Sri Lankan Supreme Court moved to stop building prefabricated steel houses for war displaced

Sri Lankan Supreme Court moved to stop building prefabricated steel houses for war displaced

Colombo, July 13 (newsin.asia): Tamil National Alliance (TNA) MP for Jaffna District, M.A.Sumanthiran, on Thursday filed a Fundamental Rights petition in the Supreme Court to stop a government project to build 65,000 pre-fabricated steel houses for people displaced by war in the Northern and Eastern Provinces. The respondents in the case are the Minister for Resettlement and Rehabilitation D.M.Swaminathan, the...

Sirisena heads 73-member delegation to Bangladesh to sign 10 agreements

Sirisena heads 73-member delegation to Bangladesh to sign 10 agreements

Colombo, June 13: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, accompanied by a 73-member delegation including representatives of 40 private sector companies, is currently in Bangladesh on a three-day visit to sign ten agreements on a variety of areas writes P.K.Balachandran in www.lankabusinessonline.com Bangladesh officials said that the agreements relate to cooperation in coastal shipping; agriculture; education; investment; information and communication technology;...

Sirisena heads 73-member delegation to sign 10 agreements with Bangladesh

Sirisena heads 73-member delegation to sign 10 agreements with Bangladesh

Dhaka June 12: Sri Lankan President Maithripala will be arriving here on Thursday at the head of a 73-member delegation to sign ten agreements with Bangladesh, BDNews24.com reports. This will be his first State Visit .He had however journeyed to Bangladesh earlier as Health Minister in 2013 and 2014. Coastal shipping and visa waiver of diplomatic and official passport holders...

Bangladesh to showcase economic achievements to Sri Lanka President Sirisena

Bangladesh to showcase economic achievements to Sri Lanka President Sirisena

Colombo, July 12: During the three-day visit of the Sri Lankan Prime Minister MaithripalaSirisena to Bangladesh beginning on Wednesday, Bangladesh will showcase its economic achievements and seek to step up bilateral trade and investment, the Bangladesh High Commissioner in Sri Lanka, Raiz Hamidullah, told P.K.Balachandran BDNews24. Ties between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh have thus far remained at a low level...

21.25 percent of Indians live at or below the World Bank’s poverty line of $1.90 a day compared to 8.3 percent in Pakistan

Sri Lanka to Receive USD 1,340 million assistance from World Bank

Colombo, July 12 (newsin.asia) - Sri Lanka will receive US 1,340 million dollars worth of financial and technical assistance from the World Bank Groups for a 3 year period starting July1, Sri Lanka's Finance Ministry said here in a statement on Wednesday. The financial assistance will be received under the IDA (International Development Association) Transitional Support Facility. Previously Sri Lanka received...

India’s Supreme Court stays ban on sale of cattle for slaughter

India’s Supreme Court stays ban on sale of cattle for slaughter

New Delhi, July 11 (Reuter): India's Supreme Court suspended on Tuesday a government ban on the trade of cattle for slaughter, a boost for the multi-billion dollar beef and leather industries mostly run by members of the Muslim minority. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist government in May decreed that markets could only trade cattle for agricultural purposes, such as...

Bangladesh offers Lanka help in disaster preparedness and rice cultivation

Bangladesh to showcase progress in agriculture during Sirisena visit

Colombo, July 11 (newsin.asia): Bangladesh will showcase the remarkable progress it has made in agriculture, especially rice cultivation under difficult conditions, when Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena visits that country between July 13 and 15, the Bangladesh High Commissioner in Sri Lanka, Riaz Hamidullah, told Daily Mirror columnist P.K.Balachandran in an interview ahead of the Presidential visit. “President Sirisena will...

UNESCO says Indian coal fired power plant in Bangladesh won’t damage Sundarbans forest

UNESCO says Indian coal fired power plant in Bangladesh won’t damage Sundarbans forest

Dhaka, July 10 (BDNews24): UNESCO has allowed the construction of the India-aided 1320 MW coal fired power plant at Rampal in the Sundabans reserve forest in Bangladesh, on the grounds that it is satisfied with the environment protection measures that will be taken by the Bangladesh government, Tawfiq-e​-Elahi Chowdhury, the Energy Advisor to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, said here on...

Bangladesh offers Lanka help in disaster preparedness and rice cultivation

Bangladesh offers Lanka help in disaster preparedness and rice cultivation

Colombo, July 9: Bangladesh will offer Sri Lanka help in a variety of economic areas, particularly disaster preparedness and rice cultivation, during the forthcoming visit of the Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, the Bangladesh High Commissioner in Sri Lanka, Riaz Hamidullah, said here on Friday. Speaking to P.K.Balachandran of South Asian Monitor the envoy said that twelve to 13 agreements are...

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