World Blood Donor Day Global Event on 14th June will be hosted by Sri Lanka this year. The world Health Organization has taken this decision as Sri Lanka's national blood transfusion service has marked a significant progress in blood donation. Prior to the global event, the Health Ministry has organized various activities to enlighten the public on the importance of blood donation.
An anti-tobacco flag campaign to mark World No-Tobacco Day was launched yesterday (30). The first flag was pinned on President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees by Mansila Cooray and Sunera Sandeepa of Divi Neguma Kekuly Children's Society.
President Mahinda Rajapaksa has said that the Government has nothing to hide in development. Addressing a ceremony held to launch the Annual Report of the Finance Ministry, the President said that details of the programme had been presented to the country.
President Mahinda Rajapaksa and Indian President Pranab Mukherjee met for bilateral talks this afternoon at the Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi, India, where President Mukherjee exchanged pleasantries with President Rajapaksa.
President Mahinda Rajapaksa and new Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met for bilateral talks this morning at the Hyderabad House in New Delhi, India, where the President was warmly welcomed by the Prime Minister.