Nelumyaya Foundation's (NYF) in its Press Release on 3rd August 2018 emphasises that as Micro Finance issue in the country has become more prominent and pressing, some individual/s spreading falsehood either maliciously or recklessly against the organization, which is doing significant role to address the ongoing Micro Finance crisis in the country.
“Just as the United States is proud to have been among the first nations to recognize an independent Ceylon in 1948, we remain proud to stand with Sri Lanka as a friend and partner today,”Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Ambassador Thomas Shannon remarked at the 70th independence day celebrations of the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Washington D.C. Ambassador Shannon, the third-highest-ranking official in the State Department, represented the U.S. government as the chief guest at the event.
Statement of the Right to Information Commission, Sri Lanka 6th February 2018 – Statement of the Right to Information Commission, Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka currently has a government of national unity comprising the two largest political parties, the UNP and SLFP, which have hitherto been rivals for political power. As can be expected the forthcoming local government elections have aggravated the tensions between them. It is customary that those who seek to win an election engage in boosting their own images and running down their rivals. The most recent cause for a spike in tensions came with President Maithripala Sirisena’s application to the Supreme Court to obtain its opinion on the duration of his term of office. This action was taken in the midst of public disaffection with the government’s handling of the Central Bank bond scam case.