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USAID and IREX to Organize MoJo Lanka – Sri Lanka’s first Mobile Journalism Festival

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX) are pleased to announce the MoJo Lanka festival, a two-day event celebrating the power of mobile journalism and digital storytelling. The festival will take place on June 24-25 at the Marriott Courtyard Hotel in Colombo, Sri Lanka. MoJo Lanka…

(0)Comments | June 6, 2023 3:54 pm

Crypto exchange Binance hit by outflows of $780 million in last 24 hours – Nansen

Reuters – Investors have pulled around $780 million from crypto exchange Binance in the last 24 hours, data firm Nansen said on Tuesday, a day after the world’s biggest crypto exchange was sued by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Binance’s U.S. affiliate exchange registered net outflows of $13 million in the same period, Nansen…

(0)Comments | June 6, 2023 3:49 pm

Do not include parents’ data when setting up e-mail accounts for school children – Police Crime Division

High officials of the Police Crime Division stated that when setting up e-mail accounts for school children, do not enter the parents’ data and enter the correct age of the children. The officials stated this at the Sectoral Oversight Committee on Reconciliation and National Unity. The officials pointed out that due to online education being…

(0)Comments | June 6, 2023 2:18 pm

Colombo Port City Economic Commission Partners with International ADR Centre to Establish a Dispute Resolution Hub

The Colombo Port City Economic Commission (the “Commission”) is proud to announce a significant milestone in its mission to establish the Colombo Port City special economic zone, as a globally competitive business environment. In line with the Colombo Port City Economic Commission Act, the Commission entered into an agreement with the International ADR Centre (IADRC),…

(0)Comments | June 6, 2023 2:16 pm

FAO to support the Ministry of Health to enhance Sri Lanka’s food safety policy through EU-funded BESPA-FOOD project

Colombo, June 6, 2023 – The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) through the European Union (EU)-funded BESPA-FOOD (Best Standardized Practices for the Agri-Food Sector) project will support the government to establish a well-coordinated food safety system in the country. Through the 6.5 million Euro project, FAO will work closely with the Ministry of Health to implement institutional revisions in the country’s food safety…

(0)Comments | June 6, 2023 1:46 pm

Apple to sell Vision Pro AR headset for triple Meta’s top-line price

Reuters – Apple (AAPL.O) on Monday unveiled a costly augmented-reality headset called the Vision Pro in its riskiest bet since the introduction of the iPhone more than a decade ago, barging into a market dominated by Meta (META.O). At its annual developer conference, Apple also introduced a raft of new products and features, including a 15-inch MacBook Air, a powerful…

(0)Comments | June 6, 2023 12:54 pm

Vietnamese Media Personnel impressed with Sri Lankan attractions   

The Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau, together with the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Vietnam organized a Media Familiarization Tour for a delegation of 5 members belonging to the high level media in Vietnam, including VTV 2 TV channel, Famous blogger Trans Viet in Vietnam , and three other Media personnel . The FAM tour…

(0)Comments | June 6, 2023 12:41 pm

International passenger cruise vessel from Chennai to Sri Lanka flagged off

The Hindu – Union Minister of Ports, Shipping and Waterways Sarbananda Sonowal on Monday flagged off the first regular international cruise passenger vessel mv Empress from Chennai Port that will connect three ports on Sri Lanka. The first regular international cruise service will link ports including Hambantota and Trincomalee in Sri Lanka. GAC shipping (India) Pvt. Ltd….

(0)Comments | June 6, 2023 12:19 pm

BOI Strengthened its Human Resources with the Knowledge to Combat Unsustainable Plastic Usage on World Environment Day 2003

The theme of World Environment Day on June 5, 2023, will concentrate to provide action-led efforts to mitigate plastic pollution under the theme of the #BeatPlasticPollution campaign. Sri Lanka as a country we were one of the leading polluters of the sea. Evidently, we are not featured on the list this year due to the…

(0)Comments | June 6, 2023 11:44 am

Joint Apparel Association Forum : ‘Maintaining GSP+ is Critical to Sri Lanka’s Apparel Sector’

With the current GSP+ regulation set to expire by the end 2023, it is imperative that Sri Lanka takes measures to secure concessionary access to the European market. Securing GSP+ depends on Sri Lanka upholding the already ratified conventions spanning human rights, labour, environment and governance. If Sri Lanka is to lose GSP+, the combined…

(0)Comments | June 6, 2023 6:36 am