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 vows to take stern action against wrongdoers irrespective of status
Tue, Jan 14, 2014, 10:44 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 14, Kegalle: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa today vowed to take stern legal action against all perpetrators of wrong doing irrespective of their status and to build a virtuous society for future generations.

He added that the government is dedicated to consolidate the goodwill of the public while protecting the peace and discipline of the island.

Participating in a ceremony today to inaugurate a replica of the Sri Pada built in the Maniyamgama Rajamaha Viharaya in Kegalle, the President said the government will take stern actions against people who are engaged in corruption and crimes disregard of their political involvement.

He added that the country never in history has achieved so much development as in the past few years and some groups try to disrupt that massive development process by spreading false information and claiming the government is corrupt.

This is the first time a president has come to the Maniyamgama village and the President's arrival at the ancient Maniyamgama Temple premises brought a large crowed wanting to see the President.

The ancient temple is said to have built during the reign of King Walagamba of the early Anuradhapura period in the 1st century BC and restored by King Kirthi Sri Rajasinghe (1747 - 1781 AD ) of Kandy

Minister Ranjith Siyambalapitiya, Deputy Minister H. R. Mithrapala, and President's Chief of Staff Gamini Senarath were also present at the occasion.

(Photos by Nalin Hewapathirana)

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Environmental authority of Sri Lanka addresses issues in animal husbandry
-- [1 hour and 22 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka woos Malaysian investors for infrastructure development
-- [1 hour and 50 minutes ago]
President opens new facilities at Sri Lanka's Eastern University
-- [2 hours ago]
Sri Lankan government clarifies visa issue of BBC correspondent
-- [6 hours ago]
Sri Lanka First Lady attends International Autism Seminar in Malaysia
-- [7 hours ago]
Proposal to set up 60 mini theaters in 30 towns in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka to raise import taxes on cars and mobile phones - report
Sri Lanka Army to open third wellness resort for handicapped soldiers in Kurunegala
Prime Minister to table a bill in parliament on the conduct of Sri Lanka's Buddhist monks
Sri Lanka's Speaker asked to hold formal inquiry into the attack on main opposition MPs

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.