President Maithripala Sirisena says he would issue a circular which indicates that the allocations for Provincial Councils should be spent, based on a document which recognized the priorities of development.
The ‘National polythene, plastic and electronic waste prevention week’ commenced today (24) across the country, by the Central Environmental Authority under the guidance of President Maithripala Sirisena.
President Maithripala Sirisena has given instructions to the officials to hold an impartial and independent inquiry into the incident of death of two Jaffna University students and to submit that report to the courts.
The Criminal Investigation Division (CID) has commenced an investigation into the deaths of two Jaffna University students, who were travelling on a motorcycle in Kankasanturai yesterday midnight (20).
In a communiqué issued on National Consumer Price Index, Dr. Amara Satharasinghe, Director General of Census and Statistics said that the Year on Year inflation based on NCPI for the month of September 2016 has been calculated as 4.7%. Inflation of August 2016 was 4.5%. In September 2016 contribution to the inflation from food group and non-food group are 2.1% and 2.7% respectively.
President Maithripala Sirisena instructed the relevant officials to take necessary steps to use sea sand in constructing government buildings in the future, after conducting further analysis regarding the technology of using sea sand in building construction work.