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  • Cashing in with China

    April 8th, 2016 By Uditha Jayasinghe
    Cashing in with China

    Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe (3rdL) and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (3rdR) talk during a meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, 7 April, 2016. REUTERS Seven agreements signed during PM tour, including ETCA-type deal on investment Fresh agreement for Chinese companies...

  • SL opens doors to FDI from down under

    April 6th, 2016
    SL opens doors to FDI from down under

    Sri Lanka, backed by an International Monetary Fund (IMF) arrangement, is ready for foreign investment from Australia said Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera yesterday. Kicking off a visit to the land down under Samaraweera was enthusiastic of the ties between the two nations and insisted Sri Lanka...

  • Readdressing 21st Century Maritime Silk Road: Exploring Sino-Sri Lanka relations in 2016

    April 6th, 2016
    Readdressing 21st Century Maritime Silk Road: Exploring Sino-Sri Lanka relations in 2016

    On the eve of Prime Minister Wickremesinghe’s three-day State visit to Beijing on 6 April as an extension of the goodwill visit made by President Maithripala Sirisena in 2015, this article aims to understand Sino-Sri Lankan relations and the wider relations between China and the Indian Ocean Region...

  • ‘Sri Lanka is open for business’ echoes at Singapore summit

    March 16th, 2016
    ‘Sri Lanka is open for business’ echoes at Singapore summit

    The emphatic message that Sri Lanka is open for business reverberated during the well-attended full-day Investor Summit in Singapore yesterday as a host of Government, public and private sector leaders in sync showcased emerging opportunities in the country.The FinanceAsia-organised Sri Lanka Investment...

  • EU Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development visits Sri Lanka

    March 16th, 2016
    EU Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development visits Sri Lanka

    The EU Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Neven Mimica arrived in Sri Lanka yesterday to re-affirm EU support for Sri Lanka, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.  Mimica will also review ongoing development programmes and to discuss ways and means of further enhancing...