President Maithripala Sirisena on Tuesday said the ‘Drug Free Country’ programme, inaugurated by the government to build a healthy nation by saving the future generation from the drug menace, has shown successful results.
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was welcomed by Special Advisor to the Japanese Prime Minister Hiroto Izumi, Sri Lankan Ambassador to Japan Dhammika Ganganath Dissanayake and Japanese Ambassador to Sri Lanka Kenichi Suganuma. The Prime Minister is
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe who arrived in Japan yesterday for an official visit will have a series of meetings from today with key economic agencies working with Sri Lanka.
Further strengthening of economic ties between the two countries will become a key focus of the visit.
Prime Minister Wickremesinghe is scheduled to meet the Japan-Sri Lanka Parliamentarian’s League, the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and meet the Japanese Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Hiroshige Seko.
At JETRO, the Prime Minister will deliver a speech on ‘Sri Lanka Understanding the Global Situation and Importance of Japan’.
Colombo city will be developed to the best urban centre in the Indian Ocean within the next decade, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said.
The Fourth South Asia Region Public Procurement Conference (SARPPC) will be held in Colombo and Kandy from February 20 to 23under the Theme “Electronic Government Procurement (e-GP) in South Asia: Achievements, Opportunities and Challenges.”
President Maithripala Sirisena says a broad social dialogue has emerged within the country during the last two years after he assumed duties as the President, regarding corruption, fraud and waste.
What does affect the average Sri Lankan on a daily basis is the economy. While the government has taken measures to reduce the country’s debt burden which it inherited from the previous regime, this has manifested in more taxes.
Given the geographical location of the country, its environmental resources and increasing population, a factor which should engage our attention is how long we can use our natural resources for the construction industry.
President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday promised to discuss with the Mass Media Minister and Cabinet Ministers about the needs of journalists and to form a committee to strengthen the professional rights of journalists on a legal basis.