Iranaimadhu Airfield in the Kilinochchi District would be developed into a Domestic Airport as a part of the plan drawn by the Government to develop all areas from Point Pedro to Dondra, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said during the weekend.He said this at the opening of several buildings belonging to the Faculties of the Jaffna University in Kilinochchi on Saturday.
Minister of Housing and Construction, Sajith Premadasa Saturday (04) handed over the 101st model village 'Selvapuram' constructed in Karathuraipattu in Mullaitivu district under the Uda Gammana program to the public.The Selvapuram model village consists of 30 houses built with the community participation and complete with all infrastructure facilities.
A multimodal transport hub is to be set up in Pettah and the contract to design it has been given to a French company, a top official said.Megapolis and Western Development Ministry Secretary Nihal Rupasinghe said a French-Government-funded feasibility study would be carried out to identify more than 20 acres of land to set up the project.
Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Dr Rajitha Senarathne says that unions and organizations engaged in trade union action should not interpret the Government’s patience as a weakness.
The number of houses damaged by strong winds in Ampara has risen to 217 and 3 houses have been destroyed. The spokesperson for the Ministry of Power and Renewable Energy, Sulakshana Jayawardena, said the winds have resulted in the disruption of electricity to an estimated 5000 homes and efforts are underway to restore the supply of electricity.
The newly built Emergency and Trauma Unit at the Teaching Hospital Batticaloa was declared open recently by the Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine, Dr. Rajitha Senaratne.Sri Lanka Telecom PLC (SLT) is the Super Platinum Sponsor of this project, having invested an amount of USD 300,000 for the project.The Project Batticaloa Emergency and Accident Project (BEAP) was initiated with the vision of building a fully equipped emergency and trauma unit at the Batticaloa Teaching Hospital that is capable of handling the large number of patients that seek treatment at the hospital each day.
The newest Ranaviru Information Technology Training Institute (RITTI) of the Army, established at the Army Logistic School (ALS) in Trincomalee was vested in spouses and children of retired and serving Army personnel, brothers and sisters of unmarried Army personnel and also among underprivileged school students in Trincomalee this morning (3) during a brief ceremony, graced by the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake.
According to the World Weather Chart, Sri Lanka is listed in the fourth place among countries subjected to worst climate change. Improper land use has been one factor which contributed to this situation.As such, land use policy needs to be updated and agricultural construction and other activities should be pursued accordingly, Lands and Parliamentary Reforms Minister Gayantha Karunatilleke said.
The minister was addressing a meeting following the opening of the Gampaha district new land use planning office building, recently.The Department of Land Use Policy Planning has built the new building at a cost of Rs. 12 million to replace the dilapidated old building of the Gampaha office.
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
Weather Forecast for Main Cities Date : 3-Aug-2018
City Temperature (0C) Relative Humidity (%) Weather
Max Min Max Min
Anuradhapura 32 25 85 50 Mainly fair
Batticaloa 34 26 85 55 Showers or thundershowers after 2.00p.m
Colombo 30 26 90 75 Several spells of showers
Galle 29 25 90 85 Several spells of showers
Jaffna 32 26 85 65 Mainly fair
Kandy 27 21 90 75 Showers or thundershowers
Nuwara-Eliya 18 14 95 85 Showers or thundershowers
Ratnapura 30 24 95 70 Showers or thundershowers
Trincomalee 34 26 75 50 Showers or thundershowers after 2.00p.m
The Army undertaken one of the mega nation-building projects, coconut cultivation in the northern region under the ‘Haritha Ratak’ programme launched one more phase of the ongoing project by distributing more than 5000 coconut saplings among civilians in Mullaittivu District on Thursday (2).