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Aung San Suu Kyi will not be running for president of Myanmar. Image credit - NadaK2/depositphotos

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Export-Import Bank of India to fund water supply projects

The Export-Import Bank of India has signed an agreement with Sri Lanka’s National Water Supply and Drainage Board, pledging over $400 million for three water supply projects in Sri Lanka.

These projects are expected to benefit over 1 million consumers residing in three provinces outside Colombo.

Thai Deputy Prime Minister meets Minister of Foreign Affairs

The Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand, Dr. Somkid Jatusripitak, held bilateral discussions with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mangala Samaraweera, yesterday.

The discussions will be followed by the signing of a MoU on Technical Cooperation, and an action plan to implement an existing MoU on Tourism.

Japan to aid healthcare sector in Anuradhapura

The government of Japan has granted $73,982 in aid towards a plan aimed at the development of maternal and child healthcare in the Anuradhapura district.

The plan, titled “Project for improvement of maternal and child health and the nutritional environment in the Anuradhapura district,” is to be implemented by Plan International Sri Lanka. The Provincial Department for Health Services in the North Central Province will be the local government body assisting with its implementation.


Canadian Premier on first official visit to the US

Canada’s Prime Minister , Justin Trudeau, is currently on his first official visit to the United States. President  Barack Obama is to host Trudeau in Washington D.C.

The two leaders are expected to engage in discussions on matters relating to energy, security, climate change and trade.

Iran carries out missile tests

Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps conducted a series of missile tests for the second consecutive day, on Wednesday.

Two long range rockets were fired yesterday from the eastern part of the Alborz mountain range.

Suu Kyi will not be nominated for Presidency

The National League for Democracy, in Myanmar, has released its list of presidential nominees, which does not include Aung San Suu Kyi.

The sons of Aung San Suu Kyi both hold British passports; Clause 59F of the Myanmar constitution bars spouses or parents of foreign nationals from running for the office of President.

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