"There is a shortage of 60,000 teachers while there are,40,000 excess teachers in the school system at present, as a result the shortage is only 20,000 teachers. Therefore I am planning to get the cabinet approval to ensure that there is a balance of teachers in every school", said education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam.
Sri Lanka Railways has added a first class air conditioned compartment to the train which travels between Mount Lavinia and Kankasanthurai and from Kankasanthurai to Mount Lavinia from August 30 to September 01 for the benefit of the pilgrims going for the Nallur Temple Annual Festival.
President Maithripala Sirisena drew his personal attention to the report published on Wednesday (Aug 24) in the Australian website Sydney Herald that stated some alleged incident of an employee of his office, when he served as the Minister of Agriculture and Agrarian Services.
Government has increased the Special Goods Tax on imported potatoesup to Rs.40 from Rs.35 per kilogram as effective from midnight yesterday (August 24) with the intention of safeguarding the local potato farmers.
Mr. Karunarathna Paranawithana, Deputy Media Minister has been appointed as the acting Media Minister by President Maithripala Sirisena during the absence of Minister of Parliamentary reforms and Mass Media Gayantha Karunathilaka, who is overseas.
President Maithripala Sirisena says he will make the Samurdhi Movement which has become an unsatisfactory state institution due to the disappointment of its employers, caused by the bad management by the former government, to an efficient and effective institution.