President Maithripala Sirisena says that he looks forward to working closely with you to further develop our historic friendship and partnership and find avenues to deepening the cooperation between the two nations of Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
On August 24 President Maithripala Sirisena will inaugurate Stage II of the Wayamba Ela Project. Under this scheme, waters from the Mahaweli will be diverted from the Eastern Province to the Northern Province.Launched in 2016 by President Sirisena, the aim of the project is to provide farmers in the area with an adequate supply of water during the Yala and Maha seasons.
Racism and religious intolerance will not be accommodated again, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday said.PM Wickremesinghe observed that some people are unfortunately spreading racism and religious animosity without nurturing empathy and kindness.
At present a mega development project is being implemented to fulfill the water needs of the people in the Wayamba Province, ending a long term sorrowful story water shortage, under the guidance of President Maithripala Sirisena. Even though various irrigation projects were implemented in the country, the people living in the Wayamba Province faced many difficulties as all the governments power failed to provide a solution for their water issue.
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says it is no use of claiming 'Sinhala Buddhist' to obtain the votes without preserving the ancient historic Buddhist temples to tell the world about their glory.The Prime Minister said the present government has spent Rs. 2.5 billion for the conservation of Buddhist and Archaeological sites during the three years since 2015. In contrast, the last government from 2012 to 2014 had only spent Rs. 1.1 billion, he said.
Sri Lanka is currently facing a foreign currency issue and needs to go for an export-driven economy, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said today.Mr. Wickremesinghe expressed this sentiment during the opening of greater Kurunegala water supply and sewerage project last (13th) evening.
Thirty five members of the Security Forces who were selected to the final round of the Ranaviru Real Star-5th Mission received the ownership of new houses from President Maithiripala Sirisena at a ceremony held at Prabuddhagama in Madurawala, Horana.
Over 400 estate workers from the Dunsinane Estate in Pundaluoya in Nuwara Eliya were vested with land ownership for houses that was constructed under the Indian Housing Project in the plantation area. In a special message by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, he congratulated the new owners and hailed their efforts for actively participating in building those houses.
President Maithripala Sirisena says that the people who engaged in strike actions should think about the rights of the innocent public of the country in a similar manner they think about their privileges with a sense of humanity.He made these remarks participating in a ceremony held at the Viharamahadevi Park in Colombo, on last Thurs day (09th) adding that it is not the government that is suffering from strikes but the innocent people of the country.