Author Archive for Janaka Alahapperuma

China lauds economic growth in Sri Lanka

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

By Janaka Alahapperuma Senior official of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Liu Yunshan who is on an official visit to Sri Lanka called on President Mahinda Rajapaksa to promote bilateral cooperation at the President”‘s House on Tuesday (10 September). During the meeting with the President the Standing Committee member of the Political Bureau of […]

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Connecting Communities: Newly constructed Panichchankarni Bridge opens

Monday, September 2nd, 2013

By Janaka Alahapperuma President Mahinda Rajapaksa declared open the newly constructed Panichchankarni Bridge located on A15, Batticaloa- Trincomalee road in Wakarai yesterday (August 01). This bridge was destroyed by the Tsunami disaster in 2004. The new bridge constructed at a cost of 1,060 million rupees.  The bridge, which is 132 metres in length and 10.4 […]

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President Rajapaksa inspects agricultural machineries at Minsk Automobile Plant

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

By Janaka Alahapperuma President Mahinda Rajapaksa visited the Minsk Automobile Plant for an inspection tour at the conclusion of his three-day state visit to the Belarus Republic, the former Soviet Union country in Eastern Europe on 27 August. Minsk Automobile Plant is highly established industrial plant where high quality passenger buses, trucks and lorries are […]

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Sri Lanka and Belarus leaders grace the Business Forum in Minsk

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

By Janaka Alahapperuma President Mahinda Rajapaksa and Belarus Prime Minister Professor Mikhail Myasnikovich graced the Sri Lanka “”…” Belarus Business Forum which was held at the National Library Auditorium in Minsk, the capital city of Belarus. Sri Lankan President and Belarus Premier participated the occasion as chief guests.  Economy Minister of the Belarus Republic, Nikolai […]

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Sri Lanka and Belarus inked Seven Bilateral Agreements

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

By Janaka Alahapperuma Belarus Republic and Sri Lanka have inked the seven bilateral agreements designed to promote all-round cooperation on Monday afternoon (26) at the Cabinet Hall of the Government House in Minsk, the capital during Sri Lankan President’s three day state visit to the country.  On Sri Lanka side President Mahinda Rajapaksa signed the […]

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‘Sri Lanka Night’ concert in Belarus Capital

Monday, August 26th, 2013

By Janaka Alahapperuma President Mahinda Rajapaksa arrived in Belarus, former Soviet Union and the Eastern European nation on a three-day official visit, graced the cultural and traditional dancing show, “ƒ”¹…”Sri Lankan Night’ at the Bolshoi Opera Theater in Minsk, capital city of Belarus last night on August 25. Sri Lankan cultural show was organised by […]

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Mirijjawila Export Processing Zone gets new Admin Office

Saturday, August 24th, 2013

By Janaka Alahapperuma President Mahinda Rajapaksa declared open new Administration Office of the Sri Lanka Board of Investments (BOI) at the Mirijjawila Export Processing Zone in Hambantota. The new admin office will control all administrative and processing activities for exporting goods of the Mirijawila Export Processing Zone. It is located in close proximity to the Hambantota […]

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Eminent scholar Prof Mendis Rohanadeera commemorated

Saturday, August 24th, 2013

By Janaka Alahapperuma One of the highly respected and prominent intellectuals in the recent past Professor Mendis Rohanadeera was commemorated recently at a special ceremony organised by the Rohanadeera Study and Research Center. The second memorial ceremony of the late Professor popularly known as “ƒ”¹…”Giruwaye Maha Praggnaya’ took place at BMICH under the auspices of […]

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TNA PS members join with the government

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

By Janaka Alahapperuma Vice Chairman of the Wadamarachchi Pradeshiya Sabha E. Santhasorupan and Vice Chairman of the Point Pedro Pradeshiya Sabha M. Logasinhem met President Mahinda Rajapaksa and pledged their support to the government today on 22 August. Both Tamil provincial leaders are representatives of Tamil National Alliance (TNA) from Jaffna Peninsula. They have crossed […]

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Visiting Royals pay homage to Sri Dalada Maligawa

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

By Janaka Alahapperuma The visiting princesses of Japan and Thailand paid homage to Sri Dalada Maligawa (Temple of the Tooth) in Kandy this afternoon (20) on Nikini Full Moon Poya Day. Princess Tsuguko of Takamado of the Japanese Royal Family and the Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand met President Mahinda Rajapaksa prior to their visit […]

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President Rajapaksa declares open the Wahalkada at Tissamaharama Raja Maha Viharaya.

Saturday, August 17th, 2013

 By Janaka Alahapperuma  President Mahinda Rajapaksa declared open the Wahalkada at the Tissamaharama Raja Maha Viharaya, which was constructed in memory of their deceased parents, father D. A. Rajapaksa and mother Dandina Samarasinghe Dissanayaka, this evening on 16 August.  The President accompanied with Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa and Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa representing Rajapaksa family at the […]

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Six new foreign envoys present credentials

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

By Janaka Alahapperuma Six new foreign envoys including five High Commissioners and an Ambassador taking assignments in Sri Lanka presented their credentials to President Mahinda Rajapaksa on 12 August (Monday). The ceremony for the handing over of credentials by the new diplomats was held at Presidential Secretariat in Colombo under the patronage of President Rajapaksa. […]

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Sri Lanka’s First Family celebrates New Year at Carlton House

Sunday, April 14th, 2013

By Janaka Alahapperuma When the entire country is gripped in a happy and festive mood, Sri Lankans celebrated the traditional “Aluth Avurudda”- Sinhala and Hindu New Year in usual grand style. According to the reports, Sinhala and Tamil people throughout the country enthusiastically got ready to celebrate it. This is the fourth National New Year […]

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Japanese leaders praise Sri Lanka’s progress

Thursday, March 14th, 2013

By Janaka Alahapperuma Deputy Prime Minister of Japan, Taro Aso called on the Sri Lankan President, Mahinda Rajapaksa on Wednesday (13) afternoon during his four day official visit to Japan. Defence Minister of Japan, Itsunori Onodera also met with the President just after the conclusion of the Japanese deputy premier’s meeting at the same venue. […]

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Abhises Abhiman: 50,800 trainee graduates recruit to government sector

Monday, January 14th, 2013

By Janaka Alahapperuma The national function “ƒ”¹…”Abhises Abhiman’ to present letters of appointment to trainee graduates who were recruited to government service in 2012 was held under the patronage of the President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Sugathadasa Stadium this morning on 12 January. Under this programme all graduates who have completed one year’s training are being […]

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“Sri Lanka has made more gains post-conflict than Northern Ireland. We will give our experience and help not hatred and anger.” says Ian Paisley in Westminster-UK

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

By Janaka Alahapperuma from London Northern Ireland parliamentarian for North Antrim from Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) Ian Paisley Jr said that Sri Lanka has made more measurable gains post-conflict than Northern Ireland. That is what he has seen on the ground, and British politicians should recognise it and stop the suffocation of a country by […]

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Three Buddhist monks killed in horror Christmas smash in Scotland

Thursday, December 27th, 2012

By Janaka Alahapperuma The British Buddhist community was shocked on Christmas eve when they heard the sad news of three Buddhist monks have been killed in a head-on car crash on the A68 in the east of Scotland. The two car accident happened about ten miles south of Edinburgh and 1.5 miles (2.4 km) south […]

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President Rajapaksa declares open Sri Lanka’s first Travel Service Centre on an Expressway

Friday, December 7th, 2012

By Janaka Alahapperuma President Mahinda Rajapaksa declared open the “Canonwin Arcade”, Sri Lanka’s first travel service center and Rest House on Southern Expressway and the interchange at Welipanna, Kottawa entrance connecting the Southern Expressway to the Colombo Outer Circular Road this afternoon on 06 December. Almost a year has passed since the opening of the […]

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Delegation of Permanent Members to the UN calls-on President Rajapaksa

Friday, December 7th, 2012

By Janaka Alahapperuma A delegation of permanent representatives to the United Nations (UN), including ambassadors from Japan, Bangladesh, Nigeria and Romania, called on President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees on Friday 07 December. The UN delegation visited Sri Lanka for a fact finding mission and held discussions with the President and other government officials. During […]

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Ambassador Amza presents credentials to Belgium King

Friday, October 19th, 2012

By Janaka Alahapperuma  The Royal Castle in Brussels hosted a grand ceremony of the presentation of credentials by Sri Lankan Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Kingdom of Belgium P.M.Amza to His Majesty King of the Belgians Albert II. Newly appointed Sri Lankan ambassador to Belgium presented his letters of credence to Belgian King Albert […]

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“Asian Continent is not the playground of other forces”- President Rajapaksa at ACD

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

By Janaka Alahapperuma Asian Continent cannot be the playground of other forces, who seek our wealth, our assets of nature and human resources. Our progress must draw from the best of our own cultures and while learning from the best of others who come with genuine friendship, President Mahinda Rajapaksa said. He further said; “we are […]

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President arrived in Kuwait. to attend the First Asia Cooperation Dialogue (ACD) Summit

Monday, October 15th, 2012

By Janaka Alahapperuma President Mahinda Rajapaksa arrived in Kuwait to attend the First Asia Cooperation Dialogue (ACD) Summit today on 15 September. Sri Lankan President was warmly received by the Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah at Amiri International Airport in Kuwait. The Crown Prince of the State of Kuwait, Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad […]

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President Rajapaksa appoints former SG Sarath Fernando as new AG

Monday, July 16th, 2012

By Janaka Alahapperuma Former Solicitor General, President’s Counsel Sarath Palitha Fernando was sworn in as the new Attorney General of Sri Lanka before President Mahinda Rajapaksa a short while ago at Temple Trees. Secretary to the President, Lalith Weeratunga was present at the occasion. President Rajapaksa has appointed former SG Sarath Palitha Fernando as the […]

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President Rajapaksa declares open the Upper Kotmale Hydro Power Project.

Sunday, July 15th, 2012

By Janaka Alahapperuma President Mahinda Rajapaksa ceremonially declared open the 150MW Upper Kotmale Hydropower Plant this morning on 14 July at the auspicious time of 10.45 am. The ceremonial opening also attended by Power and Energy Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka and Japanese Ambassador in Colombo, Nobuhito Hobo. The Upper Kotmale hydro power plant which consists […]

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Sri Lanka re-integrates another 1800 rehabilitated former LTTE cadres into society

Saturday, October 1st, 2011

By Janaka Alahapperuma The Government of Sri Lanka is reintegrated 1800 rehabilitated former LTTE cadres into society at a ceremony held at Temple Trees today on 30 September. The Ministry of Rehabilitation and Prison Reforms organized this special ceremony in view of socializing rehabilitated ex-Tamil Tiger combatants. President Mahinda Rajapaksa handed over the rehabilitated former […]

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US Congressman Steven Chabot visits Jaffna

Friday, September 30th, 2011

By Janaka Alahapperuma US House of Representatives Sub-committee Chairman on the Middle East and South Asia, Congressman Steven Joseph Chabot called on Commander of the Security Force “”…” Jaffna, Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe during his one day visit to Jaffna at Security Forces Headquarters in Jaffna on Wednesday 28 September.   Having received visiting US […]

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First poppy flower pins on President Rajapaksa

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

By Janaka Alahapperuma The first poppy flower was pinned on President Mahinda Rajapaksa Tuesday on 27 September at Temple Trees in view of World Poppy Day or Remembrance Day which falls on November 14. The Poppy month held in memory of gallant heroes who sacrificed their lives since World War I, is to commence on […]

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President Rajapaksa arrives in New York to attend UN General Assembly

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

By Janaka Alahapperuma Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa arrived in New York, USA on Monday 19 September to attend the 66th session of the United Nations General Assembly. The President led the delegation which also includes External Affairs Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris, to the UN Summit. Representative of Sri Lankan Airlines-USA and two little children […]

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“Inability to understand the language spoken by each other is the main reason for creating distance” says Minister Alahapperuma

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

By Janaka Alahapperuma  Dallas Alahapperuma, Minister of Youth Affairs and Skills Development said that inability to understand the language spoken by each other is the main reason for creating distance between different communities in Sri Lanka. It is an obstacle for peace among Sinhalese and Tamils as well. Minister Alahapperuma made these remarks when he […]

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New Sri Lankan Ambassador to Sweden Oshadhi Alahapperuma assumes duties

Monday, September 12th, 2011

By Janaka Alahapperuma The newly appointed Sri Lankan Ambassador to Sweden, with accreditation to Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, Oshadhi Alahapperuma assumed duties at the Embassy in Stockholm, Sweden recently.   Oshadhi Alahapperuma, engineer by profession and the former General Manager of Mobitel, the leading mobile service provider in Sri Lanka, is the […]

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