President Maithripala Sirisena has pledged to implement a program to provide job opportunities to all unemployed graduates within the next six months. President Sirisena said the interviews that were postponed due to the election will be held within the next two months and jobs will be provided to all unemployed graduates in the country within the next six months.
Strengthening trade ties between Sri Lanka and Singapore based on the Singapore-Sri Lanka Free Trade Agreement entered into this year became a focal point during the discussion between Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and Singapore’s Trade and Industry. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe speaking at the Investors Forum in Singapore assured the international investor community that Sri Lanka was committed to forging ahead with its reforms agenda.
The inauguration of the programme of renovating of 2400 irrigation tanks was commenced last Friday (March 02nd) under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena with the intention of recreating the ancient irrigation development in the country to emerge as a self-sufficient nation.
Accordingly old irrigation tanks, which were not renovated for a long period of time,in the North, East, North Western and North Central provinces will also be renovated under this programme. 123 irrigation tanks in the Polonnaruwa district will be developed in the first phase.
The renovation works of the ‘Chandana Pokuna’ tank in Hingurakgoda area was commenced under the patronage of the President today (02) as the first irrigation tank of this programme.
This lake provides water to cultivate thousands of acres of land since the time of ancient kings. The ‘Chandana Pokuna’ lake which has a gross water capacity of 800 acre/feet provides its benefits to 300 farming families in the area.
These renovations works carried out with the support of Sri Lanka Army under the “Pibidemu Polonnaruwa (Awakening of Polonnaruwa)” District Development Project.
Addressing the ceremony the President said that the objective of this programme is to strengthen the economy of the farmer community as well as to strengthen the national economy of the country by giving a new impetus for the field of agriculture and food production.
The President pointed out that under the previous government too this kind of projects were implemented, but as a result of not implementing under proper plans those programmes were ended up with disappointment. He further said that it is the responsibility of everybody to contribute to achieve success in this programme to give a better living standard for the farming community in the country.
The inauguration of the program of renovating of 2400 irrigation tanks commenced yesterday (2nd March) under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena with the intention of recreating the ancient irrigation development in the country to emerge as a self-sufficient nation.
The hundredth birth anniversary of Duncan White, the first Ceylonese athlete to win an Olympic medal, will take place on 1st of March, and a special first day stamp cover was launched at Presidential Secretariat, under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena, on 28th February.
Year 2018’s first-ever ‘Invest Sri Lanka’ Forum will kick off in Singapore today, with the country making a fresh effort to woo greater interest from international fund managers and businesses based in the city state.
Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says that the government has launched a program to eradicate the 'drug terrorism' that is spreading in every village of the country by strengthening the police and all state institutions and destroying the trafficking network that brings the illicit drugs into the country.
President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday stated that incidents such as the one in Ampara on Monday were detrimental to the reconciliation process of the country.The President said that such incidents stand as challenges to the government’s reconciliation program me.