(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – A three-member delegation from the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention will carry out an official visit to Sri Lanka from 4 to 15 December 2017 to assess the country’s situation regarding the deprivation of liberty."UN experts on arbitrary detention launch official visit to Sri Lanka"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said that the present government in 2015 put a definitive end for crimes against the media and there since being no journalist abductions, murders, attacks, or intimidation."No crimes against journalists under present govt. – PM"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – National Building Research Organization (NBRO) due to the heavy rainfall within the past 24 hours, which exceeded 150 mm, has issued landslide warnings for several Divisional Secretariat Divisions in Ratnapura and Badulla Districts."Landslide warnings for Ratnapura, Badulla Districts"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – “As Sri Lanka needs to build its foreign earnings, the role of the apparel industry is more important than ever. The government has taken steps to create the enabling environment for further export growth – and it is my wish to see numerous other industries breaking into export markets with the same success as the apparel sector”, so said Minister of Finance and Mass Media Mangala Samaraweera at the Annual General Meeting…"“Government creates environment for export growth” – Finance Minister"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – The Austrian Government promotes its assistance to Sri Lanka, by providing (Euro 19.35 million) Rs.3, 546 million interest free soft loans to upgrade the Katunayaka Engineering Technology Institute and to obtain 100 Ambulances for Government hospitals in the country."Euro 19.35 million Interest Free Soft Loan from Austria"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Sri Lanka is poised to witness a major leap in the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business global rankings following the many economic policy reforms envisaged by the government similar to that of India’s efforts, a former top Indian bureaucrat said."SL set for major leap in WB rankings – Dr. Narayan"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – The external sector performance was driven by a double digit growth in exports (year-on-year) in September 2017, surpassing the USD 1 billion mark of monthly exports for the third consecutive month. However, the trade deficit expanded with higher imports of fuel and rice during the month."Exports surpass USD 1 Bn again"