A large batch of Civil Security Department personnel were awarded with Permanent Appointment Letters during a ceremony held recently. According to Civil Security Department media, nearly 39000 CSD personnel were thus presented with Permanent Appointment Letters ending their probationary period.
The Department of Examinations is to launch a pilot project to disable mobile phone signals within the examination centres during the national exams from G.C.E. Advanced Level examination scheduled to be held this August, Examinations Commissioner Sanath Pujitha said.
With the aim of upgrading and improving the water supply to the surrounding towns in the Beruwela area, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) extended assistance to construct a Pre-Stressed Concrete Tank (PC Tank), which was opened recently. The tank was inaugurated by City Planning and Water Supply Minister Rauff Hakeem and Japanese Ambassador to Sri Lanka Kenichi Suganuma.
President Maithripala has instructed to accelerate amending the Irrigation Ordinance.Irrigation Water Resources and Disaster Management Minister Duminda Dissanayake said the draft of the amendments was submitted to the Legal Draftman's Department to inspect and approve it initially. Once the department approved it, the draft would be forwarded to the Attorney General for the sanction before submitting it to Parliament, he said.
Minister of Buddha Sasana Gamini Jayawickrama Perera says that a new program will be implemented to protect the bhikkuhood in the country. Minister states that measures will be taken to introduce a new insurance scheme for Buddhist priests.
The number of Indian fishermen entering the northern territorial waters reduced by 75 per cent now as a result of the diplomatic discussions between the two countries, Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development State Minister Dilip Wedaarachchi said.
Sri Lanka Navy troops under the Northern and Northwestern Naval Commands carried out several programmes recently where more than 1000 mangrove saplings were planted in identified locations in lagoons areas. The programme was conducted in view of the International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem.
An electric three-wheeler with a Lankan heart and a Japanese soul is planning to make travelling eco-friendly A plan to manufacture an electric three-wheeler in Sri Lanka was revealed this week, with its prototype showcased in Colombo for the first time. The Samurai three-wheeler, built with Japanese technology and currently being tested in Sri Lanka, could be launched in 2020.