Under the programme carried out by President Maithripala Sirisena to provide the necessary leadership to achieve sustainable development objectives in 2030, the National Sustainability discourse is preparing a plan to determine the long-term objectives in the fields of economic, social and environment within the next 12 years.
Prime Minister of Sri Lanka Ranil Wickremesinghe says he’s concerned about the deterioration in the relationship between China and the United States. The decline of multilateralism is another concern for Sri Lanka, he says, adding that he worries about what will replace it.Wickremesinghe was among speakers at the panel session on “Asia’s Geopolitical Outlook” at the World Economic Forum on ASEAN (WEF ASEAN) 2018 in Hanoi on September 13.
The Sri Lanka national netball team who won the Asian Netball Championships called on President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat, yesterday (13th). The President, appreciating the talents of those sportswomen, extended his best wishes.
President Maithripala Sirisena says the present government has been able to make the programme of providing a safe house with all the basic facilities to every family in the country a reality due to the housing policy implemented with a clear national plan.He made these remarks participating in the ceremony to vest the Lake Crescent Residencies in Mandawila, Mulleriyawa with the public, today (12).
This housing project comprises of 500 housing units and it was constructed under the Urban Regeneration Programme of the Urban Development Authority under the guidance of Ministry of Megapolis and Western Development.
Professionals, administrative officials, journalists, and technology officers who work in the private and public sectors in country’s main cities and semi-urban areas but are unable to afford reside in their work area are target groups of this project. It is significant that bank loan facilities are also arranged to purchase these houses.
Sri Lanka and Indonesia decided to further strengthen friendly ties between the two countries and work unitedly to ensure free naval movement and security in the Indian Ocean.The decisions were reached during the bilateral meeting held between Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and Indonesian President Joko Widodo, at the Melia Hotel in Hanoi, Vietnam yesterday morning (12).
The State Literary Awards Ceremony 2018, an occasion to give due accolades to the literati who enrich the field of literature in Sri Lanka with their creations, was held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena at the BMICH, Tuesday (11th). Many authors received awards at this ceremony for their great contribution for the advancement of the literature in the year 2017.
Vietnam Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc says that steps should be taken not only to strengthen state relations between Sri Lanka and Vietnam, but also to strengthen relations between the political parties in the Parliaments, and between the people of the two countries.
The first flag to launch the Flag Week to mark the National Prisoners’ Day which falls on Septeer 12 was pinned on President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat today (Sep. 11th).The Prisoner’s Welfare Association organizes this event annually to raise funds for the welfare of the prisoners and their family members.
Sri Lanka’s economy should be transformed from a non-tradable one to a more tradable sector and the government’s current economic restructuring plan is aimed at achieving this goal, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said on Sunday at the ceremony to award the ‘Most Admired Companies of Sri Lanka’ in Colombo. The awards ceremony was organised by the International Chamber of Commerce, Sri Lanka (ICCSL) in partnership with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) Sri Lanka.