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.
An Exchange of Notes between the Governments of Japan and Sri Lanka and a Grant Agreement between the Government of Sri Lanka and the JICA for the implementation of the Human Resources Development Scholarship Programme were signed on Monday (02) at the Ministry of Finance and Planning. Relevant documents were signed by Mr. P. B. Jayasundera, Secretary, Ministry of Finance and Planning on behalf of the Government of Sri Lanka, Nobuhito Hobo,Ambassador of Japan in Sri Lanka on behalf of the Government of Japan and Hiroyuki Abe, Senior Representative of JICA on behalf of the JICA.
The inflation has come down to 3.2 percent in May this year from 4.9 percent in the month of April. This is the lowest inflation rate recorded since March 2012. The annual average inflation has also decreased to 5.3 percent in May from 5.6 percent in April.
In line with the Poson Full Moon Day and on a concept of Education Minister Bandula Gunawardena, , a jumbo book dansela organised by the Ministry of Education will be held on June 12 and 13 at the Pahatha Maluwa of the Mihintale sacred area.
Eighteenth Session of the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) of the Food and Agriculture Organization will be held in Colombo from 01st to 05 June 2014. The Meeting is held in Sri Lanka on the initiative of Basil Rajapaksa, Minister of Economics Development, Dr Rajitha Senaratne, Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resource Development and Prof.G.L.Peiris, Minister of External Affairs. This is the second time Sri Lanka is hosting the event, the first being in 2011.
External Affairs Minister Professor G.L. Peiris had bilateral discussions with Mr. Mankeur Ndiaye, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Senegal on Wednesday, on the sidelines of the 17th Ministerial Meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement in Algiers.