(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Jain and Hindu believers celebrate Deepavali with the sacred light of truth that wins over the darkness of evil. The true meaning of Deepavali is found in overcoming lies with the truth, hatred with love, evil with goodness and defeat with victory."Prime Minister’s Deepavali message"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –I am very pleased to send this message of greetings on the occasion of the festival of Deepavali celebrated by the Hindus throughout the world, symbolizing the victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, good over evil, and hope over despair. They celebrate this with much joy and happiness by lighting lamps and illuminating their homes and places of worship, stated President Maithripala Sirisena sending a message marking Deepavali."President’s Deepavali message"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe conveyed his wishes to Hindu devotees celebrating Deepavali, which falls tomorrow.(18)"Premier conveys wishes to Hindu devotees celebrating Deepavali"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) reiterated their support for Sri Lanka’s economic program during a meeting with Minister of Finance and Media Mangala Samaraweera."JBIC reiterates support for Sri Lanka’s economic program"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – The Central Bank of Sri Lanka announces that Dr. Indrajit Coomaraswamy, Governor, Central Bank of Sri Lanka has been named Central Bank Governor of the Year, South Asia, by the Global Capital at Global Capital Markets Awards ceremony in Washington DC on 14th October, which coincides with the World Bank-IMF Annual meetings."Dr. Coomaraswamy: CB Governor of the Year, South Asia"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – President Maithripala Sirisena emphasized the need for further expanding economic relations between Pakistan and Sri Lanka. He made this statement when Pakistan’s Foreign Secretary Ms. Tehmina Janjua called on him at the Presidential Secretariat today (October 17)."President urged Pakistan to invest in sugar and cement industries"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –State Minister of Foreign Affairs Vasantha Senanayake led the Sri Lanka Delegation to the 4th International Our Oceans Conference, which was held in Malta from 5th – 6th October."State Minister attends the ‘International Our Oceans’ Conference"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –A little girl, M.N. Amani Raidha, aged 07, came to Colombo with her parents from Badulla to meet the President."A little girl from Badulla thrilled to meet President"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –The report, which compiled the recommendations for speedy and effective implementation of criminal justice was presented to President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat, yesterday (12th Oct.)."Report on speedy justice recommendations presented"
(BONN, LANKAPUVATH) – Guidelines to ensure marine animals are better protected from boat-based wildlife watching will be presented at a major migratory species summit in Manila later this month."COP12 to Offer Guidelines for Boat-Based Wildlife Watching"