Prasanna Ranatunga and Shan Wijeylal de Silva were sworn in as Chief Minister of the Western Province and Chief Minister of the Southern Province respectively before President Mahinda Rajapaksa a short while ago at the Presidential Secretariat.
The Government of Japan will provide food grant assistance to the value of 160 million Japanese Yen (approximately Rs.203million) to the Government of Sri Lanka through the World Food Program (WFP) to support their ongoing emergency program in Sri Lanka including the School Meals Program.
The Central Environmental Authority (CEA) has taken measures to register Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) working on environment related aspects considering the recent unacceptable conduct of certain groups identifying themselves as environmental organisations.
Eighteenth Session of the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) of the Food and Agriculture Organization will be held in Colombo from 01st to 05th June 2014. The Meeting is held in Sri Lanka on the initiative of Dr Rajitha Senaratne, Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resource Development. This is the second time Sri Lanka is hosting the event, the first being in 2011.