IRS |Institute of Regional Studies


Contemporary Regional Developments in Siri Lanka

1st June - 08th June
  • Sri Lanka will review FTA with China: Malik
  • The Sri Lankan government will hold ministerial level talks with China to review and iron out contentious issues in the proposed Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between the two countries, Development Strategies and International Trade Minister Malik Samarawickrama said.
  • He told Daily Mirror that he would seek a meeting either in Beijing or here in August to discuss how to proceed with the FTA with China. (Daily Mirror, June 7, 2018)
  • On World Environment Day, the Government and the Central Environment Authority (CEA) has taken measures to regulate polythene and plastic waste disposal while raising awareness among the public, CEA Chairman Chandrarathne Pallegama said. (Daily Mirror, June 4, 2018)
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