The Commissioner General of Examinations Jayantha Pushpakumara said that holding seminars, tuition classes and lectures targeting this year's G.C.E. O-Level Examination is prohibited from midnight Wednesday (Dec.03). The Commissioner General highlighted that people who breach the ban will be dealt with the law. He requests the public to complain about such occurrences to the nearest police stations. Hotlines 1911, 0112 421 11 and 119 are open for lodging complains.
The Met. Dept. states that the deep and shallow sea areas off the coast extending from Mannar to Trincomalee via Kankasanthurei, may be rough at times as the wind can be strengthening up to 70 kmph at times.
Showers or thundershowers will occur at times in the Northern, North-central, Eastern, Uva and Central provinces, the Met. Dept. predicts. Some showers can be expected in the western coastal area during the morning.
Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshappriya said that the distribution of official poll cards of the upcoming presidential election will take place after the December 20 with the handing over of the poll cards to the Postal Department on Dec.20..
UNESCAP Asia Pacific Business Forum was held from Nov.25 to 27 for the very the first time in Sri Lanka and it was an significant moment as it was held in a South Asian country for the first time. The theme this year was “Enhancing regional business sustainability and investment” with the particular aim of giving businesses and other stakeholders from South Asia and other sub regions a stronger voice.
General (Dr) Zulkifeli Bin Mohd Zin, Chief of Malaysian Defence Force paid a courtesy call on the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake Thursday (27) afternoon at the Army Headquarters. The Malaysian Defence Force Chief is currently attending the South and Southeast Asian Nations (SASEAN) Defence Chiefs’ Dialogue 2014 in Colombo at the invitation of Ministry of Defence.
Major General K. Jagath Alwis has been appointed as the new Commander, Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna (SFHQ-J), effective from Friday (28) by the Commander of the Army. He is also to take over as the Colonel Commandant, Military Intelligence Corps beginning 10 December 2014.
One of the primary aspirations of all countries in the South Asian and South East Asian region is to maintain peace and stability for their continued economic development. Activities of non-state actors and incidence of transnational crime in particular need to be closely monitored and guarded against. Hence, improvement in the cooperation and collaboration between nations is vital, said Secretary to the Ministry of Defence and Urban Development Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Thursday (27th Nov).
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