Top Story AsiaNews / October 26, 2018 l Colombo l Former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa of the opposition Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) was on Friday sworn-in as Prime Minister of Sri Lanka replacing Ranil Wickremesinghe of the United National Party Front (UNP). But Wickeremesinghe said that as per the 19 th. Amendment of the…

AsiaNews l Colombo, Oct 24 (newsin.asia) – A Friendship Forum to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) kicked off in Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo on Wednesday aiming to support the advancement of the BRI in the South Asian region. The two day Forum was organised by the Association for Sri…

AsiaNews l Colombo, Oct 23 (newsin.asia) – Sri Lanka has claimed the top spot in the world’s leading travel guide, the ‘Lonely Planet’ as the best travel destination in 2019, local media reports said here Tuesday. Sri Lanka topped the list of best countries to visit primarily because travel has become much easier in the island…

AsiaNews l October 18 l Colombo l Realpolitik has made Sri Lanka and India paper over the rift that came about as a result of President Maithripala Sirisena’s  remark hinting that the Indian intelligence agency Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) may be  behind an alleged plot to assassinate him. Both President Sirisena and Indian Prime…

AsiaNews l Colombo, Oct 18 (newsin.asia) – Sri Lankan Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe, left the island today on a three day official visit to India. During his visit, PM will hold discussions with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi, on a wide range of topics, including housing projects in the north of the island…

USD 1B Loan from China

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AsiaNews l Colombo, Oct 17 l  The much-needed 1 billion US dollar concessionary and long-term loan from the China Development Bank (CDB) is scheduled to be remitted in Sri Lanka on Wednesday, the Daily FT newspaper reported. The eight-year facility has been pending for weeks but Daily FT said it could confirm that the funds…

AsiaNews l October 16, 2018  l   Pakistan is to support developing the Center for Gandharan and Buddhist Studies to preserve and foster an important part of the country’s heritage. Pakistan aims to strengthen multi religious links through this association, particularly with a country like Sri Lanka. Pakistan, although an Islamic country, it is a land…

AsiaNews l October 15, 2018 l Chennai l Schwing Stetter India - Press release l Mohammed Sulaiman l  “The global  water & wastewater treatment market is to reach USD 674.72 billion by 2025, driven by the rising demand for freshwater for drinking, industrialization and agriculture. Treated water is suitable for various end-uses such as river flow maintenance, drinking and supply of industrial…

AsiaNews | Tuesday October 2, 2018 | Colombo | Indian High Commission |Series of events were held yesterday (2) to begin the 150th birth anniversary celebrations of Mahatma Gandhi. Many more events focusing on life and philosophy of Gandhi would be organised during the next two years. Mahatma Gandhi has traveled extensively in Sri Lanka…

AsiaNews | Wednesday October 3, 2018 | Colombo | Ceylon Chamber Press Release by Jessica De Silva | The Industrial Association of Sri Lanka held its 27th Annual General Meeting on 25th September 2018 and Mr. K.D.N. Ranjith Asoka, Secretary to the Ministry of Industry and Commerce was the Chief Guest. The Industrial Association of…