Sri Lanka GDP grows 7.8% in second quarter of 2014

Sri Lanka's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) expanded by 7.8 percent in the second quarter of 2014 compared to same period last year, Department of Census and Statistics said in its Quarterly Estimates of Gross Domestic Product report released Monday. The total economic output in Sri Lanka, measured by the GDP for the second quarter 2014 from April to June was Rs. 840.653 billion recording a positive … [Read more...]

Sri Lanka – China Tourism

In working toward Sri Lanka’s goal to attract 2.5 million tourists by 2016, China will play an important role, particularly being the largest outbound tourism market in the world. More than 83 million Chinese citizens reportedly traveled abroad as tourists last year alone. Sri Lanka has identified China as a priority market in its tourism promotion strategy and hopes to attract 100,000 Chinese … [Read more...]

Sri Lanka and China Sign Agreements for Cooperation in a Number of Sectors

Sri Lanka and China signed the following agreements to further cooperation between the two nations: 1. Plan of Action of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and the People’s Republic of China to Deepen the Strategic Cooperative Partnership Signed for Sri Lanka: Prof. G.L. Peiris, Minister of External Affairs Signed for China: Mr. Wang Yi, Minister of Foreign Affairs 2. Treaty … [Read more...]

The Chinese President arrives in Sri Lanka today.

The Chinese President Xi Jinping will arrive on a two day official visit to Sri Lanka today on an invitation of President Mahinda Rajapakse. The visit will further consolidate the relationship existing between the two countries. The President during his visit to China recently agreed to upgrade the relationship between China and Sri Lanka to strategic levels. The visiting Chinese President is … [Read more...]

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Senadirajah elected as ITAK leader

Tamil National Alliance MP Mavai Senathirajah was elected as the new leader of Illankai Tamil Arasu Kachchi (ITAK) at the party convention held in Vavuniya today, an official said. R. Sampanthan was the former ITAK leader.   … [Read more...]

Senior Japanese Diplomat Akashi meets President

Representative of the Government of Japan for Peace Building, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction in Sri Lanka Mr.Yasushi Akashi called on President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees this afternoon, ahead of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to Sri Lanka tomorrow (Sept. 7). President Rajapaksa expressed that Prime Minister Abe’s visit is an important one to Sri Lanka. It has been 24 … [Read more...]

Sri Lanka main opposition UNP leader proposes Sajith Premadasa as Deputy Leader

Sept 06, Badulla: The leader of Sri Lanka's main opposition United National Party (UNP) Ranil Wickremasinghe today proposed former Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa for the vacant post of Deputy Leader of the party. Addressing a massive crowd gathered at the 68th annual convention of the UNP at Passara this afternoon, the UNP leader announced that Sajith Premadasa has once held the post of deputy … [Read more...]

Spain to open an embassy in Sri Lanka

Sept 07, Colombo: In view of the growing economic and political relationship with Sri Lanka, the government of Spain has decided to open a mission in Colombo, Sri Lanka's External affairs Ministry said Saturday. Minister of External Affairs, Professor G.L. Peiris, who held bilateral discussions with the visiting Minister of Foreign Affairs and Co-operation of Spain José Manuel Gracia, said the … [Read more...]