(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – “Hajj’ means visiting a sacred place. This can be called as the global congregation of all Islam devotees bonded in peace and brotherhood,” President Maithripala Sirisena stated in his Hajj message."“Hajj signifies peace, brotherhood” – President"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – A discussion between the Sri Lanka Minister of Education Akila Viraj Kariyawasam and US Ambassador Alaina B. Teplitz was held yesterday (08) at the Ministry of Education on obtaining the services of the volunteer English teachers of the US Peace Corps at the government’s request to improve conversational English of Sri Lankan students."American volunteer teachers to improve English speaking skills of Sri Lankan students"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Sri Lanka’s Minister of health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Dr. Rajitha Senaratne said many measures were taken to improve facilities at cancer wards and clinics during his tenure."Health Minister says many measures were taken to improve facilities at cancer wards and clinics"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Former Sri Lankan cricketer Kumar Sangakkara is to work with the Commonwealth to help promote peace."Sanga to work with Commonwealth to promote peace"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –State Minister of Defence Ruwan Wijewardene told the Parliamentary Select Committee probing Easter Sunday attacks that the Government had ‘opportunities to prevent the terror attacks’ but as State Minister of Defense, he was never informed of the rise of Islamic extremism or of an impending attack."CID informed that bomber Insaf spoke of Christchurch prior to attack"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –The Cabinet of Ministers has approved the tax amendments proposed by the Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera in his Budget 2019. Accordingly, the Cabinet has approved the Amendment Draft Bills on Nation Building Tax and Value Added Tax (VAT)."VAT / NBT concessions from September"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Sushma Swaraj, one of India’s best known politicians, has died."Sushma Swaraj: India’s popular former foreign minister dies"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – Recruited as a child soldier at age 12 and later tortured by his enemies before fleeing by boat to Australia, Sri Lankan Ganeshamoorthy Thiyagarajah is now facing years behind bars for a “brutal” killing in Adelaide."Ex-LTTE child soldier faces jail for murder in Australia"