The US Senate confirmed the appointment of Alaina B Teplitz as the new US Ambassador “Congratulations to Ambassador Alaina B. Teplitz on her confirmation by the U.S. Senate as the next U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka and Maldives! We look forward to welcoming her very soon,” the US Embassy in Colombo tweeted today.
Sri Lankan government will open a new vocational training institute, ‘Korean Tech’, in Orugodawatte to provide technical, vocational education and training for Sri Lankan youth with an investment of Rs 2,500 million shortly.Korean Tech, funded by the Korean government is slated to open in January next year and will recruit 2,000 selected candidates per annum for eight different courses which include Automotive Technology, Robotics, Computer Numerical Control (CNC) technology, Welding Technology, Refrigeration and A/C Technology, Electrical Technology, Mechatronics, Vocational Training Authority of Sri Lanka (VTA) Chairman, Ravi Jayawardana said.
Typhoon Jebi — the most powerful typhoon to hit Japan in 25 years — clipped Tokushima Prefecture in western Japan on Tuesday, heading north-northeast, disrupting transportation and leading authorities to call for early evacuations in areas in its path.The Meteorological Agency warned of heavy rains and strong winds in both the western and eastern regions of the country as the typhoon made landfall first in the southern part of Tokushima Prefecture around noon. The storm made landfall again around 2 p.m. near Kobe.
Businesses with a cumulative investment of approximately Rs 26 billion in the oil palm industry in Sri Lanka came together in Colombo on August 30 to formally inaugurate an industry association under the aegis of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce to promote common interests and advocate 'Sustainable Growth through Responsible Production.'
Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena emphasized the need for strengthening cooperation between the countries of South Asia when he met Secretary General of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Amjad Hussain B Sial at the SAARC Secretariat in Kathmandu on Sunday.
Leaders of Sri Lanka and Nepal agreed to work in mutual cooperation for the benefit of the people in both countries while building close and strong relations between the two countries.President Maithripala Sirisena, who visited Nepal to attend the 4th Summit of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multisectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC), met with the Prime Minister of Nepal K.P Oli, yesterday (01st).
Sri Lanka is strengthening relations with Vietnam and the Association of South East Asian nations with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe joining a regional World Economic Forum in Ha Noi, Plantations Industries Minister Navin Dissanayake said. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe had accepted an invitation from Vietnam to address the World Economic Forum - ASEAN which will be held in Ha Noi from September 11 to 13, 2018.
Chinese President Xi Jinping extending birthday greetings to President Maithripala Sirisena on Wednesday appreciated the sound working relations between them. “The Chinese President in his congratulatory letter said that he likes to work together with Sri Lankan President to further promote China-Sri Lanka Strategic Cooperative Partnership. Chinese Ambassador in Sri Lanka Cheng Xueyuan called upon President Maithripala Sirisena on Wednesday and handed over the letter of birthday greetings from the Chinese President,” a statement issued by the Chinese Embassy said.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Singh Modi yesterday expressed his admiration to the commitment shown by President Maithripala Sirisena to promote reconciliation and sustainable peace in Sri Lanka while ensuring democracy and freedom.