Many freedom struggles of the humankind have aggrandized the story of human progress. We, Sri Lankans, too have inherited a long history of such struggles that brings forth memories of grief and glory, from the times of our Kings to that of modern democracy. The nation is indebted to our forebears, whose selfless sacrifices of sweat and blood have brought about the freedom, in which we breathe today.
All arrangements are in place to hold the 69th Independence Day parade under the patronage of the President Maithripala Sirisena at the Galle Face Green in Colombo on 4th February 2017. This year's ceremony is to be held under the 'National Unity' theme.
Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera who is presently in Ethiopia in connection with the African Union Summit, today, (2 Feb.) will officially open the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Ethiopia together with Minister of Foreign Affairs Workneh Gebeyehu.
Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL), the electricity sector regulator issued guidelines to the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) and the Lanka Electricity Company private limited (LECO) to pay an interest on security deposit of electricity consumers which CEB and LECO receive when providing an electricity connection.