“Achieving shared prosperity is our primary objective. In our perspective, this means that we seek to benefit from the opportunities arising from cooperation while also ensuring that others in the region to benefit,” stated President Maithripala Sirisena addressing the BRICS and BIMSTEC Outreach Summit in Goa, India, yesterday (16).
We must derive benefits from globalization through partnering with regional blocs. BRICS has evolved in a swift manner in promoting its main objectives that include coordination in multilateral fora with a focus ...
President Maithripala Sirisena reiterated the commitment of the government to establish a BIMSTEC Center for Technology Transfer Facility to contribute to the collective drive for economic advancement.
“To take Sri Lanka to the next stage of development, the vision of my government is to create a knowledge based competitive social market economy which is integrated with the world”, he said.
First of all, I would like to thank the Right to Life Human Rights Centre for inviting me to join you at this important event this afternoon.
The work that you have done, collectively, bringing together a network of I believe more than 20 civil society organisations and activists against torture, which is a subject, which is still being talked about unfortunately after all these years its indeed remarkable. On behalf of my Ministry, and on behalf of the Government, I ...
President Maithripala Sirisena expressed confidence that the outcome of the Second Summit of the ‘Asia Co-operation Dialogue’ would bring about a common policy helping to enhance peace, security and prosperity among the countries in ACD Region.
Pointing out that in the coming years, Asia will be the new financial hub, the focal point for the financial services industry, he said that ACD leaders endorse the ‘ACD vision 2030’ and the roadmap for ACD regional cooperation, with the objective of further building ...
Strong regional cooperation is the key to overcome the challenges of poverty and equity said President Maithripala Sirisena today when he called on the Thai Cooperation Dialogue (ACD) held in Bangkok. Prime Minister Chan-o-cha and Spouse Paraporn Chan-o-cha welcomed the President and First Lady Jayanthi Sirisena at the Thai Government House.
Prime Minister Chan-o-cha thanked the President Sirisena for attending the ACD as the increased cooperation in the Asian region is vital for keeping its competitiveness and overcoming poverty. Thai Prime Minister also ...
Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Sri Lanka-Philippines Business Council of Sri Lanka and the Philippines-Sri Lanka Business Council of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) was signed today, 12th October 2016, during the opening ceremony of the 42nd Philippine Business Conference and Expo.
Sri Lanka and the Philippines further cemented relations with the signature of Visa Waiver Agreement for Diplomatic and Official Passport Holders on Friday, 7th October 2016 at the Carlos P. Garcia Conference Room of the Department of Foreign Affairs in Manila.
Forty member Sri Lanka delegation representing the Sri Lanka Association of Administrative & Professional Secretaries (SLAAPS) participated at the 23rd Association of Secretaries in Asia Pacific (ASA) from 25-29 September 2016 in Manila, the Philippines.
Embassy Officials met the Vice President of the Virgen Milagrosa University Foundation (VMUF) in San Carlos City, Pangasinan, Philippines, to discuss matters relating to the welfare of the Sri Lankan students enrolled at the VMUF on 17th August 2016.
On the sideline of the meeting with the University administration, Embassy Officials also had a discussion with the Sri Lankan students regarding their concerns including Consular matters.
Since 2008, Sri Lankan students have enrolled in the VMUF and currently there are 151 Sri ...
Nineteen (19) member Sri Lanka delegation from the Defence Services Command and Staff College (DSCSC) visited Philippines for an Overseas Study Tour from 02nd to 12th August 2016.
The Overseas Study Tour (OST) to the Philippines has been an Annual programme of the DSCSC, Sri Lanka, since 2014. The OST 2016 has been the largest military delegations visiting the Philippines in military history of Sri Lanka.
11 October 2016 – Foreign Affairs Secretary Perfecto R. Yasay, Jr. and Her Excellency Aruni Ranaraja, Ambassador of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, signed the Philippines-Sri Lanka Waiver of the Visa Requirements for Holders of Diplomatic and Official Passports on October 07.
This agreement guarantees that holders of diplomatic and official passports from both countries will be allowed to enter, transit through, or stay in the territory of either country for up to thirty (30) days without obtaining a ...
SOME 5,000 kilometers to the west of Mindanao is Sri Lanka. Mindanao has a similar latitude with Sri Lanka at about seven degrees north of the equator. Mindanao’s population in 2015 was about 24 million; Sri Lanka’s, 21 million. Sri Lanka’s land area is 63 percent of Mindanao’s 10.2 million hectares (ha).
Both suffered from internal strife: Mindanao under various shades of insurgency; Sri Lanka under the Tamil Tigers. However, Mindanao’s 41 percent poverty incidence at national headcount in 2012 was ...
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