Showers or thundershowers will occur at a few places in the Western, North-western, Sabaragamuwa and Central provinces and Galle and Matara districts after 2.00 p.m. Misty conditions can be expected at some places in the Sabaragamuwa and Central provinces during the morning. There may be temporary localized strong winds during thundershowers.
The Sri Lanka’s National Export Strategy (NES) has been finalised and is scheduled to be submitted for cabinet approval following a series of consultations between industry leaders from the public and private sectors.To facilitate the smooth implementation of the NES, the EDB has appointed Advisory Committees for a period of three years, to spearhead private-public collaboration that will identify priority issues and opportunities to improve the performance of export sectors.
Minister of Disaster Management, Power and Renewable Energy Ranjith Siyambalapitiya said the government has provided Rs. 485 million worth relief to the 167,000 families affected by the drought in Puttalam district.Instructions have been given to provide relief to those who have not received assistance through a cabinet paper, the Minister said last Friday (20th) at a special meeting held at the Puttalam District Secretariat.
Arrangements are underway to put up the first-ever Vesak pandol erected by Army in Malaysia on account of the forthcoming Vesak season, in an attempt to show the glamour and significance of Vesak spirits to Malaysians.
The whitewashing of the Mihinthala Maha Seya commenced last Friday under the patronage of the Chief Incumbent of Mihinthala Rajamaha Viharaya, Ven.Walawahengunawewe Dhammaratana Nayake Thera.
The white washing of the cetiya is carried out by Sri Lanka Air Force under the financial assistance of the Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Ltd as a part of the ‘Mihintale Lake House Aloka Pooja’ organised by the ANCL coinciding with the National Poson Festival.
North Central Province Senior DIG Jagath Abeysirigunawardane, DIG S.Sandungahawatte, Mihinthale Divisional Secretary Ruwan Ekanayake, Anuradhapura Air Force Base Commanding Officer, Air Commodore H.M.Abeysinghe and the senior management of the ANCL participated.
Ending widespread speculation, the Interpol headquarters last week issued a formal communique to the CID Colombo, the Interpol Agent for Sri Lanka, confirming the issue of a worldwide red notice on former Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran who is wanted in connection with the Treasury Bond investigation, authoritative sources told . Despite concerns that the Red Notice had not appeared yet on the official Interpol website using the search criteria for Sri Lanka, a senior official at the Attorney General’s Department confirmed that Sri Lanka’s Interpol portal at the CID now has a Red Notice on the former Central Bank Chief.
Arrangements are made for 2018 Vesak celebrations centering the Colombo Municipal Council Square under the guidance of Mayor Rosy Senanayake, with the support of the Deputy Mayor and others, the Colombo Municipal Council stated in a release.
The government has allocated Rs.30 million to establish Police posts at 20 identified tourist hotspots to provide better security for tourists visiting the country. This measure was taken in the wake of certain incidents that were reported in Mirissa recently, where a group of Dutch tourists were assaulted, Law and Order Minister Ranjith Madduma Bandara said.
The Environmental Protection Licence (EPL) of the Horana rubber factory was temporarily suspended by the Central Environmental Authority (CEA).CEA Director General Hemantha Jayasinghe said the decision was taken pending a full-scale inquiry into the incident on Thursday.