Atmospheric conditions are getting favorable for afternoon showers or thundershowers in Northern, North-central, Eastern and Uva provinces during 09th to 11th September.However, mainly fair weather will prevail over most parts of the island today. Fairly strong gusty winds up to (40-50) kmph can be expected in Hambantota and Badulla districts
Twenty four schools including Ananda College in Colombo will be closed from September 11 to 24 for the second phase of the 2018 GCE Advanced Level paper evaluation, the Examinations Department said yesterday.
A contract agreement for around US$ 82.64 million for the supply of 160 passenger coaches from India under concessional financing was signed between RITES Limited and Government of Sri Lanka in Colombo YESTERDAY (7th, September). The contract agreement was signed by Mr. Mukesh Rathore, Director (Technical), RITES Ltd. and Mr. G.S. Withanage, Secretary, Ministry of Transport & Civil Aviation of Sri Lanka. The passenger coaches will be custom-made in India to suit the requirements of Sri Lanka Railways.
Citra, Sri Lanka’s first Social Innovation Lab, has partnered with the Mount Lavinia Municipal Council to develop a citizen-centered open source platform for dengue prevention and control.Citra, a joint initiative between the Ministry of Science, Technology, Research, Skills Development, Vocational Training and Kandyan Heritage and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) uses foresight and innovation tools to prototype and test development solutions to ensure they are agile and holistic.
The National Evaluation Policy (NEP) of Sri Lanka, would be launched at ‘EvalColombo 2018,’ the first ever global conference on evaluation organized by the Global Parlimenterians” Forum for Evaluation (GPFE) and the Sri Lanka Parlimenterians’ Forum For Evaluation (SLPFE) in partnership with the Prime Minister’s Office of Sri Lanka, the Ministry of Youth Affairs, Project Management and Southern Development, Parliament of Sri Lanka and the Sri Lanka Evaluation Association (SLEVA) will be held at the Hilton Colombo from of September 17 to 19, 2018.
Atmospheric conditions are getting favorable for afternoon showers or thundershowers in Northern, North-central, Eastern and Uva provinces during 09th to 11th September.However, mainly fair weather will prevail over most parts of the island tomorrow. Fairly strong gusty winds up to (40-50) kmph can be expected in Hambantota and Badulla districts.
United National Party Deputy Leader and Housing Minister Sajith Premadasa, whilst applauding the leadership given by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, said the party’s 72nd anniversary was particularly momentous since it had laid the foundation to build over 2,500 model villages.Minister Premadasa was speaking at the 72nd anniversary of the United National Party at Sirikotha yesterday.
“When we took over, we did not realize the extent of the housing problem in the country. “The Prime Minister not only allocated the funds but also supported the model village projects wholeheartedly,” the Minister said.
He said that during the last two years the government had laid the foundation for thousands of model villages whilst providing many disadvantaged families a place of their own to call home.“We will not stop here. In the second phase of the project, we wish to do 5,000 and later 10,000. There will be altogether 20,000 projects,” he said. “The positions we hold are temporary. While we are holding these positions, we must do our utmost for the people,” the Minister said.‘They could not organise a rally, how can they run a country?’
United National Party Assistant Leader Ravi Karunanayake said at the party’s 72nd anniversary that the commemoration was particularly important because the rally organised by the Joint Opposition which promised to oust the government, was an overnight failure.“How can you trust a party to run a country when they couldn’t even organise a protest,” he said.
He vowed to bring a bigger crowd to Colombo when the UNP’s turn comes to organise a rally. “The strength of this party cannot be quelled by paying protestors to attend rallies.“We will govern till 2020 and beyond,” he said.
The former Minister recalled victories of the UNP governments and said that the party formed a coalition government in January 2015, and still leads it.“This is the only political party that unite people from various faiths and all walks of life,” he said.“It is matter of pride for us to stand by the party and propel its policies forward,” he said.‘UNP unrivaled’
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe brought under the consideration of the Central Environmental Authority (CEA) that laws pertaining to plastic waste should be further strengthened. Responding to queries raised by MP Hesha Withanage about factories that dispose plastic materials to the environment without following a proper system, the Prime Minister said the National Environmental Act does not recognize the factory that collects and stores plastic materials as a cause for environment pollution.
The cabinet has approved a proposal for the Sri Lanka Air Force to take over the Dr Neville Fernando Hospital in Malabe.The Government said that approximately 900 students of the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITAM) in Malabe have been absorbed to the Sir John Kothalawala Defence University.
The United National Party (UNP) states that the protest organized by the joint opposition 'Jana Balaya to Colombo' yesterday (05th) was a failure.Speaking at a press conference held late yesterday, State Minister of Power and Renewable Energy Ajith P. Perera and Deputy Minister Nalin Bandara said only a few people participated in yesterday's joint opposition rally and the only general public and businessmen were inconvenienced.