April 2015


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April 30, 2015 

* Educating children on negative effects of tobacco & alcohol should be further strengthened – President

* Special Presidential Task Force for recovery of illegally acquired state assets

* US applauds the vision of the new Govt.

* Guidance given by Anagarika Dharmapala helps to build a better society – President


April 29, 2015 

* President directs solve drinking water problem of North

* Five new envoys present credentials

* 19A to the Constitution passed in Parliament

* A Cabinet Sub Committee to instruct the DIG of the PFFID

* PM thanks those contributed 19A


April 28, 2015 

* President thanks all who contributed to pass 19th Amendment

* Nineteenth amendment adopted

* 60% of allegations were levelled against LTTE - Missing Persons Commission

* If passed, 19A will come into effect from April 30 - PM

* US Secretary of State to visit Sri Lanka

* Sri Lanka rediscovers itself

* China offers Sichuan province World Tourism Fair Free for Sri Lanka


April 27, 2015 

* President urges all MPs to support 19A for the benefit of future generations

* Designating a Prime Ministerial candidate politically illogical - President

* May inherent resolve & courage of people of Nepal overcome this tragedy & rebuild their lives - President

* President hands over copy of 19th amendment to Mahanayakas

* Nineteenth amendment to constitution in Parliament today


April 24, 2015 

* Hundred Days Programme very successful – PM

* Right to Information draft Bill to be presented to Parliment

* 'I was elected not to enjoy the glory of Presidency' - President

* President Sirisena offers biggest ever funding for health – DG, Health Services

* Foreign diplomats hail President Sirisena’s commitment to Good Governance

* The new Govt. & its 100 day programme

* Fullest support to President’s people-friendly actions - Catholic Bishops’ Conference


April 23, 2015 

* “Vote unanimously for 19A” - President’s call to MPs “Let us all be responsible and accountable”


April 22, 2015 

* President appoints officials to state-owned institutions

* Western Ambassadors expresses high appreciation over 100 day program success

* SLFP & UNP should work together as a Govt. for the benefit of people - President


April 21, 2015 

* Peshala Jayaratne appointed as SLFP organizer for Polonnaruwa

* Turkish business delegation to visit Sri Lanka

* Parliament adjourned until Monday

* Govt’s priority to build local economy based on Agriculture - President

* Lanka's Export Sector records five percent growth

* Practicing Buddhism leads way to Good Governance – Ven. Sobitha Thera


April 20, 2015 

* President directs reinstating RDA, BOI workers

* Advices & guidance given by Maha Sangha to rulers were great strength to them - President


April 17, 2015 

* Probes into five mega deals over; AG can act now – Presidential aide - by Shamindra Ferdinando

* Sri Lanka at UN-Habitat session today

* Indian e-Tourist Visa applications for Lankans

* SpeciaProbes into five mega deals over; AG can act now – Presidential aide - by Shamindra Ferdinando

* Special bus & train services to return to Colombo


April 16, 2015 

* Britain supports Sri Lanka in addressing past issues – Cameron

* President patronizes in offering new rice at Somawathie


April 15, 2015 

* Country’s first Open Air Zoo opens on Friday

* Wesak week declared

* President at New Year oil anointing ceremony


April 14, 2015 

* On-arrival visa for Sri Lankans visiting India

* SL’s new leader has a tough job: restore democracy & pacify major powers - TIME


April 10, 2015 

* Bhutan and Sri Lanka friendship based on common spiritual link of Buddhism

* Devotees in large numbers pay last respects to Mahanayake

* Special bus service for New Year begins

* What is special in this New Year is spread of festivity amidst commitment to good governance - President

* Sri Lanka- Bhutan sign MoU to enhance bilateral relations


April 09, 2015 

* Amended 19 A in Parliament on April 20; dissolution to follow - President

* Sri Lanka’s New Leader to Dissolve Parliament and Launch War Crimes Probe - Time

* Bhutan PM arrives in Sri Lanka

* State funeral for Asgiriya Mahanayake Thera

* Sri Lanka Tourism enters screen-based marketing

* Sri Lankans evacuated from Yemen

* President, PM in special discussion

* Most Venerable Udugama Sri Buddharakkitha Thero brought greater light to Buddha Sasana - President


April 08, 2015 

* Task performed by Govt in 88 days is satisfactory - PM

* President returns after successful state visit to Pakistan

* Electricity supply to villages brings opportunity for rural children to win world - President


April 07, 2015 

* UN Assistant Secretary-General extends support to SL on a wide range of issues

* Sri Lanka, Pakistan to strengthen business ties

* Speaker of Pakistan National Assembly discusses the concept of national govt. with President Sirisena

* President Sirisena’s visit testifies to strong bonds between Lanka & Pakistan - Nawaz Sharif

* Sri Lanka & Pakistan leaders pledge to strengthen bilateral relations

* Buddhist Chief Prelate of Asgiriya Chapter passes away


April 05, 2015 

* Sri Lanka’s brand value to reach US$ 79 b in 2015

* Tourist arrivals up in March

* Sri Lanka high on lists of places to visit in 2015 - Mail Online

* President arrives in Pakistan

* Sri Lanka, Pakistan sign agreements to enhance bilateral cooperation

* Lanka, Pakistani leaders to hold bilateral talks


April 05, 2015 

* President attends Easter celebrations

* Spirit of Easter shows path for our own advancement as a nation - President

* President to leave for Pakistan

* Farmers’ lives should be made prosperous & dignified at any cost - President


April 02, 2015 

* Forest resources destroyed in recent past with state patronage - President

* Govt. committed to strengthen local engineers - President at the National Engineering Conference 2015

* Colombo-Talaimannar train services resumes today

* UN Assistant Secretary-General to visit Sri Lanka

* China offers over $1 bln in grants to Sri Lanka without any conditions

* Presidential pardon for Udaya

* Drug prices to be regulated


April 01, 2015 

* Sri Lanka Tourism Strategy - China 2015 launched

* Inflation drops further in March

* Special development project for Galle







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