June 6 marked the 110th birth anniversary of Dr. N.M. Perera, who was born in the year of the Russian Revolution of 1905 - a revolution that led to constitutional reform including the establishment of the State Duma - Russia's first elected parliament, a multi-party system, and the Russian Constitution of 1906.
Minister of Health and Indigenous Medicine Dr. Rajitha Senaratne addressed the 68th World Health Assembly held in Geneva on 19th May 2015 and highlighted the progress Sri Lanka has made in achieving the Millennium Development Goals and universal health coverage, particularly with respect to Maternal & Child Health and the control of communicable diseases.
Sri Lanka commemorated its valiant War Heroes of the Armed Forces, Police and Civil Defence Force at the 'Ranaviru Commemorative Parade -2015' held in Matara on May 19. The Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, President Maithripala Sirisena graced the occasion as the Chief Guest.
Nelson Mandela once said, "There can be no keener revelation of a society's soul than the way in which it treats its children." Nelson Mandela’s words are a profound guide to all of us. Countries have undertaken many measures to ensure the future of their children. Sri Lanka, as a developing country, has done much to ensure a safe and sustainable present and future for all our children.
On this occasion that marks 100 days since my election as President, I think it is proper that I address you as your first servant, appointed by you. Following the results of the Presidential Election on January 8 this year, you gave me the opportunity of being sworn in as the Head of State or President of this country.
“Malaria” has been one of the most devastating diseases of mankind. This is transmitted from one person to another through a mosquito bite and is an entirely preventable and treatable mosquito-borne illness.
By Ranil Wickremasinghe, Sri Lankan Prime Minister
Following is an article written by the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka Ranil Wickremasinghe and published In the World's Opinion page of Project Syndicate Magazine. Project Syndicate's members include more than 500 newspapers and other publications in 154 countries, and our commentaries reach 300 million readers.
The Sinhala and Tamil New Year or as we all call it Avurudu in Sinhala, has become an important national holiday for both Sinhala Buddhists and the Tamil Hindus of Sri Lanka. It is unique because it is not celebrated in any other country as a national festival.