President Mahinda Rajapaksa met His Rminence Malcom Cardinal Ranjith, the Archbishop of Colombo. The President who visited the Archbishops House in Colombo on Saturday evening exchanged views with His Eminence Malcom Cardinal Ranjith.
President Mahinda Rajapaksa will host a discussion on Twitter to coincide with the World Conference on Youth (WCY) 2014, currently being held in Colombo. The President officially declared opened the Conference in Hambantota yesterday. “I know you are all on Twitter,” the President said addressing the youth delegates. “I would like to invite you, all of you, to join me on Twitter for discussions on Thursday.” This Q&A session will take place for approximately 45 minutes on Thursday, May 8, 2014, at 11:30 a.m. in Colombo. Secretary to the President, Mr. Lalith Weeratunga, will moderate the Q&A, which will take place via the official Twitter account of President Rajapaksa (@PresRajapaksa). Given the short duration available for the Q&A, those interested in asking questions from the President are urged to post their questions early. Please use the hashtag #WCY2014MR when posting your questions.
The Sri Lankan Parliament will allow six adjournment questions equally distributed among the Government and Opposition members. in lieu of the adjournment motions, from Wednesday, May 07, announced the Speaker.
President Mahinda Rajapaksa has offered condolences to his Afghan counterpart, President Hamid Karzai over the massive landslide that struck Afghanistan’s northeastern Badakhshan province last Friday (2nd May 2014).
President Mahinda Rajapaksa issuing a message to mark the World Conference on Youth 2014 says as stated in the National Policy of Sri Lanka "This century belongs to the youth. It is the century of knowledge.”
Handing over of Aktha Pathra to the New Mahanayaka of Amarapura Sri Dharmarakshitha Nikaya Most Ven. Thirikunamale Aananda thero was held at the Sri Vajiragnana Buddhist Center in Maharagama Sunday (04) evening under the patronage of President Mahinda Rajapaksa.