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President Sirisena met his Indonesian counterpart Joko Widodo to promote ties.

President Maithripala Sirisena met the Indonesian President Joko Widodo yesterday. The discussion was focused on the developing of Indonesian investments in Sri Lanka.


Two giant Japanese companies are ready to invest in Sri Lanka.

 President Maithripala Sirisena met the Chairman and CEO of the Japan External Trade Organization Hiroyuki Ishige in line with the G-7 heads of statess summit yesterday.

They held a cordial discussion on ways to promote trade and investments between the two countries.  The Chairman of JETRO expressing his views regarding the Japanese products  said that the concept of ‘Japana Hapana‘ has created a such a positive impression for Japanese products and investments in Sri Lanka. Mr. Ishige further said that he is very keen to promote more investments in all series of areas especially in oil and gas industry, coconut industry including other plantation industries. Mr. Ishige positive responded to a request made by President Sirisena to obtain support for Oluwil and Galle Harbour expansion projects. They have also agreed to provide 20 boats to use in natural disasters and emergency situations in marine activities.

The Health Minister thanks world health authorities for helping disaster affected people in Sri Lanka.



Health Minister Dr Rajitha Senaratne drew the attention of the 69th World Health Assembly meeting in Geneva to the recent floods and landslides in Sri Lanka.


Sri Lanka tourism marks 50 years.


Sri Lanka tourism marks 50 years. Earlier referred to as the Ceylon Tourist Board, was the official government body responsible for all tourism related activities and development within the country.  


Government allocates one billion rupees for research and development in universities this year.


Prime minister Ranil Wickremasinghe says Government has allocated one billion rupees for research and development in universities this year. Another sum of 200 million rupees will be set aside for student's projects in the upcoming academic year.


Vietnam is ready to enhance relations with Sri Lanka.


President Maithripala Sirisena and Vietnamese Prime Minister Ngyuyn Xuan Phuc agreed to establish close cooperation in agriculture, technology related to rice and other common crops.


President engaged in religious activities in Panadura area.

President Maithripala Sirisena declared open the new shrine room built at the Thalboda Sri Maha viharaya temple in Panadura this evening. The President met the chief incumbent of the temple ven. Pothupitiye Pagnasekara nayaka thera and had cordial discussion.


The Prime Minister's office expects the views of the parliament regarding the purchase of official vehicles for the Prime Minister.

The Prime Minister's office says purchasing official vehicles for Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe is not wrongful as the Prime Minister's office has not provided any official vehicle to him


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