Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Pakistani delegation visits Sri Lanka to study gems and jewellery sector
Wed, Apr 9, 2014, 06:26 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 09, Colombo: A high powered delegation of Pakistan's Gilgit - Baltistan Legislative Assembly members and officials led by Speaker Mr Wazir Baig, recently visited Sri Lanka on an exposure visit to study the Gems and Jewellery sector policy framework.

The visit was aimed to help Gilgit - Baltistan to devise policies to support efforts to improve the livelihoods of small-scale gemstone miners in the area. It will further improve the capacities to replicate the success stories of best practices adopted by Sri Lanka in gemstone mining, cutting and polishing.

The visit was arranged by Government of Gilgit-Baltistan in collaboration with the Agha Khan Rural Support Programme, Pakistan to study the Gems and Jewellery related policy framework as a "best practice" under the European Commission funded Gems and Jewellery value chain development initiative.

The delegation also called on High Commission of Pakistan in Sri Lanka Maj. Gen. (R) Qasim Qureshi, on April 7th 2014 at the High Commission of Pakistan in Colombo.

The High Commissioner briefed the delegation about the immense potential for collaboration between Pakistan and Sri Lanka in Gems and Jewellery Sector. He urged the delegation to utilize this potential for greater investment and joint ventures between the two countries for expanded collaboration.

Members of the delegation included Mr. Jamil Ahmed, Deputy Speaker, GB Legislative Assembly, Muhammad Naseer Khan, Minister for Mines and Minerals, Chief Secretary, Government of Gilgit-Baltistan, Muhammad Younus Dagha, Mr. Mutabiat Shah, Member, GB Legislative Assembly, as well as officials and representatives of Rupani Foundation and AKRSP.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lanka inks first trade pact with China's Guangzhou
-- [2 hours ago]
Constitutional council meets for the first time
-- [3 hours ago]
Government made a great effort to establish democracy in last six months - Harsha
-- [3 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Muslim party meets with UNP officials on election
-- [4 hours ago]
US Embassy in Sri Lanka celebrates Independence Day
-- [5 hours ago]
Former LTTE cadre sentenced to 10 years for assassination attempt on President in 2006
-- [5 hours ago]
Trade unions, civil organizations in Sri Lanka protest former president Rajapaksa's nomination
-- [6 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Customs nabs local attempting to smuggle endangered tortoises
-- [6 hours ago]
Sri Lankan President gives nod for Rajapaksa to contest upcoming elections under UPFA ticket
-- [7 hours ago]
Sri Lankan fishermen alleged of attacking Indian fishermen, damaging nets
-- [7 hours ago]

Copyright © 2000, 2014 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.