A series of changes proposed to the Immigrants and Emigrants Act No. 20 of 1948, by Minister of Internal Affairs, Wayamba Development and Cultural Affairs, S.B. Navinne, was approved by the Cabinet this week.
The incumbent President who was elected on January 8, 2015 had assumed duties in the office of President on January 9, 2015 for a period of six years. Any changes of the term of President would be an alienation of the sovereignty of the people, Attorney General President’s Counsel Jayantha Jayasuriya said.
The traffic exit from Colombo-Katunayake Expressway (E03) to Colombo-Kandy Road at new Kelani Bridge towards Kelaniya and Wattala would be closed from today due to the commencement of construction of the proposed new bridge, the Road Development Authority (RDA) said.
The High Commission of Pakistan in Sri Lanka announced that after successfully organizing similar event in 2016 and 2017, the Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) in association with the High Commission of Pakistan in Sri Lanka is organizing “Pakistan Single Country Exhibition” in Colombo from January 12 to 14, 2018 for the third consecutive year.
The Chairman of State Pharmaceuticals Manufacturing Corporation (SPMC) Dr. Sayura Samarasundara told the Government’s Official News Portal - news.lk that the Pharmaceuticals Manufacturing Corporation and Pharma Zone (Pvt) Ltd entered into an agreement on January 8, 2018, to build the first ever exclusive pharmaceutical manufacturing zone of Sri Lanka at Welipenna in the Kalutara district with an investment in excess of USD 100 million.
“The happiest day of life is not the day I became the President but, today with the commissioning of the largest water reservoir of Sri Lanka, the Moragahakanda – Kaluganga project”, President Maithripala Sirisena declared today (8th Jan.).
The Rajagiriya flyover which was constructed as a long-term solution for the heavy traffic congestion in Rajagiriya, was declared open by President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe this morning.