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.
The fifth Ministerial Consultation of the Colombo Process will be held tomorrow (25th Aug.) at the Galle Face Hotel Colombo under the present Chairperson, the Sri Lankan Minister of Foreign Employment Thalatha Athukorala.
It is the policy of the government to empower the journalist with modern technology instead of the pen and the paper used by them, emphasized Minister of Parliamentary Reforms and Mass Media Gayantha Karunathilake.