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Health Ministry in emergency plan for flood victims

[May 22 2016]

An emergency plan to assist flood victims facing health challenges due to the prevailing weather is now under way in 84 districts, Director General of Health Services, Dr P.G. Maheepala told the media at a special conference at the Health Education Bureau to address issues such as food safety, sanitation and accident prevention during the Vesak season.

 

Jayanthi conquers Mt. Everest

[May 22 2016]

Jayanthi Kuru-Utumpala became the first Sri Lankan to climb Mount Everest. She left Camp 4 around 9 pm the previous day, with climbing partner, Johann Peries. She continued with her Sherpa to the Death Zone, the region above 26,000ft where climbing is extremely difficult.

 

Police come down hard on looters in flood-hit areas

[May 22 2016]

Police apprehended 15 persons from various flood-affected areas in the country for suspected looting and stealing valuables from houses evacuated by victims of the recent floods.

 

National Vesak Festival 2016

[May 15 2016]

The National Vesak Festival 2016, will be held at the Naigala Raja Maha Vihara, Hambantota district from May 19 to 26.Among the important events are ordaining 25 children at the Kasagala Raja Maha Vihara, workshop on novices and offering robes, display of Vesak lanterns in police stations, cultural display by the Police, Army, Air Force and the National Youth Services Council, Bodhi poojas, Bhakthi Gee, exposition of relics and holding dansalas.

 

Met Dept issues bad weather warning

[May 15 2016]

The Meteorology Department issued a bad weather warning yesterday that the atmospheric disturbance in the South East of Sri Lanka is likely to intensify and develop into a depression and move closer to Sri Lanka, affecting the weather in the country and the surrounding sea areas.

 

Vesak dansalas in Colombo to be registered

[May 15 2016]

As Colombo readies for the upcoming Vesak, the Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) has called upon food dansal organisers, to first register with it.

 

President at Kumbh Mela, Sanchi

[May 08 2016]

President Maithripala Sirisena will visit India from May 13-14 to attend the Simhasth Kumbh Mela, a popular Hindu festival in Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh. It will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

 

Chandrika to address UN special session in New York

[May 08 2016]

Former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga, the Chairperson of the Office for National Unity and Reconciliation (ONUR) will represent Sri Lanka at a special session of the United Nations

 

President tells police: Raid illegal sand mining

[May 08 2016]

President Maithripala Sirisena has instructed a special police team to be deployed directly under the IGP to raid illegal mining across the country which harms the environment.

 

President to attend G7 Summit

[April 24 2016]

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s decision to invite President Maithripala Sirisena as a guest at the G7 summit next month is a further recognition of Sri Lanka’s renewed global credibility.

 

Temporary ban on Yala safari operators

[April 24 2016]

Many safari jeep private operators are temporarily banned from entering the Yala National Park, as directed by the Director General of the Department of Wildlife Conservation Sumith Pilapitiya.

 

 

An Indian delegation comprising National Security Advisor Shivshankar Menon, Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao and Defence Secretary Pradeep Kumar met President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees, yesterday. Here President Rajapaksa and the three senior Indian officials pay homage to the Buddha at the Shrine Room. Foreign Minister Prof. G.L Peiris, Secretary to the President Lalith Weeratunga, Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Indian High Commissioner Ashok K. Kantha and Foreign Ministry Secretary Karunatilaka Amunugama were also present. Pic: Sudath Silva

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Following President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s invitation:

Indian PM due here on State visit

Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh is to make an official State visit to Sri Lanka on an invitation by Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa. This high profile visit on bilateral level will be the first one by an Indian Head of State after Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi’s visit 24 years ago in 1987.

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Boost for trade and tourism:

Indo-Lanka ferry service resumes

The much-awaited Indo-Lanka ferry service will resume operations from tomorrow from Tuticorin, with India’s Union Shipping Minister G.K. Vasan flagging off the vessel Scotia Prince.

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Speedy solution to national question:

Devananda advocates Select Committee

Minister Douglas Devananda presented a proposal to President Mahinda Rajapaksa and the visiting Indian delegation that a Parliamentary Select Committee be appointed to find a speedy solution to the national question in the country.

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Errant beverage manufacturers beware:

New Food Act from July 1

The Health Ministry has warned cordial and beverage manufacturers countrywide to be careful when printing the date of production, the date of expiry and the ingredients used in the beverage on the label of the product from July 1.

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Polls in 64 LG bodies on July 23

Elections for 64 Local Government bodies of the remaining 67 will be held on July 23. Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya postponed the election of three Local Government bodies in Chilaw, Muhudubadapattu and Pudukudiiruppu.

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