National Carrier, SriLankan Airlines achieved the airline industry benchmark of on-time performance on 85.26% of its flights in August 2015, the result of a sustained effort throughout 2015 to improve punctuality.
The third edition of Hotel, Hospitality & Food Asia, South Asia's international food, hotel supplies and services exhibition will be held from October 16-28 at the Sri Lanka Exhibition and Convention Centre in Colombo.
Several awareness raising programs will be held to mark the Mental Health Day which falls on October 10 under the theme, 'Improve Dignity of Mental Health'. According to the Health Ministry the programmes will be held with the aim of changing the way society looks at treating mentally ill persons. Minister of Health Rajitha Senarathna pointed out that they must be treated equally and given the same facilities as in other specialties.
Showers or thundershowers will occur at times in the sea areas off the coast extending from Mannar to Trincomalee via Kankasanturai and Mullativu and in the sea areas off the coast extending from Negombo to Matara via Galle.
Minister of Finance Ravi Karunanayake left the Island to attend the 2015 Annual Meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund which will take place in Lima, Peru, from 9-11 October 2015. The Minister was accompanied by the Governor Central Bank of Sri Lanka Arujuna Mahendran and the Secretary to Treasury and the Ministry of Finance Dr. R.H.S. Samarathunga.
The government anticipates to sign a new agreement with the estate sector to increase their daily wages,Minister of Labor and Trade Union Relations W.D.J. Seneviratne said. He also said that preparation of the agreement to resolve the problem related to the Estate Sector wages done in a manner fair to both the workers and the plantation companies.
Elephant Reach Hotel, Yala, has been awarded as the “Best Wildlife Resort International 2015”by the Lonely Planet Magazine International based in India covering over 32 countries.. Adding to the honour of winning such a prestigious award, Elephant Reach also became the first Sri Lankan hotel to be recognised by an international travel forum.
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