President Maithripala Sirisena has condoled to the Nepal leaders for the massive earthquake tragedy.
Sunday, 26 April 2015 07:03
President Maithripala Sirisena has condoled to the Nepal leaders for the massive earthquake occurred yesterday. The President telephoned the Minister of Finance of the Nepal government and expressed his deepest sympathy for the victims and their families on behalf of the Sri Lankan government and its people. The President has pledged to extend Sri Lanka's utmost support for the relief activities.
The death toll has reached nearly 1,400. Rescue missions are now on.
Sunday, 26 April 2015 07:01
Tens of thousands of people were spending the last night in the open under a chilly and thunderous sky after a powerful earthquake devastated Nepal yesterday. It is believed that nearly 1,400 killed by collapsing modern houses and ancient temples. Over 2,000 are reported to be injured and many believed to be trapped among rubble. The tremor has also triggered a landslide on Mount Everest. Officials warned the death toll would rise as more reports came in from far-flung areas.
Former President Chandrika Bandaranayake Kumarathunga says it is pathetic for political leaders in Sri Lanka to be divided on ethnic basis.
Sunday, 26 April 2015 06:49
Former President Chandrika Bandaranayake Kumarathunga says that she is deeply regretted to see the politicians in the country to be divided on ethnic basis at present although the former political leaders fought together against the British imperialist to gain independence. She made this comment at the New Kadiresan Hall in Wellawatte delivering the S.J.V.Selvanayagam's 38th commemoration lecture. Sri Lanka has become a talking point among the international community due to its ethnic conflict in the past.
Renovation work of the Colombo National Museum will be completed by next year.
Saturday, 25 April 2015 18:47
Director of the national Museum Mrs. Thanuja Kasthuri-arachchi says renovation work of the Colombo National museum will be completed in the middle of next year. Colombo national museum was declared open on the first of January 1877. It has a history of about 140 years. British rulers in Sri Lanka has constructed this building according to the Italian traditional architecture.
The Prime Minister says changing the national flag is violation of the constitution.
Sunday, 26 April 2015 06:53
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe says some politicians have displayed a distorted national flag in a protest campaign recently and it is a total violation of provisions of the constitution. The national flag is the symbol of national unity. At a meeting held in Badulla recently he said public representatives should act in responsible manner without arousing ethnic and religious hatred.
The President stresses that no western power has interfered with the internal affairs of Sri Lanka.
Saturday, 25 April 2015 18:51
President Maithripala Sirisena stresses that no western power has interfered with the internal affairs of Sri Lanka. A certain week end national paper has published an article saying that some western countries are forcing President Sirisena regarding the candidacy for Premiership. This is an utter abuse of existing media freedom in Sri Lanka. The President says he is deeply regretted to witnesses some media behaves in indecent manner.
It is emphasized that all parliamentarians should support the 19th and 20th amendments for the well being of the nation.
Saturday, 25 April 2015 18:39
senior lawyer of the national movement for Just society Ravi Jayawardena says it is responsibility and oral obligation of all parliamentarians to extend their support to the 19th and 20th amendment. The 19th amendment is to limit the arbitrary powers of the executive presidency. The 20th amendment will help to elect intellectuals and disciplined members to the parliament.