ADB provides $2 million grant for relief efforts in Sri Lanka

ADB provides $2 million grant for relief efforts in Sri Lanka

Colombo, June 9 (newsin.asia) - The Asian Development Bank (ADB), on Friday said it had approved a $2 million grant to finance relief efforts in Sri Lanka following the recent floods and landslides that claimed the lives of over 200 people and damaged the homes and livelihoods of hundreds of thousands more. “Considering the scope of the damage in Sri Lanka and...

Beyond parochialism and pettiness: Setting a regional agenda for actual cooperation

Beyond parochialism and pettiness: Setting a regional agenda for actual cooperation

By P.K.Balachandran/Daily Express Colombo, June 8: South Asia has a plethora of regional cooperation institutions, but their performance has been dismal. Parochialism, petty nationalism and mutual suspicions have been the bane of these institutions, though they have been around for decades and have been holding meetings frequently to ritualistically express sentiments of brotherhood and signing agreements. SAARC came into being...

BIMSTEC’s success hinges on eschewing parochialism, says Secy Gen. Nakandala

BIMSTEC’s success hinges on eschewing parochialism, says Secy Gen. Nakandala

Dhaka June 7 (newsin.asia): Sumith Nakandala, Secretary General of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC), has called upon member states to eschew parochialism and pettiness and develop pluralistic values to help BIMSTEC realize its full potential as an engine of economic development in the Bay of Bengal region. “ Political commitment alone will not...

Unlimited number of Sri Lankan flights can now operate from six Indian airports

Sri Lankan Airlines to continue flights to Qatar

Colombo, June 6 (NIA) - Sri Lanka's national airline carrier, Sri Lankan Airlines, on Tuesday said it will continue to operate its flights to Qatar after several Gulf States and the Maldives cut off all ties with the Arab state. Sri Lankan Airlines however said it will continue to monitor the situation in the Middle East closely. UAE airlines are...

Ranil tightens grip over economic and foreign portfolios

Ranil tightens grip over economic and foreign portfolios

By P.K.Balachandran Colombo, June 2 (Daily Express): Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has tightened his grip over the country’s economic and foreign policies through the two ministerial portfolio shuffles carried out by President Maithripala Sirisena recently. In Wednesday’s shuffle of junior ministers’ portfolios, banker and Wickremesinghe loyalist Eran Wickramaratne was made State Minister of Finance to assist the new...

Here’s how much Exxon paid Republicans who urged Trump to ditch Paris climate deal

Here’s how much Exxon paid Republicans who urged Trump to ditch Paris climate deal

By Tom Cahill/www.resistancereport.com 22 Republicans were behind the push to get President Trump to leave the Paris climate agreement. Those senators are also favorites of polluters. A letter sent to the White House last week — signed by 22 of the most conservative Republicans in the U.S. Senate — rejected the overwhelming global scientific consensus behind climate change in favor...

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

Sri Lanka, ‘best island for investment in the future’

Colombo, June 1 (NIA) - The ‘Island Economies of the Future’ of fDi Magazine, published in the UK topped Sri Lanka as the country with best potentials to build up the strongest economy among 27 island nations in the future, the President's media division said. Accordingly, it points out Sri Lanka will be the most suitable country among the island...

Pilots‘ Guild Okays Suspension of License of Drunken Sri Lankan Airlines Pilot on international flight

SriLankan expands network to Yangon in deal with Myanmar Airways

Colombo, May 30 - Sri Lankan Airlines will expand its network to Yangon in a codeshare partnership with Myanmar Airways International (MAI) on flights to Bangkok and Singapore from 1st June 2017 to take advantage of growing tourist traffic. MAI will codeshare on flights operated by SriLankan between Colombo and Bangkok, and Colombo and Singapore, a statement said. “Passengers will...

Pilots‘ Guild Okays Suspension of License of Drunken Sri Lankan Airlines Pilot on international flight

Sri Lankan airlines to launch direct daily flights to Melbourne

Colombo, May 29 (NIA) - Sri Lanka's state run Sri Lankan Airlines will launch direct fights to Melbourne, Australia daily from October targeting business travelers, students as well as international travelers, the Airline said in a statement on Monday. Sri Lankan Airlines said Australia was home to one of the largest Sri Lankan expatriate communities, many of whom reside in and...

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