Indian Foreign Secretary Vijay Keshav Gokhale called on Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe at Temple Trees yesterday. Indian Foreign Secretary Vijay Keshav Gokhale called on Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe at Temple Trees yesterday.
Work on several Indo-Lanka joint projects will get off the ground this year.This was indicated after a meeting between Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and Indian Foreign Secretary Vijay Keshav Gokhale.
The projects would be carried out in Sri Lanka with Indian assistance and investment. The meeting between Prime Minister Wickremesinghe and Foreign Secretary Gokhale took place at Temple Trees yesterday. The meeting also foucused on the increase in Indian investments in Sri Lanka.
The discussions also centred around the proposed Economic and Technological Cooperation Agreement (ETCA) with India, and housing projects being implemented for displaced people in the North with Indian assistance.
India also expressed its interest in investing on renovating the road network in the North.The attention was also drawn to release the detained Indian fishermen and the success of ‘Suwaseriya’ ambulance service commenced with an Indian grant
The Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Thailand, General Prayut Chan-o-cha, was yesterday received by President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat, where he was given a ceremonial Guard of Honour. Thailand Prime Ministers spouse, Associate Professor Naraporn Chan-o-cha and First Lady Jayanthi Sirisena too were present.
The New Education Standard Act comprising all the changes that should be made to enhance the quality of the country’s education will be introduced in the near future, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said. The Prime Minister was speaking at the Subhaga Scholarship Awards Ceremony at Temple Trees yesterday.
The Ministry of justice says the list of convicted drug traffickers who were sentenced with capital punishment is ready to be produced before the President, today (12th). The list has been compiled by the Justice Ministry in accordance with an order issued by the President.
President Maithripala Sirisena said he will use his powers to place his signature to execute the death sentence on traffickers sentenced to death for drug offences. This will be enforced on convicts who continue to operate the drug racket from their prison cells.
The National Economic Council (NEC) paid attention to situations where the retail price is significantly higher than the landed cost of some imported goods. The President expressed concern over apparent excessive profits made by intermediaries and businesses on some goods and services and the need to have a systemic system for strengthening consumer protection.
President Maithripala Sirisena says whatever allegations were leveled by the political opponents, this era can be considered as a fortunate time for the agricultural economy of the country.The President further said that the Government has been working in a systematic and comprehensive manner over the past three and half years to provide solutions for the water shortage faced by the farmers for a long period of time.
Singaporean Minister of Trade and Industries S. Iswaran presents a memento to Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on the sidelines of the Sri Lanka-Singapore Business Conference. Singaporean Minister of Trade and Industries S. Iswaran presents a memento to Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on the sidelines of the Sri Lanka-Singapore Business Conference.
The century old Sri Lankan cooperative sector received the biggest boost in its history whenthe President invited it to sit in the future sessions of the National Economic Council (NEC) on 7 July. Many new relief measures for cooperatives were also announced–chief among them was exempting cooperatives from income tax payments - so that the sector would be revived to play a key role in Sri Lanka’s economic reforms.
The country needs extensive programmes to develop the spiritual values of the people in a similar manner it will conduct development programmes to uplift the physical resources, President Maithripala Sirisena said.