President Maithripala Sirisena said that the world leaders have commended Sri Lanka on the achievements of the last 18 months and that is a great incentive, encouragement and a blessing for Sri Lanka. He said this while briefing media on his discussions with several Heads of State and other leaders at the Loews Regency Hotel in New York.
President Maithripala Sirisena handed over the instruments pertaining to entry into force of Paris Agreement on Climate Change to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon yesterday (Sep. 21) at the United Nations General Assembly, being held in New York.
United States Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) has selected Sri Lanka for itsThreshold Programme, under which assistance will be provided for selected projects. The MCC Chief Executive Officer, Ms Dana J Hyde called on President MaithripalaSirisenayetserday (September 20) at the Loews Regency Hotel and stated that MCC team is already in Sri Lanka for the preparation of a feasibility report, which will be presented to the MCC Board of Directors in December 2016.
President Maithripala Sirisena said that he would tell the world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly today (September 21) about the steps taken for economic development, environment preservation and reconciliation. Addressing Sri Lanka media at the Loews Regency Hotel in New York yesterday (Sept 20) he said as President of Brazil said this morning at the UNGA, he would also focus on eradication of illicit drugs and explain the features of his anti-drug campaign.
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe participated at the 110th birth anniversary celebration of the late Executive President of Sri Lanka J.R. Jayawardhane held yesterday (19th Sept.) at the J.R. Jayawardhane center ,Colombo.
President Maithripala Sirisena said that Sri Lanka would take gradual steps to broaden revenue collection. But it will be done without levying any burden on lowest bracket of the taxable income earners.