The government was able to find a solution to the housing problem of the fisheries community with funding from Korea said State Minister for Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Dilip Vedarachchi.
India donated a bus to facilitate the transport of differently abled people belonging to estate sector in Sri Lanka. The bus was handed over by Mr. Taranjit Singh Sandhu, High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka to Ms. Sunethra Bandaranaike, Chairperson of the Sunera Foundation. The Foundation isa government-approved charity that was first set up in April 2000 in recognition of the need to address the psychosocial needs of differently abled people. It uses performance arts as a therapeutic tool.
“The United States will continue to stand with you as your friend and your partner. While our level of cooperation today is unprecedented, there is always more progress to be made”, said Acting Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Ambassador Bruce Wharton speaking as the chief guest at the celebrations hosted by the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Washington D.C. to mark the 69th anniversary of Sri Lanka’s independence.
The 69th Anniversary of Independence of Sri Lanka was celebrated at the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Beijing on 04thFebruary 2017 with more than 250 participants from the Sri Lankan community in China and Chinese well wishers. This event was graced by Kong Xuanyou, Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China and higher officials from the Chinese Foreign Ministry.
Two more water treatment plants (Reverse Osmosis) installed in the villages of Delnegama in Thambuththegama and at Moragollagama Rajamaha Viharaya by the Sri Lanka Navy were opened on 05thFebruary. The RO plant installed at Delnegama is capable of providing safe drinking water for 400 families while the RO plant installed Moragollagama Rajamaha Viharaya will satisfy the drinking water requirements of 350 families.
A special Sports and Physical Health promotion program was conducted at the Ministry today (06thFeb) under the patronage of Secretary to the Ministry of Defence Eng.Karunasena Hettiarachchi. The program was conducted in keeping with the National Sports and Physical Health promotion Week (from 06th to 12th February).