The possibility for afternoon thundershowers over the Island, particularly in the Northern, Eastern, North-central and Uva provinces from 23rd September is high. Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in Central, Sabaragamuwa, Southern and Western provinces. Several spells of light showers will occur inNorth-western province. Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in Eastern and Uva provinces after 2.00 p.m. Fairly heavy falls about 50 mm can be expected at some places in the Central, Eastern and Uva provinces. There may be temporary localized strong winds during thundershowers. General public is kindly requested to take adequate precautions to minimize damages caused by lightning activity.
Troops of the 4 Special Forces (SF) and the 2 Commando Regiment (CR) with the objective of further sharpening their knowledge on conduct of operations against enemy hideouts carried out two more raids on Thursday (20) at Madurankernikulam and Narakamulla areas in the East.
Going by a visionary concept of the President, His Excellency Maithripala Sirisena and with the sponsorship of the Presidential Task Force on Prevention of Chronic Kidney Disease, 21 more Reverse Osmosis (RO) plants were declared open for the ownership of the public recently. Sri Lanka Navy’s Research and Development Unit made a commendable effort in setting up these RO plants, making use of its technological knowhow and expertise.
Over 100 young couples living together in Jaffna registered their marriages led by the Home Affairs Ministry recently. Home Affairs Minister Vajira Abeywardena said the couples were not married because they are undergoing various issues.
President after reviewing programmes implemented by the Government to provide relief to people affected by The the drought advised officials to accelerate them, the President’s Media Division said in a Rs.9000 million has been allocated to provide relief to people affected by the drought prevailing in various parts of the country.President Maithripala Sirisena following discussions with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera had taken this decision.
Fairly strong gusty winds up to 50 kmph can be expected in Central, North-western, North-central and Southern provinces and in Badulla and Trincomalee districts. Showers will occur at times in Central and Sabaragamuwa provinces and several spells of showers will occur in Western, Southern and North-western provinces. Showers or thundershowers may occur at a few places in Northern Province and Ampara and Batticaloa districts after 2.00p.m.Fairly heavy falls about 50 mm can be expected at some places in the Central and Sabaragamuwa provinces.
Considering the hardships being experienced by civilians in Kopay area as a result of the continuing drought, troops of 15 Sri Lanka National Guards (SLNG) under command to the 51 Division and 511 Brigade under the guidance of the General Officer Commanding (GOC), 51 Division, Major General Roshan Senavirathna and the Commanding Officer 15 SLNG began a project to distribute drinking water through own bowsers and vehicles.
Sri Lanka's State Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development and Rural Economy Dilip Wedaarachchi says a comprehensive program will be launched island wide at the village level to boost the ornamental fish industry producing ornamental fish that are high in demand globally.
The State Minister said in parallel exporters and ornamental fish export zones will be establish at district level.Minister Wedaarachchi made this observation at the inaugural workshop held at the National Aquaculture Development Authority on the preparation of a strategic plan for promoting ornamental fish industry.
A large number of people including ornamental fish growers, ornamental fish exporters, fish food producers, aquaculture, and venders participated in the workshop.Expressing his views, the State Minister said this is a good opportunity for the future of the ornamental fish industry in Sri Lanka.
This task force is a platform to discuss all your problems. There are ornamental fish producers as well as exporters within the task force. I believe the issues should be resolved for progress since you have the responsibility to boost the industry," he said.The Minister said there is a large demand for ornamental fish but Sri Lanka is unable to fulfill the demand.
What should we do to win the world's market? Through the ornamental fish trade, which is a multibillion dollar industry today in more than 125 countries, you can greatly contribute to the national income. Similarly, this industry can be developed as a self-employment in the villages. As a government we are ready to assist you," Minister Wedaarachchi told the industry stakeholders.He said the industry needs to be promoted by the private sector and invited all the stakeholders to commit themselves to boost the ornamental fish industry.
Another industry that has high demand in the world is the cultivation of seaweed and coral reef, the Minister said adding that attention should be paid to boost the aquaculture industry.He said the industry should be expanded at grass root level throughout the country to provide an income to the village folks.The Minister stressed on enlightening the public on these industries to succeed and directed the officials to visit the villages and raise awareness on these programs among the people.
"Therefore, at least three persons need to be selected from each Grama Niladhari division to start the ornamental fish industry at village level," the Minister instructed.
The 18th edition of Sri Lanka’s largest, most successful and prestigious construction exhibition, Construct 2018 was held from August 24-26, 2018 at the Srimavo Bandaranaike Memorial International Exhibition Centre.