In response to a request, made to the Commander of the Army, troops of the Security Force Headquarters-West on the directions of Major General Sathyapriya Liyanage, Commander, Security Forces - West joined hands together with state and private sector volunteers on Saturday (21) to launch a thorough cleaning project around the Beira lake in Colombo 2 in order to rid piling garbage.
Action has been taken to expand the educational activities of the Swami Vipulananda Institute of Aesthetic Studies affiliated to the Eastern University by the addition of Drama and Theater, Visual and Technological Arts etc. as well, in addition to the fields of Music and Dance.
The local rubber production has declined due to the drop in the price of natural rubber in the International Market during the past period. Special programmes have to be implemented to protect approximately 130,000 of rubber smallholders and also to further retain them in the Rubber Plantation Sector. Accordingly, the proposal made by Hon. Navin Dissanayake, the Minister of Plantation Industries, to provide a tool kit along with the equipment tools and accessories manufactured and developed by the Rubber Research Institute of Sri Lanka worth of Rs.5,000/- each to 10,000 members of the 'Thurusaviya' Societies within the two years of 2018 2019, which will assist in enhancing the production productivity, was approved by the Cabinet
Under the Pibidemu Polonnaruwa program the government has implemented 180 development projects in Polonnaruwa district at a cost of Rs. 60 billion with the aims to develop infrastructure and alleviate poverty in the district.
Civil Society, Parliamentarians, Government authorities, academics, plantation stakeholders and community members, private sector, and community-based organizations, gathered last Thursday (26th) of July at SLFI in Colombo to participate in a multi-sectorial discussion to speed up the integration of the plantation health structure in the national health system. The forum will be organized by Human Development Organization (HDO) and Médecins du Monde-France (MdM-F) with the support of the Agence Française de Développement.
With the recent unveiling of trade related national projects such as NES and SLTIP, there is clear progress in the management of Sri Lanka’s international trade, Geneva’s International Trade Centre (ITC) said last week. It’s time to leverage these initiatives to move to the next level, stressed Geneva’s International Trade Centre (ITC) in Colombo.
Fishermen in northern Sri Lanka have commended the government for taking steps to prevent Indian fishermen entering into the northern territorial waters illegally and robbing fish resources. The northern fishermen expressed their appreciation to the government when the Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development and Rural economy Vijith Vijithamuni Soysa and State Minister Dilip Wedaarachchi during their visit to the North held discussions with the representatives of fishermen's associations in Mannar.
The three Armed Forces have released a total of 5,160.59 acres of land in the North and the East to their original owners last year, the Defence Ministry Performance Report for the year 2017 has revealed.The report was tabled in Parliament last week. Out of that 4,318 acres were state land while 842 acres were private land.
The University Grant Commission (UGC) yesterday released the minimum Z-score marks for the selection to courses at State Universities in respect of each district based on the GCE (A/L) Examination 2017.
Sea areas off the coast extending from Puttalam to Batticaloa via Colombo and Galle, can be rough and experience surges (particularly during high tide time) due to the effect of swell waves, having 3.0 -3.5-meter height.