Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 13 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lankan President to meet Gulf leaders at the ACD summit in Kuwait
Sat, Oct 13, 2012, 09:39 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Oct 13, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa will meet a host of Gulf leaders when he participates in the first Asian Corporation Dialogue Summit in Kuwait scheduled for 16 and 17 October.

President Rajapaksa will meet, among others, the King of Saudi Arabia and the Emirs of Kuwait and Qatar on the sidelines of the summit.

The ACD, one of the biggest Asian Grouping today kicked off the summit with a 2-day meeting for senior level officials.

Sri Lanka's External Affairs Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris is scheduled to participate in a Ministerial Meeting to be held Sunday (October 14).

The summit, aimed at consolidating Asia's strength and fortifying its competitiveness in the region, will look into the challenges facing Asia, mainly, in the economic field, and proposed solutions to tackle them.

The Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al- Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah will open the ACD Summit Tuesday with the participation of 32 Asian nations.

Thailand will host the next ACD Summit in 2015.

Meanwhile, Migrant Rights, a rights group representing the plight of migrant workers in Middle East, has urged President Rajapaksa to address the plight of Rizana Nafeek, the housemaid sentenced to death in Saudi Arabia during his meeting with the King of Saudi Arabia.

The group has urged both the President and External Afffairs Minister to confront the pressing issue while in the audience of those officials capable of instituting critical change.



ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Ceylon Chamber seminar to discuss Implementation of WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement in Sri Lanka
-- [5 hours ago]
MP Wimal Weerawansa gives up hunger strike
-- [5 hours ago]
Sri Lanka's computer literacy rate highest in urban sector, lowest in Estates- report
-- [7 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Finance minister meets Commonwealth Secretary General
-- [8 hours ago]
India committed to strengthen skillset in Sri Lanka, increases number of scholarships
-- [8 hours ago]
Indian Navy chief says Indian fishermen are crossing maritime boundaries into Sri Lanka
-- [9 hours ago]
Missing Sri Lankan Journalist's wife Sandya Eknelygoda receives International Women of Courage award 2017 from US First Lady Melania Trump
Sri Lankan Prime Minister declares government’s full support for religious reconciliation
Sri Lankan President will not protect anyone found guilty of crimes not connected to national security
UAE Exchange partners with Sri Lanka's eZ Cash

Copyright © 2000, 2012 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.