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PM for World Islamic Economic Forum

[May 29 2016]

For the first time, Sri Lanka has been invited to participate in the 12th World Islamic Economic Forum (wiEF), scheduled to take place from August 2-4 at the Jakarta Convention Centre.

 

Norwegian State Secretary here this week

[May 29 2016]

State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway, Tore Hattrem, is scheduled to visit Sri Lanka from May 31 - June 2, 2016. He will meet the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mangala Samaraweera on May 31,

 

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 Mahinda Rajapaksa waves to the crowds after opening the new housing complex at Ratnapura for war heroes. The Maha Sangha led by Ven. Ellawala Medhananda Thera and members of the clergy, Ministers W. D. J. Seneviratne, Vasudeva Nanayakkara and Pavithra Wanniarachchi, Sabaragamuwa Chief Minister Mahipala Herath, Governor W. J. M. Lokubandara, Presidential Secretary Lalith Weeratunga, Defence and Urban Development Ministry Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa, IGP N. K. Illangakoon, Heads of the three Armed Forces and Senior Defence officials were present. Pic: by Sudath Silva.

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Minister outlines progress at length:

Lankan delegation makes impact at UNHRC sessions

A member of the Sri Lankan delegation in Geneva said that if a minister had not been present at the current UN Human Rights Council sessions, Sri Lanka would have missed the opportunity to speak at length on its impressive progress so far. He said the time slot for an official delegation to address the session would have been a mere two minutes whereas the speech by Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe,

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Channel 4 theatrics bares magnitude of conspiracy

Leader of the House and Irrigation and Water Management Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva said the latest British Channel 4 theatrics which coincides with the ongoing UNHRC sessions in Geneva bares the magnitude of the international conspiracy hatched against Sri Lanka and the UPFA Government. Channel 4 has churned out another video footage to coincide with the ongoing UNHRC sessions.

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‘There should be no disparity in internal or external degrees’

President Mahinda Rajapaksa who is now reviewing the progress of Ministries held extensive discussions on Friday with Higher Education Ministry officials on their Mid Term National Higher Education Strategic Management Plan 2013-2015. The vision of the Higher Education Ministry is to make Sri Lanka an international hub of excellence in higher education by 2020.

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Demarcation of boundaries:

Committees to compile reports on wards by March 31

The National Delimitation Committee and the District Level Delimitation Committees appointed to demarcate the wards in the Local Government areas across the country will compile their reports according to the number of wards in the LG areas and their boundaries by March 31, Secretary to the Provincial Councils and Local Government Ministry R.A.A.K. Ranawaka said.

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