China’s Alibaba interested in investing in Sri Lanka

China’s Alibaba interested in investing in Sri Lanka

Colombo, Jan 19 (NIA) - China's e-commerce giant, Alibaba has shown keen interest in investing in Sri Lanka and to build an e-Commerce platform to further promote it’s on-line business ventures, Sri Lanka's Finance Ministry said in a statement here on Thursday. Sri Lanka's Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake, held discussions with the Founder of Alibaba Group, Jack Ma, on the sidelines of the...

Sri Lanka’s highest court issues notice on exiled editor

Colombo, Jan 19 (NIA) - Sri Lanka's highest court, on Thursday, issued notice on a Sri Lankan journalist based in the United Kingdom (UK), to appear before court on March 3 on charges of contempt of court. Sri Lanka's Supreme Court issued notice on Lankaenews editor, Sandaruwan Senadheera over 14 cases of contempt of court filed against the exiled editor. He...

Sri Lanka ‘grateful’ to China for providing shelter to Aranayake victims

Sri Lanka ‘grateful’ to China for providing shelter to Aranayake victims

Colombo, Jan 19 - China, has begun constructing the "Aranayake China-Sri Lanka Friendship village", in Kegalle, in Central Sri Lanka, to provide houses for hundreds of victims affected by a massive landslide last year. Yi Xianliang, the China's Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Anura Priyadarshana Yapa, Sri Lankan Minister of Disaster Management, and Ranjith Siyambalapitiya, Sri Lanka Minister of Power and renewable Energy, participated...

Dirty sewage threatens Sri Lanka’s golden beaches

Sri Lanka wants more European tourists

Colombo, Jan 19 (NIA) - Sri Lanka, on Thursday said it wanted to attract more European tourists to visit the island country and had appointed a senior official as a tourism consultant who would focus especially on Germany and the European continent. Tourism Minister, John Amaratunga said that Europeans were traditionally identified as good spenders and demanded high standards and with...

Sri Lanka has many domestic barriers to export, says Verite Research

Sri Lanka has many domestic barriers to export, says Verite Research

Colombo, January 18 (The New Indian Express): Apart from Non-Tariff Barriers (NTBs) in other countries, domestic trade barriers of various kinds also hamper Sri Lanka’s agricultural exports, reveals a recent study done by Verite Research (VR), a Colombo-based think tank. Briefing the media on the findings of the study here on Wednesday, economists Nishan de Mel and Subhashini Abeysinghe said...

Sri Lankan cabinet decides not to de-criminalize homosexuality

Sri Lankan cabinet decides not to de-criminalize homosexuality

Colombo, January 18 (The New Indian Express): The Sri Lankan cabinet has decided not to de-criminalize homosexuality, cabinet spokesman and Health Minister Dr.Rajitha Senaratne said here on Wednesday. But asked if there is a possibility of homosexuals being arrested under the existing law which criminalizes homosexuality, Senaratne said there is little likelihood of arrests as people indulge in homosexuality indoors,...

Sri Lanka’s tourism has the potential to grow further if it invests more in its marketting plans, says leading hotelier

Shangri La Hambantota hosts job fair for disabled

Colombo, Jan 17 (NIA) - In keeping with its commitment to uplift, nurture and strengthen partnerships with communities, Shangri-La’s Hambantota Resort & Spa recently conducted a job fair exclusively for People with Disabilities at the hotel premises. The main objective of the job fair was to interview candidates who are differently abled and give them an opportunity to join the...

Sri Lankan Prime Minister calls for report on radical ‘Sinhale’ group

Sri Lankan PM to hold talks with world leaders in Davos

Colombo, Jan 16 (NIA) - Sri Lankan Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe on Monday left for Switzerland to attend the World Economic Forum to be held in Davos. The Summit is to be held from Jan 17 to 21. Leaders of nearly 40 countries are scheduled to attend the 2017 World Economic Summit which will study the world’s new economic trends in depth. In...

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