Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says that steps are being taken to provide a better life for the youth through a massive development program from Point Pedro in the North to Hambantota in the South. The accelerated development program has already been commenced from the Northern Province with the construction of an airport in Kilinochchi and the development of Kankasanthurai harbor, the Premier said.
In the rural district of Polonnaruwa, where conditions are harsh, infrastructure facilities are poor and a mystery kidney disease is spreading like wildfire, President Sirisena last week inaugurated 180 development projects in his hometown, targeting education, health and community facilities, as the Government steps up its development programmes islandwide
Speaker Karu Jayasuriya has appointed a Delimitation Review Committee, under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, fulfilling a crucial requirement to hold the Provincial Council elections.The move comes amidst allegations by Opposition parties that the Government is deliberately delaying the PC elections with the connivance of the Speaker.
Speaker of parliament said that although there is a proposal to increase the salaries of the lawmakers and ministers no decision has been taken yet. Responding to the media reports that a proposal to increase the salaries of parliamentarian and ministers by 215% has been forwarded to the Speaker Karu Jayasuriya, the Speaker's Office in a media release said their attention has been focused on few electronic media reports that carried wrong information about an increase on salaries of the lawmakers.
President Maithripala Sirisena invited all to commit themselves to achieve goals of national unity and religious reconciliation with the dawn of development across the island. The President also said that the Government has implemented island wide massive programmes to alleviate the poverty of the people and to deliver development benefits to all communities irrespective of race, ethnicity and religion differences.
Sri Lanka Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has assured that the island neighbor will support India's bid for the United Nations Security Council membership, according to Indian media reports. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, who was visiting India's Andhra Pradesh on a personal pilgrimage to Tirupati Temple in Chittoor district on Friday has made this disclosure to media.
President Maithripala Sirisena says the present government will not allow anyone to divide the country nor will it allow any force to subjugate the people. “No body will be allowed to divide our country in the future too,” President Sirisena said. The President also said that the present government has taken steps to protect our War Heroes from any international pressures.
President Maithripala Sirisena says the present government had not taken steps to divide the country or to subjugate the country to any force and there will be no opportunity to divide the country in the future too. The President also said that the present government has taken steps to liberate our war heroes from all the pressure from internationally.
The first provincial summit of the Parliament Committee on National and Religious Reconciliation will be held at the Mahaweli Reach Hotel in Kandy from 9.30 am to 2.30 pm on August 6.The event, organised by Parliament, under the patronage of Speaker Karu Jayasuriya, will be participated by the representatives of all communities, religious clergy, politicians and scholars.
Visiting Vice Minister of Chinese Communist Party International Department Guo Yezhou yesterday told Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe that the Chinese Communist Party and the People’s Republic of China are prepared to extend any assistance to Sri Lanka to make its dream of becoming an economic and financial hub of the Indian Ocean a reality.