Month: December 2015

Buddhist philosophy still exists due to great commitment of the Mahasangha – President

President Maithripala Sirisena recalled that the Buddhist Philosophy still exists in our country due to the great commitment of the Mahasangha and said that the followers should take example from the pioneers regarding these good values and perpetuate them. He made these observations participating in the 100th birth anniversary celebrations of the Supreme Mahanayake Thera…

Megapolis Development Plan presented to President

The Megapolis Development Plan formulated for entire megapolis development in the island including Western Province was presented to President Maithripala Sirisena today (Dec. 30) at the Presidential Secretariat. At this occasion, the President said everybody should contribute to make the Megapolis Development Plan, the main development project to be implemented by the government in the…

China to sign FTA with Sri Lanka

China will have discussions with Sri Lanka next year on a proposed Free Trade Agreement (FTA) in a bid to build stronger trade and investment ties. China’s Commerce Minister Gao Hucheng said China will also step up negotiations next year on the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, as well as the free trade agreement between China,…

Sri Lanka Campaign to Ban Landmines called on President

A group of representatives from the Sri Lanka Campaign to Ban Landmines (SLCBL) met with President Maithripala Sirisena on December 23 and presented recently published publications. Following are the publications: Why Post-war Sri Lanka Should Accede to the Anti-personnel Mine Ban Convention (APMBC) Why Post-war Sri Lanka Should Accede to the Convention on Cluster Munitions…

One philosophy of a religion should not suppress another religious philosophy – President

President Maithripala Sirisena stated that one philosophy of a religion should not suppress another religious philosophy. Speaking at the opening ceremony of the 16th Benedict higher education centre in Negambo, yesterday (Dec 27), he said that the government is committed to protect all the religions of the country. The Benedict Higher Education Centre was built…

Need for a proper study of constitution making

The United Kingdom, the mother of the Westminster model of democracy functions without a written Constitution. It has successfully carried on a democratic Constitution based on traditions and conventions very smoothly without running into major hurdles for more than a century. As Sri Lanka is to venture into drafting of a new Constitution – the…

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