The national nutrition policy will be launched tomorrow under the patronage of the president.
Thursday, 05 December 2013 21:09
The national nutritious policy will be released in Moneragala tomorrow under the patronage of President Mahinda Rajapakse. Attention on the need for a national plan was focused for the first time in the year 2010. Under a national nutritious council appointed by the President in the year 2011 the formulation of the national policy was started. This policy has been prepared considering health, food security and other related matters. There is an increase in the non communicable diseases due to wrong food patterns and consumption of over nutritious food items. The chief of the national nutritious secretariat Dr. Lalith Chandradasa says that the national nutritious plan aims to achieve five objectives and the contribution of 16 ministries have been received for the formulation of this plan.
Chief of Staff of the Indian Navy meets the President.
Friday, 29 November 2013 21:03
Visiting Chief of Staff of the Indian Navy Admiral D K. Joshi has met President Mahinda Rajapakse at the President's House. Attention has been focused on several issues pertaining to the Indian Ocean Zone at the talks. The Admiral has informed the President that Sri Lankan Navy Officers will be accorded the opportunity to follow a 4 year Technical Science Degree which is hither to restricted to Indian Navy Officers. He added that although many countries have requested to enroll officials of their countries in the programme, Sri Lanka will be given prominence. Another topic that came under discussion was piracy in the Indian Ocean. Admiral Joshi has appreciated the assistance provided by the Sri Lankan Navy to control the situation. He added that although a lessoning of piracy has been witnessed, the Navies of both countries should remain vigilant in this regard. Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy Vice Admiral Jayanath Kolambage, who also participated in the talks said that there has never been misunderstanding between the Navies of the two countries regarding disputes of fishing. ***
President Mahinda Rajapakse will pay his last respect to the body of late Mr. Nelson Mandela today
Tuesday, 10 December 2013 06:32
World leaders including President Mahinda Rajapaksa will pay their last respect to the first South African Black President and the statesman of the century Nelson Mandela today. The body of the late leader will then be taken to the Presidential Palace in Pretoria to be kept there for two days, and the funeral will be held on the 15th Sunday. His body will be buried in his boyhood home of Qunu in the same place in which the bodies of his late children have also been buried. Leaders throughout the world have sent condolence messages on the death of this great statesman of the century. 91 world leaders are expected to attend today's service for Mandela which will be held in Johannesburg.
President's official Kenyan visit will start tomorrow.
Tuesday, 10 December 2013 06:31
President Mahinda Rajapaksa who has left for South Africa to attend the services being held for the former South African President Nelson Mandela will participate in the services that will be held today and tomorrow. The official service will be held at the Johannesburg stadium today. A large number of world leaders will attend this ceremony. The President will pay his last respect to late Mandela in Pretoria tomorrow where the body will be kept at the union building. After this visit the President will undertake a four day official visit to Kenya. During this visit the President will hold bilateral discussions with the Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyata. The President during this visit will also attend a round table conference with the officials of the UN environmental programme and the UN habitat programme. He will also participate in a business forum.