The visiting Commonwealth Secretary-General Rt. Hon Patricia Scotland assured Leader of the Opposition and the Tamil National Alliance Mr Sampanthan that Commonwealth will continue to support the ongoing new Constitution making processes. The Secretary-General who met Opposition Leader at Parliament yesterday, appreciated Mr Sampanthan for his moderation and for being an ambassador for peace.
Several spells of light showers will occur in Central and Sabaragamuwa provinces. Light showers may occur in Western province and in Galle and Matara districts. Showers or thundershowers will occur at a few places in Uva province and in Ampara and Batticaloa districts after 2.00 p.m. Fairly strong gusty winds up to 40-50 kmph can be expected in Hambantota and Badulla districts. There may be temporary localized strong winds during thundershowers. General public is kindly requested to take adequate precautions to minimize damages caused by lightning activity.
WEATHER FORECAST FOR NEXT 36 HOURS
Several spells of showers will occur in Western, Central, Sabaragamuwa, Southern and North western provinces.Showers or thundershowers will occur at a few places in Uva and Eastern provinces and Mullaitivu district after 2.00 p.m. Fairly strong gusty winds up to 40-50 kmph can be expected in Hambantota and Matale districts. There may be temporary localized strong winds during thundershowers. General public is kindly requested to take adequate precautions to minimize damages caused by lightning activity. Fairly strong gusty winds up to 40-50 kmph can be expected in Hambantota and Matale districts. There may be temporary localized strong winds during thundershowers. General public is kindly requested to take adequate precautions to minimize damages caused by lightning activity.
Weather Forecast for Main Cities Date : 4-Aug-2018
City Temperature (0C) Relative Humidity (%) Weather
Max Min Max Min
Anuradhapura 33 25 90 55 Mainly fair
Batticaloa 33 26 85 55 Showers or thundershowers are likely after 2.00p.m
Colombo 30 26 90 75 Several spells of light showers
Galle 30 26 90 80 Several spells of light showers
Jaffna 32 27 90 65 Mainly fair
Kandy 29 21 95 70 Several spells of light showers
Nuwara-Eliya 19 14 95 80 Several spells of light showers
The “Thurunu diriya” loan scheme implemented by the Bank of Ceylon (BOC) with the assistance of the Policy Development Office (PDO) of the Prime Minister’s Office, has granted loans worth around 21 million for 47 potential young entrepreneurs up to date. This was revealed by the progress report of this loan scheme issued by the Bank of Ceylon recently.
President Maithripala Sirisena says the government is spending a huge amount of money for the infrastructure development of the rural areas, because it is a pleasure for him to see all the citizens of the country live happily.The President made these remarks participating in a ceremony to open the two-storey classroom building at the Hawanpitiya Tamil Central College in Welikanda, yesterday (02).
The Army Hospital in Colombo has been awarded with the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) certification. The state of the art hospital which caters to the medical requirements of the security forces personnel was awarded with this recognition during a ceremony on Thursday (02nd, August).
Summons had been issued on former President’s Chief of Staff Gamini Sedara Senarath and three other accused to appear in the Special Trial At Bar High Court on August 24 to face the trial for allegedly misappropriating Rs. 500 million belonging to Litro Gas.
The Education Ministry today announced that all the Government and Government-assisted private schools would end their second term for 2018 on Friday (August 3).They said these schools would be re-opened for the third term on September 3.For Muslims schools, the vacation of the second term would commence from August 20 and would be re-open on August 27.
The term of the Presidential Commission appointed to investigate financial irregularities which had taken place at SriLankan airlines, SriLankan Catering (Pvt.) Limited and Mihin Lanka Airlines, has been extended by five months by President Maithripala Sirisena.
All Police Stations have been informed to take legal action against university students involved in ragging new entrants under the Prohibition of Ragging and Other Forms of Violence in Educational Institutions Act No. 20 of 1998, Higher Education and Cultural Affairs Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe said yesterday.