It is the responsibility of every citizen to control pollution of the marine environment of Sri Lanka. Every citizen should recognise the seriousness of the mammoth task of protecting nature and conserving the environment, President Maitripala Sirisena said in Galle.
The country has achieved macroeconomic stability and by 2025 it will put behind the debt burden which the country has been grappling with all these years, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe assured at the closing ceremony of the Sri Lanka ‘Economic Summit’ organised by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce in Colombo last Friday.
Sri Lanka, being one of the countries which have ensured the right to information of the public, possesses the third best Right to Information Act in the world.Accordingly, the Government has focused its attention to declare the period from 21st to 28th September as the Information Week to make aware the public of using the right to information for the public welfare to coincide with the International Day of Right to Information which falls on 28th September while naming the year 2018 as 'Year of Public Awareness'.
President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday revealed that he had severely admonished officials of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) and the Attorney General for constantly taking military officers into custody, remanding them for a short period and then releasing them, even though there had been no prosecutions so far.
Addressing newspaper editors and heads of media institutions at President’s House yesterday, President Sirisena said that since investigations began in 2015, not a single case had been filed against military suspects arrested in connection with the Lasantha Wickrematunge assassination case, the Prageeth Ekneligoda abduction case, the Keith Noyahr abduction and assault case and the abduction of 11 Tamil youth.
“I received a copy of the IGP’s latest progress report on these investigations into the attacks on journalists and so on, and I found that not a single prosecution had been filed so far since 2015,” he told editors at the breakfast meeting. “The former second in command of the Army was arrested and remanded for five months, but no case was filed,” the President added, referring to the former Director of the Directorate of Military Intelligence, Amal Karunasekera.
The Association of South-east Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the economic stalwarts in the Asian region must focus on geopolitics in the region since the Asia will become the centre of the new global economy with the changes taking place in the next two decades, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said on Wednesday(13th).
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.