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The president says that no room will be allowed for any person or an organization to take law into the hands. PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 24 April 2014 13:30

President Mahinda Rajapakse says that opportunities will not be allowed for any person or organization to take law into the hands. The President says that certain groups are attempting to create an opinion that there are religious conflicts in the country. He adds that however, such a situation does not exist in Sri Lanka. The President addressing heads of electronic and printed media chiefs and chief editors at the temple trees this morning further said that he hopes to discuss on this issue with the religious groups. Measures will also be taken to establish a specially trained police unit to deal with religious incidents. No politician has any room to take the law into their hands. The president has recalled how politicians of the previous united national party regimes had taken to the law into their hands.

Measures are underway to submit to the judiciary an investigation report on the incident faced by UNP parliamentarians in the Hambantota. PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 24 April 2014 13:29

IGP N.K.Ilangakoon says that an extensive police investigation is being conducted on the situation confronted by UNP Parliamentarians during an observation tour of the Hambantota Harbour and the Mattala Airport. Statements have been recorded from the MPs who took part in the tour. Statements have also been recorded from the security officials on duty at the time of the incident.

147 countries have confirmed their participation in the World Youth Conference to be held in Colombo. PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 24 April 2014 13:26

Deputy Minister Mohan Lal Grero says that all arrangements are being made to hold the world youth conference in Sri Lanka in the beginning of next month. 147 countries have confirmed their participation in the summit. Only 100 countries attended the World Youth Forum held in Mexico in the year 2010. Chairman of the national youth services council Lalith Piyum Perera has been appointed as the official spokesman of the conference. Mr. Grero further said that special attention of many has been focused on the summit to be conducted in Sri Lanka. He further said many colourful cultural features have been added to the summit to depict Sri Lanka's identity. Sri Lanka will receive many benefits as a result of holding this conference. The people's interest on this event is increasing day by day.

The latest Abimansala 3 wellness resort will be opened by the President in Kurunegala tomorrow. PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 24 April 2014 06:56

The latest Abimansala 3 wellness resort will be ceremonially opened by President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Pangolla, Kurunegala tomorrow. The Abimansala 3 lying in a landmass of 10 acres is to house 50 more dependent War Heroes, resident in the North Western Province for lifetime care and rehabilitation. Abimansala 3, well-equipped with all therapeutic needs for dependent War Heroes is to be manned 24 hours with medical facilities on hand. A mini hospital, physiotherapy unit, swimming pool, gymnasium, Ayurvedic centre, hydrotherapy unit, recreation centre, entertainment hall and facilities for family members including short-term visits, are among the major features in this complex.

The president reiterates that it is a responsibility of the banks to protect minor entrepreneurs. PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 24 April 2014 13:27

President Mahinda Rajapakse reiterates that it is the responsibility of the banks to safeguard the minor entrepreneur. The president further points out that investigations will be conducted regarding the business collapses of minor entrepreneurs due to various reason and to reactivate them. The president further said that businessmen who fail to repay their debt should be looked into and relief granted if necessary. The president was addressing a ceremony held in connection with the handing over of letters

A programme to minimize liquor and Cigarette consumption in the Mahaweli zones. PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 24 April 2014 13:25

A programme to minimize the usage of liquor and cigarettes in the Mahaweli Zones has been implemented. Minister Nimal Siripala De Silva participating in a discussion programme of the National Radio said that the economic levels of the Mahaweli communities have progressed with the implementation of the government's development programmes. However, an increased consumption of Alcohol and Cigarettes has also been reported. The minister further said that it is hoped to resolve any social problems of the Mahaweli communities.

Sri Lanka first in South Asia to access innovative World Bank disaster risk financing. PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 24 April 2014 06:55

Sri Lanka became the first South Asian country to access an innovative form of World Bank financing that provides immediate payouts after a major catastrophe such as a tsunami, cyclone or flood. Approved by the World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors, the 102 million dollars Development Policy Loan with a Catastrophe Deferred Drawdown Option is a line of credit that can be drawn on partially or in full if a country declares a state of emergency after a natural disaster. The facility was approved by the Board along with a 110 million dollars Climate Resilience Improvement Project, which will finance both short and long term interventions to reduce climate and disaster risk.

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