President Maithripala Sirisena said that the education syllabus must taught not only how to pass examinations but also how to lead a contended life. He said this at the Kotawaya Maha Vidyalaya in Hambantota where he vested the newly constructed two-storied Building and the new Technology Laboratory with the students.
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday arrived in Hanoi, Vietnam to participate in the 7the World Economic Forum on ASEAN.Picture shows Vietnam’s Acting Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Manh Hung receiving the Prime Minister on arrival at the Noi Bai International Airport. Prof. Maithree Wickremesinghe and Sri Lankan envoy in Hanoi Hasanthi Dissanayake were also present.
President Maithripala Sirisena says the attention of the authorities should be drawn to implement an appropriate process to immediately halt the import of the food crops which could cultivate in the country. He said these are done by various racketeers, who show consumer reports to show there is a need for imports.The President made these remarks during a meeting held with the farming community in Hambantota at the Magampura Ruhuna International Conference Hall, yesterday (10th).
The Navy, Coast Guard and Army personnel were deployed to control an oil spill in the coastal area in Dikovita, north of Colombo, on Saturday (08 September). A leak in a pipeline carrying oil to the Muthurajawela Oil Refinery Complex from oil tankers has caused the spill that had floated along the sea and polluted the beach stretch.
Since the Sri Lankan economy is growing fast, the influx of more Italian and other foreign investors in the country to commence new business ventures has significantly increased during the past several years.Sri Lanka’s Italian Ambassador Paolo Andrea Bartorelli was addressing the 19th AGM of the Sri Lanka –Italy Business Council (SLIBC) held in Colombo. SLIBC, former President Rajah Abeysinghe and the newly elected President Sonali Liyanamanna were present.
Sri Lanka emerged the Asian region champions in the M1 Asian Netball Championships 2018 after triumphing over host Singapore 69-50 in the final played at OCBC arena, Singapore yesterday.This is the fifth occasion Sri Lanka has won the Asian championship the last occasion being 2009. Sri Lanka and runners-up Singapore have qualified for the Netball World Cup that will be held in Liverpool in 2019.
The government in an Extraordinary Gazette notification announced the establishment of the second Permanent High Court-at-Bar last Friday (07).This would be the second of the three Special High Courts set up to expedite the judicial process of cases relating to serious frauds, corruption and other high profile crimes in a speedy manner.
We took over the country when it was going through a really difficult time and former President Mahinda Rajapaksa called for an early Presidential election since he could not take the country forward, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said.The Premier was speaking at a Puttalam District UNP Bala Mandala meeting on Saturday at Arora Hotel in Chilaw.
Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority’s (SLTDA) action plan for Kuchchaveli won the first place for the best sustainable tourism action plan at the High-Level Policy Forum on Tourism Development 2018, organized by the Korean government and Korean Tourism Organization (KTO), in Seoul, last month.At the forum, participants from 10 countries were asked to present their action plans on capacity building for inclusive growth in tourism in their respective countries, as part of a knowledge sharing seminar on Sustainable Tourism Development.