The Sri Lanka Embassy in Cairo organized a Sri Lanka stall for the second time at the 47th Cairo International Fair from 19th to 28th March 2014 to exclusively promote Pure Ceylon tea. This Fair is one of the biggest trade events in the region, attracting leading business delegations and buyers from many countries, especially in Africa and the Middle East. The high profile of the Fair provided an ideal platform to introduce and promote Pure Ceylon tea to a wider business clientele in the region.
Singapore Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Law, K. Shanmugam, during a meeting with President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the President’s Office Thursday (03) evening, called on countries to engage constructively with Sri Lanka and look to the future rather than dwell on the past.
The Central Environmental Authority (CEA) has taken measures to register Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) working on environment related aspects considering the recent unacceptable conduct of certain groups identifying themselves as environmental organisations.
The Government of Japan will provide food grant assistance to the value of 160 million Japanese Yen (approximately Rs.203million) to the Government of Sri Lanka through the World Food Program (WFP) to support their ongoing emergency program in Sri Lanka including the School Meals Program.
The Central Bank of Ceylon issuing a press release has informed that the maximum interest rates that could be offered for deposits accepted, maintained or renewed by the finance companies licensed under the Finance Business Act, No.42 of 2011 has been revised with effect from the 1st April 2014, asfollow: