Government has planned to establish a Joint Operation Center to prevent the drug trafficking in Sri Lanka, said the Minister of Law, Order, and Southern Development Sagala Rathnayake. He added that steps were taken to update the prevention of drug trafficking through sea, air, and other alternative accesses.
President Maithripala Sirisena described Fidel Castro as a great revolutionary leader who set an unparalleled example for true commitment and leadership to the world. “There are no Castros, Marx or Lenins in the world and there are only Batistas and Tzars. Hence, the people themselves will have to fight for their aspirations and rights,” he said.
The main objective of Sri Lanka’s National Government steered by President Maithripala Sirisena is to develop the economy and complementing the economies of its regional neighbours, while strengthening international friendship and cooperation, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said.
President Maithripala Sirisena said the present need in the island is not for political heroes but individuals who can solve the country’s issues in a just manner. The President made this observation joining the Committee Stage debate on the budget proposal for financial year 2017 under the financial head of the National Integration and Reconciliation Ministry in Parliament.