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.
As long as Sri Lanka Freedom Party is a partner of the current government no one will be allowed to privatize or sell the transport sector, said Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation Nimal Siripala De Silva.