In the middle of December 2017, the Ministry of Telecommunication and Digital Infrastructure with the support of McKinsey and Company embarked on the process of developing Sri Lanka’s Digital Economy Strategy. This initiative will enable Sri Lanka to scientifically identify appropriate opportunities for promoting Sri Lanka’s Digital Economy and the key enablers to promote the Digital Economy as well as initiate three flagship programs that would promote Sri Lanka’s Digital Economy Strategy.
Remarks by Dr. Harsha de Silva, Deputy Minister of National Policies and Economic Affairs at the Adoption of the Working Group Report of the 3rd Cycle of the Universal Periodic Review of Sri Lanka- Geneva, 17th November 2017.
Statement made by Minister of Finance and Mass Media Mangala Samaraweera on the proposed new Constitution at the Parliament on 31st October 2017
• All of us here in this House are representatives elected by the people of this great country – people from different communities, speaking different languages, holding different religious beliefs, and living in different parts of this great country. People, irrespective of their backgrounds and which part of the country they live in, who have all unfortunately suffered the horrors of violence for long years. People, all of whom, irrespective of whether they have suffered violence or not, have all been sadly deprived, and sadly cheated, of the heights of economic prosperity that this nation could have achieved during the last 70 years.
Economic growth expected to gradually accelerate to 7.3 percent in 2017 from 7.1 percent in 2016
WASHINGTON, October 3, 2016 – South Asia has defied a sluggish world economy and solidified its lead as the fastest growing region in the world in 2016, a new World Bank report said today. Led by solid performance in India, economic growth is expected to gradually accelerate from 7.1 percent in 2016 to 7.3 percent in 2017.
It has been an honour and indeed a privilege to welcome to Sri Lanka the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkey, Honourable Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu. The visit is significant as this is the very first visit by a Foreign Minister of Turkey to Sri Lanka. I am confident that over the course of this visit we will build a solid foundation for this new chapter in our bilateral relations.
ADB's interim country partnership strategy (CPS), 2015-2016 for Sri Lanka includes the agriculture, natural resources, and rural development as priority sectors to strengthen the country's drive toward inclusive growth. Other strategic thrusts and priority sectors remain the same as in the CPS, 2012-2016.
As the New Year begins, the big question on all real estate professionals’ lips is: what will 2016 hold? Migration away from capital cities, infrastructure improvements and increased international interest from investors are just some of the expected developments for real estate markets within emerging nations, including Sri Lanka.
Some two billion people have moved out of low human development levels in the last 25 years but in order to secure these gains and galvanize progress, a stronger focus to “act now” to provide decent work is needed, according to the new United Nations Human Development Report released today.