The overseas expansion of mass housing developer 8990 Holdings, Inc. is picking up steam, as it has received an invitation to invest in Sri Lanka following similar invitations to go to Malaysia and Tanzania. In an interview, 8990 president Januario Jesus Atencio said “we’re also invited to look at Sri Lanka. That’s new.” He added […]

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COLOMBO: Google’s balloon-powered high-speed Internet service known as “Project Loon” began its first tests in Sri Lanka Monday (Tuesday in Manila) ahead of a planned joint venture with Colombo, the country’s top IT official said. One of three balloons that will be used in the trials entered Sri Lankan airspace, the Information and Communication Technology […]

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04 February 2016 – The Philippines and Sri Lanka signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 03 February, 2016 that is seen to forge greater cooperation and further enhance bilateral relations between the countries. The Philippines’ Secretary of Foreign Affairs Albert F. Del Rosario and Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to Manila Aruni Ranaraja signed the MoU […]

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Highlighting the multi-religious, multi-communal nature of Sri Lankan society, Ambassador Aruni Ranaraja brought together clergy from the Buddhist, Muslim, Hindu and Catholic persuasions to offer prayers for President Maithripala Sirisena, who marked one year in office on Jan. 8, after unexpectedly toppling then-strongman of the country Mahinda Rajapaksa, whose decade-long dictatorial tenure, coupled with allegations […]

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President Aquino welcomed four new ambassadors who presented their credentials at Malacañang yesterday. The President, together with Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario, met Aruni Ranaraja of Sri Lanka, European Union head of delegation to the Philippines Franz Jessen, Thierry Mathou of France and Andrea Reichlin of Switzerland in separate courtesy calls at the Palace’s […]

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Together with those from other Asian countries, 19 photographers from the Philippines led by Pablo Beltran, president of the Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation (FPPF) and Chairman Edi Huang, joined the weeklong Crossing Bridges 12 in Sri Lanka, a unique country in the Indian ocean with very rich history, lovely people, and beautiful scenery. Read […]

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The Philippines and Sri Lanka, formerly Ceylon, celebrated the 54th anniversary of their diplomatic relations on September 22. Their relations began in 1961 with the Philippines opening a legation in Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo, while Sri Lanka maintained a Charge d’Affaires-level mission in the Philippines. The diplomatic missions in Manila and Colombo were elevated to […]

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