Strengthening the transport facilities of the passengers from Delft to Kurikattuwan in Jaffna and vice versa, the new boat service ‘Neduntharakai’ was ceremonially launched by the Minister of Provincial Councils and Local Government Faizer Musthapa at the Kurikattuwan pier yesterday (20th Jan.).
Eighty Eight sports stars who have brought honour and fame to the Sri Lanka Air Force with their performances were felicitated by the Commander of the Sri Lanka Air Force Air Marshal KapilaJayamapthy at a ceremony on 18th January at SLAF Headquarters, Colombo.
Secretary to the Ministry of Defence Eng. Karunasena Hettiarachchi attended the foundation stone laying ceremony of the house for the winner of "Ranaviru Real Star - Mission V" at Prabuddha Ranaviru Village in Horanayesterday (19thJan). Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs, Wayamba Development and Cultural Affairs Palitha Thewarapperuma graced the occasion as the chief guest.
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hon. Mangala Samaraweera, addressed the round table discussion on Sri Lanka’s Peace and reconciliation process at the Museum of Mediterranean and Near Eastern Antiquities Sweden.
A 15- member delegation consisting of members of the Sri Lanka Publisher’s Association visited China to attend the “Third Senior Seminar of Belt and Road Publishing Program” in Beijing. This is a part of a progarm assistance sponsored by the Chinese Government under the Belt and Road Initiative. at the “Beijing Institute of Graphic Communication”. During the comprehensive program the participants exchanged views on the publishing industries of both countries and had network meeting with Chinese Publishers and also signed several cooperation Agreements including an Agreement to establish a “South Asia Center” with Chinese Counterparts.
Authorities have begun taking legal action against tri forces deserters who have failed to obtain legal discharge during the General Amnesty that ended on 31st December (2016), said Military Spokesman Brigadier Rohan Seneviratne. Tri forces personnel who are considered as Absent Without Official Leave (AWOL) were provided two opportunities during last year (2016) to seek legal discharge.
2 more Reverse Osmosis (RO) plants for the use of the public were opened .at the Uyilankulama Police Station, Mannar and in the village of Ethulgama in Thirappane on 16th Accordingly 35 Police personnel attached to the Uyilankulama Police Station and 90 families in close proximity to that Police Station now have the access to safe drinking water. Over 650 families in the village of Ethulgama have also been provided with safe drinking water facility by the Navy. The financial assistance needed for these projects was given by the Presidential Task Force on Prevention of Kidney Diseases and the facilities were produced utilizing the expertise of the Sri Lanka Navy’s Research and Development Unit.