Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lankan President congratulates new Nepali Premier
Tue, Feb 18, 2014, 02:23 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 18, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has written to the new Nepali Prime Minister Sushil Koirala to congratulate him on his assumption of office this month.

"Your election is a reflection of your wide acceptance by the Nepali people to lead the country at this critical juncture in its political and constitutional history," President Rajapaksa wrote in his message.

"You bring to this high office extensive experience from your long and illustrious career in politics."

President Rajapaksa, in the letter, also commented on the historically strong relations that Sri Lanka and Nepal have maintained throughout the years.

"Sri Lanka and Nepal share the warmest of relations based on cultural and religious ties dating back to time immemorial, with Buddhism playing a seminal role," the President said.

"The recent years have seen our engagement tremendously enriched with robust cooperation both bilaterally and within the framework of SAARC."

Prime Minister Koirala received more than two-thirds of the vote in Nepal's Parliament with 405 lawmakers voting in favor of his appointment as the country's new premier.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
UN expresses concern over sexual violence in Sri Lanka
-- [37 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka opposition protests against government's casino legislation
Sri Lankan parliamentary approval for one of the three controversial casino legislations
Employees of Sri Lanka's zoological garden urge authorities to re-commence elephant dances
Discovery of contaminated plastic bottles during raid raises alarm on water sold in Sri Lankan market
Consumer movement urges Sri Lankan government to remove the fuel surcharge from the electricity bill
Sri Lanka Attorney General's Department sets up provincial units
Sri Lanka briefs diplomatic community on measures taken to subdue renewed threat of terrorism
Sri Lankan President vows to take strict action against lawbreakers, not to permit religious discord
Parliamentary delegation of Balochistan visits Sri Lanka

Copyright © 2000, 2014 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.