The government will develop the Colombo Port's East Container Terminal (ECT) to be the largest and deepest container terminal in South Asia without any foreign funding, Ports and Shipping Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe said yesterday. He said he would submit the proposal and blueprint of the development plan to the Cabinet shortly.
The Governor’s Jetty’ in Trincomalee was opened recently by Ambassador of Japan Kenichi Suganuma on the invitation of the Governor Eastern Province Rohitha Bogollagama. Akiko Suganuma and Deepthi Bogollagama also participated.
President Maithripala Sirisena proclaimed the establishment of a Special Commission to make recommendations to provide an optimal salary structure for the state sector devoid of salary anomalies.Issuing a Gazette Extraordinary on Monday, the President appointed a 15 member Commission chaired by S. Ranugge to conduct a study of existing salary structures in the public service and to minimise salary anomalies among different services in the entire public service.
President Maithripala Sirisena will inaugurate Stage II of the Wayamba Ela Project tomorrow.This giant development project will supply water to the Northern Province minimising the water scarcity faced by the people in the Province in irrigating farmland.
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.