A group of representatives of the Colombo Trade Association and the Federation of the coconut and Palmyrah products Co-operative Societies of the North and North West met President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat yesterday (11).
“Though the common nature of the world politics as well as national politics is that power corrupts the politician, it is the responsibility of the politician not to be destructed from power but to use that power for the betterment of the people”, says President Maithripala Sirisena.
President Maithripala Sirisena joined the first screening of the ‘Bhavatharna’, a film by Daevinda Kongahage which won the award for Best Film in the category ‘Across the Borders’ at the 4th Delhi International Film Festival, on 10th February.
The first ticket of the lottery ‘Jathika Sampatha’ which is to be issued with the objective of further improving of the benefits given through ‘Srama Vasana Fund’ affiliated to the Ministry of Labour and Trade Union Relations, was sold to President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday (Feb. 10) at the President’s Official Residence.
Mr. Sumith Lal Mendis, a Provincial Council member, has been appointed as the Minister of Health, Indigenous Medicine, Social Welfare, Probationary, Child Protection and Women Affairs of the Western Province.