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Sri Lanka will not be flooded by Indians - Harsha

Sri Lanka will not be flooded by Indians - Harsha

Officials in Sri Lanka have described as premature the controversy currently raging in the island over the Lankan governments intention to sign an Economic and Technical Cooperation Agreement (ETCA) with India. MORE...

February 23, 2016  08:49 am|

Lack of transparency in Chinese contracts were the concern Harsha

Lack of transparency in Chinese contracts were the concern  Harsha

Our major concern was the lack of transparency with the way infrastructure projects were originally awarded to the Chinese, Deputy Minister Foreign Affairs Harsha Desilva said in an interview. Speaking to Finance Asia he added that where we could, we were able re-negotiate and restructure the contracts to bring the overall costs down. MORE...

February 16, 2016  08:34 am|

Information bank for economic diplomacy to be established soon - Harsha

Information bank for economic diplomacy to be established soon - Harsha

Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr. Harsha de Silva says that a Knowledge Platform, an online internet information bank is being set up by the ministry to promote economic diplomacy and that it would be launched by the end of the first quarter of 2016. MORE..

December 16, 2015  04:06 pm|

Sri Lankas anti-corruption efforts not rhetorical Harsha

Sri Lankas anti-corruption efforts not rhetorical  Harsha

Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr. Harsha de Silva says that at the international level Sri Lankas commitment to contributing to efforts to combat corruption remains strengthened as never before specially following the democratic changes in country this year. MORE..

November 4, 2015  02:24 pm|

Sri Lanka to use foreign missions to promote trade, investment

Sri Lanka to use foreign missions to promote trade, investment

The new government on Wednesday said it will use its diplomatic missions overseas to promote the countrys trade, investment and businesses. MORE...

October 7, 2015  05:55 pm|

Harsha focusing on economic diplomacy

Harsha focusing on economic diplomacy

Deputy Foreign Minister Dr Harsha de Silva today said that the main economic issue in Sri Lanka is the weaknesses in the countrys economic relations with other countries. MORE..

September 11, 2015  04:02 pm|

Sri Lanka seeks to emulate Singapore as war legacy fades - Harsha

Sri Lanka seeks to emulate Singapore as war legacy fades - Harsha

Sri Lanka is moving past its history of ethnic strife and seeking to emulate Singapore, Hong Kong and Dubai as one of the regions premier trading and financial hubs, Harsha De Silva told Bloomberg. MORE...

August 20, 2015  09:06 am|

19th amendment hits another roadblock?

19th amendment hits another roadblock?

(UPDATE): The Parliamentary session was extended by one hour due to the discussion between Party Leaders with the participation of President Maithripala Sirisena, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa. MORE..

April 28, 2015  05:11 pm|

UN Assistant Secretary-General meets Harsha de Silva

UN Assistant Secretary-General meets Harsha de Silva

The Visiting UN Assistant Secretary-General and UNDPs Regional Director Haoliang Xu, had discussions with the Deputy Minister of Policy Planning and Economic Affairs, Dr. Harsha de Silva on Monday (6). MORE...

April 7, 2015  10:59 am|

Sri Lanka has many lessons to share: UN

Sri Lanka has many lessons to share: UN

The findings in the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) country report make a strong case for Sri Lanka to be a leading and credible actor in the global deliberations around the development agenda for post-2015, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative Subinay Nandy said. MORE...

March 24, 2015  01:28 pm|

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