May 21, 2019
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    Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday said the Government will not grant permission to operate Sharia Universities and Madrasa Schools will be brought under the Education Ministry. He was speaking after a discussion held at Temple Trees regarding the report prepared by MP Prof. Ashu Marasinghe on Sharia University and Madrasa schools.

    Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena says the country is well capable of countering international terrorism with 30 years of experience in fighting and defeating local terrorism. The President was addressing the 10th anniversary of National War Heroes' Day commemoration held at the Battaramulla National War Heroes' Monument this afternoon with the attendance of President Maithripala Sirisena, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa.

    A majority of the universities that were temporarily closed due to the security situation in the country, are due to recommence educational activities this week.Activities at the Sabaragamuwa university will commence tomorrow and students who use the university hostels have been advised to return by 6 pm today. The registrar of the university V.D. Kithsiri noted that the students should carry their University ID card or their student record-book in order to confirm their identity.

    Showery condition is expected to enhance some extent over most parts of the island, particularly in south-western part in next few days. Several spells of showers will occur in Western and Southern provinces. Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in Central, Sabaragamuwa, Uva, North-Central, North-western and Eastern provinces and in Vavuniya and Mullaitivu districts after 2.00 p.m. Fairly heavy falls about 75 mm can be expected at some places in Central, Sabaragamuwa and Uva provinces and in Kaluthara district. There may be temporary localized strong winds during thundershowers. General public is kindly requested to take adequate precautions to minimize damages caused by lightning activity.

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