World Bank suggests Sri Lanka six ways to improve FDI

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –While in 2017, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) into Sri Lanka grew to over $1.710 billion including foreign loans received by companies registered with the BOI, more than doubling from the $801 million achieved the previous year, Sri Lanka still has ways to go to attract more FDI, according to the World Bank.

"World Bank suggests Sri Lanka six ways to improve FDI"

‘Gramashakthiyen – Gama Hadana Gamana’ under President’s patronage in Puthtalam today

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –The ‘Gramashakthiyen – Gama Hadana Gamana’ programme will be launched today (13) from the Puthtalam district under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena. This programme will be implemented in parallel to the Grama Shakthi People’s Movement.

"‘Gramashakthiyen – Gama Hadana Gamana’ under President’s patronage in Puthtalam today"

EU provides emergency relief to flood victims

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –The European Commission yesterday granted €160 000 (approximately LKR 29 million) in humanitarian funding to bring emergency assistance to the communities affected by the recent floods. About 17,500 people in the seven most affected districts will benefit from this aid and priority will be given to those who have been displaced.

"EU provides emergency relief to flood victims"

ILO hails Sri Lanka as “beacon of hope in South Asia”

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –As the world celebrates World Day Against Child Labour today (12), the International Labour Organization (ILO) hailed Sri Lanka as a ‘beacon of hope in South Asia’. In recognition of its efforts, Sri Lanka has been highlighted as a ‘Pathfinder Country’ within “Alliance 8.7”, a global movement for the eradication of child labour.

"ILO hails Sri Lanka as “beacon of hope in South Asia”"

President Trump Meets North Korea’s Kim Jong-Un for their highly anticipated summit

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –The United States (US) President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met face-to-face Tuesday morning (12) for their highly anticipated summit. After hours of talks, the US President said he was heading toward “a signing” with Kim, but there was no immediate indication of what sort of agreement would be signed.

"President Trump Meets North Korea’s Kim Jong-Un for their highly anticipated summit"