President Mahinda Rajapaksa, has sanctioned a cash donation of US $ 50,000/- from the Government and the people of Sri Lanka to the Government and the people of the Solomon Islands as a gesture of solidarity and assistance, to support the rehabilitation, resettlement and reconstruction programmes underway in Solomon Island after the last month’s devastating cyclone and flood water damage.
Senior Minister of International Monetary Corporation and Deputy Finance Minister Dr Sarath Amunugama told Parliament today there was no financial crisis in the People’s Bank which had been making huge profits in the recent years.
Parallel to the Poson Full Moon Day and on a concept of Education Minister Bandula Gunawardena, , a jumbo book dansela organised by the Ministry of Education will be held on June 12 and 13 at the Pahatha Maluwa of the Mihintale sacred area.
World Blood Donor Day Global Event on 14th June will be hosted by Sri Lanka this year. The world Health Organization has taken this decision as Sri Lanka's national blood transfusion service has marked a significant progress in blood donation. Prior to the global event, the Health Ministry has organized various activities to enlighten the public on the importance of blood donation.
An anti-tobacco flag campaign to mark World No-Tobacco Day was launched yesterday (30). The first flag was pinned on President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees by Mansila Cooray and Sunera Sandeepa of Divi Neguma Kekuly Children's Society.