The World Bank has offered US $200 million to Sri Lanka to control Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs) and to develop primary health care facilities, Health Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne said.According to Minister Senaratne, the implementation of the relevant projects and programmes using these funds will commence within the next two months to curb NCDs and upgrade primary health care in Sri Lanka.
The Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Guangzhou held a Tourism presentation on Sri Lanka on 8 September 2018 on the sidelines of the China (Guangdong) International Tourism Industry Expo (CITEE). The presentation aimed to create awareness of Sri Lanka as a unique tourism destination and to promote tourism investment among the Chinese public who are gearing up for their longest holiday season during the upcoming "Golden Week" which falls from 1 - 7 October.
The World Bank is organizing a high-level conference aiming to prepare Sri Lanka for natural disasters and climate change. According to the World Bank, as Sri Lanka is hit by increasingly frequent natural and manmade disasters, improving disaster response is an urgent development priority for Sri Lanka, and one recognized by the government in its Vision 2025 strategy. Shocks like floods and droughts disproportionately affect the poorest and most vulnerable households, who are least able to cope.
A High-powered investment delegation led by Malik Samarawickrama, Minister of Development Strategies and International Trade will make a strong pitch this week for German investment to Sri Lanka. The delegation will visit Frankfurt, Hamburg and Berlin and meet with senior German officials, as well as captains of German industry.
Marking a significant landmark for the Buddhists in Germany, the first ever Stupa was inaugurated at the Hamburg Maha Vihara on 8 September 2018. The Stupa was specially brought from Sri Lanka and the work related to the setting up of a Stupa was initiated by Ven. Dr. Rathmale Punnaratana Thero of Hamburg Maha Vihara with the assistance of the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Berlin.
Team Sri Lanka has won two gold, silver and six bronze awards at the Culinary Arts and Food Exhibition 2018 held recently in Chennai India.This is the first time Chef’s Guild of Lanka received an invitation to showcase their talent and prove their capabilities at the 5th Edition of the `Culinary Arts and Food Exhibition 2018 held at the Chennai Trade Centre in India.
Showing its presence in the capital, troops rehearsing in the Army-initiated mock Field Training Exercise (FTX), ‘Cormorant Strike - 2018’ stormed the Colombo ‘Nelum Pokuna’ theatre premises this afternoon (20) and showcased their daring rescue prowess by freeing a group of civilians taken hostage by enemy forces.
The Medal Parade of the 4th contingent of Sri Lanka Aviation Unit in the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) was held last week (12 September) at the Contingent Premises in Bria, Central African Republic.
The Mahanayakes of the Malwatte and Asgiriya Chapters yesterday called for the government’s intervention to defeat nefarious forces trying to destabilise the country by creating disputes among the Buddhist community.