The newly constructed St. Anthony's Church in Kachchativu island by the Sri Lanka Navy was vested with the Roman Catholic Diocese of Jaffna, yesterday (23rd Dec.) by the Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne and the Governor of the Northern Province Reginald Cooray.
President Maithripala Sirisena said that during the last few decades the political parties and the leaders became unpopular due to the corruption, frauds and malpractices and abuse of power by some of the elected members of local government institutions.
State revenue has increased by 23 percent during the first 9 months of this year compared with the same period of 2015. Accordingly, the state revenue in the first nine months of 2016 rose to Rs. 1,180 billion from Rs. 959 billion earned during the same period in 2015.
President Maithripala Sirisena headed a business meeting, participated by the businessmen and investors of Sri Lanka and Malaysia. The meeting was held on Dec. 15 in Kuala Lumpur, with the objective of enhancing the trade and investment opportunities between the two countries.