The sudden and untimely passing away of the late Most Venerable Professor Bellanwila Wimalarathana Anunayake Thera (Deputy Prelate), would undoubtedly result in a major setback not only for the Sangha community in Sri Lanka but also for the entire Buddhist world as a whole.
President Maithripala Sirisena has revoked the suspension of Brigadier Priyanka Fernando from duties as the Minister Counsellor (Defence) attached to the Sri Lanka High Commission in London, Army Commander Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake said.
The Department for Registration of Persons has taken steps to expedite the one-day service of issuing National Identity Cards (NICs) due to forthcoming Local Government Election, Commissioner General of the Department, P. Viyani Gunathilaka said.
The Party Leaders yesterday agreed to allocate two more days for the Parliamentary debate on the reports by the Bond Commission and PRECIFAC on February 20 and 21. The debate will commence at 10.30 a.m. today and will continue till 4 p.m. It will then be adjourned till February 20.
The 70th Independence Day celebrations were held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, at Galle Face Green, yesterday. Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex and the Countess of Wessex, representing the Queen, were the special guests.
This year, we celebrate 70 years of independence from colonial rule. It is an occasion for us to remember that we were only able to achieve independence with the participation of all communities coming together towards a common goal.