Category: Press

‘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…

CONTINUATION OF POLICY OF FRIENDSHIP WITH ALL

by Sugeeswara Senadhira President Maithripala Sirisena paid a brief, but highly result oriented visit to Iran last week. He held talks on bilateral issues and regional and international affairs with President Hassan Rouhani. They agreed to enhance bilateral ties and boost trade and economic cooperation in many fields between the two countries. The main thrust…

Towards 2020 and beyond

Sugeeswara Senadhira “The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep” – Robert Frost President Maithripala Sirisena, addressing the new sessions of Parliament last week said, the last three years has demonstrated that the country is still lacking in political and social maturity that…

Commonwealth makes compelling call for free and inclusive trade

  President Maithripala Sirisena with Britain’s Secretary of State for International Trade, Liam Fox in London.   Each Commonwealth Heads of Governments Meeting (CHOGM) has a distinctive character and makes its own special contribution to advancing Commonwealth cooperation and collective action by the governments and people of the member states to build resilience, and to…

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