With the objective of empowering youth to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) in Sri Lanka, the proposal made by H.E. the President Maithripala Sirisena, to implement a program me namely 'Project for empowering youth with leadership skills.
Director General of Government Information Attorney-at-Law Sudarshana Gunawardhane while refuting media reports said that the CID has had no plans to arrest the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Vice Admiral Ravindra Wijegunatane in connection with the allegations on protecting Navy Sampath.
President Maithripala Sirisena has nominated Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe as the President’s representative to the Constitutional Council (CC), Parliament Chief of Staff and Deputy Secretary General Neil Iddawala said.He said the new appointment is effective immediately as Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka’s term of three years had ended on September 6. He said Minister Thilak Marapone was appointed to the CC as the Prime Minister’s representative some time back in place of Minister Dr. Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe
Major General Niyshshanka Ranawana, Commander Security Forces – Kilinochchi on last Wednesday, visited the housing project under construction by Army troops with the patronage of the National Housing Development Authority (NHDA) at Thunukkai, Alankulum.
The Environmental Foundation ( EFL) says it believes that, a combination of the existing bans whilst imposing new levies will work successfully to reduce plastic consumption and help manage our waste crisis.
A Fast Attack Craft attached to the Southern Naval Command carried out a naval operation to rescue a fishing trawler in trouble in the sea area off Galle yesterday (12th September).A merchant vessel had informed the Maritime Rescue Coordinating Centre (MRCC) about a capsized fishing vessel in the sea area about 30 nautical miles off the Galle Lighthouse. On receipt of this distress call, the Navy rushed a Fast Attack Craft along with a team of Navy divers to the sea area where the incident was reported.
Naval personnel attached to the Fast Attack Craft belonging to the Western Naval Command, during their patrol to curb transnational crime in the territorial waters of the island, apprehended 90 suspects onboard suspicious trawler plying in the Western seas of Sri Lanka yesterday ( 11th Sep).
The attention of the Department of Government Information has been drawn to certain media reports that refer to public statements alleging that political authorities of the Northern Provincial Council have settled 250 Indian families in a village (in Nedunkerni) of that Province.
Sri Lanka Navy apprehended 31 persons engaged in illegal fishing at several locations in the island during the past few days and the suspects were handed over to the respective Directorates of Fisheries. Naval personnel onboard a craft on patrol, attached to SBS in the Eastern Naval Command apprehended 15 persons who were engaging in illegal fishing with banned nets in the Eastern seas, on 3rd Sep. There, 2 banned nets, 2 dinghies and 533 Kg of fish catch were taken into naval custody and they were handed over to the Assistant Director of Fisheries-Trincomalee for onward legal action
The Sri Lanka Army strongly condems critisisms, attributing to the government, Ministry of Defence and the command of the Army, which are intended to serve own personal and political agendas, and appeals intelligent people of this country, regardless of rhetorics of such opportunists, to repose the confidence in the Army which has defended our country in the past, and is commited to do so in future, too as a professional outfit, taking all measures to prevent any resurgence of warfare.1