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Construction of German government-funded Mahamodara Maternity Hospital to resume

1292955154SI P 14 2 08 P hgw 9The agreement for the construction of the German government-funded Mahamodara Maternity Hospital, Galle, was signed at the Ministry of Health last week by its Secretary, Dr. D. M. R. B. Dissanayake, O. J. S. Perera, Director, Senok Group, and others in the presence of Minister Rajitha Senaratne and German Deputy Ambassador Dr. Michael Dohmen.

A loan of EUR 28 million has been provided for the construction of the hospital via the German government-owned development bank KfW.

Commenting on the signing of the agreement, Dr. Dohmen said, "We’re very happy that this project can continue as it will be an important addition to Sri Lanka’s public sector maternal healthcare by providing excellent facilities, and promoting access to quality care for women and girls."

Sri Lanka tourist arrivals up 12 percent in June 2015

Thrills 03 25Sri Lanka's tourist arrivals rose 12 percent to 115,467 in June 2015 from a year earlier driven by rapid growth from the main markets of China and India, data from the Sri Lanka Tourist Promotion bureau revealed.

SriLankan Airlines, airberlin and NIKI codeshare mulls boost in tourism

Codeshare Airberlin SriLankanA new codeshare agreement between SriLankan Airlines, airberlin the second largest airline in Germany and its subsidiary NIKI was announced on July 02nd 2015, paving the way for increased tourism potential between Sri Lanka, Germany and Austria.

Foreign Minister's Response to Hon. Nimal Siripala De Silva

mangala samaraweera1Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera’s response to questions relating to the US State Department Report titled ‘Country Reports on Terrorism and Patterns of Global Terrorism’ posed by Opposition Leader Nimal Siripala De Silva in Parliament on Wednesday, 24 June.

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Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera concludes first official visit to Berlin

Visit1At the invitation of his counterpart, the Federal Foreign Minister of Germany, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera visited Berlin from 21st - 23rd May 2015.