The celebration of Easter is a social recognition of the ability of humans to overcome the trials of life, through the path of salvation offered by Jesus Christ, said President Mahinda Rajapaksa in his Easter message.
I will not allow any community to step on another in this country. It is the objective of the Government to make the lives of all Sri Lankans prosperous, said President Mahinda Rajapaksa. He assured not to allow an injustice to happen to any community in the country.
The oil anointing ceremony to mark the Sinhala and Tamil New Year was held under the patronage of President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the Ganemulla Kossinna Yatawatta Rajamaha Viharaya at the auspicious time of 11.16 am yesterday (April 16). Viharadhipati Ven. Thorapitiye Ananda Chief Sanghanayake Thera of the Siyane Korale and Ven. Udugampola Gunananda Thera officiated at the ceremony organised by the Indigenous Medicine Ministry with the participation of a large number of residents in the area.
The Search for Peace
"Our Government is firmly committed to uphold democracy and the protection of human rights. Our Government's prime
responsibility is also to free our people from the grip of terrorism and violence. Attempts by any individual or organisation to violate or suppress such rights enjoyed by the people, would be thwarted at all costs by our Government. We will do our utmost to show to the civilised world our commitment and sincerity in this task," said President Mahinda Rajapaksa.
The President's Fund is a multi-faceted institution with a range of activities that include help for scholarship and tertiary educatio
; advance of religion; and recognition of service to the nation .It is best known as an oasis of relief for those in need of urgent surgery and other medical treatment beyond one's reach in cost.The Fund which was established in 1978, in keeping with its vision, has continued to provide relief and assistance under successive President's of Sri Lanka.