Minister of Telecommunications and Information Technology Ranjith Siyambalapitiya officially handed over ro President Mahinda Rajapaksa, the award received from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation's 2014 for Sri Lanka's e-Library Nenasala Programme at Temple Trees Thursday (21). The Secretary to the Ministry Gotabhaya Jayarathana was present at the occasion.
A delegation of members of the National Assembly of Vietnam led by the head of Justice Committee Nguyen Van Hien visited Parliament and held bilateral talks with Deputy Speaker Chandima Weerakkody at the Parliament complex today (21).
Candidates applying for external degrees in universities usually opt to select subjects which are considered easy to get through rather than selecting ones which have higher demand in the labour market, Higher Education Minister S.B.Dissanayake said in Parliament today (21).
Minister of Public Administration and Home Affairs W.D.J. Seneviratne said in Parliament today (21) there was no loss incurred for the retired public servants in obtaining the gratuity form the state banks.
Deputy Minister of Livestock and Rural Community H.R. Mithrapala said in Parliament today (21) that the UNP should take the responsibility of the collapse of milk production industry paving the way for loss of cattle and milk production by importing milk powder since 1977.
The first HIV infected was reported from Sri Lanka in 1987 from the Sri Jayewardenepura Hospital and since then upto now 1,845 HIV infections had been found from the country, Deputy Health Minister Lalith Dissanayake said in Parliament today (21).
Higher Education Minister S.B. Dissanayake said in Parliament today (21) that there was no problem of shortages of lecture theatres and library facilities in the Kelaniya University as new buildings were being constructed for every faculty.
Members of Parliament Prabha Ganeshan and P.Digambaran were sworn in before President Mahinda Rajapaksa today as the Deputy Minister of Telecommunication and Information Technology and Deputy Minister of National Languages and Social Integration respectively.
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