The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Iran, in collaboration with the Iran Wrestling Federation, organized a Sri Lanka-Iran Sports Friendship Event-2021 at its Chancery in Tehran on 23rd November 2021, in parallel with the 35th World Military Wrestling Championship which is being held from 19th-26th November 2021 in Iran. Around 50 participants representing from the Sri Lankan Tri Forces, Iranian Wrestling Federation, sport related industries, sport tourism sector associations and media agencies were attended the event. The main objective of the event was to create an initial roadmap for strengthening sports relations between Sri Lanka and the Islamic Republic of Iran particularly in wresting.
The UN representative in Sri Lanka said the sinking of a container ship that caught fire while transporting chemicals off the capital Colombo has caused “a significant damage to the planet” by releasing hazardous substances into the ecosystem.
Sri Lanka's Health Ministry said on Wednesday that dengue cases in the country had doubled in 2019, when compared to the previous year, with 90 deaths reported and over 99,000 cases reported nationwide.
The CEO of a major Iranian contractor involved in the construction of a hydropower project in Sri Lanka said work on the massive project has completely finished as he recounts how engineers from around the world were outsmarted by their Iranian rivals every step of the way.
Sri Lanka's central bank will likely leave its key interest rates on hold at a policy review on Friday, after a 50-basis-point cut in August, a Reuters poll showed, ahead of presidential elections and as lower bank rates go into effect.