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::

* Sri Lanka to sign possible MoU with Bangladesh next month on drug imports
Thu, May 15, 2014, 01:03 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

May 15, Dhaka: Sri Lanka is expected to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Bangladesh on importing pharma drugs from that country.

The MoU is expected to be finalized during the visit of Sri Lanka's Minister of Health Maithripala Sirisena to Dhaka in June, according to a report in Bangladesh Internet newspaper bdnes24.com.

Bangladeshi Foreign Minister Abul Hasan Mahmood Ali has said that the text of the MoU for exporting pharmaceutical products and surgical equipment had been finalized when Sri Lanka's outgoing Ambassador to Dhaka WA Sarath K Weragoda called on him at his office.

The minister has told the ambassador that they would gain enormously from Bangladesh's quality and cheap drugs.

Sri Lanka Health Minister last September advised officials to purchase necessary pharmaceuticals from Bangladesh companies to avoid a drug shortage in the island following a ban on purchasing pharma drugs from four Indian pharmaceutical companies due to quality issues.

The Ambassador and the Bangladeshi Foreign Minister have also discussed several other bilateral issues including increasing the trade between the two countries.

Foreign Minister has sought Sri Lanka' support for Bangladesh's candidatures for the Human Rights Council for 2015-2017, and International Telecommunication Union for 2015-2018.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lankan government to send team to Ukraine to probe former diplomat
-- [2 hours ago]
Sri Lanka's former ruling party to be re-launched this week by the President
-- [2 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Freedom Party finalizes electoral reforms
-- [2 hours ago]
Sri Lankan President to meet his party members today to discuss 19th Amendment
-- [2 hours ago]
Sri Lanka's minority political parties to meet today to discuss electoral reforms
-- [2 hours ago]
Sri Lanka small tea growers get guaranteed price for raw tea leaves from today
Sri Lankan President orders to reinstate laid-off RDA employees
Sri Lanka's progress in ICT highlighted at global gathering
Sri Lankan Prime Minister offers prayers at Guruvayur Temple
Sri Lankan authorities reach agreement on continuing with the Lotus Tower project

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.