Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hon. Mangala Samaraweera, addressed the round table discussion on Sri Lanka’s Peace and reconciliation process at the Museum of Mediterranean and Near Eastern Antiquities Sweden.
A 15- member delegation consisting of members of the Sri Lanka Publisher’s Association visited China to attend the “Third Senior Seminar of Belt and Road Publishing Program” in Beijing. This is a part of a progarm assistance sponsored by the Chinese Government under the Belt and Road Initiative. at the “Beijing Institute of Graphic Communication”. During the comprehensive program the participants exchanged views on the publishing industries of both countries and had network meeting with Chinese Publishers and also signed several cooperation Agreements including an Agreement to establish a “South Asia Center” with Chinese Counterparts.
Authorities have begun taking legal action against tri forces deserters who have failed to obtain legal discharge during the General Amnesty that ended on 31st December (2016), said Military Spokesman Brigadier Rohan Seneviratne. Tri forces personnel who are considered as Absent Without Official Leave (AWOL) were provided two opportunities during last year (2016) to seek legal discharge.
2 more Reverse Osmosis (RO) plants for the use of the public were opened .at the Uyilankulama Police Station, Mannar and in the village of Ethulgama in Thirappane on 16th Accordingly 35 Police personnel attached to the Uyilankulama Police Station and 90 families in close proximity to that Police Station now have the access to safe drinking water. Over 650 families in the village of Ethulgama have also been provided with safe drinking water facility by the Navy. The financial assistance needed for these projects was given by the Presidential Task Force on Prevention of Kidney Diseases and the facilities were produced utilizing the expertise of the Sri Lanka Navy’s Research and Development Unit.
State Minister of Defence Ruwan Wijewardene attended the unveiling ceremony of the Dharmachakra Pravartana Thilokashanthi Buddha Statue at Manel Watta Maha Viharaya in Bollegala, Kelaniya yesterday (18th Jan). Speaker, Karu Jayasuriya graced the event as the chief guest.
The Treasury Secretary has informed secretaries of all line ministries to take necessary action to implement all development proposals made by Budget 2017 for each ministry. These proposals in the budget which have already been passed by parliament will be implemented through relevant ministries and their affiliated institutions.