Countries need to emphasize their stance on cyber security and facilitate for more cyber security specialists, Secretary to the Ministry of Telecommunication and Digital Infrastructure Wasantha Deshapriya said yesterday.
The annual Trafficking in Persons Report is prepared as per the US Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) of 2000, as amended, which has authorized the establishment of the US State Department’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons and the President’s Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons to assist in the coordination of anti-trafficking efforts.
Sri Lanka is expected to grow at 4.8% in 2018, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) said yesterday, but will lag behind developing Asia Pacific economies that are projected to grow at 5.5% in both 2018 and 2019.
The Government of Sri Lanka and the Export-Import Bank of Korea (Korea Eximbank) signed two loan agreements to supply 190 garbage compactors for Sri Lankan local governments to manage solid wastes in more efficient way on 28th June 2018. Dr. R.H.S. Samaratunga, Secretary to the Treasury, Ministry of Finance and Mass Media and Sungsoo Jung, Chief Representative of Korea Eximbank Colombo office signed the loan agreements at the Ministry of Finance and Mass Media.
Major General W.B.D.P. Fernando, Chief of Staff of the Sri Lanka Army speaking at the first ever United Nations High-Level Conference of Heads of Counter Terrorism Agencies of Member States at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on 29 June 2018 noted that as a country that had experienced first-hand the suffering of its people due to terrorism, Sri Lanka understands that a key pillar of counter-terrorism is prevention and addressing the root causes of conflict.
As the quality of Ceylon tea is still high there is a very good response for it in the foreign market and authorities should take more measures towards producing good quality and value-added tea to capture more global players, opined National Policies and Economic Affairs, State Minister Dr Harsha de Silva at the 124rd AGM of the Colombo Tea Traders Association (CTTA) held in Colombo.
Sri Lanka's Minister of Foreign Affairs Tilak Marapana concluded a four- day visit to Kenya on Wednesday, 27 June. The Minister's visit to Kenya was part of Sri Lanka's broader policy to expand relations in the African region, the Foreign Affairs Ministry said.
The Sri Lankan Government is making significant efforts to eliminate human trafficking though the government is still to meet the minimum standards in several key areas, the Trafficking in Persons Report released by the US Department of State said.
Macedonia is seeking to intensify political dialogue with Sri Lanka and elevate relations between both countries to a higher level.The Ambassador of Sri Lanka in Germany Eng. Karunasena Hettiarachchi, concurrently accredited as Ambassador of Sri Lanka to the Republic of Macedonia, presented credentials to Dr. Gjorge Ivanov, President of the Republic of Macedonia at a ceremony held at the Presidential Palace in Skopje, the Foreign Ministry said today.
Minister of Foreign Affairs Tilak Marapana concluded a four- day visit to Kenya on Wednesday, 27 June 2018. The Minister's visit to Kenya was part of Sri Lanka’s broarder policy to expand relations in the African region. In 2016, Sri Lanka established a Permanent Mission to the African Union in Addis Ababa.