The European Union (EU), in close consultation with the Sri Lankan government, is currently in the process of revising its development strategy for Sri Lanka, a Sri Lanka – EU joint statement said on Monday.
“If any unauthorized buildings or environmental pollution happens damaging the canal and river preservations in any area, strict actions will be taken against the responsible government officials in the areas”, emphasizes President Maithripala Sirisena.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Saturday that Japan will provide two patrol vessels to the South Asian country as part of their maritime security cooperation.
Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday urged the government to probe the conduct of Eastern Province Chief Minister Z. A. Nazeer, who had verbally abused Captain I.R Premaratne at a event at a school function at Sampoor on May 20.
Sri Lankan rupee forwards were little changed at the close of trade on Wednesday amid apprehension the currency would weaken on a possible increase in government spending after the country’s worst natural disaster since 2004, dealers said.