President Maithripala Sirisena says a Presidential Commission will be appointed to investigate into the alleged abuse of state money and public property involving SriLankan Airlines and Mihin Lanka, in the first week of next January.
A Commemorative Stamp and a First Day Cover to mark the 50th anniversary of the Ministry of Sports was issued under the patronage of President Maithripala at the President’s Official Residence, on Thursday (21st Dec.).
President Maithripala Sirisena says in the year 2018, priority should be given for the projects which focused on uplifting of the economic status of underprivileged people while developing their livelihoods.
President Maithripala Sirisena handed over the Open Display Boards established at Ananda Coomaraswamy Mawatha in Colombo to the street artists, on Wednesday (20th Dec.). This step was taken with the aim of strengthening the street artists who are trying to stand on their own feet.
The Third Ministerial Meeting of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) was held in Colombo and President Maithripala Sirisena on Wednesday (20th Dec.) hosted a dinner for the delegates attended this meeting.
The 2018 FIFA World Cup Trophy is scheduled to visit more than 54 countries around the globe giving an opportunity to see the trophy in person for the football fans and Sri Lanka has been selected as the first country where this historic journey begins.
“Not only in Christian faith, but also in all religions, there is ample guidance for the people to build a peaceful society while ensuring religious reconciliation”, said President Maithripala Sirisena, adding that “it should be the determination of all to fulfill their respective duties towards national reconciliation, with the dawn of this Christmas”.
President Maithripala Sirisena emphasized the need for fulfilling the responsibilities and duties by everybody towards the environmental conservation for the future of the nation, and pointed out the importance of working within a national plan to achieve these goals.