A preliminary discussion was convened by the Prime Minister to focus on the legal measures taken against the offenders of the Kandy riots. The discussion was held yesterday at Temple Trees with the participation of ministers, high ranking officials and representatives of the Muslim community. They discussed the prevention of communal riots in the future as well.
President Maithripala Sirisena says some are working according to their personal agendas to gain political power and they are not interested in strengthening the peace and reconciliation or in solving the issues of the country.
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has directed relevant sectors to grant an incentive to manufacturers of carbonic fertilizer in order to encourage them to produce the total quantity of carbonic manure needed for the country within the next six years.
President Maithripala Sirisena says people's representatives should set an example to the public with their conduct and behavior to create a political culture with a high standard and quality. The President said this during a meeting with the Sri Lanka Freedom Party and United Peoples' Freedom Alliance members who secured victory at the last month's Local Government Elections at the Presidents House in Colombo on Sunday.
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has removed the nationwide state of Emergency that was imposed on March 6 after communal clashes broke out in Kandy district."Upon assessing the public safety situation, I instructed to revoke the State of Emergency from midnight yesterday," the President said in a Twitter post.
Everyone yearns for the elimination of all nuclear weapons and the genuine realization of a nuclear-free world, President Maithripala Sirisena said.He made this statement after visiting the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, which had been appealing continuously for the elimination of nuclear armaments and the realization of permanent world peace. On arrival in Hiroshima, he was received by the city's Mayor.