Tells Parliament despite 70 years of freedom SL has not achieved economic independence Govt. attempting to reverse trend and make up for lost time SL aiming for $ 17.2 b export revenue by year-end, $ 2.5 b FDI Insists FTA well-negotiated, national interests protected Results of FTA already flowing in with $ 16 b worth of proposals By Ashwin Hemmathagama The Free … [Read more...] about SL-Singapore FTA need of the hour: Malik
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ITC stands ready to help it turn ambitious plans into a more prosperous, more inclusive, reality “We were a trading nation since the era of ancient kings,” Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe reminded Parliament in his Economic Policy Statement last fall. “Sri Lanka was the hub for transferring goods and knowledge from East to West, and West to East.”This was more than a … [Read more...] about Sri Lanka stepping up its pursuit of trade-led growth
* There was no secret pact with Singapore, Minister Malik Samarawickrama dispels myths about Sri Lanka-Singapore FTA Tue, Jul 17, 2018, 11:45 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka. July 17, Colombo: There was no secret pact with Singapore and the Singapore - Sri Lanka Free Trade Agreement was crafted with extensive stakeholder consultations, Sri Lanka's Minister of … [Read more...] about There was no secret pact with Singapore, Minister Malik Samarawickrama dispels myths about Sri Lanka-Singapore FTA
. Sri Lanka is experiencing an ageing population like many Western countries in Europe where life expectancy has grown from 71 - 75 years which is higher than the neighbouring countries. The incidence of cancers in Sri Lanka have been less than that of Ireland while infant mortality have also decreased, said Brian McEnery, Partner … [Read more...] about Sunday Times – Aging population in Sri Lanka is on the increase.
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday denied any suspension of investigations into alleged transfer of funds during the 2015 presidential election, a statement made by the Prime Minister’s Office said.Addressing the Parliamentary group of the United National Front (UNF) at Temple Trees, the Prime Minister noted that investigations into payments linked to the … [Read more...] about Probe into MR’s Presidential campaign funds still on: PM