“Leaders of the country, open your eyes. Don’t worry about power, the Government and the Pradeshiya Sabhas. Work for the farmers.” “They said the ship would arrive in Sri Lanka by the 6th and the fertilizer will be distributed. If it takes another 10 days then the fertilizer will only arrive in Ampara after the …
The GMOA said today that it would not oppose the move to enroll SAITM students in the General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (KDU) Medical Faculty.
Sri Lanka Cricket has claimed a long awaited victory -and importantly, a victory over neighboring India. The first ODI match between Sri Lanka and hosting India got underway at the new turf in Dharamsala, northern India right below the Himalayas. To lay the foundation towards the victory, toss winning …
In a turn of events, the Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) said yesterday that it could intervene in the issue between the Railways Department and the striking trade unions in the event the actions taken by the authorities turn out to be a threat to the labour Rights of the employees.
State Minister highlights Sri Lanka’s efforts for reconciliation, good governance at Bali Forum
Sun, Dec 10, 2017, 11:50 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.
Dec 10, Colombo: State Minister for Foreign Affairs Vasantha Senanayake attended the 10th Bali Democracy Forum (BDF-X) in Jakarta on 7th December 2017, Foreign Affairs Ministry said.
Speaking at the Ministerial Panel of BDF-X, the State Minister observed that the Forum is significant to Sri Lanka as the current national unity government is taking a number of measures to reinforce democracy by addressing diversity, security, equality and social justice of the people under the theme of good governance.
He added that the government also restored freedom of expression and media freedom, which are two crucial pillars of democracy.
The State Minister also highlighted the firm commitment of the government to strengthen, uphold, promote and protect equity and social justice in Sri Lanka with a resolve to achieving reconciliation, ensuring durable peace and non-recurrence of violence, promotion and protection of human rights, ending impunity and upholding the rule of law, and strengthening good governance and democracy and equitable and inclusive development.
The State Minister for Foreign Affairs Vasantha Senanayake was among Ministers of several countries including Tunisia, Jordan, Qatar, Papua New Guinea, Madagascar, Samoa, Suriname and ASEAN Secretary General who participated in the 10th BDF Ministerial panel discussion which was followed by a lively interactive session.
During his visit, State Minister Senanayake met with Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi and Deputy Foreign and trade Minister of Brunei Darussalam, Dato Sri Paduka Haji Erywan bin Pehin Yusof and discussed matters related to further strengthening the bilateral relations. The State Minister also briefly engaged with participating Ministers at BDF including Ministers of Kazakhstan, Jordan, Timor Leste, Samoa and others.
The Bali Democracy Forum (BDF) which was initiated by Indonesia in 2008 is an open intergovernmental forum on the development of democracy in the Asia Pacific region. The Forum meets annually to promote and nurture cooperation among countries in the field of peace and democracy through sharing of experiences and best practices.
Another elephant, a single tusker, was found shot dead at the Sellankandal Forest Reserve in Puttalam yesterday, Wild Life officials said.
Abhayatissa had replied that this so-called Tamil problem is that of the Tamil people not having a state of their own and that this is not an issue that can ever be resolved in Sri Lanka. What that exchange shows is that the President Sirisena himself is committed to the new constitution proposed by the …
The picture of Jesus Christ where droplets of sweat were seen emerging from the forehead at St. Anne’s Church in Wattala depitcs something more than a miracle, St. Anne’s Church Parish Priest Rev. Fr. Sanjeev Mendis told Daily Mirror yesterday.
Travel anywhere in Sri Lanka, anytime of the year, and you will see the landscape striped with lush green paddy fields extending from the valleys – for rice is the principal food (staple diet) of the island nation, the food of the kings, priests and the common people alike, from time immemorial. Sri Lanka’s …
The Colombo Commercial High Court yesterday issued notices on Sri Lanka’s popular music band leader Nalin Perera and his musical group ‘Marians’ for singing the late H.R. Jothipala’s songs without the permission of his family members.