The use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) more commonly referred to as drones for commercial and private use has grown exponentially recently, and especially as restrictions around airspace have been relaxed after the end of the war. The Ministry is aware of footage taken by drones, by citizens as well as tourists visiting Sri Lanka, widely available across social media as online video platforms. We recognise that many events today in their promotional material or live coverage feature the use of drones, and we also note their use in health applications,precision agriculture practices (smart farming), the coverage of public rallies, the aftermath of natural disasters, around disaster risk reduction, sporting events and private functions like weddings and parties.
President Maithripala Sirisena said that the National Unity government will stay to fulfill the mandate it received two years ago on this day from the 6.2 million people who voted for the pledge in the election manifesto to form a consensual government.
President Maithripala Sirisena says he has received information that Sri Lanka will receive the GSP + trade concession next week, marking a significant turning point in the industry and export fields of the country.
A group of bankrupt politicians are launching a sinister plan to build up public opinion against the development drive by stating that 15,000 acres in Hambantota will be handed over to the Chinese under the Southern Development Plan and Buddhist places of worship and archeologically valuable sites will be destroyed.
The foundation stone will be laid for the motor car manufacturing company in Mahanugalanda estate, Labuyaya, Kuliyapitiya tomorrow (3rd Jan.) under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.
The year 2017 dawns with new hopes of prosperity, coexistence and reconciliation in our hearts. The twenty two million people of Sri Lanka look forward to an era of sustainability with a determination to alleviate poverty in all its forms.