(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"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Steps will be taken to develop 13 selected hospitals under the assistance of the Chinese government, the Minister of Health, Nutrition and Rehabilitation Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne said."Chinese assistance to develop 13 hospitals in Sri Lanka"
(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"
(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"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –The Jeep in which three suspects who open fired at Chief incumbent of Kataragama Kiriwehera Venerable Kobawaka Damminda Thera and another monk was taken into custody by the Police this morning."Shooting at Kiriwehera: Suspects’ jeep taken into custody"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – Sri Lanka Customs officials at the Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake have arrested a Sri Lankan man who was attempting to smuggle in gold biscuits worth over Rs 1.7 million."Sri Lanka Customs nab man attempting to smuggle gold biscuits worth Rs. 1.7 million"
(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”"
(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"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –The price of a litre of Kerosene Oil will be reduced to Rs. 70 from midnight Tuesday (12)."Kerosene price to be reduced from midnight today"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –A special discussion on the ‘Sasya Shakthi’ Project conducted simultaneously to ‘Grama Shakthi’ Programme was held under President’s patronage on Monday (11)."A new project to implement water and solar power methods for Mahaweli settlers"