President Maithripala Sirisena received a warm welcome at the Domodedovo International Airport in Moscow yesterday (22nd March). He was received by Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Igor Morgulov, Chief of Protocol and other high officials of the Russian Federation.
President Maithripala Sirisena handed over letters of appointments to three new electorate organizers of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) for Balapitiya, Akmeemana and Rathgama electorates of the Galle district, at the Presidential Secretariat today (21st March).
The ceremony to award National Honors for 90 distinguished personalities, who rendered a noble service to the country will be held this evening (20th March) at Nelum Pokuna theatre, Colombo under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena. This year the ceremony is held after 12 years.
A mega Field Training Exercise (FTX) that complements the Sri Lanka Army to undertake the forthcoming UN Combat Convoy Tasks in MINUSMA - Mali will start off from Kankesanthurai on Tuesday (21st March) and cover a distance of about 1,166 km across the country during the 15-day long assignment.
Pacific Partnership 2017 made its initial mission stop in Hambantota, with the arrival of US Naval Ship Fall River on 07th March. On successful completion of a string of community service and social responsibility projects, the mission of Pacific Partnership 2017 concluded successfully in Hambantota yesterday (17th March).
Office for National Unity and Reconciliation (ONUR) chaired by former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga has conducted an extensive survey with the District Secretaries of Eight Districts in Northern and Eastern provinces resulting in the design of an Enterprise Based Village Development Project (EBVDP).
Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced that the vessel ‘Aris 13’ that was hijacked by pirates was released late last night/ early this morning along with the eight Sri Lankan crew. The crew members were released unharmed, without the payment of a ransom.
United States, in a statement, applauded the administration of President Maithripala Sirisena for its continuing efforts to promote reconciliation. The statement was issued by mark C Toner, Acting Spokesperson of the State Department in Washington.