Women lack nutritional care in Sri Lanka, 32 percent pregnant women are anemic – UNICEF

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – The progress on improving nutritional care of women in South Asia including Sri Lanka during and after pregnancy is slow, impacting on their children’s survival, growth and development, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Sri Lanka says.

"Women lack nutritional care in Sri Lanka, 32 percent pregnant women are anemic – UNICEF"

Singapore hopes to leverage FTA with Sri Lanka as a springboard towards the rising South Asian market

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Sri Lanka’s newest Free Trade partner in the world, itself a major economic hub, hinted its keen ambitions to leverage the Sri Lankan economic partnership as a springboard towards the rising South Asian market, Minister of Industry and Commerce Richard Bathiudeen says.

"Singapore hopes to leverage FTA with Sri Lanka as a springboard towards the rising South Asian market"

‘Swashakthi’ loan scheme provides Rs. 2.2 billion of loans in 2017 for SME startups

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Under the ‘Swashakthi’ loan scheme launched by the Government with the objective of creating a new generation of small and medium-sized enterprises, the government in 2017, has provided Rs. 2.2 billion of loans to 9,700 entrepreneurs, the Central Bank said.

"‘Swashakthi’ loan scheme provides Rs. 2.2 billion of loans in 2017 for SME startups"

Rubber cultivation should be developed as the world demand for rubber rises – Plantation Minister

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Sri Lanka’s Minister of Plantation Industries Navin Dissanayake says that experts have projected the world’s rubber demand to rise to 17 million tonnes per annum by 2025, and the Rubber Conference should focus on improving the rubber cultivation.

"Rubber cultivation should be developed as the world demand for rubber rises – Plantation Minister"