Sri Lanka Current Affairs - 2020

Sri Lanka proposes ban on Cow Slaughter

Sri Lanka; a Buddhists majority country where nearly 99% people are meat eaters but most of the Hindus and Buddhists do no eat Beef.  The ruling Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP), which won a two-thirds majority in the parliamentary elections last month under the leadership of Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, has decided to ban slaughtering Read More…

India will not run the World’s Emptiest Airport- Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport  

Prime Minister of Sri Lanka Mahinda Rajapaksa has informed that on the request of his Government, the Indian Government has agreed to not form a joint venture company with Sri Lanka for running the Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport. Background Back in July 2018, Sri Lanka’s  Minister of Civil Aviation had informed the Parliament of Sri Read More…

Sri Lanka and Maldives becomes the First Two Countries from South-East Asia Region of WHO to Eliminate Both Rubella and Measles

Geneva-based World Health Organization (WHO) has announced on 8th July 2020 that Sri Lanka and the Maldives have eliminated Rubella Virus. With this, Sri Lanka and the Maldives became the first two countries from the South East Asia Region of WHO to have successfully eliminated both the Measles and Rubella Virus. Measles Virus Eliminated by Read More…

Indian Navy Completes ‘Operation Samudra Setu’ by bringing 3,992 Indian Citizens back to Homeland

‘Samudra Setu’ meaning ‘Sea Bridge’, In an effort to repatriate Indian Citizens from overseas, the Operation Samudra Setu was launched on 5th May 2020 by the Indian Navy. The Operation Samudra Setu lasted over 55 days in which 3,992 Indian Citizens were brought back to their homeland by the sea route by the Indian Navy. Read More…

India ranked 34th in JLL and LaSalle’s biennial GRETI

Sustainability Initiatives and regulatory reforms have enhanced higher levels of transparency in the real estate industry of India as a result of which India improved its ranking to 34th place in the biennial Global Real Estate Transparency Index (GRETI). GRETI The Index GRETI has set a unique benchmark in terms of transparency in the real Read More…