The Government is finalizing arrangements to hold this year’s Annual State Wesak Festival centering the Raja Maha Vihare in Mahiyangana. A special discussion in this respect was chaired by Minister Karu Jayasuriya in Mahiyangana.
Fulfilling a pledge given in the 100-day plan of the new Sri Lankan government, The government fulfilling a pledge given in its 100-day plan launched a program to provide free Wi-Fi facility to all the people in the country.
An extent of 1,000 acres is to be released for the resettlement of the people in the Jaffna District by April and the Security Forces are exploring possibilities of releasing more land for resettlement in the district.
Slight chances of showers at several places in the sea areas off the coast extending from Kankesanthurai to Hambantota via Trincomalee and Pottuvil, the Met Dept. predicts in its weather forecast for next 24 hours commencing 12 noon today.
Given that the Russian economy is strangling with economic embargoes that has resulted in the currency depreciation by almost one hundred percent and Russian arrivals to Sri Lanka plunging by 32%, Sri Lanka tourism went on to invest in the market with strong brand building with focussed relationship with key travel agents and tour operators at the key Russian fair MITT that was staged in Moscow last week. "Once the economy opens out, the strong relationships can respond to selected market selection where Sri Lanka can benefit” said the Chairman Sri Lanka Tourism Rohantha Athukorala.
Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, who commenced on Friday a three-day tour in the conflict-affected Northern Province, said the civil administration in the North should be strengthened to achieve reconciliation among the communities.
Indian Naval Ships, "TIR", "KESARI", "SUDARSHANI" and Indian Coast Guard Ship "VARUNA" will conduct an exercise today with SLN ships off Trincomalee on completion of their training sessions prior to their departure.
The Health Ministry, during the Dengue Control Week, with the assistance of Public Health Inspectors and Ministry officials had so far detected many dengue breeding places and taken legal action against those responsible for facilitating mosquito breeding.
The Freshwater Fishermen’s Cooperative Society provided safety jackets and fishing gear to fishermen who fish in the Castlereigh reservoir at a function held at the Cooperative Society of Castlereigh Freshwater Fishermen.
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