Month: August 2016

President to solve issues of Samurdhi Managers

All Island Samurdhi Managers’ Association met President Maithripala Sirisena today (Aug. 02) at the Presidential Secretariat. The discussion between the President and the office bearers of the Association focused on the vocational issues faced by Samurdhi Managers. They stated that the former dictatorial rule did not appreciate the Samurdhi Movement which was the best and…

Aviation safety remains our top priority – President

“My government is committed without any reservations to upgrade, develop and maintain the domestic aviation industry in conformity with the applicable international standards. All possible measures will be taken for their effective implementation to enhance efficiency, effectiveness and economy”, said President Maithripala Sirisena addressing the 53rd Conference of Directors General of Civil Aviation of Asia…

New Secretaries to 3 Ministries appointed

New Secretaries have been appointed for three Cabinet Ministries and they received their letters of appointment from the Secretary to the President, Mr. P. B. Abeykoon at the Presidential Secretariat today (01). New Secretaries were appointed to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Public Administration and Management and Ministry of Postal Services respectively. Mr.…

Govt’s first hybrid project takes off

–  By Sugeeswara Senadhira The general belief is that our two major political parties could never come to an agreement on a national plan on development and they could only vote together on proposals to raise the salaries and privileges of Members of Parliament and other local government institutions. However, major hydro-electricity and irrigation development…

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