Minister of Finance and Media Mangala Samaraweera held bilateral discussions with the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Strategy and Finance of the Republic of Korea, Kim Dong-yeon, yesterday (17th June).
Chief of Defense Staff, Air Chief Marshal Kolitha A Gunatilleke paid farewell visits to Army, Navy, Air Force and Police Headquarters yesterday (14th June), on his relinquishment of duties as the Chief of Defense Staff.
Responding to media queries, the Minister of Foreign Affairs Ravi Karunanayake, expressed shock and grief at the tragic loss of life and injury as a result of the devastating fire at Grenfell Tower in London yesterday (14th June).
The Chief of Naval Staff of the Pakistan Navy, Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah, who is currently on an official visit to Sri Lanka, called on President Maithripala Sirisena at the President’s official residence in Colombo yesterday (13th June).
Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksa and his advisors, instead of working to take our country to the heights that our country could have achieved soon after the conclusion of the conflict in 2009, chose to run our country to the ground. He made our country heavily indebted on the one hand, having borrowed at exorbitantly high, commercial rates; while taking decisions that made Sri Lanka withdraw from the international stage, on the other, thus making our country and our people isolated and shunned by the world. He hides the fact that time after time, major donor countries voted against Sri Lanka at the time, in international financial institutions.
The Sugar Importers’ Association has in writing informed the Consumer Affairs Authority that the retail price of sugar in the market has not been increased parallel to the recent tax increase on sugar by Rs. 10.00