Secretary to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Prasad Kariyawasam represented Sri Lanka in the first-ever Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom hosted by the US Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo from July 24-26 at the Department of State in Washington D.C.
The Sri Lankan National Border Management Committee (NBMC) has launched a new border management strategy with technical assistance from IOM, the UN Migration Agency.Endorsed in May this year by the Cabinet of Ministers, the strategy proposes moving towards an integrated border management environment.
Sri Lankans would have a rare opportunity to observe the longest total lunar eclipse in the 21st century tonight and the early hours on tomorrow. The Colombo University Astronomy and Space Science Unit Director Prof. Chandana Jayaratna said the total duration of the eclipse is 6 hours and 14 minutes.
The US Army’s Pacific Region Head Gen.Robert B.Brown who is in Sri Lanka on a four-day visit on the invitation of Army Commander Lt.Gen. Mahesh Sananayake, called on President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday.The meeting took place at the Presidential Secretariat yesterday evening. The President’s Media Division issuing a press release stated that Gen.Brown commended the reconciliation programme of the Government.
Sri Lanka has shown 88.57% of overall Effective Implementation of International Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs) at Safety Oversight Audit 2018 of International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) conducted from 4th to 15th June.
A delegation led by the Commanding General of the US Army Pacific (USARPAC) General Robert B. Brown made a call on to the Secretary to the Ministry of Defense, Mr. Kapila Waidyaratne PC at the Ministry, yesterday (23rd).
The first batch of electric three wheelers manufactured in Sri Lanka will be ready by 2020. Finance and Media Minister Mangala Samaraweera today launched and electric three wheeler (tuk tuk) at the Waters’ Edge Hotel.
Spekaing at the launch, the Minister said that with more than 1 million three-wheeler drivers in Sri Lanka, the three-wheeler industry is a major sector of the country. He said the ‘Sri Lankan tuk’ has become something of an icon as it is used in myriad aspects.
The longest total lunar eclipse of the 21st century will be visible to people in Sri Lanka on July 27 (Poya Day), Colombo University Physics Department Prof. Chandana Jayaratne said. A total lunar eclipse occurs when the moon passes completely through the Earth’s dark shadow. He said the moon will gradually get darker and then take on a rusty or blood red colour during this type of eclipse. The eclipse will be visible throughout most of Europe, Africa, western and central Asia, the Indian Ocean, and Western Australia.
Describing Sri Lanka as India’s trusted partner in South Asia and the Indian Ocean region, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said his country had been and would always remain ‘the first responder’ for Sri Lanka, in both good and bad times. The Indian Prime Minister was addressing an event to expand the 1990 Suwaseriya Emergency Ambulance Service across the entire country with Indian assistance.
Completing a major milestone in its WTO Trade Facilitation Plan and kicking off one of the biggest projects in its international trade history, Sri Lanka has officially unveiled its Trade Information Portal (TIP) on 20 July in Colombo. Buoyed by the achievement, Sri Lanka also vowed that the country will now set about achieving