In Sri LankaThe Exercise titled- Cormorant Strike IX – 2018’ to Kick off in Early September With participation deligates from Australia, Bangladesh, Brazil, China, France, Japan, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Russia, Singapore, Sudan, Turkey, UK, USA and Zambia .
Two brand new Fast Patrol Vessels (FPV), gifted by Japan joined the Sri Lanka Coast Guard fleet during a Commissioning Ceremony held at the Colombo Port, yesterday. "SLCG Samudra Raksha" and "SLCG Samaraksha" were Commissioned by State Minister of Defence Ruwan Wijewardene.
Constitutional Council Chairman, Speaker Karu Jayasuriya will summon the National Police Commission (NPC) and the Inspector General of Police Pujith Jayasundara to the Constitutional Council.This meeting is to iron out certain issues that had arisen, the Speaker’s Office said. The meeting will be held next week.
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, who left for Nepal to attend the 4th Summit of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC), received a warm welcome when he arrived at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Wednesday (29).
The President was received by the Nepali Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Ishwar Pokhrel and senior officials. A guard of honor was accorded to the visiting President. Both sides of the road where the President is travelling decorated with the national flags of both countries displaying the relationship between the two countries during the past 60 years.
Following the welcoming ceremony the President engaged in a cordial discussion with the Prime Minister of Nepal Khadga Prasad Oli. The Presidents of Sri Lanka and Myanmar, the Prime Ministers of India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Thailand and the Chief Advisor of the Bhutanese Government will be leading their respective delegations to the summit.
The leaders are to adopt the 4th BIMSTEC Summit Declaration 'Towards a Peaceful, Prosperous and Sustainable Bay of Bengal Region' on 31 August upon the conclusion of the summit. The President is scheduled to address the Summit on Friday (31st).At the conclusion of the summit, the Chairmanship of BIMSTEC will be handed over to Sri Lanka by the current Chair, Nepal.
During his stay in Nepal, President Sirisena will meet with his Nepali counterpart President Bidhya Devi Bhandari and Nepalese Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Oli. The President will also attend a banquet hosted by the President of Nepal in his honor.
"Viru Detata Atha Mita Saru", a special one-day 'Pola' (Trade fair) organized by the State Ministry of Defence was held at the Ministry, today (27). The fair was held under the agricultural self- employment project for retired service personnel mooted by the State Ministry.
In just five days since the launch of a comprehensive anti-narcotics drive in the Western Province with the opening of three drug reporting hotlines for the first time, 189 calls were received, out of which 48 resulted in heroin hauls. “The response has been remarkable. We are confident this initiative, which involves the community, will go a long way in ensuring that there’s a free flow of information on crimes and criminals,” said Deputy Inspector General of Police for the Western Province (North), Deshabandu Tennakoon. “By highlighting the gravity of the situation, this project has overcome two key elements which inhibit community involvement: fear and apathy.”
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremsinghe today met Bangladesh Minister of Planning A H. M Musthapa Kamal at Pan Pacific Hotel in Vietnam where they had agreed to launch a specific program to improve bilateral relationship between the both countries.