British Minister of State for Trade and Investment Greg Hands yesterday said Britain will explore investment avenues in the construction of rural bridges and hospitals in Sri Lanka. The British Minister of State expressed these views when he met Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in London.
President Maithripala Sirisena says that the Government is paying close attention to save children from various menaces in society, and all the parties should support in this regard to the Government unconditionally. The Daruwan Surakimu (Let’s Protect Children) National Programme is a prominent step towards that vision, the President said that adding the main objective of this programme is to build a prosperous future for the children while ensuring their safety, education and health.
The government will promote a knowledge based economy for the development of the country during the next decade, said Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe addressing the NCE ICT Forum 2018.For this purpose Rs. 300 million has been set apart for 2018 to implement various activities to develop the ICT sector he said.
President Maithripala Sirisena has instructed relevant officials to allow the last two rare elephants to continue to remain at the Sinharaja forest reserve, a World Heritage site. The President instructed the Environment Ministry Secretary Anura Dissanayake and Director General of the Department of Wildlife Conservation Anura Sathurusinghe to keep the two elephants in the Sinharaja forest reserve until a decision is taken after a proper procedure is adopted, the President's Media Division said.
The festival of Eid al-Fitr, falls on the first day of the month after the holy month of Ramadan, and marks the sighting of the new moon at the end of the month of fasting. This is an important religious festival celebrated by Muslims across the globe to mark equality, purity and devotion.
The ‘Gama Hadana Gamana’ parallel to Gramashakthi People’s movement was launched last Wendswday (13th) in Puttalam District under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena. That evening, after the Gramshakthi progress review meeting of the North Western Province, the President visited Mahawewa-Medagoda in the Puttalam District, where he provided immediate solutions to long-unresolved developmental problems of the villagers.
President Maithripala Sirisena says that steps will be taken to increase taxes imposed on imported fruits in the near future to protect the local farmers. The President made these remarks when he visited the Thalawila production village operated under Grama Shakthi People’s Movement, yesterday (13th).
This is the first time that a President has visited to meet the people of Thalawila. It is significant moment and the people warmly welcomed the President when he arrived there. President Sirisena, who mingled with the people engaged in a cordial discussion with them, and the people briefed the President on a few issues that they faced for a long period of time.