Marking the conclusion of an epic 33-day long journey to foster national unity, peace, co-existence and harmony, the Ranbhumi Rally for Unity reached the Galle Face Green on June 9 evening, with President Maithripala Sirisena gracing the closing ceremony as chief guest.
Security Forces Headquarters in Mullaithivu (SFHQ-MLT) celebrated its 6th anniversary under the patronage of the Commander overseeing duties of the SFHQ-MLT Major General Sudantha Ranasinghe on 5th June 2015 while organizing a ritual military ceremonial function and a multi-religious ceremony with the participation of its servicemen.
State Minister for Child Affairs Rose Senanayake said poverty and lack of proper education of parents had been the main cause of child labour. She called upon the society as well as the schools with adequate financial resource to lend a helping hand to underprivileged children.
Visiting General Raheel Sharif, Chief of Army Staff of Pakistan Army met Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe, together with Major General (Retd) Syed Shakeel Hussain, High Commissioner for Pakistan in Sri Lanka.
The Minister of Finance Ravi Karunanayaka said that the world commends the partnership of the present President and Prime Minister. Therefore he said that international financial organizations are funding local development projects.
Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ajith P. Perera represented Sri Lanka at the High Level Conference of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) on ‘Security and Stability in the Region of SCO’ on 4 June 2015 in Moscow. The High Level Conference was organized by the Russian Federation that holds the presidency of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation.
The 20th Amendment will be passed in Parliament soon. The independent commissions will cut down politicians' powers which were used to discriminate people, said Health and Indigenous Medicine Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne while addressing a ceremony in Kalutara to commence construction work of a four storey building complex at the Kalutara General Hospital at a cost of Rs. 40 million.