NEW YORK: President Mahinda Rajapaksa and Prime Minister of Malta Joseph Muscat held talks on Thursday, (Sept. 25) afternoon on the sidelines of the 69th United Nations General Assembly at the U.N. Headquarters in New York City.
NEW YORK: President Mahinda Rajapaksa officially handed over Sri Lanka’s US$1 million donation to Palestine when he met Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas this afternoon on the sidelines of the 69th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).
President Mahinda Rajapaksa extends warm congratulations to Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, on his election as the President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, and wishes him a successful tenure of office. President says that the government and the people of Sri Lanka also join him in congratulating the new Afghan leader.
Chief Government Whip Water Supply and Drainage Minister Dinesh Gunawardena said in Parliament today that it was so unfortunate that some new opposition MPs had not yet learned to abide by parliamentary traditions and to respect instructions issued by the Chair.
Not a single fishing family had lost their ownership of lands or had been displaced due to vesting the parcels of state lands in 14 islands in Kalpitiya archipelago with the Tourism Development Authority (TDA) for the development of tourism, Deputy Economic Development Minister MLAM Hisbulla said in Parliament today.
President Mahinda Rajapaksa and First Lady Shiranthi Wickremasinghe Rajapaksa attended a reception hosted by U.S. President Barack Obama and U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama on Tuesday (Sept. 23) evening in New York City.