Justice Minister Thalatha Athukorale at the opening of the first Permanent High Court-at-Bar set up to hear high-profile financial frauds and corruption cases. Justice Minister Thalatha Athukorale at the opening of the first Permanent High Court-at-Bar set up to hear high-profile financial frauds and corruption cases.
The Public Health Inspectors (PHIs) Union of Sri Lanka has informed Health Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne that there are 107 towns in Sri Lanka which do not sell cigarettes, a Health Ministry spokesman said.
Minister of Finance and Mass Media Mangala Samaraweera at a press conference held at the Finance Ministry in Colombo yesterday (20th) said that a commission will be set up to regulate three-wheelers. The Motor Traffic Commissioner General's Department will implement the Commission and the draft bill for the establishment of the Commission has been sent to the Attorney General's Department, the Minister said.
Sri Lanka Railways has planned to commence special train services for the Esala Perahera of Temple of the Tooth Relic, Kandy. Accordingly, several special trains are scheduled to commute between Colombo Fort to Kandy from today ( 21th) to August 25.
Newly elected Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan has highlighted the need to galvanize bilateral relations with Sri Lanka in all spheres, Pakistan Today reported on Sunday. Prime Minister Khan has expressed these views to his Sri Lankan counterpart Ranil Wickremesinghe when the latter called him to congratulate.
Four Faculties of the Peradeniya university that were closed recently will reopen today (August 20th).Vice-chancellor of the university Upul Dissanayake said that the management faculty, medical faculty, faculty of arts, and Veterinary faculty will reopen for the second and third academic year students.
A pilot project is to be launched today within the Northern range of the Western Province which will mobilize all law enforcement agencies in a fully-fledged crackdown on narcotics. The project aims to decrease narcotic usage by 40 percent within the next three months.
The project will be launched with the opening of three dedicated drug reporting Hotlines functioning directly under the purview of the Deputy Inspector General of Police Office in the Western Province Northern Range.
“Around 75 percent of crimes committed within the Western Province are drug related offenses. While there’s been many attempts in the past to rid the province of the drug menace, this project will galvanize public support for a comprehensive crackdown,” DIG Deshabandu Tennakoon said. “Through the intensification of crackdown, we wish to bring down narcotic usage by 40 percent and subsequently crimes by 20 percent within the next three months.”
Sri Lanka Railways will refurbish 30 dilapidated carriages at the Dematagoda and Ratmalana yards and put them in to service, Transport and Civil Aviation Minister Nimal Siripala De Silva said.“Ten of the refurbished compartments will be deployed on the Kelani Velly railway line in the near future,” the Minister said.
Newly set up Bell and Light Security Systems at unprotected railway crossings between Hikkaduwa and Dodandoowa railway stations along the coastal line were opened this morning by the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation Nimal Siripala De Silva and the Deputy Minister Ashok Abeysinghe.