President Mahinda Rajapaksa in his Vesak Message said "We celebrate the triple festival of Vesak that commemorates the Birth, Enlightenment and Parinirvana of the Buddha with State sponsorship that marks the great veneration and devotion of the people.
President Mahinda Rajapaksa met His Rminence Malcom Cardinal Ranjith, the Archbishop of Colombo. The President who visited the Archbishops House in Colombo on Saturday evening exchanged views with His Eminence Malcom Cardinal Ranjith.
President Mahinda Rajapaksa will host a discussion on Twitter to coincide with the World Conference on Youth (WCY) 2014, currently being held in Colombo. The President officially declared opened the Conference in Hambantota yesterday. “I know you are all on Twitter,” the President said addressing the youth delegates. “I would like to invite you, all of you, to join me on Twitter for discussions on Thursday.” This Q&A session will take place for approximately 45 minutes on Thursday, May 8, 2014, at 11:30 a.m. in Colombo. Secretary to the President, Mr. Lalith Weeratunga, will moderate the Q&A, which will take place via the official Twitter account of President Rajapaksa (@PresRajapaksa). Given the short duration available for the Q&A, those interested in asking questions from the President are urged to post their questions early. Please use the hashtag #WCY2014MR when posting your questions.
The Sri Lankan Parliament will allow six adjournment questions equally distributed among the Government and Opposition members. in lieu of the adjournment motions, from Wednesday, May 07, announced the Speaker.