Following President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.