Month: May 2019

Common ground for all ethnic groups!

A common ground for all the ethnic groups in Sri Lanka! Is this really the need of the hour? On the surface, the national security appears to be the centre of attention. Following the Easter Sunday attacks across Sri Lanka, the fear has returned to the island nation which had been battered for nearly three…

Indo-Lanka relations under the second term of Modi

In the backdrop of Chinese foothold in SL and proposed US SOFA Prime Minister Narendra Modi invited Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena and several other leaders in the region for the inaugural of his second five-year term highlighting the ‘neighbourhood first’ policy of the government. Indo-Lanka relations are at a high now, despite New Delhi’s…

President attends Prime Minister-elect Narendra Modi’s swearing in ceremony

The Indian Prime Minister-elect Narendra Modi took oath for a second term today (30) at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. President Maithripala Sirisena attended Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s swearing in ceremony as a guest on an invitation extended by the Indian Prime Minister. President Sirisena extended his warm congratulations to the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on…

President arrives in New Delhi

President Maithripala Sirisena arrived in New Delhi this afternoon (May 30) to attend the inaugural ceremony of the second term of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He was received at the Indira Gandhi International Airport by senior officials of the Indian Foreign Ministry. Sri Lanka High Commissioner Austin Fernando and other officials were present on this…

MEDIA RELEASE

There were media reports of a statement made by the Head of the National Intelligence Service, while giving evidence at the Parliamentary Select Committee appointed to look into April 21 terrorist attacks. The media reports stated that the National Security Council did not meet after the month of February 2019. As there were media reports…

President instructs officials to implement stern laws against forest destruction and timber rackets

President Maithripala Sirisena instructed to cancel the licenses of timber mill owners who keep illegal timber in possession. President Sirisena issued these instructions to respective officials at a progress review meeting held at Forest Conservation Department today (29th) morning. The President who visited the Forest Department this (29) morning as the Minister in charge of…

Two Ministers and a State Minister Sworn In

Two New Ministers and a State Minister were sworn in before President Maithripala Sirisena at the President’s Official Residence, today (29). Following are the Ministers and their portfolios: Hon. Ranjith Madduma Bandara    –   Minister of Public Administration, Disaster Management and Rural Economic Affairs Hon. P. Harrison  –    Minister of Agriculture, Livestock Development, Irrigation and Fisheries and Aquatic…

President handed over a cash donation to the mother of late Police Sg Bhatiya Bandara Ratnayake

President Maithripala Sirisena handed over a donation of Rs 10 lakhs to the mother of late Police Sergeant Bhatiya Bandara Ratnayake, who was attached to the Colombo Crimes Division (CCD), and was killed while conducting a search at a suspected safe house in Dematagoda. The donation was made at the Presidential Secretariat, today (28). Mrs.K.A.Inoka…

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