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Location: Southern Asia, island in the Indian Ocean, south of India
Capital: Colombo
Population: 20,222,240
Independence Day: 4 February 1948 (from UK)
Date Joined: 1948
Currency: Sri Lankan Rupee (LKR)
Total Area: 65,610 sq km
Languages: Sinhala, Tamil, other
Head of the Government: President HE Gotabaya Rajapaksa(since 18 November 2019)
Web site: http://www.gov.lk/
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Sri Lanka: Central Bank approved Rs. 53 billion for 20,240 COVID-19 affected Businesses

The Central Bank, in consultation with the Government of Sri Lanka, has introduced the Saubagya Covid-19 Renaissance Loan Scheme to provide working capital loans at 4% interest rates to businesses adversely affected by the COVID-19 outbreak, through Licensed Banks, thereby supporting the revival of economic activity in the country. This Loan Scheme is available for COVID-19 affected businesses with an annual turnover below Rs. 1 billion, including self-employment and individuals. The Rs. 1 billion limit

News Source:adaderana
News Type:News Published date: 07-July-2020
  

Sri Lanka President instructs farmers to grow more grains after controlling imports

Sri Lanka’s President Gotabaya Rajapaksa had instructed farmers to grow more grains saying imports have been controlled and they can now earn more money. Speaking in Anuradhapura at an election rally of his party, Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna, President Rajapaksa had called on farmers to increase their production aiming both local and foreign markets to earn more as imports of grains to eat had been restricted. It is not clear how farmers can compete in foreign markets if they have to be protected from imports by controlling domestic consumers.

News Source:economynext
News Type:News Published date: 05-July-2020
  

Pompeo affirms US support for Sri Lankan sovereignty

United States Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke with Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena, today. The US Department of stated that this was to reaffirm the United States’ partnership with the people of Sri Lanka and their commitment to supporting Sri Lanka’s development and sovereignty. Secretary Pompeo and Foreign Minister Gunawardena discussed the two countries’ mutual interest in combating the COVID-19 pandemic and shared commitment to economic stability

News Source:adaderana
News Type:News Published date: 30-June-2020
  

Sri Lanka: President Says Give Space For Small Entrepreneurs To Grow

Sri Lanka’s President Gotabaya Rajapaksa pointed out that undue interference by the Government could interrupt the progress of small scale enterprises. What is required is the provision of facilities and assistance for skills development. President Gotabaya made these comments during a meeting with the representatives of beauty culture and hair dressing business held at the Presidential Secretariat

News Source:eurasiareview
News Type:News Published date: 29-June-2020
  

Pakistan PM lauds President Rajapaksa’s efforts against COVID-19

In a phone conversation, Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan has commended President Gotabaya Rajapaksa for his efforts in combating the COVID-19 in Sri Lanka. Prime Minister Imran Khan held a telephonic conversation with Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa today (25) through which the two leaders discussed bilateral relations, regional situation and a broad range of other issues, stated the Pakistan High Commission in Sri Lanka. Prime Minister Imran Khan commended

News Source:adaderana
News Type:News Published date: 26-June-2020
  
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