(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –The United Nations Development Programme and the United Nations Global Compact Network, Sri Lanka convened a knowledge sharing forum recently under the theme ‘UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights’ at the Aitken Spence Auditorium in Colombo."UNDP and the UN Global Compact Network, Sri Lanka Convene to Discuss UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Sri Lanka under the unity government headed by President Maithripala Sirisena and the Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe is poised to leapfrog the economy after long years of conflict and political instability. The Minister of Finance and Mass Media Mangla Samaraweera stated this when he met with the Vice President of the World Bank Ms. Annette Dixon in Washington on the sideline to the WB/IMF annual conference being held in Washington. Ms. Annette Dixon…"Sri Lanka poised to leapfrog the economy after long years of conflict and political instability -Finance Minister"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –State Minister of Foreign Affairs Vasantha Senanayake led the Sri Lanka Delegation to the 4th International Our Oceans Conference, which was held in Malta from 5th – 6th October."State Minister attends the ‘International Our Oceans’ Conference"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –A little girl, M.N. Amani Raidha, aged 07, came to Colombo with her parents from Badulla to meet the President."A little girl from Badulla thrilled to meet President"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Sri Lanka’s Defense Secretary Kapila Waidyaratne Thursday underscored the need to stay abreast of the latest developments especially in the field of technology to counter security threats as low-cost, asymmetric threats have proven dangerous for military forces and security within a state."Sri Lanka Defense Secretary underscores the need to stay abreast of technology to counter security threats"
(VIETNAM, LANKAPUVATH) –Floods caused by a tropical depression in Vietnam have killed 43 people, one of the highest death tolls recorded in the country from flooding, officials say."Vietnam floods and landslides leave 43 dead, thousands evacuated"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) has decided to remove MP’s Kumara Welgama and Mahindananda Aluthgamage from party organizer posts."Welgama, Mahindananda removed: CBK gets Attanagalla"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –The Commonwealth Games 2018 Queen’s baton relay was handed over to President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday (Oct. 12)."President welcomes Commonwealth Games Queen’s baton relay"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –There is a risk of Dengue spreading in the Western, Sabaragamuwa, Southern, North Western and Northern Province in the next few months due to the rains at present."Risk of spreading Dengue continues eradication program"