President Mahinda Rajapakse says the country has achieved several economic victories due to the correct policies implemented by the government to uplift the local industries. He stresses that this programme will not be changed at any cost. The President pointed out how the local economy was destroyed by changing these policies in the past.
A group of members from India's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), including the Chairman of BJP's Committee on Strategic Action and Former Union Minister Dr. Subramanian Swamy, met President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees yesterday.
President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday decided to abolish taxes on state / private banks, financial institutions employees' perks imposed by Special Gazette 1857/8 following a meeting with representatives of the Bank of Ceylon Employees' Union at Temple Trees yesterday (July 21).
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.