A team of Sri Lankan Police Officers is participating in a comprehensive training program on Road Safety and Traffic Management at the Institute of Road Traffic Education (IRTE) in Faridabad, India. The course is being organised from 3rd -14th of September.
President Maithripala Sirisena says it is essential to make the transportation service a pleasant one to the public.The President said this at a discussion held at the President’s office regarding the maintaining a regular transportation service and uplifting the quality of the public transportation service.Long discussions were held in order to monitor the progress of the Sahasara Niyamu project introduced in the year of 2016 in order to introduce a quality transportation service to the country and how to drive the project forward in order to deliver a better service in the future.
The media report on the northern Provincial council had taken a decision to prohibit resettle the Sinhala People in the north are seems to be based on inaccurate facts the department of government information revealed today.
The Index of industrial production (IIP) has increased by 1.1% in July 2018 compared to the same month in 2017. The IIP reported for the month of July 2018 and 2017 were 105.9 and 104.8 respectively.In terms of manufacturing industries 10 out of 20 industry groups have shown positive growths in volume of production. The industry groups: ‘Printing and reproduction of recorded media, manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products and manufacture of textiles have shown a remarkable increases of 37.2%, 26.5% and 13.7% respectively in their volume of production duringthe month of July, 2018 compared to that of July 2017. The volumesof basic metal products and food products have increased by 12.5% and 0.1% respectively.
The Directorate of Mental Health IN the Ministry of Health, Sri Lanka has launched yesterday at the Department of Government Information Auditorium and the first copy of the guidelines was presented to Director General of Government Information Attorney at Law Sudharsana Gunawardena by Director General of of the HEALTH service DR. Anil Jasinghe.
Showers or thundershowers will occur at a few places in Uva and Central provinces and Batticaloa district after 02.00 pm.Mainly fair weather can be expected elsewhere.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.
The Government of Japan has decided to extend a grant assistance of nearly US$ 1.25 million (Rs. 1.94 billion) to expedite Sri Lankan government 's humanitarian demining efforts in the war-battered North with the aim of transforming Sri Lanka into a land mine free country.
The Navy, Coast Guard and Army personnel were deployed to control an oil spill in the coastal area in Dikovita, north of Colombo, on Saturday (08 September). A leak in a pipeline carrying oil to the Muthurajawela Oil Refinery Complex from oil tankers has caused the spill that had floated along the sea and polluted the beach stretch.
Since the Sri Lankan economy is growing fast, the influx of more Italian and other foreign investors in the country to commence new business ventures has significantly increased during the past several years.Sri Lanka’s Italian Ambassador Paolo Andrea Bartorelli was addressing the 19th AGM of the Sri Lanka –Italy Business Council (SLIBC) held in Colombo. SLIBC, former President Rajah Abeysinghe and the newly elected President Sonali Liyanamanna were present.