Twenty-five (25) houses built under the "Senehe Siyapatha" housing project were presented to beneficiary families during a ceremony graced by the State Minister of Defence Hon. Ruwan Wijewardene at the "Senehase Gammanaya" in Eheliyagoda, on Tuesday (28 August). The housing beneficiaries are families affected by the recent floods in the Ratnapura District.
Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka Chairperson Dr.Deepika Udagama said attitudes of the people must change for the country to move forward and adequately address the sufferings of families of disappeared persons. “We should not look at this through a political or racist perspective,” she said and pointed out that some harbour negative feelings toward the OMP. Still, those trying to find their missing loved ones are called traitors, while those responsible for the disappearances may be regarded heroes”, she said.
Sri Lanka and South Korea have agreed to take the necessary measures to commence the construction work on first ever multipurpose fisheries harbors in the beginning of next year.The two sides have agreed to begin construction of four multipurpose fisheries harbors in the island during a meeting held between Korean Ambassador in Sri Lanka, Mr. Lee Heon and State Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development and Rural Economy Dilip Wedaarachchi yesterday at the Ministry.
Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in Trincomalee, Vauniya and Mullaitivu districts and at a few places in Uva, North-central provinces and in Batticaloa, Ampara, Killinochchi districts, after 2.00 p.m.
Health Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne has instructed Health Services Director General Dr. Anil Jasinghe to conduct a thorough investigation into the Galaha hospital incident. The Health Ministry spokesman said the Minister had instructed authorities to transfer the two doctors in the hospital to ensure their safety and replace them with two doctors.
After a decade of country-wide efforts involving eight million members, the first ever national policy for Sri Lanka’s historic cooperative sector has finally arrived at Cabinet levels for ultimate approval. Once the approval by the Cabinet of Ministers for the National Cooperative Policy (NCP) submitted by the Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen is granted, NCP will become the sole framework of reference and guidebook for Sri Lanka’s coop sector way forward.
On the apparent of the southward relative motion of the sun, it is going to be directly over the latitudes of Sri Lanka during 28th of August to 07th of September. The nearest towns over which the sun is overhead today (29th) are Mundampiddi, Kalvilan, Vadakadu, Tirukkulam about 12.11 noon.
SLNS Samudura (an OPV class capital ship) sailed from Port of Trincomalee at 1215 hrs on 17th August 2018 to assist a distressed fishing vessel named “Jaya Isuru 03”which was at the centre of the Bay of Bengal. The last known location of the fishing vessel was 150 34’ N, 89048’E (653 nautical miles off Trincomalee) at 0830 hrs on 17th August 2018, on the day of the departure of SLNS Smudura from Trincomalee. When information received from the Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (DFAR), FV“Jaya Isuru 03” being towed by another fishing vessel known as “Brayan Putha 03”.
Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in Uva, Eastern, North-central and Northern provinces after 2.00 pm today and fairly heavy falls above 50 mm can be expected at some places in Uva and Eastern provinces and in the Mulathiv District.