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S. Thawaraja sworn in as a Northern Provincial Councillor before President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday (23) at Temple Tress.(Pix by:Sudath Silva)
   

 

 
Decision on hanging is a matter close to heart
People should have a chance to rehabilitate - President
Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 6.16 GMT
President Mahinda Rajapaksa said it is difficult for him to take a decision alone to execute those who have been sentenced to death. “It is a matter close to the heart. And the decision should be made after discussions in the cabinet”, the President said.
 

President refutes allegations that casinos to be introduced
Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 6.30 GMT
President Mahinda Rajapaksa categorically refuting allegations that the government has issued casino licenses to the new hotel project said setting up a casino is not a part of the project.
 

President orders setting up special police unit to deal with religious activities
Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 6.16 GMT
“We cannot allow unlawful activities by any religious group and I have discussed this issue with the IGP and instructed him to set up a special unit to deal with such incidents,” President Mahinda Rajapaksa 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

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.
 
 
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The Nations new President dedicates himself to bringing peace and economic prosperity to all …
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