The families of the deceased migrant workers in the Middle East and Russia received compensation on 26thNovember 2015 at an event organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Thirty four such families received Sri Lankan Rupees 50 million from Hon. Dr. Harsha de Silva, Actg. Minister of Foreign Affairs. This is the third such event organized by the Ministry for the year 2015.
Minister of Finance Ravi Karunanayake in his budget speech said, “Honourable Speaker, to say that the Sri Lankan IT/BPM industry has been operating below the radar is an understatement. It is time to make a statement to the world that the country is in business, and showcase the true potential in the industry.”
Influenza H3N2 has started to spread in Sri Lanka again during this season which is the second annual peak of the disease. This is a sub type of viruses that cause Influenza, Consultant Medical Virologist of the National Influenza Centre, of the Department of Virology, Medical Research Institute (MRI) Dr. C.J.S. Jayamaha said.
It is estimated that every week there are nine new HIV infections that take place in Sri Lanka and only four of them are reported (detected). Five new HIV infected persons join Sri Lankan society without getting detected (hidden) which pose a significant risk, National STD/AIDS Control Programme Director Dr. Sisira Liyanage said.
Sri Lanka's Central Bank has decided to maintain current policy interest rates as the Monetary Board was of the view that the current monetary policy stance is appropriate, the Central Bank said Tuesday in its monetary policy review for November 2015.
The government has taken steps to implement the Tissamaharama Water Supply Project for providing quality and healthy drinking water to the residents of the area with an estimated cost of Rs. 393 million.
The National Audit Act promised during the last Presidential and General elections, is to be presented in Parliament shortly for adoption. The adoption of the Act will further strengthen the capacity of Parliament to safeguard public funds and ensure their proper utilisation.