The Government of India will be constructing a Cultural Centre at Jaffna. A Memorandum of Understanding for implementation of the project was signed by the High Commissioner of India Y.K. Sinha and the Secretary to the Ministry of Economic Development, Dr. Nihal Jayathilaka. The MoU was signed in the presence of Basil Rajapaksa, Minister of Economic Development. The Cultural Centre is to be built in the next 36 months, on a plot of land adjacent to the Jaffna Public Library, made available by the Jaffna Municipal Council. The Centre and the adjoining water body - the Pullukulam will be transformed into an integrated cultural space that can also accommodate open-air performances with the help of a floating stage.
Sri Lanka's tourist arrivals recorded a growth of 20.3 % in May 2014 compared to the same period in year 2013. During the month of May, 2014 recorded 90,046 tourists arrivals in the country compared to the 74,838 arrived in May 2013 which is highest in foreign tourist history for month of May .
Tokyo Cement Group signed a MOU with Ministry of Education and Swarnawahini for Sri Lanka's biggest all island schools quiz championship, the Tokyo Cement All Island Schools' Quiz 2014 - Season 2, at the Ministry of Education (Isurupaya) on 3 June 2014.
More than 160 Tamil women in Mullaittivu in the hope of getting employment with Hirdaramani Pvt Ltd appeared before interviews on Monday (02) following arrangements made by 683 Brigade Headquarters of the Security Force Headquarters-Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT).
Archaeologists in the Northern Province have affirmed that the ruins recovered from Shivanagar, Uriththirapuram in Kilinochchi, containing slates, stacks of ancient bricks, Sri Paada symbols, etc, belong to the historic Polonnaruwa era.
A comprehensive agreement with regard to political consultations on a regular basis was signed at the Palace of Nations in Algiers by Professor G.L. Peiris, Minister of External Affairs of Sri Lanka, and Ramtane Lamamra, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Algeria. This agreement was signed on the sidelines of the recently held 17th Ministerial Meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement in Algiers.