President Mahinda Rajapaksa attended the state festival to mark the 260th anniversary of the establishment of the Siyam Mahanikaya Upasampada in the Historic Mahamaluwa at the Sri Dalada Maliagwa, Kandy yesterday (22) (Pix by:Chandana Perera).
A state ceremony to mark the 260th anniversary of the establishment of the Siam Nikaya Upasampada in Sri Lanka will be held at the Sri Dalada Maligawa in Kandy today under the patronage of President Mahinda Rajapaksa.
President Mahinda Rajapaksa instructed Health Minister Maithripala Sirisena to establish a special health protection plan for all monks and priests belonging to all religions to protect their health, a Health Ministry spokesman said.
We will not allow a single inch of the land that you won by the sacrifice of your life to be taken away. There will be no room for separation, President MahindaRajapksa said.
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.