The ICC (Formerly the Asian and Pacific Coconut Community (APCC) was established in 1969 to promote, coordinate and harmonize all activities of the coconut industry in the Asia Pacific region in the end view of achieving the maximum economic development  of the coconut industry of coconut growing countries. The Philippines with India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Sri […]

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The Matara Regional Consular Office of the Foreign Ministry was declared open today (15) jointly by Minister of Foreign Affairs Tilak Marapana and Minister of Finance and Mass Media Mangala Samaraweera. Several members of the Southern Provincial Council, members of local government bodies of the Matara District and senior government officials including the District Secretary […]

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Sri Lanka and the Philippines successfully convened their 2nd Political Consultations in Manila. The meeting, co-chaired by Mr. Sumith Nakandala, Additional Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka and Hon. Enrique A. Manalo, Undersecretary for Policy of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) of Philippines,discussed ways to deepen and broaden Philippines-Sri Lanka relations […]

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Representatives of 40 countries were in Sri Lanka from 11-12 October 2018 to discuss the future of the Indian Ocean. “The Indian Ocean: Defining Our Future” , Track 1.5 dialogue  brought together senior representatives from the Indian Ocean littoral states and major maritime users to Colombo on an initiative by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, to […]

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“The Indian Ocean: Defining our Future” Conference, which aims to create a platform for Indian Ocean littoral states and major maritime users to discuss issues of mutual interest and concern, will be held in Colombo on 11-12 October 2018. This Conference is held at a time when the Indian Ocean has emerged as one of […]

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