Action will be taken against any minister if found to be protecting underworld leaders, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told Parliament yesterday.The Prime Minister made this comment replying to Joint Opposition MP Udaya Padma Shantha Gunasekara who queried on newspaper reports which said that a minister has employed five underworld leaders as his private bodyguards.
President Maithripala Sirisena said that forests provide many socio-economic benefits, including food, energy and shelter, which are basic human needs and to sustain the products and services that help meet these and other needs, forests must be sustainably managed.
President Maithripala Sirisena arrived at Fuimicino International Airport in Rome yesterday (15) to attend the 24th session of the Committee on Forestry (COFO) and the 6th World Forest Week organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations scheduled to begin today.
President Maithripala Sirisena, who left for Rome yesterday to attend the 24th session of the Committee on Forestry (COFO) and the 6th World Forest Week arrived at Fuimicino International Airport in Rome today (15th July).
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says new strategies are needed to prevent crises and conflicts among countries in the Indian Ocean region. Prime Minister Wickremesinghe said the government has advised the Navy to pay attention to new strategies to prevent possible hostilities and to other security concerns, especially, possible threats from submarines in the Indian Ocean.
The Prime Minister said the main objective is to get all the main stakeholders to the negotiating table to discuss matters of mutual interest, avoiding crises and conflicts. The Prime Minister made these remarks delivering the keynote address at the Bandaranaike International Diplomatic Training Institute's postgraduate Diploma and Certificate awarding ceremony at the BMICH in Colombo Friday.
President Maithripala Sirisena left for Rome yesterday (14th July) to attend the 24th session of the Committee on Forestry (COFO) and the 6th World Forest Week organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
Thai Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha who visited the Sacred Temple of the Tooth Relic in Kandy yesterday signs the visitors’ book. the thai Prime Minister’s wife Naraporn Chan-o-cha, President Maithripala Sirisena and Diyawadana Nilame Pradeep Nilanga Dela look on. Picture by president’s media division
Indian Foreign Secretary Vijay Keshav Gokhale called on Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe at Temple Trees yesterday. Indian Foreign Secretary Vijay Keshav Gokhale called on Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe at Temple Trees yesterday.
Work on several Indo-Lanka joint projects will get off the ground this year.This was indicated after a meeting between Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and Indian Foreign Secretary Vijay Keshav Gokhale.
The projects would be carried out in Sri Lanka with Indian assistance and investment. The meeting between Prime Minister Wickremesinghe and Foreign Secretary Gokhale took place at Temple Trees yesterday. The meeting also foucused on the increase in Indian investments in Sri Lanka.
The discussions also centred around the proposed Economic and Technological Cooperation Agreement (ETCA) with India, and housing projects being implemented for displaced people in the North with Indian assistance.
India also expressed its interest in investing on renovating the road network in the North.The attention was also drawn to release the detained Indian fishermen and the success of ‘Suwaseriya’ ambulance service commenced with an Indian grant
The Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Thailand, General Prayut Chan-o-cha, was yesterday received by President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat, where he was given a ceremonial Guard of Honour. Thailand Prime Ministers spouse, Associate Professor Naraporn Chan-o-cha and First Lady Jayanthi Sirisena too were present.
The New Education Standard Act comprising all the changes that should be made to enhance the quality of the country’s education will be introduced in the near future, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said. The Prime Minister was speaking at the Subhaga Scholarship Awards Ceremony at Temple Trees yesterday.