When thinking of a safari in Sri Lanka, what comes to many people’s minds are the National Parks such as Yala, Udawalawe, Sinharaja, Horton, Wilpattu, Kithulgala and Bundala. But, the Wasgamuwa National Park although less popular, stands unique among the most of national parks in Sri Lanka. The name of the Wasgamuwa has derived through the words "Walas Gamuwa”. "Walasa" in Sinhala for sloth bear and "Gamuwa" means a wood. But today, Wasgamuwa is popular for its large elephant herds.
A.W Rajarathna, a resident of Puttalam, situated in the northwestern province of the country, is a happy man today. After suffering years due to the shortage of electricity in his small home, he now gets an uninterrupted supply making his life easier.
Unawatuna bay Beach was once named "The Best Beach in the World" by Discovery Television Channel The Beach takes no back seat to any other in the world. It is a stunning tropical beach. Five km southeast of VOC Galle Dutch Fort of Sri Lanka is Unawatuna, a small (1km), wide & intimate semi circular bay with its picturesque sweep of golden, pristine beach which is terminated by a shining pure white Buddhist stupa (Dagoba) sitting pretty on a green hill. The Beach is enclosed by headland on the other side too. The entire stretch of beach is well sheltered by a sweep of palm-fringed land right behind it. And well protected too: the beach enclosed by double reef breaks down the impact of the waves of Indian Ocean to make it ideal for safe swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving and even for you to learn surfing. The reef shelters more species of fish than the Great Barrier Reef. It is said by many industry experts to be among the top ten beaches of the world. The reef off the far end of the beach, 150m offshore can be reached from shore and you can even venture into the main waters of the Indian Ocean by traditional twin log like fishing catamaran made solely of timber.
Following is the full statement made by Mangala Samaraweera, Sri Lankan Minister of Foreign Affairs on 12.06.2015 in response to the question by Opposition Leader Nimal Siripala de Silva under the Standing Order 23/2 of Parliament Honourable Speaker,
June 6 marked the 110th birth anniversary of Dr. N.M. Perera, who was born in the year of the Russian Revolution of 1905 - a revolution that led to constitutional reform including the establishment of the State Duma - Russia's first elected parliament, a multi-party system, and the Russian Constitution of 1906.
Minister of Health and Indigenous Medicine Dr. Rajitha Senaratne addressed the 68th World Health Assembly held in Geneva on 19th May 2015 and highlighted the progress Sri Lanka has made in achieving the Millennium Development Goals and universal health coverage, particularly with respect to Maternal & Child Health and the control of communicable diseases.
Sri Lanka commemorated its valiant War Heroes of the Armed Forces, Police and Civil Defence Force at the 'Ranaviru Commemorative Parade -2015' held in Matara on May 19. The Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, President Maithripala Sirisena graced the occasion as the Chief Guest.
Nelson Mandela once said, "There can be no keener revelation of a society's soul than the way in which it treats its children." Nelson Mandela’s words are a profound guide to all of us. Countries have undertaken many measures to ensure the future of their children. Sri Lanka, as a developing country, has done much to ensure a safe and sustainable present and future for all our children.
On this occasion that marks 100 days since my election as President, I think it is proper that I address you as your first servant, appointed by you. Following the results of the Presidential Election on January 8 this year, you gave me the opportunity of being sworn in as the Head of State or President of this country.