The funeral of Chamara Lakshan Kumara (39), the versatile young journalist who edited the Resa and Silumina, will be held in his native Mathugama on Wednesday afternoon. The funeral will take place at Indigodatenna cemetery at 5.00 pm. Cortege leaves residence No:05 Athulathmudaligama, Matugama at 4.00 pm.
Approval of the Audit Bill designed to prevent financial misuse in the country is a timely need, The Mahanayake Theras of the Malwatte and Asigiriya Chapters said.Malwatte Mahanayake Thera Most Ven. Thibbotuwawe Sri Siddhartha Sumangala and Asigiriya Mahanayake Thera Most. Ven. Warakagoda Gnanarathana said “Only people who engaged in fraud and corruption can oppose an Act of this nature which would help ensure transparency in the Governments’ financial transactions.
A Visit Board Search & Seizure (VBSS) Course for the Bangladesh and Maldivian naval personnel attached to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Programme was conducted under the direction of the Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Sirimevan Ranasinghe and the guidance and supervision of United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), at the Special Boat Squadron (SBS) Training School in Trincomalee.
The attention of the General Treasury has been drawn to an article published in the recent days under the caption “The Government’s “Growth Scam by Mr Ajith Nivard Cabraal a former Governor Central Bank of Sri Lanka, where he has tried to present a different and distorted viewpoint on the Central Government’s financial statement.
President Maithripala Sirisena, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces has promoted five senior Brigadiers of the Army to the rank of temporary Major General and 34 Captains to the rank of temporary Major, states a communiqué issued by the Military Secretariat on Friday (29) evening.
All those five Senior Officers while serving either as Support, Infantry or Service arms or in combat have played praiseworthy roles during Humanitarian Operations and rendered a yeoman service to the country in the fight against terrorism and separatism.
Brigadier H.G.I Vidyananda of Sri Lanka Army Ordnance Corps (SLAOC), currently serving as Commander, Forward Maintenance Area (FMA) in Kilinochchi has accordingly been promoted to the rank of temporary Major General, effective from 16 May 2018. Prior to his Kilinochchi appointment, he served as the Commandant, Army School of Logistics (ASL) and held the appointment of Director, Directorate of Ordnance Services at the Army Headquarters (AHQ) and a number of other key appointments. He also served as Colonel, Administration & Quartering (Col-AQ) at the Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna and Colonel Ordnance, Directorate of Ordnance Services, AHQ.
Uganda and Sri Lanka discussed a proposed MoU between the Uganda Police Force and Sri Lanka Police on combating transnational crime and developing police cooperation, the Foreign Ministry said yesterday (28th). Foreign Minister Tilak Marapana, during a tour in the African region to expand and reinvigorate bilateral relations, paid a courtesy call on Ugandan President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni.
The sole responsibility of compiling Gross Domestic Product (GDP) estimates is vested with the Department of Census and Statistics (DCS) since 2007. However, the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) has observed media statements by interested parties, in relation to the involvement of CBSL in manipulating GDP estimates of the country, misleading the general public.
Pakistan’s Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC), General Zubair Mahmood Hayat is visiting Sri Lanka on the invitation of Sri Lankan Chief of Defence Staff, Admiral R.C. Wijegunaratne from June 27 to 30, 2018.