(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –The second reading of the 2018 Budget was passed with 93 majority votes yesterday (16th Nov.) in the Parliament."Second reading of Budget passed with 93 majority votes"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –The First Session of Foreign Office Consultations between Sri Lanka and Switzerland was concluded yesterday (15th Nov.) at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Colombo."MoU on ‘Foreign Office Consultations signed with Switzerland"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – Malaysian security and enforcement personnel will undergo sea combat training in Sri Lanka to strengthen and upgrade their skills in maritime security control, Malaysian Newspaper New Straits Times reported today."Malaysian security forces to undergo sea combat training in Sri Lanka"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is prepared to appear before the Presidential Commission of Inquiry into the Central Bank Bond issue for any clarification that needed to be made as required by the commission, sources from the Prime Minister’s office said."PM prepared to appear before Bond Commission"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Under the Budget-2018 themed – Enterprise Sri Lanka- a credit scheme will be created with the allocation of Rs 15 billion for target small business sector."Rs 15 billion soft credit for small business sector"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Market interest rates are unlikely to experience volatility through public debt-servicing requirements, as the Central Bank and the Sri Lankan government are better prepared to mange domestic and foreign debt next year with the planned implementation of the Liability Management Act and the buffers being built up by the state."No rate volatility next year as govt. better prepared – CB"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Nearly 82 per cent of all the civilian land in Northern Sri Lanka held by the security forces have already been released, High Commissioner for Sri Lanka in Canada, Ahmed A Jawad informed the Canadian newspaper ‘Toronto Star’."Army released 82% lands in North – Canadian HC"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Ceylon Tea was promoted at a “Tea Festival” organized by the Royal Botanical Garden in Burlington, Ontario, in partnership with the Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Toronto and the Tea Association of Canada, held on 4th – 5th November at the Royal Botanical Garden in Burlington."Ceylon Tea promoted at Royal Botanical Gardens, Ontario"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –As prices of coconuts soared due to drought fuelled supply shortage, Sri Lanka announced that it is sourcing a huge volume of coconuts not from international sellers but from domestic suppliers, to be sold to local consumer at a very low price tag."Sathosa sells 3 Mn coconuts at rate of Rs. 65"