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New Zealand Prime Minister, John Key, is scheduled to arrive in Sri Lanka today. Image Credit: Agência Brasil, Creative Commons Licence

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New Zealand Prime Minister to arrive today

The Prime Minister of New Zealand, Mr. John Key, is due to arrive in Sri Lanka today.

During his visit, Mr. Key will call on President Maithripala Sirisena and  Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.

President of ADB begins visit to Sri Lanka

The President of the Asian Development Bank, Takehiko Nakao, has arrived in Sri Lanka for a two-day official visit.

Mr. Nakao is expected to sign several financing agreements, including a Rural Electrifying Project of $70 million, an SME Credit Line of $100 million and a Local Government Enhancement Sector Project of $40 million.

Iran seeks stronger ties with Sri Lanka

A 30-member delegation from Iran, headed by Energy Minister, Hamid Chitchian, has arrived in Sri Lanka to discuss stronger engagement and greater investment.

The two nations are scheduled to commence their 11th Joint Commission for Economic Co-operation on Wednesday.


Cyclone Winston wreaks havoc in Fiji

At least 29 people have been killed due to Cyclone Winston, which made landfall in Fiji on Saturday.

The category-five cyclone is said to be the most powerful to hit Fiji in the country’s recorded history.

Sea levels rising at fastest recorded rates

A recent study has revealed that sea levels are rising at a faster rate than in the last 28 centuries.

Scientists have attributed this largely to greenhouse gas emissions resulting from human activity, and have highlighted the risk of this phenomenon worsening in coming years.

Nuclear material could fall into wrong hands, warns IAEA chief

The Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Yukiya Amano, has voiced his concerns over the increasing possibility of terrorists acquiring nuclear material.

Mr. Amano urged national governments to come to an agreement to minimise this danger.

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