The Sinhala and Tamil New Year or as we all call it Avurudu in Sinhala, has become an important national holiday for both Sinhala Buddhists and the Tamil Hindus of Sri Lanka. It is unique because it is not celebrated in any other country as a national festival.
A Board of Inquiry has found shocking details of corruption running into billions of dollars, manipulations of service contracting, recruitment of unqualified staff and major security breaches at Sri Lankan Airlines under the former government, revealed a press release issued by the Prime Minister's Office.
It gives me great pleasure to participate in this august gathering，which brings together world leaders as well as the global business community upon a common platform fora constructive and mutually beneficial dialogue. Such a meeting of minds is most appropriate in the context of achieving our collective goal of prosperity and development for the people of Asia.
Sri Lankan President, Maithripala Sirisena, paid a State Visit to the People’s Republic of China from 25 to 27 March 2015 on the invitation of Xi Jinping, President of the People’s Republic of China. During the visit, President Sirisena also met with Li Keqiang, Premier, and Zhang Dejiang, Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress of China. This was President Sirisena’s first visit to China as President undertaken within three months of his election.
Minister Mangala Samaraweera Presenting amendments to the United Nations Act giving effect in Sri Lanka to the UN Security Council Resolutions against money laundering and financing of terrorism, Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera made a Statement in the Parliament on March 18, 2015. In his speech, Minister Samaraweera in addition to presenting details of action against money laundering and combatting terrorism, also explained the efforts being taken by the Government in defending the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Sri Lanka as well as renewing engagement with international community and organizations for among other matters, expediting the reconciliation process in Sri Lanka.
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who was on a historic visit to Sri Lanka, flagged off Talaimannar rail service on March 14th 2015 completing the reconstruction of the entire Northern Province Railway Line.
A speech was delivered by Mr Arjuna Mahendran Governor, Central Bank of Sri Lanka on the Role of the Central Bank in the Sri Lankan context at the Sri Lanka Legal Summit 2015 on the topic "Governance, Regulation and Investment - The Way Forward" on 5th March 2015.
by. Asanga Abeyagoonasekera former Executive Director of Kadirgamar Institute(LKIIRSS) ,
“Anything one man can imagine, other men can make real.” Jules Verne, Around the World in Eighty Days
51 days have passed, and 49 remain to fulfill the election promises of the 100-day reform introduced by the newly elected regime in Sri Lanka. People are questioning the delay in implementing certain key promises, and the public is concerned that this may be another unfulfilled election promise. According to a top constitutional lawyer, Dr. Wickramaratne, the proposed simultaneous implementation of both constitutional and electoral reforms lacks practicality. Ven. Maduluwawe Sobitha, a leading supporter of the President’s coalition, has also expressed his dissatisfaction at the delay in the implementation process. He especially notes the delays in the re-establishment of the 17th Amendment, abolishing the executive Presidency, and the new electoral system.