A No Tobacco Week has been declared from May 31 to June 6 by the Presidential Task Force on Drug Prevention to coincide with World No Tobacco Day which falls today. The national ceremony launching the No Tobacco Week will be held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena at the BMICH Committee Room A on June 1 at 9 a.m.
The Government of Japan has agreed to provide a Rs. 49 billion loan under the Japan International Cooperation Institution (JICA) to Sri Lanka to develop the infrastructure facilities of the country's main international airport at Katunayake.
The Government has taken steps to conduct a National program to provide more facilities to the disabled persons for voting, the Election Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya said while addressing a media conference held at the Media Ministry today (29).
A Cardiac Camp held recently a the tJ/Dr. A.Thiyagaraja M.M.V. in Karainagar organized by the Sri Lanka Navy in collaboration with Asiri Heart Care Center and the Medical Officer of Health (Kayts) received a very high response from the general public in the area. This camp was of great benefit to the people in Kayts where cardiac facilities are limited.
A revision of Voters’ Lists for 2015 is now in progress. Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya urged all eligible voters to duly fill the forms handed over to the householders and hand over them to the Grama Niladhari of the respective areas. If not the Elections Commissioner pointed out that the voters will not be able to exercise their franchise if their names are not found in the Voters’ Lists.
The plant nursery of the University of Kelaniya was declared open on 28th May 2015 by the patronage of Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Sunanda Madduma Bandara with the participation of Chairman and members of the Green Practices Committee.