Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s Thai Pongal Message –
The Thai Pongal Festival that started as a celebration of the first harvest during the time of Chola kings in South India, has today become a major religious festival commemorated by Tamils living all over the world.
President Maithripala Sirisena says whatever allegations were leveled against the present Government, the financial crisis of the country occurred not during the past two years, but arose due to the mammoth debt burden created by the previous Government.
Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) should walk through a populist and humanist path, said President Maithripala Sirisena. “A party is illuminated according to the characters of the people in the party”, he added.
Mainly fair and dry weather with colder nights and mornings are expected to continue over most parts of the island. Ground frost can be expected at some places in the Nuwara-Eliya district, in the early hours of the morning.
The European Commission has proposed GSP+ concessions to Sri Lanka in exchange of the government's commitment to ratify 27 international conventions on human rights, labour conditions, protection of the environment and good governance.
The government of Australia has presented a proposal to implement marketing facilities project investing 12 million Australian Dollars within four years, said Minister of Parliamentary Reforms and Mass Media Gayantha Karunathilaka.