President Mahinda Rajapaksa inaugurated Sri Lanka's first automated motor vehicle production line of Micro Cars at the Polgahawela Industrial Zone on Saturday (19)..The President thereafter inspected the production including the hi-tech welding plant.
The Ministry of Defence & Urban Development and the Sri Lanka Navy refute in strongest terms the allegation published in the news media that the Muslim families who have encroached the sanctuary of Willpattu National Park were the families displaced due to naval deployments in the area. The Naval Deployment in Mullikkulam and Marichchikaddu areas have resulted in the displacement of only one (01) Muslim family and that family is not among those seeking resettlement within the sanctuary. The Sri Lanka Navy along with civil authorities had made arrangements to provide alternate land to this family in Marichchikaddu area. No other Muslim family has ever approached the Sri Lanka Navy claiming displacement due to deployments in the area.
The High Commission of Sri Lanka participated in the inaugural Malaysia International Tea & Coffee Expo 2014 (MITCE 2014) which was held in Kuala Lumpur from 27 to 31 March. The Fair was a unique tea and coffee promotional event in Malaysia, co- organised by the Tea Trade Association of Malaysia, Malaysia Muslim Restaurant Owners' Association and Perstauan Pengusaha Serbuk Kopi & Teh Selangor & W.P with the support of the diplomatic missions of Sri Lanka, Kenya, Indonesia and Vietnam in Kuala Lumpur. More than 100 tea and coffee sector buyers and suppliers participated in the event.
Today is good Friday. Christians around the world observe Good Friday on the Friday before Easter Sunday. It commemorates Jesus Christ’s Passion, crucifixion and death, which is told in the Christian bible. It is the day after Maundy Thursday.
Former President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom of Maldives and Mrs. Nasreena Gayoom were welcomed on arrival at the Bandaranaike International Airport by Professor G.L. Peiris, Minister of External Affairs, on Wednesday, (16).