Drop of Life

Over 1.15 million people have been affected by the prevailing drought in Polonnaruwa, Anuradhapura, Moneragala, Ampara, Hambantota, Puttalam, Trincomalee, Mannar, Vavuniya, Mullaitivu and Kilinochchi districts in Sri Lanka.

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No black coffee at Sam’s alms giving

President Mahinda Rajapaksa and the Opposition Leader Ranil Wickramasinghe met each other recently at the seventh day alms giving in memory of Sam Wijesinghe, former Secretary General of Parliament. The pinkama took place at late Mr Wijesinghe’s residence in Mount Lavinia. Both leaders were among those present.

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Six new envoys present credentials to President Rajapaksa

Six new Ambassadors to Sri Lanka presented their credentials to President Mahinda Rajapaksa last Tuesday (09 August) at a ceremony held in the President's Office at the Presidential Secretariat in Colombo.

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President Rajapaksa inaugurates renovation work of Beragala-Wellawaya road

Renovation work on the stretch of road from Beragala to Wellawaya via Koslanda of the Badulla District in the Uva Province was inaugurated under the patronage of President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the Koslanda junction on 13 August. The 34 kilo meters Beragala Wellawaya road project will be carried out by the road development authority with local funds as envisioned in the Mahinda Chinthana accelerated road development projects.

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President participates in Agasas Maha Mangalyaya in Girandurukotte

The Agasas Maha Mangalyaya, the offering of the prominent portion of the new harvest to the Buddha and deities has taken place at the Dharmodaya Piriven Viaharaya this morning (10) in Girandurukotte under the patronage of President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

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Sri Lanka’s largest book exhibition kicks off

President Mahinda Rajapaksa declared open the Colombo International Book Exhibition-2014, Sri Lanka's largest book fair yesterday morning at the Sirimavo Bandaranaike Exhibition Centre at BMICH premises amidst a large number of book publishers in the country and overseas. This book fair will continue until September 16th from 9.00am to 9.00pm. The Sri Lanka Book Publishers Association (SLBPA)  is organizing this Exhibition for the 16th occasion.

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President Rajapaksa declares open four MTLs in Badulla - more photos

Saraswathi Tamil School and Highland Tamil school in Badulla.

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President Rajapaksa declares open four MTLs in Badulla

President Mahinda Rajapaksa declared open four more newly constructed Mahindodaya Technical Laboratories (MTLs) at the Udawela Madya Maha Vidyalaya, Kendagolla Navodya Maha Vidyalaya, Badulla Central College, Badulla Saraswathi Tamil Vidyalaya and the Highland Tamil School of the Badulla District in the Uva Province.

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President declares open Veressa River walking tracks

The Veressa River walking tracks, an area for jogging and exercising was officially declared open for the use of the public by President Mahinda Rajapaksa last evening (09 August).

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Malalgoda appointed as Appeal Court President

President’s Counsel Attorney At Law Vijith Kumara Malalgoda was sworn in as the new President of the Sri Lanka Court of Appeal before President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees today (09 August).

Malalgoda has previously served as the Additional Solicitor General. He holds a Masters of Law from the University of Aberdeen in the United Kingdom and previously held the position of judge advocate with the Sri Lanka Air Force.

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