Sri Lanka has been ranked the second best country in South Asia for children to grow up in for the second year in a row, and the 60th best across the globe, despite ongoing concern over the impacts parental migration, according to a new report.
The circular relating to the admission of students to Grade One in State schools had been released today, the Education Ministry said. “A specimen application form was published in the website www.moe.gov.lk,” it said.
Close on the heels of providing rescue and relief assistance in the aftermath of the weather calamity during the last week, security forces personnel are working to restore civil life in the affected regions.With the slowing down of the heavy showers, flood waters have begun to recede in areas that were inundated during the past several days. Affected people are returning to their homes and have begun to pick up the pieces and resume their day to day activities.
It was when he came to rescue us that the Police Uncle was washed away by the waters. He came forward to test the depth of the water and took a few steps forward, and then all of a sudden, he went in. We saw him come back up, but then he disappeared, said 15-year-old Kavindu Kalhara, relating what happened to Police Sergeant Dilan Sampath (29) (88587), who drowned last week whilst on a mission to rescue children trapped in a house in Madampe.
The Finance and Mass Media Ministry has taken steps to increase the Asi Disi Media Scholarship payment to Rs.200,000 from this year. Earlier the ministry provided the scholarship with a maximum limit of Rs.100,000 to journalists following media-related study programmes at recognised institutions.
The members of the three armed forces and the police rendered an immeasurable service to rescue live casting aside their own safety. Police Constable Dilan Sampath, will be remembered for his dedicated service to save lives in the face of danger.
The Disaster Management Centre (DMC) urged people living in Kalutara, Madurawala, Dodangoda, Horana, Palindanuwara, Bulathsinhala, Ingiriya, Millaniya, Kirialla, Kuruvita, Alapatha, Ratnapura DS Divisions to evacuate to safe locations as the water level of Kalu River is on the rise.