The oceans can’t absorb all, says expert

The oceans can’t absorb all, says expert

Colombo, October 23 (Daily Mirror): The world appears to be blind to the dreadful consequences of polluting the oceans because of the mistaken belief that the oceans, vast as they are, can absorb anything and still be pristine, laments Admiral Dr.Jayanath Colombage, a former Commander of the Sri Lankan Navy who is now Director of the Indo-Lanka Initiatives (ILI). In...

Two million Bangladeshi women get free mobile internet connection

Two million Bangladeshi women get free mobile internet connection

Dhaka October 23 (newsin.asia): The State-owned Bangladeshi mobile phone company, Teletalk, will distribute two million SIMs free of cost among women in the next three months, as part of an effort to provide them with easy access to the internet and to empower them in the process. State Minister for Telecom Tarana Halim launched the scheme under a new package—Aparajita—at...

Bangladesh to sign 15-year deal to buy Indian gasoil on October 22

Bangladesh to sign 15-year deal to buy Indian gasoil on October 22

Numaligarh (Assam) October 19 (Reuters) :Bangladesh Petroleum Corp (BPC) is set to sign on October 22, a 15-year deal with Indian oil refiner Bharat Petroleum Corp Ltd (BPCL) to import gasoil to meet the country’s energy demand. The sales and purchase agreement is expected to be signed during Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj’s visit to the capital of Dhaka, BPC...

Sri Lanka, Pakistan aim to increase trade to $1 bln by 2018

Sri Lanka, Pakistan aim to increase trade to $1 bln by 2018

Colombo, Oct 19 (newsin.asia) - Sri Lanka and Pakistan have agreed to increase trade and investment relations under the existing Free Trade Agreement in order to reach the target of US 1 billion dollars trade by 2018, a Foreign Ministry statement said here Thursday. In the recent Sri Lanka, Pakistan Foreign Office Consultations held in Colombo this week, the two countries...

Colombo to set up over 100 free wi-fi zones soon

Colombo to set up over 100 free wi-fi zones soon

Colombo, Oct 12 (newsin.asia) - Sri Lanka will soon launch 100 wi-fi zones in capital Colombo as an initial step to provide free internet throughout the country, a statement by the Prime Minister's office said here Thursday. Presently, the Colombo Municipal Council has set up 20 wi-fi zones out of which 10 are already running. Steps are being taken to identify...

Sri Lanka to promote Colombo as cultural hub in South Asia for tourists

Sri Lanka’s growth to be lowest among key South Asian nations

Colombo, Oct 11 (newsin.asia) - Sri Lanka's economy is expected to grow 4.6 percent this year, but the growth is said to be low compared to other key South Asian countries, a latest World Bank forecast, quoted by a local media report said here Wednesday. The estimated 4.6 percent growth for this year is only higher than that of Afghanistan with...

Lanka gives priority to political reforms over economic growth

Lanka gives priority to political reforms over economic growth

By Santosh Kumar/All India Radio Colombo, October 10: The Sri Lankan government has said that political reforms are needed more than economic reforms at this juncture in the country’s history. Speaking at a function to release the ‘State of Economy’ report here on Tuesday, the Deputy Minister of Policy Planning and Economic Development, Dr.Harsha de Silva, asserted that winning peace...

China says economic development will ensure maritime security

China says economic development will ensure maritime security

Colombo, October 9 (SAM): China told the Galle Naval Dialogue 2017 held here on Monday, that the best guarantor of maritime security is rapid economic development on a mutually agreed basis. “I believe only through development can we eliminate maritime security threats,” said the Chinese delegate, Rear Admiral Cui Yuzhong, Deputy Commander of the PLA Navy East Sea Fleet. “We...

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