SLC has just approved for the team to travel to Pakistan later this year. This will be the first cricketing nation to tour Pakistan after the 2009 attack. The National Cricket team may tour Pakistan later this year for a single Twenty 20 game, Sri Lanka Cricket President Thilanga Sumathiapala announced at the 33rd Annual General Meeting of the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) citing that security assessments ‘look positive.’ Speaking at the AGM, he said…"Sri Lanka to tour Pakistan this year"
After many months of fraught discussions and stiff opposition from political parties and citizens alike, Sri Lanka on Saturday (29) forged ahead with the signing of a billion-dollar deal with a Chinese State firm to take over the Hambantota Port. China Merchants Port Holdings Co., the state-owned Chinese port operator, has agreed to pay $1.12 billion for a 70% stake of Hambantota port leased for 99 years. The Chinese firm in a joint venture with SLPA…"The Hambantota takeover"
It was announced last month that Sri Lanka and Thailand have come to a consensus on a free trade agreement (FTA). Thailand has proposed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on a Strategic Economic Partnership (SEP) with Sri Lanka as a stepping stone towards a fully-fledged FTA."Sri Lanka – Thailand FTA"
Last week Minister of Industry and Commerce, Rishad Bathiudeen said that his ministry was preparing for the 7th round of talks with Chinese counterparts on an FTA between the two countries. He referred to the six sessions as being successful adding that entering Chinese markets would be immensely beneficial and would serve as an impetus for trade."Sri Lanka – China FTA"