January 25, 2016 Reading Time: < 1 minute
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Korea Eximbank opens representative office in Sri Lanka
The Export-Import Bank of Korea opened its representative office in Colombo.
The move underlines the positive bilateral relations between the two countries, especially in the spheres of trade and economy.
Richard Branson expresses interest in investing in Sri Lanka
Entrepreneur Richard Branson met Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe, and Finance Minister, Ravi Karunanayake, at the World Economic Forum.
According to reports, Branson is open to exploring new investment opportunities in Sri Lanka, provided “the conditions are right”.
Sri Lanka committed to protecting endangered wildlife species
Minister of Sustainable Development and Wildlife, Mr. Gamini Jayawickrama Perera, emphasised Sri Lanka’s commitment to protect endangered wildlife species.
He made this affirmation at the standing committee meeting of the CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora), held in Geneva last week.
Portugal elects new president
Center-right candidate, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, has won Portugal’s presidential election, defeating opponent Antonio Sampaio da Novoa.
Despite being a primarily ceremonial office, the Portuguese President reserves the right to dissolve the Parliament.
Worst snowstorm in years hits eastern U.S.
A massive blizzard has brought life to a standstill on the east coast of the United States, dumping more than half a metre of snow, causing severe flooding.
At least 10 people have reportedly died due to the blizzard, while emergencies have been declared in eleven states.
George Osborne and Bill Gates strengthen partnership to fight malaria
Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, and Microsoft founder, Bill Gates, have announced funding of $4.28 billion over the next five years, towards research dedicated to eradicating malaria.
The Chancellor and philanthropist set up their partnership last year, stating that they are determined to make the world a safer place.