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unThe United States expressed its support to develop Sri Lanka as a regional hub for trade and investment in Asia, which would connect trade flows among ASEAN, India, the Middle East, and Africa through free and open seas that would be the key to growth of the region, says the joint statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka and the U.S. Department of State on the Sri Lanka-United States Partnership Dialogue held at Colombo yesterday (6th Nov.).

cpcMinister of Petroleum Resources Development Arjuna Ranatunge told today (6th Nov.) that the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) has sufficient stocks of 10, 000 MTs of petrol for the next few days and requests the public to refrain from the panic buying.

riceMinistry of Industry and Commerce announced today that the first batch of low priced rice out of the huge 100,000 MT Indian rice tranche has been offloaded and is now moving within the Sri Lankan retail market, ending supply fears.

chinaThe present government had taken steps to create a new economic development system for Sri Lanka by improving infrastructure facilities including new airports and ports, said Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe at Hambantota on Saturday (4th Nov.).

whoThe price reduction of the 48 essential medical drugs by the Sri Lankan government in 2016 is a major achievement in safeguarding patients’ rights to access affordable medicine in Sri Lanka, says World Health Organization (WHO) in its 2016 annual report.

armyThe first two Sri Lanka Army female Officers selected to serve in the Central African Republic as Military Observers (MILOBS) in UN Peace Keeping Mission in Central Africa (MINUSCA) received blessings of the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake at the Army Headquarters on Friday (3rd Nov.) prior to their departure

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