"Like manna from heaven to the Israelists, every conceivable facility has been extended only to the people of Colombo leaving the rest of the country high and dry to lag far behind. All the Governments that were in power from time to time, to a lesser or greater degree turned a blind eye towards the development of the other parts of the country.
Thousands of children in the North and East have benefitted from the programmes intended to uplift the educational sector of the former theatre of conflict. Under the educational scholarship programme for schoolchildren the Sri Lanka Army has awarded millions of rupees worth scholarships to the resettled children so far.
In what can be termed as a moment of pride for Sri Lanka, the Construction, Engineering Services, Housing and Common Amenities Ministry has continued to attract the world's attention for its quality and excellence by winning the Diamond Eye Award from OMAC in Germany.
"Panamura Kunchanadaya” opera will be held at the Nelum Pokuna Theater on May 30 and 31 & June 01. The event is an outcome of three years comprehensive research on music and the story of ‘Panamure Tusker’.
The Divi Neguma Department is the first ever Department which is controlled by an Administrative body appointed by the people and through which an opportunity has been afforded for all its activities to be administered by the Community Organizations, said Basil Rajapaksa, Minister of Economic Development on Sunday (27).
Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Youth Affairs and Skills Development recently signed Memoranda of Understanding with two non-state vocational training institutes, the Don Bosco Technical Training Center and ORHAN (Organisation for the Rehabilitation of Handicapped) to facilitate skills training needs of people in the North and to prepare them for enrollment in vocational training courses conducted by the fully-fledged Sri Lanka – German Training Institute (SLGTI) in Kilinochchi.
For the first time ever, residents in the Eastern Province are able to travel across the Batticaloa Lagoon by road, significantly reducing the travel distance between the towns of Manmunai and Batticaloa.