Lankapage Logo CP 18 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lankan President to award National Honors tomorrow after a lapse of 12 years
Sun, Mar 19, 2017, 11:19 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 19, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena will confer National Honors on 90 distinguished personalities, who rendered a noble service to the country and its advancement at a ceremony tomorrow.

The Investiture Ceremony of conferring National Honors will be held on the 20th of March at 6.00 p.m. at the Nelum Pokuna Theater, under the patronage of President Sirisena.

At this ceremony which will be held after 12 years, the President will present national honors to 88 distinguished Sri Lankans and two non-nationals lauding their individual contributions in many spheres, stated the Secretary to the President P. B. Abeykoon.

Late music maestro W.D. Amaradeva is to be posthumously conferred with the highest civilian honor "SriLankabhimanaya."

According to the act of the National Honours - 1986, the awardees of these national honors are selected out of the nominations presented by individuals and public organizations. The nominations are also inspected by an intellectual panel. Ninety persons were selected out of 426 applications forwarded for this year's award ceremony.

These awards are bestowed on the most distinguished persons who have made outstanding contributions to the country and its advancement. Among the recipients of the national honors are artistes, scientists, doctors, singers, actors, journalists, businessmen and sports personnel.

 


ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories ::
Singapore and Sri Lanka sign free trade agreement deepening economic ties
-- [34 minutes ago]
Reports of Bond Commission and PRECIFAC tabled in Parliament
-- [57 minutes ago]
Ten-year plan to address shortcomings in Colombo - PM
-- [7 hours ago]
Uva CM surrenders to police over the principal kneeling incident
-- [7 hours ago]
Singapore and Sri Lanka sign free trade agreement
-- [8 hours ago]
Five new envoys to Sri Lanka present credentials to President
-- [8 hours ago]
Sri Lanka President seeks support of PM to punish the perpetrators of Central Bank bond scam
-- [9 hours ago]
Amended fisheries act to impose hefty fines on foreign boats illegally entering Sri Lankan territorial waters
SriLankan Airlines achieves highest ever monthly revenue in December 2017
Research study uses sounds of disturbed honey bees to scare away Sri Lankan elephants

Copyright © 2000, 2016 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.