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722 two new houses in Colombo vested with low income families by the President.      

Seven hundred and twenty two (722) newly built houses of Madampitiya, Henemulla, “Methsanda Sevana“ housing scheme were vested with low income families in Colombo by President Maithripala Sirisena today May(23). These houses were constructed under the project “Naagarika Punarjeewana” by Urban Development Authority under the supervision of Ministry of Megapolis & Western Development in order…

Hayley’s to boost Gramashakthi people’s movement

A Memorandum of Understanding was singed between the Flower Growers’ Association of the Uva province and Hayley’s Company ensuring that the company will constantly purchase flowers from the growers at a steady price and that the company will provide the farmers with modern technology and equipment to increase the quality of flowers. The farmer association…

Uva Provincial Library named after Agga Maha Pandita Most Ven. Davuldena Gnanissara Thera under President’s patronage

A ceremony was held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena to name the Uva Provincial Library after Agga Maha Pandita Most Venerable Davuldena Gnanissara Nayake Thera, today (21).  The President unveiled the plaque, which contained the name of the Most Venerable Davuldena Gnanissara Thera and he also launched the automation of the library project.…

President instructs relevant authorities to immediately provide relief to flood victims

President Maithripala Sirisena instructed relevant authorities to immediately provide relief to the affected people due to floods and landslies because of continuous torrential rains. He asked the officials to provide relief supplies to affected people and take steps to provide all requirements without any undue concern about funds and added that required fund allocations will…

President reviews the progress of Gramashakthi people’s movement in Uva aimed at empowering 5,000 villages by 2020

President Maithripala Srisena urged all stakeholders to support the Gramashakthi People’s Movement without any political difference to achieve the goal of eradicating poverty. He made this appeal at the Provincial Steering Committee Meeting on the ‘Gramashakthi’ programme in Badulla yesterday (May 21).   The President will be directly progress review meetings of the Gramashakthi People’s…

Foreign policy of a sovereign nation

By Sugeeswara Senadhira Last week’s Iran visit of President Maithripala Sirisena underlined the fact that Sri Lankan foreign policy is not decided in Washington, London, New Delhi or Beijing, but in Sri Jayewardenepura Kotte, the official capital of the country. Sri Lankan foreign policy has been drafted on twin pillars of the Asia-centric middle path…

‘Gramashakthi’ to battle real poverty

  by Sugeeswara Senadhira   The recent revelation of alarmingly high malnutrition rate among children of Sri Lanka is indeed an eye-opener for economic policy planners, some of whom were complacent with the achievement of impressive progress in extreme poverty reduction and the success of reducing the proportion of the population in poverty bracket to…

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