism, as well as regional and multilateral cooperation, a joint press statement issued on the official visit said.

    President Maithripala Sirisena has reiterated to the visiting Prime Minister of Thailand General Prayut Chan-o-cha that Sri Lanka, signifying the long-standing historic, religious and cultural ties between the two countries, will present a sapling of the sacred Sri Maha Bodhi tree as a gesture of goodwill to bless the King Maha Vajiralongkorn and people of Thailand.

    The Prime Minister of Thailand has graciously welcomed the offer and informed that necessary preparations were underway to ensure that appropriate arrangements are made for the Sacred Gifting Ceremony.

    According to the Mahavamsa, the Sri Maha Bodhi in Sri Lanka was planted in 288 BC, making it the oldest tree of any kind. It is said to be the Bo Tree under which the Gothama Buddha attained Enlightenment.Prime Minister of Thailand General Prayut Chan-o-cha and his delegation paid an Official Visit to Sri Lanka from 12 to 13 July 2018 at the invitation of President Maithripala Sirisena.

    The Philippines on Thursday lauded the government of Sri Lanka for its plan to replicate the "success" of the Philippines’ war on drugs.Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque made this reaction after Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena recognized Philippines’ successful approach against illegal drugs, according to the Philippines news agency online report.

    The President of Sri Lanka and Prime Minister of Thailand General Prayut Chan-o-cha have reaffirmed their commitment to increase the bilateral trade volume to USD 1.5 billion by the year 2020, together with achieving an equitable trade balance.

    The White Paper on FDI Landscape and Investor Sentiment in Sri Lanka 2018, presented by American Chamber of Commerce in Sri Lanka (AMCHAM) yesterday highlighted that Sri Lanka will need to address concerns voiced by the private sector.

    Particularly concerns relating to policy instability and labour constraints needs to be addressed if the country looks to position itself as an attractive FDI and trade destination in its pursuit of economic reforms. If the concerns of the private sector are not addressed, the report revealed that vision of Sri Lanka being an attractive FDI and trade destination will likely remain a pipe dream.

    Nevertheless, the white paper highlights that there are many positives to look forward to over the coming years in Sri Lanka as reform procedures are also being implemented to improve investment promotion and business conditions within the country, while negotiations are underway to improve Sri Lanka’s trade relations.Making a presentation on FDI Landscape and Investor Sentiment in Sri Lanka 2018, in Colombo, yesterday, Stax Founder and CEO Rafi Musher also noted that, for Sri Lanka to become an attractive FDI and trade destination, it is essential to ensure transparency and corporate governance, improve policy stability, bring in capital across all the industries and also to invest in education and vocational training to match the industry needs and potential.

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