Day: January 15, 2019

Exclusive: Sri Lanka says has $300 million loan offer from Bank of China, may increase to $1 billion

Sri Lanka is considering an offer from Bank of China (601988.SS) for a loan of $300 million, which could be raised to $1 billion, to help it meet repayments in coming months, junior finance minister Eran Wickramaratne told Reuters on Tuesday.

Sri Lanka President leaves for Philippines

Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena left for Philippines on a five-day state visit today.

Cabinet approval to declare Tripitaka as a World Heritage

The Cabinet of Ministers yesterday approved a proposal made by President Maithripala Sirisena to proclaim the Buddhist Scripture Tripitaka which was declared as a National Heritage recently as a World Heritage.

Thai Pongal enhances strong bond between humans and nature – President

I am extremely happy to convey my greetings to all the Hindus across the world celebrating Thai Pongal, the festival that expresses gratitude to the Sun God, the supreme provider of light, warmth, water and wind essential for agriculture, the lifeline to human sustenance, states President Maithripala Sirisena in in his Thai Pongal message.