Bangladesh’s first ever FTA will be with Sri Lanka later this year

Bangladesh’s first ever FTA will be with Sri Lanka later this year

Dhaka, June 14 (newsin.asia): Bangladesh’s first-ever FTA will be with Sri Lanka and that is expected to signed by year end, Bangladesh’s Foreign Secretary Mohmmad Shahidul Haque told the media in Dhaka on Friday. "Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and President Maithripala Sirisena decided to sign the deal in 2017 and asked that negotiations and studies be completed beforehand," he said...

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...

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