DFCC Vardhana Bank (DVB) the fastest growing commercial bank in Sri Lanka, announced that all DFCC Vardhana Bank Branches will be opened for“Avurudu Ganu Denu’” transactions from 9:00 am to 11:00 am on the 15th of April 2014. DVB as a leading bank believes in adding new meaning to the age-old traditions of the National New Year of the country. DVB invites all customers for “Avurudu Ganu Denu” transactions to renew trusted relationships or start afresh and build them brand new.
As one of the youngest yet most dynamic commercial banks in the country, DFCC Vardhana Bank is renowned for introducing attractive and flexible banking solutions to its customers over the past years to enrich the lives of their valued customers &the citizens of the country.
There are no minorities in this country and all citizens have equal rights to live as one nation and one people with same laws and facilities without any discrimination, said President Mahind Rajapaksa.
“There cannot be any minorities,” President Rajapaksa said speaking in Tamil. “We all are Sri Lankans who love the Motherland and nobody can deny this reality.”
Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa was speaking at the "National Unity Convention" held at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) in Colombo on April 07.
The "National Unity Convention" conducted by the Ministry of National Languages and Social Integration was held under the auspices of President Mahinda Rajapaksa
The Convention was organized to build consensus on a charter to preserve unity in diversity in Sri Lanka and will be in line with the National Policy Framework for Social Integration (NPFSI), launched by the Ministry in 2012.
The President also pointed out that all people, irrespective of their religion or ethnicity, celebrated the victory of the Sri Lankan cricket team the previous evening.
“There were no differences among Sinhalese, Tamils and Muslims, or religious differences, in the celebrations,” President Rajapaksa said. “Those from all regions, the North, South, East, West and the Hill Country joined hands in a great show of national unity and feeling for one’s Motherland.”
The President also said that to build national harmony, it was necessary to understand the great concept of humanity and use it as a firm foundation.
The forum provided an opportunity for over 1,500 eminent citizens from various segments of society, including public officials, religious leaders, civil society and Sri Lanka’s expatriate community, among others, to exchange views and interact.
In 2012, the Ministry launched the NPFSI with the intention of addressing the country’s particular social integration needs. According to the Ministry website, “the NPFSI was founded on a rights-based approach, highlighting the significance of the rights and responsibilities of individuals and the duties of the state to enhance social justice and inclusion.”
On account of the Sinhala and Hindu New Year. on a directive from President Mahinda Rajapaksa. the Ministry of Ports, Highways and Shipping will implement a reduced rates scheme for vehicles plying on the Southern Expressway, the Colombo-Katunayake Highway and the Outer Circular Highway for two weeks effective from midnight April 10 to April 25.
The British authorities in New Delhi have claimed that one of those who had been taken into custody with regard to an abortive bid to smuggle in 36 kgs of heroin is an undercover agent, working for them.
The High Commission of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan in Sri Lanka invites applications for award of Jinnah Scholarship from deserving Sri Lankan students pursuing their studies at O’ Levels and A Levels.
The number of people making purchases at the Divi Neguma Avurudu fairs in 324 main towns countrywide under the guidance of Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa, is expected to reach three million. The ministr’s Divi Neguma Development Department has organized the fairs with the assistance of 19 state organizations including the Ministry of Trade and the Mahaweli.
Based on a concept of the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence and Urban Development Gotabaya Rajapaksa, a newly constructed 20Kw solar power plant at the SLAF Station Palavi was declared open by the Director Civil Engineering of the SLAF Air Vice Marshal C.R. Gurusinghe recently.