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Sri Lanka

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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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His Excellency Gotabaya Rajapaksa

Prime Minister
Hon Mahinda Rajapaksa


Canadian investors discuss North – East development plans with Prime Minister Rajapaksa

Canadian investors called on Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees, yesterday, to discuss potential investment and development plans in the North and East. The Prime Minister and investors exchanged matters concerning the employment in the North and East, and investments to create employment opportunities. The meeting was attended by reputed investors who have major investments in Canada and now wish to invest in Sri Lanka. According to sources, Prime Minister Rajapaksa was

News Source:dailynews.lk
News Type:News Published date: 12-September-2020

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa removes tax imposed on gem and jewelry industry

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa decides to remove the 14% income tax imposed on the profit earned by the gem and jewelry manufacturers and the 15% tax on gold imports. The income tax concession given to the gem and jewelry industry since 1971 was done away with under the income tax policy introduced in 2017. This created a situation where the actual income earned from the export of gem and jewelry could not be disclosed. In 2018, a 15% tax was imposed on gold imports.

News Source:president.gov.lk
News Type:News Published date: 12-September-2020

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa wants minor crop cultivators protected by ensuring stable price

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa emphasized that cultivators of minor crops including turmeric and pepper should be protected by ensuring stable prices for them. The importation of turmeric and pepper was completely suspended in order to protect local producers of these crops. President highlighted the importance of creating an environment to earn the highest possible income by 

News Source:president.gov.lk
News Type:News Published date: 07-September-2020

Construction of Sri Lanka’s largest wind power plant, concludes: CEB

The construction work of the Mannar Power Plant, the largest wind power plant in the country, has concluded, the Ceylon Electricity Board said. “The new wind power plant will generate 100 megawatts of electricity, and it will be added to the National Grid in the coming weeks,” Vijitha Herath, the Chairman of the Ceylon Electricity Board said. Meanwhile, according to Vijitha Herath, the daily loss incurred by the Ceylon Electricity Board due to delays in the implementation of projects during the last 5 years is Rs. 50 million.

News Source:newsfirst
News Type:News Published date: 14-August-2020

Sri Lanka President appoints cabinet ministers, state ministers

Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa appointed a 28 member cabinet, state ministers after an overwhelming majority under the island’s proportional representation system. Mahinda Rajapaksa, his brother was sworn in earlier this week as the Prime Minister

Prime Minister and Finance, Urban Development and Buddhist Affairs – Mahinda Rajapaksa President Gotabaya Rajapaksa – Defence

News Source:economynext
News Type:News Published date: 12-August-2020

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