H.E. the President’s Speech which was delivered at the 64th Independence Day celebrations in Anuradhapura.

Rural people should be given the results of giant development works - President addressing the 64th Independence Day celebrations at Anuradhapura

Venerable Maha Sangha and clergy of all religions
Hon. Prime Minister
Hon. Speaker
Hon. Chief Justice and other Justices
Ministers and Members of Parliament
Chief Ministers of Provinces
Members of the Diplomatic Corps
Secretary to the President and other public servants
Commanders of the Three Forces
The Inspector General of Police
Director-General of the Civil Defence Force
Mothers and Fathers
Dear Children


Today we have come to a city with a great history to commemorate the 64th anniversary of independence. This city was established prior to 400 BC. Even the wind that blows from a city that exemplified prosperity, pride, religion and great traditions for thousands of years reminds the Sri Lankan nation of independence, freedom and prosperity. On this occasion I pay the nation's respect to the war heroes who dedicated their lives and all others who were committed to freedom.

Statement by Ambassador H.E. Dr. Palitha T.B. Kohona
Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations

Initial Discussion of the Preparatory Committee for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development on the Zero Draft Document
25 January 2012

Mr Co-chair,

Sri Lanka welcomes the Zero Draft as the basis for further discussions and improvements on the burning issue of the day, Sustainable Development, and commends the efforts of the UNCSD Secretariat on its document “The Future We Want”. We associate ourselves with the statement of G-77 and China delivered by Algeria.

Sri Lanka to establish a new Consulate General in Guangzhou, China 

The Government of the People’s Republic of China has given concurrence to Sri Lanka to set up a new Consulate General in Guangzhou, the capital of Guangdong Province of Southern China.

Following  reports in the LTTE affiliated websites and media on the alleged issue of a personalised stamp by Canada Post Corporation promoting the LTTE’s separatist  agenda which also includes a reference to “genocide”, the High Commission of Sri Lanka in Canada on 3rd January 2012 sent two letters, one to Denis Lebel, MP, Minister responsible for Canada Post Corporation and the other to Mr. Deepak Chopra, President and CEO of Canada post to register Sri Lanka’s protest and expressing the deep concern of the High Commission on this matter. This issue  was also brought to the notice of the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Canada.


 Hon. Nimal Siripala de Silva

    (Leader of the House)

at the Sri Lanka Parliament
 upon tabling  the final report


the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission

The achievement of national reconciliation is one of the principal aims of the government after the eradication of terrorism. The reign of terror, which our country had to endure for thirty long years, was the main impediment to economic and social development in every sector. It is a matter or deep satisfaction to the government that it has been able to rid Sri Lanka of this menace. We now have the opportunity, which eluded us for so long, to derive the fullest benefit from our country’s natural strengths and, in particular, from the unique caliber of our human resources.

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