The government has a master plan to upgrade the Ratmalana Airport as an efficient domestic and international Airport, Transport and Civil Aviation Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva said.Under the master plan several major capital development projects including the construction of a new taxiway and overlay area, the upgrading of terminal facilities, the renovation of hangars, and to set up a new air traffic control tower will be undertaken.
Development activities of the Mattala Airport would be carried out through a Sri Lankan company established under a partnership agreement with the Airports Authority of India (AAI), Transport and Civil Aviation Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva said.
Sri Lanka Army troops in the Eastern region offered assistance to a distribution of dry rations among the poor community in Batticaloa recently. According to Army media, over 7000 dry ration packs were distributed among needy Muslim and Tamil people in Batticaloa recently.
Sri Lanka Army troops had yet again organized a 'Shramadana' (self-help programme) in Kilinochchi on Thursday (26) under its community welfare initiatives. The programme was conducted at Thevanpiddy Roman Catholic Tamil Mixed School premises in Kilinochchi. Another Sharamada programme was conducted at the Base Hospital in Akkarayankulam.
The historic programme to vest 180 development projects in the public commenced under the patronage of President in PolonnaruwaPresident Maithripala Sirisena says a comprehensive programme will be launched to attain balanced development in the country ,eliminating the disparities in the development of regions of the country, which has resulted due to the development that was limited to some parts of the country during the past era.
The President made these remarks participating in a ceremony to open the newly constructed school building at the Diulankadawala Central College, today (01). The inauguration ceremony of the vesting of 180 development projects, which have been completed under the “Pibidemu Polonnaruwa (Awakening of Polonnaruwa)” District Development Programme, in the public commenced today at the Diulankadawala Central College.
Rs. 6,000 million has been allocated for the “Pibidemu Polonnaruwa” District Development Programme, it is the largest amount allocated for the development of the Polonnaruwa district after the era of the ancient Sinhala Kings. Through this project, at present many development projects have been completed and vested in the public and within these three days another 180 projects are to be vested in the public.
Under this programme a number of religious, educational, health and various other projects have been completed in the Hingurakgoda, Medirigiriya and Elahera Divisional Secretariats Divisions. 60 new development projects will be vested in the public with the participation of ministers, academics and artistes.
Addressing the gathering, the President further stated that this mega developmental battle will be initiated in all parts of the Island, not only in Polonnaruwa. The President pointed out that this programme will identify the needs of the people and it is a people centric development which will make prosperous the lives of the people.
In 2017 Sri Lanka’s motor vehicle population increased by 7% to 7.2 million says the annual report on the country’s motor vehicle market published by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce. 2017 saw a rise in import expenditure (5%) despite a fall in import volume (11%) with yearly new registrations declining by 9%.
Showers or thundershowers will occur in Western, Central, Sabaragamuwa and North-western provinces and in Galle and Matara districts today. Fairly heavy falls about 50 mm can be expected at some places in Central and Sabaragamuwa provinces and in Kalutara, Galle and Matara districts.
A discussion should be held with the Examinations Department and other relevant parties with reference to installing signal jammers at examination centres, Telecommunication, Digital Infrastructure and Foreign Employment Minister Harin Fernando said yesterday.