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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.

 

 

President Mahinda Rajapaksa speaks with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and Economic Development Minister Elvira Nabiullina during their meeting on the sidelines of the International Economic Forum in St. Petersburg. President Rajapaksa was on an official visit to Russia. Sri Lanka had been invited to the Forum as an observer. Pic: AFP

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Russia, China reaffirm solidarity with Lanka

The two-veto wielding superpowers, Russia and China reiterated their goodwill and solidarity with Sri Lanka when their Heads of State met President Mahinda Rajapaksa on the sidelines of the 15th St. Petersburg International Economic Forum on Friday.

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Gazprom to support Lanka’s oil quest

Russia’s biggest energy company Gazprom, one of the world’s largest natural gas extractors, has agreed to support Sri Lanka in oil exploration off the Mannar coast and also to enhance facilities in oil refineries.

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UN, IC should help Lanka – Spanish PM

The Prime Minister of Spain Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero told President Mahinda Rajapaksa, during a meeting at St. Petersburg, that the international community and international organisations such as the UN should help Sri Lanka.

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Action against those exploiting Lankan workers

Minister of Foreign Employment and Welfare Dilan Perera dismissed reports from certain media organisations that Sri Lankan women employed in a Jordanian factory were being repeatedly raped. The Minister made the statement at a press briefing held in Colombo.

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Lanka not perturbed by Tiger sympathisers’ moves

Sri Lanka is not perturbed by the fact that the EU Court has agreed to take up a petition by a group of LTTE sympathisers seeking a revision of the outfit being labelling as a terrorist group. A senior official at the Foreign Ministry said the Sri Lankan mission in the EU was closely monitoring the developments in the EU court,

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