(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"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Mahathir Mohamad will become the world’s oldest elected leader, after a shock victory in Malaysia’s election."Malaysia’s Mahathir Mohamad to become world’s oldest elected leader"
(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"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –The Embassy of Sri Lanka joined 52 other embassies on Saturday to open its doors to the public as part of the annual Passport D.C.: Around the World Embassy Tour."Sri Lanka Embassy in Washington Hosts Open House for the Public"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Sri Lanka’s Policy Development Office of the Prime Minister’s Office along with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) has launched a project to develop the bamboo industry in the country."Sri Lanka teams up with UNIDO to develop bamboo industry"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –President Donald Trump announced Tuesday he is quitting the Iran nuclear deal, pitting him against the United States’ closest allies and leaving the future of Tehran’s nuclear ambitions in question."Trump withdraws from Iran nuclear deal, isolating him further from world"
(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"
(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"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –At least two people have died and a number of others have been injured in a collision between a freight train and a passenger train in Bavaria in southern Germany."At least two people have died after a passenger and a freight train collided in Bavaria in southern Germany."
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –The Sacred Relics of Sarnath in Baranes which were brought to Sri Lanka for Special Exposition at Temple Trees in view of Vesak festival were taken back to India yesterday following a special religious ceremony at the VVIP Lounge of the Bandaranaike International Airport."Sacred Relics of Sarnath special exposition"