‘The temporary ban on Facebook following the incidents occurred in Kandy and Ampara will be lifted within the next few days’, President Maithripala Sirisena said. He added that even though there is room for any medium for the benefit of the society, there is a need for a certain approach to control the destruction cause to the society by some vicious elements using these mediums.
President Maithripala Sirisena who is on a State visit to Japan met with the Chief Incumbents of the Sri Lanka Buddhist Temples in Japan in Tokyo, yesterday (Mar.13th). During this meeting, the President extended his gratitude to the Buddhist monks for their great service in promoting Buddhism and expressed his pleasure in meeting with them.
President Maithripala Sirisena met with Japanese Emperor Akihito in order to strengthen ties between the two countries in Tokyo earlier today. The President and first lady Jayanthi Sirisena were warmly welcomed by the Emperor and Empress Michiko at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo.
An organised group had been behind the recent unfortunate incidents which occurred in the Kandy area, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said.“Police have already received vital information about it. I have directed the Law and Order Minister and the IGP to conduct an urgent investigation into the matter and take necessary action about it,” the Prime Minister said.
President Maithripala Sirisena who is in India to attend an international conference met Indian President Ram Nath Kovind in Delhi last evening. During the meeting President Kovind said President Sirisena had been able to deliver long term benefits to Sri Lanka while establishing peace in the country.
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe toured the beleaguered district of Kandy to meet people affected by the unrest, in what was the first high level visit to survey the damage since violent mobs torched homes and businesses in the central region last week.