Sri Lanka to host 5th BIMSTEC Summit in September

The 5th edition of BIMSTEC (Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation) Summit 2020 to be held in Colombo, Sri Lanka in the month of September 2020. The summit will be preceded by the 17th Ministerial Meeting and 21st Senior Officials Meeting by the end of 2020.

During the meet, it was decided that Sri Lanka will lead the science, technology, and innovation sector in BIMSTEC. Sri Lanka is the Chair of BIMSTEC between 2018 and 2020 and it will hand over the chairmanship to Thailand by the end of 2020. Even though Sri Lanka had hosted 3 Working Committee meetings earlier, this summit will be the first one under the new Administration.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • President of Sri Lanka: Gotabaya Rajapaksa.
  • Prime Minister of Sri Lanka: Mahinda Rajapaksa.
  • Capital of Sri Lanka: Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte.
  • Currency of Sri Lanka:  Sri Lankan rupee.

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