The Army Hospital in Colombo has been awarded with the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) certification. The state of the art hospital which caters to the medical requirements of the security forces personnel was awarded with this recognition during a ceremony on Thursday (02nd, August).
Summons had been issued on former President’s Chief of Staff Gamini Sedara Senarath and three other accused to appear in the Special Trial At Bar High Court on August 24 to face the trial for allegedly misappropriating Rs. 500 million belonging to Litro Gas.
The Education Ministry today announced that all the Government and Government-assisted private schools would end their second term for 2018 on Friday (August 3).They said these schools would be re-opened for the third term on September 3.For Muslims schools, the vacation of the second term would commence from August 20 and would be re-open on August 27.
The term of the Presidential Commission appointed to investigate financial irregularities which had taken place at SriLankan airlines, SriLankan Catering (Pvt.) Limited and Mihin Lanka Airlines, has been extended by five months by President Maithripala Sirisena.
All Police Stations have been informed to take legal action against university students involved in ragging new entrants under the Prohibition of Ragging and Other Forms of Violence in Educational Institutions Act No. 20 of 1998, Higher Education and Cultural Affairs Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe said yesterday.
Conducting tuition classes targeting the G.C.E. Advanced Level Examination 2018 will be prohibited with effect from midnight tomorrow (31), stated the Department of Examinations. The prohibition will be imposed from midnight tomorrow to September 01, said the Commissioner General of Examinations Sanath Pujitha. Furthermore, tuition classes targeting the Grade 05 Scholarship Examination will also be banned from midnight on August 01 until the exam concludes, he stated.
With a view to creating a vibrant and modern electronic media environment, the Asia Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development has been established and it also serves as a media consultancy institute for the member countries.
The meeting, Plantation Industries Minister Navin Dissanayake had with Japanese Health Ministry officials with regard to the Maximum Residue Level (MRL) for Sri Lankan tea, was successful and there would be a positive outcome soon, Sri Lanka Tea Board (SLTB) Chairman Lucille Wijewardena said He told that the Japanese officials showed a positive response to the Minister’s request to correct the MRL figures as soon as possible.
Indictments have been filed in the first hearing at the Special High Court against former top officials.Among those against who the indictments were filed was former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s Chief of Staff Gamini Senarath.