Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will depart to Hanoi, Vietnam tomorrow (10) on a three-day official to attend the World Economic Forum on the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (WEF ASEAN).The World Economic Forum on the Association of Southeast Asian Nations is slated for Sept. 11-13 in Hanoi, where 1,000 delegates from 43 countries and regions will focus their discussions on five key topics.
Sinhalese and Tamil languages, which are the Official Languages of Sri Lanka, comprise of non‑Romanized alphabets. Since the correct Sinhalese/Tamil pronunciation is not produced when the geographical names of such as, villages, towns and rivers in Sri Lanka are written using English characters, writing in English characters in accordance with a standardized system to produce the correct pronunciation is known as the Romanization System.
- Sri Lanka has signed the United Nations Convention of 1988 against the Illicit Traffic of Narcotic drugs and Psychotropic substances and with a view to executing the responsibility bounded by international obligations, the Convention against Illicit Traffic of Narcotic drugs and Psychotropic substances Act, No.1 of 2008 has been enacted.
The Joint Proposal made by Hon. Ranil Wickremasinghe, the Prime Minister in his capacity as the Minister of National Policies and Economic Affairs, and Hon. Duminda Dissanayake, the Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources & Disaster Management, to implement the drinking water supply project utilizing the water resource in the Vadamarachchi Lagoon, at an investment of Rs.2,000 million, for the supply of safe drinking water to the people in the Jaffna Peninsula, in accordance with the feasibility study made on the proposed project, was approved by the Cabinet.
The Indonesian Naval Ship ‘Kri Sultan Hasanuddin’ arrived at the port of Colombo on a goodwill visit yesterday (08th September). The ship was welcomed by the Sri Lanka Navy in accordance with naval customs, upon her arrival. A group of officials from the Embassy of Indonesia in Colombo was also present on the occasion.
The Tourism Skills Strategy and Action Plan (SSAP) for the Trincomalee district was prepared by the Australian funded project, Skills for Inclusive Growth Program and was launched recently at the JKAB Beach Resort Hall, Trincomalee. N.A.A. Pushpakumara, District Secretary, R. Sivasuthan, representative from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT and other relevant government partners, and District representatives, private sector representative from Trincomalee were present.
The government has appointed four working groups of scientists to submit recommendations on four identified thematic areas relating to development activities.The groups were appointed by Minister of Science, Technology, Research, Skills Development, and Vocational Training and Kandyan Heritage, Dr. Sarath Amunugama.
The UNP’s next generation of leaders are being groomed to take the party forward and formulate a plan for Sri Lanka till 2030, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe announced.Addressing the 72nd anniversary celebrations of the UNP held at its headquarters in Sirikotha on Thursday (6), the Prime Minister stressed, it is important to strengthen the party from the village level.
Families of the missing and the disappeared have faced multiple forms of harassment - sexual harassment and bribery, where female relatives were asked for sexual favors in exchange for information regarding their missing relatives as well as for the provision of basic administrative services, the Interim Report of the Office on Missing Persons (OMP) reveals.
President says that the current government has entered into a program to eradicate the dependent mentality of the people and build a free nation President Maithripala Sirisena says that the government has entered into a sustainable development approach which would eradicate the dependent mentality, enabling our people to build a nation which can stand on its own feet.