Poson Full moon day is significant to Sri Lankans because, on this day 2300 years ago Arahath Mahinda from India arrived in Sri Lanka, met King Devanampiyatissa and introduced Buddhism to Sri Lanka. It must make us proud how our ancestors have kept this significance alive over the centuries.
The issue of Sri Lankan asylum seekers, the role of people smugglers and the policy of the Australian government regarding such asylum seekers, as well as the action by the Sri Lanka government against people smugglers is very much in the news today. The arrival of the Australian Minister of Immigration, Scott Morrison, for the commissioning of the two patrol boats gifted to the Sri Lanka is of much interest in Australia too.
President to open 'Independence Square Shopping cum Public Precinct'
With the end of conflict in 2009, the country has seen an unprecedented development that had transformed the country into what it is today. The transformation is more evident in Colombo, the commercial capital than anywhere else. This development is stimulating economy and raising developmental creativity.
The new Tank Farm Complex and Bunkering Terminal, the latest integration to the portfolio of services offered by the Magam Ruhunupura Mahinda Rajapaksa Port (MRMRP), are ceremonially inaugurated and bestowed upon the Nation by President Mahinda Rajapaksa on 22nd June 2014 at the port premises.
The Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) has the monopolistic rights in the aviation industry in Sri Lanka for the refueling of International and domestic aircraft at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA), Ratmalana Airport and the newly built Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport (MRIA) and any other regional center.
Your Excellency Evo Morales Ayma, President of the Plurinational State of Bolivia, Your Excellency Alvaro Garcia Linera, Vice President of Bolivia and President of the Plurinational Legislative Assembly of Bolivia, Honorable Members of the Legislative Assembly,
(by Dinusha Wijesinghe ) In the wake of the Ukrainian crisis and rising tensions between China and Vietnam in the South China Sea, Russia and China signed a historic gas deal that will bolster the regional relationship between the two countries for the next thirty years. While Russia and China have proven to be a cooperative force in global politics and security, as they share similar interests and ideologies in this arena, the neighboring countries have historically faltered in creating effective economic relations.Both Russia and China have prioritized looking to Western capital and markets for economic development and stability instead of looking to each other. The landmark gas deal between Russia and China, however, could change this global dynamic indicating the pervasive rise of a multipolar world.