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Commemorates 60th anniversary : Colombo Plan – a central pillar of Sri Lanka’s foreign policy

The inauguration of the 60th anniversary commemoration of the Colombo Plan took place on Friday at the Colombo Hilton under the patronage of Prof. G. L. Peiris, Minister of External Affairs. The Colombo Plan, the secretariat of which is based in Colombo, has been a central pillar of the foreign policy of Sri Lanka, fostering […]

‘Colombo Plan needs to be robust in hostile environment’

‘Colombo Plan needs to be robust in hostile environment’

By Dianne Silva At the celebrations of the Colombo Plan’s 60th Anniversary yesterday it was acknowledged that the organization had to be robust in the face of a hostile environment for voluntary funding. “As the Colombo Plan ventures into the future, it needs to continue to serve the interests of all member countries, even as […]

PROMOTING SOUTH-SOUTH CO-OPERATION: Colombo Plan serves as vehicle – Minister Peiris

PROMOTING SOUTH-SOUTH CO-OPERATION: Colombo Plan serves as vehicle – Minister Peiris Disna MUDALIGE The Colombo Plan served as a vehicle to promote South -South Cooperation and provided the strongest possible foundation for economic and social growth of a number of countries, said External Affairs Minister Prof G L Peiris. He said that this characteristic of […]

The Colombo Plan 60th Anniversary

The Colombo Plan 60th Anniversary

Colombo Plan has to increase brand recognition: Patricia Yoon-Moi Chia Entrepreneurship Development Programme to showcase successful Sri Lankan companies

Colombo Plan has to increase brand recognition: Patricia Yoon-Moi Chia Entrepreneurship Development Programme to showcase successful Sri Lankan companies

by Zacki Jabbar The Colombo Plan has to increase brand recognition in the region, particularly in the host country Sri Lanka, Secretary General of the Colombo Secretariat Patricia Yoon-Moi Chia said yesterday. Delivering the welcome address at the inaugural session of the 60th anniversary of the Colombo Plan at the Hilton Hotel, she said that […]

Lankan women fare better than regional counterparts

A millennium development goal achieved: Sanjeevi Jayasuriya Women in Sri Lanka are better off than their counterparts in other developing countries, especially in the SAARC region. This favourable situation is reflected by the overall educational level of the Sri Lankan women and the number of professionally qualified women and such women holding management positions, The […]

Media should disseminate anti drug message to the public – C’bo Plan SG

By Ratnapura Correspondent Appreciating the attendance of 60 media persons at the two-day Orientation Training on Drug Demand Reduction for the Media, the Secretary General of the Colombo Plan, Dato’ Patricia Yoon-Moi Chia, said that it was their responsibility to disseminate anti-drug message in society. The two day Orientation Training on Drug Demand Reduction was […]

Training for Women motivators Under Colombo Plan

Ramani Kangaraarachchi Developing potential women motivators in entrepreneurship development is an important task. Colombo Plan Secretariat Secretary General Patricia Yoon Moi Chia said. She said this process would create income generation among unemployed or underemployed women enhancing economic growth in the country. Chia said that training potential entrepreneurs is a crucial intervention in the whole […]

Colombo Plan provides grant

Colombo Plan provides grant

Micro credit project for Jaffna, Mannar women entrepreneurs: The Colombo Plan is providing a grant from its Community Development Fund to the Women’s Chamber of Industry and Commerce (WCIC) to implement a micro credit project in the Jaffna and Mannar Districts. The idea was mooted by the Colombo Plan Secretary-General Patricia Yoon Moi Chia, who […]

The Secretary-General’s Meeting with the Prime Minister of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka

Colombo Plan Secretary General Dato` Patricia Yoon-Moi Chia thanked the Sri Lanka Government for the support rendered in carrying out the ‘Colombo Plan’ projects for 60 years continuously. She observed this when called on Prime Minister D M Jayaratne at Visumpaya. Colombo Plan was founded in 1951 with a membership of 26 countries. Several projects […]

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