Many Sri Lankan corporates will perish in the next five to 10 years if they do not take the impact of climate change seriously and adopt proactive measures with substantial investments in building eco-friendly businesses, a senior official of the International Finance Corporation (IFC) of the World Bank Group said on the sidelines of the launch of the Road Map for Sustainable Finance for Sri Lanka by the Central Bank (CB) last week.
German Ambassador Joern Rohde said Sri Lanka was unfortunately again in the headlines for the wrong reasons.
President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa made a brief visit to Sri Lanka today (27), while he was en route to the G20 summit.
මරණ අඩුවීම ක්රියාත්මක කිරීමට ජනාධිපතිවරයා ගත් තීරණය – ක්රියාත්මක නොවන තත්ත්වයක් උදාවී ඇතැයි වාර්තා වේ.
රුසියාවෙන් මිලට ගැනීමෙන් වළකින ලෙස ඉල්ලමින් භාණ්ඩ ලැයිස්තුවක් ඇමරිකානු රජය ශ්රී ලංකාවට ලබාදී ඇත.
Envoys from the Organization of Islam Countries (OIC) are urging President Maithripala Sirisena to ensure the safety of the Muslim community in the face of hate speeches uttered by senior politicians and the clergy.
Sri Lanka and Cuba have discussed priority areas to boost future cooperation.
The top United Nations official in Sri Lanka, Hanaa Singer, is expressing concern about the growing number of “incidents of hate speech being used in Sri Lanka against ethnic and religious minorities.”
Expressing concern about reports that Sri Lanka would reverse the moratorium on the death penalty, Canada said the punishments in the nature of the death penalty can lead to irreversible miscarriages of justice.
Thailand last week reinforced its unwavering support for Sri Lanka and a quicker revival of tourism from setbackscaused by theEaster Sunday terror attacks.
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said application of the death penalty may impede international cooperation to fight drug trafficking.
The international and regional strategic landscapes becoming increasingly constrained, only accentuates the need for the Conference on Disarmament (CD) to get down to its substantive task of negotiating appropriate disarmament frameworks, Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to Geneva A.L.A. Azeez said while speaking at the CD Plenary Session in Geneva.
Sri Lanka’s Middle East Partners are fully committed to support the island nation but the government should be cautious in handling sensitive issues without deviating from the country’s impartial foreign policy, several experts on foreign relations suggested.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a letter to Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has expressed his gratitude for the hospitality accorded to him and the delegation during the recent visit to Sri Lanka.
The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) signed an agreement on June 19 with the National Policies, Economic Affairs, Resettlement and Rehabilitation, Northern Province Development and Youth Affairs Ministry to implement the project, ‘Resilience Building Against Recurrent Natural Shocks Through Climate Adaptation and Diversification of Livelihoods for Vulnerable Communities in Sri Lanka’.
දකුණු අප්රිකානු ජනාධිපති ජපානයේ පැවති ජී- 20 සමුළුවට සහභාගීවීමෙන් පසු යළි සිය රට බලා යන අතරතුර, මද විවේකයක් ලබා ගැනීම සඳහා කටුනායක ගුවන් තොටුපළ වෙත පැමිණ තිබෙනවා.
Development Strategies and International Trade (MODSIT) Minister Malik Samarawickrama inaugurated the meeting, while Ministry Secretary S. T. Kodikara delivered the welcome address. The TIFA session at the technical level was co-chaired by Actg. Director General of Commerce Nimal Karunatilake and Assistant United States Trade Representative for South and Central Asia Christopher Wilson.
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