Day: July 7, 2017

Sri Lanka to import rice to address rice shortage

Sri Lanka will import 200,000 metric tons of rice immediately from India, Pakistan and Myanmar to address the rice shortfall in its domestic market, a statement from the Ministry of Industry and Commerce said on Friday.

Sri Lanka for improved tea trade with Pakistan

KARACHI: Despite the signing of 2005 Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and some 4,000 items on the trade list for 12 years, there is no substantial growth in bilateral trade between Sri Lanka and Pakistan, Sri Lankan consul general H.M.B. Herath said on Thursday.

Parliament is powerless in the presence of an exec. presidency – Lalkantha

Chairman of the National Trade Union Centre, K. D. Lalkantha states that a new Constitution which abolishes the executive presidency is necessary, and that power should subsequently be vested with public representatives and the Parliament.

Sri Lanka leader pledges to consult Buddhist leaders over new constitution

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Thursday pledged to consult the country’s Buddhist leaders over his plans for constitutional reform, which he promised in his 2015 election campaign to bring about reconciliation among all ethnic groups.