The 70th Independence Day celebrations were held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, at Galle Face Green, yesterday. Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex and the Countess of Wessex, representing the Queen, were the special guests.
This year, we celebrate 70 years of independence from colonial rule. It is an occasion for us to remember that we were only able to achieve independence with the participation of all communities coming together towards a common goal.
The Sri Lankan Government and the British High Commission in Colombo today rubbished the false reports doing the rounds on social media and certain websites regarding alleged guidance issued by the so-called ‘Welcome Committee of British Royals’.
The Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) issued a circulation standard commemorative currency note in the denomination of Rupees 1,000 to mark the 70th Independence Celebration in the country on 04.02.2018.
The Earl of Wessex, Prince Edward and Countess Sophie Rhys-Jones arrived in Sri Lanka to participate in the 70th Independence Day celebrations to be held next Sunday. Prince Edward will be the chief guest. They were welcomed at the Airport by State Foreign Affairs Minister Wasantha Senanayake and Mrs. Senanayake.
The Parliament announced that the parliamentary debate on the Presidential Commission of Inquiry to Investigate and Inquiry into Serious Acts of Fraud Corruption and Abuse of Power (PRECIFAC) and bond commission reports will be conducted on February 6 at 10.30am. The announcement made following a meeting that was held by the speaker Karu Jayasuriya with party leaders and consultation with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.
All employers should grant special leave employees to vote forth coming local authority election on February 10th chairman of the election commission Mahinda Deshapriya announced.Citing Section 84(a) of the Local Authorities Elections Ordinance.(Chapter 262) regarding the duty of employers to grant leave to employees to vote he said.