Since, it has been observed that the implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention is a subject which is directly related to the National security, the need has arisen to amend the Chemical Weapons Convention Act No.58 of 2007, for the Minister of Defence, to function as the Minister entrusted with the duty of implementing the convention. Accordingly, the proposal made by H.E. the President Maithripala Sirisena, in his capacity as the Minister of Defence, to publish the bill drafted to amend the above Act, in the Government Gazette and subsequently to present the same in Parliament, was approved by the Cabinet.
The 15th Exporters’ Forum chaired by State Minister of International Trade, Sujeewa Senasinghe was held on August 14, 2018 at the EDB Auditorium.The session provided a platform for the exporters representing a cross-section of industries to interact with relevant Government institutions and seek responses to their trade issues.
Sri Lankan Airlines has decided to suspend Flights from Katunayake to Cochin, India until further notice. The Media Spokesperson of the Airline, Deepal Perera stated that there is one flight which travels to Cochin daily.Due to the prevailing weather condition, the Cochin airport has been closed until Saturday (August 18).For further details regarding the flights, the Cochin Airport Office in India can be contacted through 00914842611313 or the Sri Lankan Office at Cochin city can be contacted through 00914842362042.
Having successfully wrapped a three decades’ run, Sri Lanka’s foremost apparel training body is to expand to the South Asian region next. Meanwhile, for Sri Lanka to sustain its apparel advantage over the longer term, it needs to think beyond its low cost of labour.
The U.S. Department of State yesterday announced it will provide about $39 million in Foreign Military Financing for Sri Lanka, pending Congressional approval. “We look forward to discussing with the Government of Sri Lanka how this contribution can support our Bay of Bengal initiative and Sri Lanka’s humanitarian assistance and disaster response priorities,” it said in a statement
The Sri Lanka Embassy in Seoul in partnership with the Myung Won Culture Institute facilitated the participation of the Director General of the Sri Lanka Tea Board Anura Siriwardhana as a special guest at the 2018 Myung Won World Tea Expo held from 02-05 August 2018 at the COEX in Seoul. Director General Siriwardhana made a presentation at the Expo on “Ceylon Tea” followed by a tea tasting event on Friday 03 August 2018, which was well received by a packed gathering of Korean tea professionals.
Ports and Shipping Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe visited Denmark recently to obtain financial and technical assistance for the development of Sri Lanka’s ports sector. During the visit, Minister Samarasinghe held discussions with a group of delegates including Maersk Line network Chief Executive Officer Soren Skou. Sri Lanka Ports Authority Chairman Dr. Parakrama Dissanayake, Maersk Line network Head Anders Boenaes, Senior Director Julian Bevis, Public Relations South Asia Prithwijit Maitre, Marketing Ma
Sri Lanka is on course to reach the 2018 export target of US$ 17.5 billion set up by the government, said Chairperson, Export Development Board, Indira Malwatte. Speaking at the Messe Frankfurt Exhibition of Germany event held in Colombo she said that Sri Lanka has already achieved 60% of that target by end of July 2018.
Mirigama Export Processing Zone (MEPZ) managed by the Board of Investment (BOI) of Sri Lanka contributed US$ 14,074,581.35 in export revenue as at end of March 2018, a BOI release said.MEPZ is in the Gampaha District about 65 Km North East of Colombo and 35 Km away from Colombo (Katunayake) International Airport. It was established in 1998 on a land area of 260.5 acres of which 50.69 acres are industrial land. The infrastructure facilities at the zone include water, the processing of waste water and electricity, making it attractive to investors.