Sri Lanka Navy assisted the Sri Lanka Coast Guard to arrest fifteen Indian fishermen along with three Indian fishing trawlers poaching in Sri Lankan waters near the Delft Island and North-West of Thalai-mannar on the night of 25th and in the early hours of 26th November 2015.
“The Chair in Office President Maithripala Sirisena did a wonderful job to promote Commonwealth ideals,” said the Secretary General of Commonwealth Secretariat, Dr Kamlesh Sharma. He said this after a joint press conference with Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat at the CHOGM Media Center in Valetta.
Minister of Finance Ravi Karunanayake said that it was the ideals of the President Maithripala Sirisena and the Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe that were converted into practice through the budget- 2016.
Il Full Moon Poya Day is the last Poya in the rainy season. On Il Full Moon Poya Day was the receipt of permission (Niyatha Vivarana) by Bodhisatra Maitriya to be the next Enlightened One or the Future Buddha Maitriya. Siriwaddana had entered the Buddhist Order as Bhikku Maitriya. The Buddhas with his divine vision and insight predicted that in Benares there will be a kingdom known as “Kethumathi” and a king called Sanka whose advisor Subrahamme and his wife Brahamawathi will be parents of Future Buddha Maitriya and that he will attain enlightenment under Banyan Tree. The prediction of emergence of the future Buddha was announced on Il Full Poya Poya Day.
Last week, Sri Lanka’s Finance Minister announced plans to remove the 15 percent land leasing tax for foreign investors, and reduce the approval period for foreign direct investment requests. The foreigner-friendly budget for 2016 is expected to have great impact on the country’s real estate market.
Liquor prices have been revised as per 2016 Budget Proposal effective from midnight Nov.20, a release from the Finance Ministry said. Accordingly the price of a litre of government authorized Arrack has been increased by Rs.255, from Rs.1,595 to Rs.1, 850.
Executive Chairman of the Litro Gas Co Mr Shalila Munasinghe said that as per the provision made in the Budget – 2016 presented by the Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake Gas prices have been reduced with effect from today.