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G.C.E. Ordinary Level exam results released.

The Commissioner General of Examinations Jayantha Pushpakumara says the results of the G.C.E. Ordinary Level examination 2016 have been released.  The results can be seen in the official website of the Department. The website is www.doents.lk

The oil anointing national ceremony during the Sinhala and Tamil New Year festive season will be held in Kandy.

Ayurvedic Services Commissioner L.H. Thilakarathne says the oil anointing national ceremony during the Sinhala and Tamil New Year festive season will be held in Kandy under the patronage of the President Maithripala Sirisena. The national ceremony will be held at Sri Naatha Devalaya premises of Sri Dalada Maligawa on 15th AprilSaturday at the auspicious time of 11.09 am

20 stamps will be released to commemorate the International Vesak Festival in Sri Lanka.

The official ceremony of the International Vesak Day celebrations will be held in Colombo on a grand scale, on 13 May 2017 with the participation of all the State Leaders of the Buddhist countries in the world. The Post Master General Rohana Abeyrathne says 20 stamps will be released to commemorate the International Vesak Festival in Sri Lanka.

18 Buddhist countries in the Asia Pacific region will be taken into consideration when designing these stamps. Ministry of Buddha Sasana and Ministry of Cultural Affairs will work together to select the themes and pictures for the design of stamps

GCE O/level results will be released tomorrow.

The Commissioner General of Examinations JayanthaPushpakumara says that the results of the GCE Ordinary Level 2016 will be released tomorrow.

The European Union extends its fullest support to national reconciliation and economic development in Sri Lanka.

Ambassador of the European Union Tung Lai Margue says the EU is satisfied with the national reconciliation process in Sri Lanka.

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National reconciliation will be included in the school curriculum.

Office for National Unity and Reconciliation Chairperson former President Chandrika Kumaratunga said her office was working with the Education Ministry to include ‘reconciliation’ as a special subject in the school curriculum.

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The Russian Prime Minister says, Russia will be committed to pass the benefits of bilateral relations of the two states to the people of Sri Lanka.

Russian Prime Minister Dimithri Medvedev says, Russia will be committed to pass the benefits of bilateral discussions of the two states to the people of Sri Lanka. He made this comment when he met the visiting president Maithripala Sirisena at his office this afternoon.

The two leaders had a lengthy discussion on further strengthening 60 yearlong bilateral relations which were initiated in 1957. President Sirisena said that this official visit by a Sri Lankan leader after 43 years will lead to have significant benefits to Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka expects the support of all 20 countries to accelerate its national process.

The government extends its appreciation to all the countries that supported Sri Lanka in the UN Human Rights Council yesterday.

The Government of Sri Lanka extends its appreciation to all the countries that extended support to Sri Lanka in the UN Human Rights Council yesterday.
The government deeply appreciate the understanding shown by all, and support for Sri Lanka’s processes for promoting reconciliation, justice, and human rights, towards enduring peace and prosperity for all Sri Lankans.


Following the January 8th 2015 Presidential Election, the National Unity Government, under the leadership of President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, made a promise to the people of Sri Lanka that the Government will shift from the practice under the previous administration, of antagonism and self-isolation, and instead engage and work with all stakeholders including friends and partners in the international community, to uphold human rights, establish rule of law, end impunity, strengthen democracy and good governance, and create the stability and peace required in the country for the prosperity of all our people.

Russian deputy minister of foreign affairs says that the friendship between the presidents of the two countries earmarks high standards of diplomatic relations between the two countries.


Russian federations deputy foreign minister Igor Mogiyalov says that the close friendship between Russian president Vladimir Putin and Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena will meet new standards in the bilateral relations of the two countries. Marking 60 years of diplomatic relations between the two countries, deputy foreign minister of Russian federation hosted a special dinner in honour of visiting Sri Lankan president.

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Speaker demands that parliamentarians should protect the respect of the parliament when they take part in parliamentary debates.


Speaker Karu Jayasooriya addressing the parliament at the beginning of today's session said that all the members of the parliament should protect the respect of the parliament when they are participating in its debates. Mr. Karu Jayasooriya said that the parliament is the August assembly in practicing democracy in a country.

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