Defense Secretary Eng. Karunasena Hettiarachchi emphasized that there is no truth behind the false allegation by extremists who are spreading rumors that security in North and East are in danger. “Anyone can visit these areas and clarify on the matter that the Government has provided suitable livelihood environment for the people in these areas”, he added.
Government has decided to commence an internal airline service with the Sri Lanka Air Force under the Public-Private partnership, Co-Cabinet spokesman, Minister of Parliamentary Reforms and Mass Media Gayantha Karunathilake said.
The Government announces that it will enforce the law strictly against persons who stormed into the opening of the multi-purpose building at Mawaramandiya, Biyagama and behaved in a disruptive manner. The building was constructed under provisions allocated under the “Puraneguma” project of the Ministry of Provincial Councils and Local Government. It was to be opened under the patronage of Provincial Councils and Local Government Minister Faiser Mustapha, State Minister for Defence Ruwan Wijewardene, Western Province Chief Minister IsuraDevapriya. A group of persons who stormed into the premises beforehand had tried to open it indiscriminately. Former Chairman of the Biyagama Pradeshiya Sabha and few of its members have been the leaders of that group.