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The President meets the public representatives and government officials in the eastern province. PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 03 March 2015 13:30

President Maithreepala Sirisena has commenced  a tour of the Northern  and Eastern provinces today. It is his first tour in these provinces after assuming duties in the post of presidency. A meeting will be held at the Trincomalee district secretariat this afternoon with the participation of public representatives and public officers. The president will vest in the ownership of the students, the new hostel and sports complex at the Trincomalee faculty of the eastern university.

 
The German government commends the health minister for setting up a Presidential task to control the kidney disease. PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 03 March 2015 13:29

Germany has praised  the measures being taken by the present government to contain the kidney disease, which has become a major challenge to the local health sector.  German ambassador in Sri Lanka Dr. Jürgen Morhard at a recent discussion with the minister of health and indigenous medicine Dr. Rajitha Senaratne at the health ministry, has commended the setting up of a presidential task force to control the kidney disease.

 
The government provides financial relief to small and medium scale paddy mill owners to purchase paddy. PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 03 March 2015 13:27

The government has decided to provide financial assistance to the owners of small and medium scale rice mill owners to purchase paddy as a measure to overcome the existing rice shortage.  This step has been taken in response to a request made by small and medium scale rice mill owners from the government.  Accordingly the district secretaries and the heads of state banks are to hold meetings at the relevant district secretary offices on the 6th of this month with small and medium scale rice mill owners.  Minister Gamini Jayawickrema Perera said that after these discussions, an expeditious programme will be formulated about the assistance that could be provided.

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President makes a visit to the Northern and Eastern Provinces today. PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 03 March 2015 06:47

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President Maithreepala Sirisena starts a tour of North and Eastern provinces today. It is his first tour to these provinces after assuming duties in the presidency. The president expects to meet political representatives of north and east during his visit. Political leaders of the province will attend the meeting which is scheduled to be held at the Jaffna district secretariat this morning.
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The private sector also extends contributions to the government's programme to build 100 thousand houses. PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 03 March 2015 13:28

It has been planned to construct 100 thousand houses. Accordingly, the ministry of housing and Samurdhi is implementing a project to construct 50 thousand houses by the state sector and the remaining 50 thousand houses by the private sector.  Under the programme to construct 50 thousand houses through the state sector, 300 houses will be built in every divisional secretariat division.

 
Today marks the completion of six years of the terrorist attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team in Pakistan. PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 03 March 2015 13:26

Today marks the completion of six years of the terrorist attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team in Pakistan. The bus carrying the Sri Lankan cricketers was attacked in close proximity to the Ghadafi playground in Lahore. They were traveling to the playground to resume third day's play in the second test match between Sri Lanka and Pakistan. The terrorist had initially launched an RPG attack and thereafter a bomb attack on the bus. Some of the cricketers were seriously injured.

 
Sri Lanka is ready to deal with the international community with a better understanding on human rights. PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 03 March 2015 06:42

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Sri Lanka has solicited the international community’s assistance in investigating alleged war crimes under the former head of state.Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera addressing the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva yesterday has offered cooperation in efforts made to realize reconciliation and accountability in the country.
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