Sri Lanka and U.S. governments launch $ 12 million ‘YouLead!’ youth employment program

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –The governments of Sri Lanka and the United States launched the YouLead! initiative on October 19, a Rs. 1.8 billion (US$ 12 million) program funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to support youth employability, vocational skills development, and entrepreneurship.

"Sri Lanka and U.S. governments launch $ 12 million ‘YouLead!’ youth employment program"

Port City to draw first investment of US$ 1 bn in mid 2018

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –The reclamation of the port city is expected to be completed by 2019 and the first investment on the reclaimed land was expected to begin by mid next year which would be an investment of US$ one billion, said Law and Order Minister Sagala Ratnayaka addressing the Sri Lanka Retailers’ Association first AGM in Colombo on Tuesday.

"Port City to draw first investment of US$ 1 bn in mid 2018"

Sri Lanka’s tourism industry to host road show in Doha

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau is set to launch a promotional road show that will see a delegation of Sri Lanka Tourism officials, as well as Sri Lanka’s leading hotels and tourism stakeholders, to visit Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain and Oman, as part of an ongoing effort to develop the number of tourists visiting the emerald island from the four GCC cities.

"Sri Lanka’s tourism industry to host road show in Doha"

UNDP and the UN Global Compact Network, Sri Lanka Convene to Discuss UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights

(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"

Sri Lanka poised to leapfrog the economy after long years of conflict and political instability -Finance Minister

(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"