Sri Lanka donates one million medical gloves to Ebola-stricken countries

Colombo: Sri Lanka donated one million medical examination gloves to West African countries affected by the Ebola outbreak as Sri Lanka's contribution toward the global effort in combating the Ebola outbreak in Africa. Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa symbolically handed over the consignment of gloves to the Country Representative of World Health Organization (WHO) Dr. Firdosi Rustom … [Read more...]

Distribution of school textbooks for next year is now underway.

Distribution of school textbooks for next year is now underway. Commissioner General of Education Publications Tissa Hewavitharane says 38 million textbooks will be distributed to the students next year. Government has spent 2,700 million rupees for this purpose. The distribution process is to be completed by December 6th this year. … [Read more...]

The president stresses that the government provides relief to people without targeting election victories.

President Mahinda Rajapakse says he will never serve the people only targeting the election victories. As he came to power with the consent of the majority he is committed to serve the people at his level best. Aspirations of the people who voted for the president have been fulfilled. The president made these remarks at the final victorious rally of the UPFA prior to the Uva elections for Badulla … [Read more...]

Trade Unions commend the government headed by the President for providing relief to the masses by reducing electricity charges and fuel prices.

Trade Unions commend the government headed by the President for providing relief to the masses reducing electricity charges and fuel prices. Secretary of the Sri Lanka Independent Workers' Union Lesley Devendra says that the President has fulfilled his pledge to reduce the electricity charges by 25 percent. It is a big relief for the masses. The President always acts on the well being of the … [Read more...]

The secretary to the ministry of petroleum resources says that people have been immensely benefited by the reduction of fuel prices.

Secretary to the ministry of Petroleum Resource Development Dr. R.H.S. Samaratunga says that it has been possible to minimize the generation of electricity through fuel with the expansion of the capacity at the Norochcholai coal powered power station. As a result, it has been possible to minimize the foreign exchange spent on the importation of petroleum oil. A comparatively low foreign exchange … [Read more...]

The secretary to the ministry of finance points out that the country has received many economic benefits as a result of the reduction of electricity charges.

Secretary to the Ministry of Finance and secretary to the Treasury Dr. P.B. Jayasundera says that the measure taken by President Mahinda Rajapakse to reduce the electricity Bill has brought many economic benefits to the country. He points out that this paves the way to strengthen the living and the economic conditions of the people. This has also contributed to enhance the circulating strength of … [Read more...]

The president stresses that the government provides relief to people without targeting election victories.

President Mahinda Rajapakse says he will never serve the people only targeting the election victories. As he came to power with the consent of the majority he is committed to serve the people at his level best. Aspirations of the people who voted for the president have been fulfilled. The president made these remarks at the final victorious rally of the UPFA prior to the Uva elections for Badulla … [Read more...]

Construction of the Colombo Port City will be inaugurated by the Chinese and Sri Lankan Presidents today.

Construction of the Colombo Port City will be inaugurated by Chinese President Xi Jinping and President Mahinda Rajapaksa today. Constructions of the port city is carried out by China Harbour Engineering Company under an MOU signed by Sri Lanka Ports Authority with China communication construction company in peoples republic of China. This is the biggest direct foreign investment development … [Read more...]

Mindset of Tamil Diaspora changed a lot since 2009, Nallur Kovil festival as the unifying force for the contradicting minds ( conflicting minds )

People used to change time to time. There can be many reasons and factors for a change of mind. When someone realizes that he is making a mistake , he may change his mind or some people wait until others point out the mistake. People make mistakes. It is human nature. But we must make sure that, people should not be addicted to mistakes. If you make a mistake the first time , you will be pardoned. … [Read more...]

SLBC has produced a CD to mark the Sri Lankan visit of the His Holiness Pope Francis.

Arch Bishop Rt. Rev. Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith says it is commendable that Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation has produced a CD titled "Saul of Christ Sangeeth Sandwani" to mark the proposed visit of the His Holiness Pope Francis to Sri Lanka. The Arch Bishop says this visit is a very important event for the Catholics in the country. Pope's visit will lead to ENHANCE religious reconciliation in Sri … [Read more...]