The National Sustainability Discourse a nonpolitical, no bias, scientific approach to achieve the Sustainable development goals by the year 2030 will be launch today (6th) under the patronage of President Mythreepala Sirisena at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall Secretary to the President Udaya R, Senaviratne disclose yesterday.
All arrangements have been made to conduct the First Regional Conference of the Parliamentary Committee on Communal and Religious Harmony in Sri Lanka from 9.30 a.m. to 2.30 p.m. today at the Mahaweli Reach Hotel, Kandy.
The National Sustainability Discourse a nonpolitical, no bias, scientific approach to achieve the Sustainable development goals by the year 2030 will be launch tomorrow (6th) under the patronage of President Mythreepala Sirisena at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall Secretary to the President Udaya R, Senaviratne disclose today.
President Maithripala Sirisena says that he will not approve any increase in the salary for Members of Parliament.He made these comments while addressing the gathering during an event in Polonnaruwa yesterday (4th). The President stated that he will not allow to increase of the salary of MPs even by 5 cents.
Government plans to spend Rs. 4.9 billion to purchase the paddy harvest of the 2018 Yala season from the farmers. The Paddy Marketing Board (PMB) will commence the purchasing of the Yala Season paddy harvest today (04) at 10.00 am in the village of Kohombana in Uhana in the Ampara District.
The country’s foreign reserves will rise to about USD 9 billion by the end of this year, an amount that could comfortably cover the county’s import bill for five months, Central Bank Governor Dr.Indrajith Coomaraswamy said. Speaking to the media at the Central Bank auditorium yesterday, the Governor said the country’s foreign reserves stood at USD 8.4 billion by the end of July.
The Examinations Department instructs parents to accompany their children, who sit for the Grade Five Scholarship Examination 2018, to the respective examination centres on time. The Grade Five Scholarship Examination 2018 is scheduled to commence at 9.30 am on Sunday (5). However, the candidates are required to be seated by 9 am. Therefore, the Examinations Department advises parents to accompany their children at least by 9 am.
Finance and Media Minister Mangala Samaraweera said the tax imposed on vehicles less than 1000cc was a move by the Treasury to cushion off the effect on the rupee and curb small vehicles imports.“Between January and May this year, 4500 small vehicles had been imported into the country and nearly 1,000 vans were among them, on a monthly basis,” he said. “The tax is in response to a request made by the Central Bank to not only cushion off the effect on currency flows but also to curb the import of small vehicles.”
The Grade 5 scholarship is set to be held on the 5th August this year, at 3050 examination halls, states the Department of Examination.Commissioner General of Examinations Sanath Pujitha stated that 355,326 candidates are facing the Grade 5 scholarship exam this year.
The Federation of Information Technology Industry Sri Lanka (FITISL) plans to increase Sri Lanka’s IT and IT Enabled Services (ITES) exports to US$ five billion, while providing employment to 200,000 by 2022, FITISL Chairman Dr. Kithsiri Manchanayake said on 31 July.