Thursday, October 21, 2021

Sri Lanka President says country must unite to win international support

Colombo, Feb 4 (NIA) - Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena, on Saturday called on the country to unite and work together in order to win the support and assistance of the international community. Speaking just before a grand Independence Day parade organised by the tri forces to celebrate the country's Independence from British rule, Sirisena paid his tribute to the thousands...

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Indian entrepreneurs suggest strategies for industrializing Jaffna

Jaffna, October 3 (The New Indian Express): Indian entrepreneurs who participated in the Jaffna International Trade Fair held here between January 27 and 29, have suggested strategies to industrialize Jaffna and the rest of Sri Lanka’s Tamil-speaking Northern Province making use of local resources and talent. Amandeep Azad of Azad Engineering Company of Gaziabad, who manufactures small and medium sized...

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Sri Lanka tourist arrivals break records in January

Colombo, Feb 3 (NIA) - Sri Lanka's Tourism Ministry, on Friday said tourist arrivals were the highest recorded in the month of January, despite a three month partial closure of the country's international airport. The Ministry said tourist arrivals grew by 13 percent reaching 219,360 visitors last month, which is an all time-record for the month of January. “This performance has...

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Sri Lanka to hold grand shopping festival similar to Dubai

Colombo, Feb 3 (NIA) - Sri Lanka has proposed to host a grand shopping festival similar to the world famous 'Dubai Shopping Festival', ‘Great Singapore Sale’ and ‘Malaysian Mega Shopping Carnival’  in order to attract international and local shoppers, a statement said here Friday. The Sri Lanka Retailers’ Association (SLRA) held a meeting with the Minister of Finance, Ravi Karunanayake,...

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Sri Lanka to set up industrial park with India

Colombo, Feb 3 - Sri Lanka and India will set up a joint venture industrial park in the North Central province, close to the expressway that is being built, Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe said. The government has identified an 800-acre site in Bingiriya, about 76 kilometres from the capital Colombo, to build, the Economynext reported. Prime Minister Wickremasinghe said Andrapradesh...

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Chinese research vessel arrives in Colombo Port

Colombo, Feb 2 (NIA) - An Oceanographic research vessel of the Chinese navy,  ‘Quan Sanqiang’ arrived at the Port of Colombo for a replenishment and technical halt on Wednesday. The ship was welcomed by the Sri Lanka Navy in accordance with naval traditions on her arrival. Subsequently, the Commanding Officer of ‘Quan Sanqiang’ Lieutenant Commander Yang Haitao paid a courtesy call on the Commander, Western Naval Area,...

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