Category Archives: Sri Lanka News in Philippine Media

Sri Lanka, IRRI ink 5-year work plan to boost rice production: Published by Philippine News Agency, 19 January 2019

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Officials of the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and Sri Lankan government inked on Friday a comprehensive work plan to advance Sri Lanka’s rice self-sufficiency goals through joint research for development projects in the country in the next five years.

Sri Lanka president Sirisena checks IRRI’s drone seeder: Published by ABS-CBN News, 19 January 2019

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Sri Lanka president Maithripala Sirisena (middle) together with International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) deputy director general for research Dr. Jacqueline Hughes (left) and director general Matthew Morell (right) watch the demo of the “drone-seeder” inside their facility in Los Baños, Laguna on Friday.

Sirisena invites Philippines’ drug war experts to help Sri Lanka: Published by Philippine Inquirer, 19 January 2019

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Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena has invited Philippines’ drug war experts to visit Sri Lanka and share insights on the crackdown on illegal drugs.

IRRI, Sri Lanka ink deal to boost output: Published by The Manila Times, 19 January 2019

A comprehensive work plan has been signed by the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and the government of Sri Lanka on Friday to help mitigate the effects of climate change and restore Sri Lanka’s rice self-sufficiency.

Sri Lanka President leaves PH after 5-day state visit: Published by ABS-CBN News, 19 January 2019

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Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena left the Philippines on Saturday afternoon after a five-day state visit, a first for a sitting Sri Lankan head of state in the country.

Sirisena left the Ninoy Aquino International Airport at around 2 p.m.

Prior to his flight, the Sri Lankan leader was given departure honors by members of President Rodrigo Duterte’s Cabinet.

Sri Lanka president’s visit to PNP, ‘fruitful, productive’ — Albayalde: Published by Philippine Inquirer, 19 January 2019

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The visit of Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena in the Philippine National Police (PNP) headquarters was “fruitful and productive,” PNP Chief Director General Oscar Albayalde said on Saturday.

LOOK: Sri Lankan leader visits Camp Crame: Published by Philippine Inquirer, 19 January 2019

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Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena visited the Philippine National Police (PNP) headquarters in Camp Crame, Quezon City on Saturday morning.

Sirisena attended a briefing presentation and closed-door meeting regarding the Philippine’s anti-drug campaign.

 

Sri Lanka to adopt PH drug war model: Published by Manila Bulletin, 18 January 2019

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presents a portrait painting of Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena as a token during the latter's visit to the Malacañan Palace on January 16, 2019 as part of his State Visit to the Philippines. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

“Drug menace is rampant in my country and I feel that we should follow your footsteps to control this hazard.”

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena told President Duterte during a state dinner hosted by the Philip­pine leader in Malacañang Wednesday night.

Sri Lanka President to visit PNP headquarters Saturday: Published by PTV News, 18 January 2019

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena is set to meet with officials of the Philippine National Police (PNP) in Camp Crame, Quezon City on Saturday.

PNP Chief, Director General Oscar Albayalde, said Friday the Sri Lankan leader and his party will attend a briefing with top Philippine officials regarding President Rodrigo Duterte’s anti-drug policies.

Duterte’s drug war example to world – Sri Lanka leader: Published by The Manila Times, 18 January 2019

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He said he would look into implementing Duterte’s anti-drug program in his own crackdown on drugs back home.

“Excellency, the war against crime and drugs carried out by you is an example to the whole world, and personally to me. Drug menace is rampant in my country and I feel that we should follow your footsteps to control this hazard,” Sirisena added.