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Earth Day 2021 celebrated at Russian House in Colombo

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The Russian House in Colombo celebrated Earth Day 2021 by symbolically planting 35 trees at the Russian House premises in Colombo 7. It also coincided with the 35th anniversary of the Russian House in Colombo.

The chief guest at the event was Dr. Anil Jasinghe, Secretary to the Ministry of Environment. Alexey Budanov, Deputy Head of Mission, Counselor of the Embassy of the Russian Federation, Ms. Anastasia Khokhlova, First Secretary of the Embassy of the Russian Federation and Director of the Russian House in Colombo, Executive Committee Members of the Association of Sri Lankan Graduates from Socialist Countries, Russian Club and Russian alumni were also in attendance.

Held under the Earth Day 2021 motto “Restore the Earth”, the ceremony was aimed at drawing attention to a responsible attitude towards the environment and its protection, which is one of the common goals of humanity acknowledged at the highest level by Sri Lanka and Russia.

Interestingly, at the main entrance of the Russian House in Colombo, there’s a beautiful Ceylon Naa tree, which was planted exactly 35 years ago by the then President J. R. Jayewardene, when he inaugurated the Russian House, then called Soviet Centre, in Colombo.



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Employees’ Trust Fund Act No. 46 of 1980 to be amended

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The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by the Hon. President in his capacity as the Minister of Finance, Economic Stabilization and National Policies to instruct the legal draftsman to prepare a bill to amend the Employees’ Trust Provident Fund Act No. 46 of 1980 enabling to provide health insurance similar to Agrahara health insurance to private sector employees.

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Cabinet nod for MOU between the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and the Republic of Maldives on Cultural Cooperation

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The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by the Minister of Buddha Sasana, Religious and Cultural affairs to sign a cultural cooperation agreement between the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and the Maldives. (The draft agreement has received the clearance of the Attorney General and the approval of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs).

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Outgoing Bulgarian Ambassador calls on the President

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Mrs. Eleonora Dimitrova, Bulgaria’s Ambassador to Sri Lanka, met President Ranil Wickremesinghe at the Presidential Secretariat on Monday (06), before departing for her home country upon completing her tenure in Sri Lanka.

 

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