President Mahinda Rajapaksa has given approval to commence construction of a 71 km long expressway from Kahatuduwa entrance to the Southern Expressway up to Pelmadulla via Ratnapura, according to Public Administration and Home Affairs Minister W.D.J. Seneviratne.
Third international conference on Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) under the theme on enhancement of skills for social integration, inclusive growth and sustainable development will be held at the Galadari Hotel in Colombo on July 15 and 16.
The Minister of Economic Development Basil Rajapaksa, visited China as Special Envoy of President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Trade and Commerce from 29th June to 06th July 2014 at the invitation extended by the Ministry of Commerce of China.
On 2nd July 2014, the Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute for International Relations and Strategic Studies hosted a dialogue between the Xinhua News Agency from the People’s Republic of China and the Sri Lankan media. This dialogue was an opportunity to initiate conversation between the Xinhua news organization and local media personnel in order to facilitate mutually beneficial collaboration. Mr. Asanga Abeygoonasekera, Executive Director of LKIIRSS speaking on the occasion, noted that this event was an opportunity to learn from the expertise of the Xinhua News Agency and pointed out that it would further strengthen the already well-established relationship between the two nations.
The annual feast of St. Anthony at Mayura Place will be celebrated tomorrow, marking its Silver Jubilee. The hoisting of the flag staff took place on July 1 at 6 followed by devotion and Eucharistic celebration.
Sri Lanka's unemployment rate has gone down to an unprecedented level of 4.2 percent which is on par with the unemployment rate in many developed countries, Investment Promotions Minister Lakshman Yapa Abeywardene said.