Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau will partner University of Sri Jayewardenepura to boost its marketing approach, Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau Chairman Dr. Rohantha Athukorala said at a press conference to announce the 2015 edition of Sri Lanka International University Romp 2015 which is to be held next week.
The government has taken steps to conduct a programme to upgrade the welfare of the journalists. This measure has been taken in order to pay gratitude to the journalists for their dedicated service, Minister of Mass Media Gayantha Karunathilaka said addressing a media conference held at the Government Information Department today (04).
The Pope has accepted the resignation presented by Bishop Joseph Kingsley Swampillai, from the pastoral care of the Diocese of Trincomalee, in accordance with canon 401 § 1 of the Code of Canon Law and has appointed Rev. Noel Emmanuel Christian, presently Episcopal Vicar and General Treasurer of the same diocese as the new Bishop of Trincomalee, Vatican Radio reported.
Sri Lanka will mark 'World Environment Day 2015' with a National Ceremony at Watadageya historical site in Medirigiriya, Polonnaruwa on June 5 at 9.00 a.m. with the participation of President Maithripala Sirisena as the Chief Guest. This year, Sri Lanka's national theme for World Environment Day is 'Sustainable use protects the earth'.
The Internal Transport Ministry has formulated a Transport Master Plan for the Colombo Metropolitan Region (CMR) and the suburbs to address issues in the transport sector, including heavy congestion in the Colombo city within the next 20 years.
The National Savings Bank (NSB) has informed the Finance Ministry that a sum of Rs 28 billion is unaccounted for in terms of a Rs 55 billion worth road construction loan, which they had released to the Highways Ministry when it was under former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Planning and Economic Affairs Deputy Minister Dr Harsha De Silva yesterday said.
The Department of Agriculture in Sri Lanka on the directive of Agriculture Minister Duminda Dissanayake has taken steps to ensure that the ban on the herbicide, Glyphosate, is strictly implemented throughout the country.