East-based troops constructed new accommodation and office complex for monks at Batticaloa Sri Mangalaramaya, one of the central training centres for budding Buddhist monks in the province was vested in the members of the Maha Sangha on Tuesday (12) during a religious ceremony, graced by Buddhist monks, State officials and Major General Santhusitha Pananwala, Commander, Security Forces - East (SF-E).
At the invitation of the chief incumbent, Ven. Ampitiye Sumanarathana Thero, Sri Mangalaramaya, the Commander Major General Pananwala unveiled a commemoration plaque at the new 'Pirivena' building complex, sponsored by the Ministry of Education and vested it in the monks amidst chanting of ‘Seth Pirith’.
Although animal sacrifice which is considered an ancient religious practice, it is still carried out publicly in certain Hindu temples, it has been observed that the majority of the Hindu devotees do not accept that practice.
The Sustainable Punyagrama Programme with temple as a centre point is being conducted by the Ministry of Buddhasasana, with the objective of implementing the concept of the village and the temple in a more realistic way and creating a village comprising of an economically sound community empowered with virtues.
The first fire-fighting high speed craft produced in Sri Lanka to control the fires on boats and ships in the deep was launched at the Dikowita Fisheries Harbor under the State Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Dilip Wedaarachchi on Thursday (13th).The firefighting craft was completely made domestically by Solas Marine Lanka Pvt. Ltd.
SLINEX 2018, joint exercise between the navies of India and Sri Lanka concluded on a successful note in Trincomalee Thursday (13th September). The seven day exercise which comprised two phases, namely the Harbour and Sea Phase was participated by around 1,000 naval personnel from both countries. Meanwhile, the naval drill was joined by SLNS Sayurala, SLNS Samudura, SLNS Suranimila of the Sri Lanka Navy and INS Sumitra, INS Kirch, INS Cora Divh together with 02 Dornier air craft and a helicopter of the Indian Navy.
Some 700 differently able Army War Heroes of our times, endowed with unswerving moral courage and insatiable aptitude for multiple athletic skills are to showcase their talents in the ‘Sri Lanka Army Para Games - 2018’ at Diyagama Stadium, Homagama during 19 - 21 September.
The Sri Lanka Volleyball Federation has made all arrangements to host the First Asian Men’s Volleyball Challenge Cup from TOMORROW(Saturday 15th) to September 21 at the Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium, Colombo the Chairman for the Federation Minister of Power and Renewable Energy Ranjith Siyambalapitiya announced Yesterday.
Sri Lanka’s position as a tourist destination will be further consolidated with the newly set industry targets, which include four million tourist arrivals, 600, 000 direct employments and US $ 7 billion revenue from tourism in 2020, said Minister of Tourism Development and Christian Religious Affairs John Amaratunga.He was speaking at a press conference held at the Sri Lanka Tourism to unveil the Tourism Leaders’ Summit and International Tourism Research Conference 2018, to be held on October 4-5 at BMICH.
Sri Lanka will launch an island wide off season marketing campaign, targeting specific countries, Minister of Tourism and Christian Affairs John Amaratunge said.Speaking at the press conference he said that, “This scheme was developed four months ago with the assistance of 18 airlines, 33 destination marketing companies, advertising agencies and local hotels.”