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More funds for women, child welfare
Thursday, 30 October 2014 14:43

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The Child Development and Women's Affairs Ministry has been allocated Rs. 700 million in addition to the Budgetary allocation by President Mahinda Rajapaksa for the betterment of women and children, Child Development and Women's Affairs Minister Tissa Karaliyadda said.

He said so addressing a ceremony to distribute instruments for music and dancing to Maithri Vidyalaya in Padaviya at Rs. 150,000 under the minister's patronage at the school premises recently.

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Govt. ensured peaceful environment for education - Mass Media and Information Minister Keheliya Rambukwella
Thursday, 30 October 2014 14:39

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Children today have the opportunities to pursue their studies without any fear or suspicion and achieve their targets in life under the tenure of the present government, said Mass Media and Information Minister Keheliya Rambukwella. "During the time of terrorism in the North and East, the education of tens of thousand of schoolchildren was in jeopardy," he said.

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President orders all to action stations soon as tragedy struck President also condoles...
Thursday, 30 October 2014 14:36

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President Mahinda Rajapaksa has ordered the relevant officials to take appropriate measures to provide relief to the people affected by the landslide at Haldummulla, Koslanda, Miriyabedda.

No sooner the news broke about the tragic situation, President Mahinda Rajapaksa called on Disaster Management Minister Mahinda Amaraweera, Defence and Urban Development Ministry Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, Uva Province Chief Minister Shashindra Rajapaksa and instructed them to carefully study the situation and take immediate measures to provide relief to those affected by the unfortunate incident.

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EVERYBODY GETS A RAISE!
Monday, 27 October 2014 10:16

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President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday presented a historic people-friendly development oriented Budget 2015 unveiling proposals that brought relief to all folk, the highlight of which was a wage increase ranging from Rs. 3,500 to Rs. 15,000 making the lowest rank employee of the public service receive a minimum monthly income of Rs. 30,000. The minimum basic salary of a public servant will be raised to Rs.15,000.
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President Mahinda Rajapaksa will present the 2015 Budget in Parliament tomorrow
Thursday, 23 October 2014 11:32

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President Mahinda Rajapaksa will present the 2015 Budget in Parliament tomorrow in his capacity as the Minister of Finance and Planning. Here the President is seen making the final touches to the Budget speech at President’s House, in association with Finance and Planning Ministry Secretary Dr. P. B. Jayasundera last morning. 

 

 
A SAGA REBORN President flags off Yal Devi
Tuesday, 14 October 2014 10:38
 
President Mahinda Rajapaksa on board the Yal Devi greets the large crowd standing near the rail tracks.

President Mahinda Rajapaksa ceremonially inaugurated the Yal Devi train service which resumed its journey to Jaffna after a lapse of 24 years.

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US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama pose for a photograph with President Mahinda Rajapaksa and First Lady Shiranthi Rajapaksa
Friday, 26 September 2014 12:23
US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama pose for a photograph with President Mahinda Rajapaksa and First Lady Shiranthi Rajapaksa, during the United Nations General Assembly reception at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York on September 23. Official White House Photo

US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama pose for a photograph with President Mahinda Rajapaksa and First Lady Shiranthi Rajapaksa, during the United Nations General Assembly reception at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York on September 23. Official White House Phot

 

 
President Rajapaksa Attends Opening Session of the 69th UNGA General Debate.
Thursday, 25 September 2014 12:54

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President Mahinda Rajapaksa arrives at the United Nations Headquarters for the opening session of the 69th United Nations General Assembly general debate in New York City this morning.

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Indian journalists praise Lanka's development
Tuesday, 23 September 2014 10:40

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Development programs like the ones launched in Sri Lanka were not found in any other country in the South Asian region. The island's rural population is reaping the full benefits of infrastructure development, states a group of Indian journalists visiting the country.

The visitors expressed confidence that Sri Lanka would be a fully developed country within the next decade. The journalists promised to brief the Indian people on the development programs Sri Lanka has undertaken regardless of ethnic and religious differences.

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Bade Farewell To Chinese President
Thursday, 18 September 2014 16:24

President Mahinda Rajapaksa, First Lady Shiranthi Wickremasinghe Rajapaksa and Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa bade farewell to Chinese President Xi Jinping and First Lady Peng Liyuan at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) yesterday. Picture shows President Mahinda Rajapaksa and Chinese President Xi Jinping at the BIA prior to President Xi’s departure from Sri Lanka after a successful state visit, during which the two countries signed nearly 30 bilateral agreements. Picture by Chandana Perera

President Mahinda Rajapaksa, First Lady Shiranthi Wickremasinghe Rajapaksa and Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa bade farewell to Chinese President Xi Jinping and First Lady Peng Liyuan at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) yesterday.

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SILK ROUTE TO PROGRESS - President
Monday, 15 September 2014 09:48

Sino-Lanka ties morphed into strategic cooperation

China, the country visited by President the most number of times

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President Mahinda Rajapaksa has hailed Chinese President Xi Jinping’s initiative of 21st Century Maritime Silk Route, saying the economic corridor bears significance to the island’s development. The President said in an exclusive interview with Xinhua at Temple Trees that his country will join China’s efforts in the Silk Route trade cooperation.The President said President Xi’ scheduled visit in Sri Lanka, which would be the first by a Chinese President over the past 28 years, is “important” for the  development of the bilateral ties.

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Information Technology, golden gate for the future generation - President
Thursday, 04 September 2014 11:27
 
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President Mahinda Rajapaksa said the country’s younger generation should be ready to conquer the world through Information Technology as it plays a pivotal role in the modern and ever advancing world.

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Opening a Mahindodaya Lab : Bakinigahawela Muslim Central College
Monday, 01 September 2014 11:51

President Mahinda Rajapaksa is seen talking to students after opening a Mahindodaya Lab at Bakinigahawela Muslim Central College, Monaragala yesterday. Picture by Sudath Silva

President Mahinda Rajapaksa is seen talking to students after opening a Mahindodaya Lab at Bakinigahawela Muslim Central College, Monaragala yesterday. Picture by Sudath Silva

 

 
A fire engine valued at nearly Rs. 10 million received by Jathika Namal Uyana Founder Ven. Wanawasi Rahula Thera
Friday, 22 August 2014 09:11
 

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A fire engine valued at nearly Rs. 10 million received by Jathika Namal Uyana Founder Ven. Wanawasi Rahula Thera as a donation from the Namal Uyana – Japan Friendship Foundation in Gumma Prefecture in Japan which was given over to the BMICH by Ven. Rahula Thera has been handed over to the Kandy Municipal Council for the use of its fire brigade. Here, the documents in relation to the donation being handed over by President Mahinda Rajapaksa to Central Province Governor Tikiri Kobbekaduwa at a ceremony at President’s House, Kandy recently. Ven. Rahula Thera, Chief of Presidential Staff Gamini Senarath, BMICH Director General Bandula Ekanayake and other officials were also present.

 
President Mahinda Rajapaksa inspected the Kimbulawela model paddy fields at Sri Jayawardenepura
Friday, 08 August 2014 10:07

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President Mahinda Rajapaksa who inspected the Kimbulawela model paddy fields at Sri Jayawardenepura, Kotte, where traditional local rice varieties are being cultivated using only organic fertilizer, is seen being greeted by farmers on Tuesday.

 
Huge potential for Thai investment in Sri Lanka
Thursday, 23 October 2014 12:51

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There is huge potential and tremendous opportunities for Thais to invest in Sri Lanka, which is a free and open economy with several attractive incentives, including tax holidays of up to 12 years; to create a business friendly environment for foreign investors, states the Bangkok Post Asia Focus in its October 20 issue.

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President launches Divi Neguma Phase 6 today
Tuesday, 21 October 2014 12:15

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President Mahinda Rajapaksa will preside over the commencement of the Divi Neguma National Program Phase Six at the auspicious time of 10.07 a.m. today. A program to plant vegetable seeds. fruit, coconut, herbal and other plants will also take place in 14,022 Grama Seva Divisions parallel to this event.

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President Mahinda Rajapaksa tells 69th Session of the UN General Assembly DE-POLITICISE UN; UN SYSTEMS AND MECHANISMS MUST STOP BEING HOSTAGE
Friday, 26 September 2014 12:28
President Mahinda Rajapaksa is seen addressing the opening session of the 69th United Nations General Assembly general debate at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. Picture by Sudath SilvaThe following is the full text of the address made by President Mahinda Rajapaksa to the 69th Session of the UN General Assembly in New York on Wednesday.

I congratulate Your Excellency Sam Kutesa on being elected as the President of the 69th Session of the United Nations General Assembly.

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Development boon for four districts
Friday, 26 September 2014 12:18
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Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa yesterday said the government has allocated Rs. 7,525 million for development activities in the Galle, Matara, Hambantota and Ratnapura districts parallel to the 2015 Deyata Kirula Development Program.

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President leaves for NY to attend UNGA
Thursday, 25 September 2014 10:29
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President Mahinda Rajapaksa left for New York last night to attend the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on September 24.

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President leaves for NY to attend UNGA
Monday, 22 September 2014 12:06

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President Mahinda Rajapaksa left for New York last night to attend the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on September 24.

President Rajapaksa He is scheduled to address the UNGA session on September 25.

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EXCLUSIVE: Xi Jinping, President People’s Republic of China, to Daily News readers- ‘Let us become partners in pursuit of our dreams’
Tuesday, 16 September 2014 12:35

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Sri Lanka is a ‘Pearl in the Indian Ocean’. It is a fascinating land that has industrious and courageous people and produces fragrant black tea and glittering jewels. It gives me great pleasure to pay a visit to this beautiful country soon and personally experience the charm of the splendid ‘Pearl in the Indian Ocean.’Sri Lanka, with a time-honoured history, is displaying great vitality in the 21st century.
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State Literary Awards fete literary giants
Thursday, 04 September 2014 11:44

The State Literary Awards Ceremony - 2014 was held under the patronage of President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the BMICH yesterday. picture shows the President with the Literati who were conferred with the prestigious “Sahithyarathna” title - namely Prof. Wimal Dissanayake, Carl Muller and Teliwatte Joseph. Culture and the Arts Minister T. B. Ekanayake and State Literature Sub-Committee Chairman Prof. Samantha Herath were also present.  Picture by Chandana Perera

The State Literary Awards Ceremony - 2014 was held under the patronage of President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the BMICH yesterday.

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Japanese PM to visit Sri Lanka
Tuesday, 02 September 2014 11:37

z_p01-Japanese.jpgJapanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has planned to undertake an official visit to Sri Lanka from September 7 to 8 at the invitation of President Mahinda Rajapaksa, the External Affairs Ministry stated in a release yesterday.The release added: ‘It may be recalled that President Rajapaksa paid an official visit to Japan in March 2013 to mark the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Sri Lanka and Japan.

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Sahana Aruna credit scheme - A boon for over 2.7 m Divineguma beneficiaries
Friday, 29 August 2014 09:05
 
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Over 2.7 million Divineguma beneficiaries will benefit from the Sahana Aruna credit scheme which is to be launched through the Divineguma community banks from September 1. This credit scheme will ensure credits for beneficiaries from Rs. 5,000 to a maximum Rs. 50,000 without guarantors at a low interest rate of four percent per annum.

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We welcome Indian Prime Minister to Sri Lanka - President
Thursday, 21 August 2014 13:12

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President Mahinda Rajapaksa said he has extended an invitation to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to visit Sri Lanka when he met him at the swearing-in ceremony in New Delhi in May 2014, and that he is welcome to visit Sri Lanka at an early date.

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