It is the responsibility of every citizen to control pollution of the marine environment of Sri Lanka. Every citizen should recognise the seriousness of the mammoth task of protecting nature and conserving the environment, President Maitripala Sirisena said in Galle.
SriLankan Airlines has issued an urgent statement that the SriLankan Airlines’ flight UL880 from Colombo to Canton on 16th September will be delayed. This was in regard with the temporary shutdown of the Canton Airport in China due to the approaching Typhoon Mangkhut. Reportedly, the flight will be delayed by 11 hours.
With the objective of empowering youth to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) in Sri Lanka, the proposal made by H.E. the President Maithripala Sirisena, to implement a program me namely 'Project for empowering youth with leadership skills.
The country has achieved macroeconomic stability and by 2025 it will put behind the debt burden which the country has been grappling with all these years, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe assured at the closing ceremony of the Sri Lanka ‘Economic Summit’ organised by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce in Colombo last Friday.
Sri Lanka Navy won the Defense Services Women's Hockey Championship 2018, beating its Army counterparts during the final match held at the Torrington hockey turf, Colombo yesterday (14th September). The Navy women took the full control of the game to come away with a 2-0 win.
East-based troops constructed new accommodation and office complex for monks at Batticaloa Sri Mangalaramaya, one of the central training centres for budding Buddhist monks in the province was vested in the members of the Maha Sangha on Tuesday (12) during a religious ceremony, graced by Buddhist monks, State officials and Major General Santhusitha Pananwala, Commander, Security Forces - East (SF-E).
At the invitation of the chief incumbent, Ven. Ampitiye Sumanarathana Thero, Sri Mangalaramaya, the Commander Major General Pananwala unveiled a commemoration plaque at the new 'Pirivena' building complex, sponsored by the Ministry of Education and vested it in the monks amidst chanting of ‘Seth Pirith’.
The Certificate Awarding Ceremony of the Integrated Maritime Skills Training (IMST) 2018/01 was held at the Special Boat Squadron Headquarters auditorium, Naval Dockyard in Trincomalee on 14th September 2018. The closing ceremony was held under the patronage of the Captain Sea Training Captain NA Ubesiri, the Commanding Officer Special Boat Squadron Captain AD Weerasinghe and a delegation from US embassy.
Although animal sacrifice which is considered an ancient religious practice, it is still carried out publicly in certain Hindu temples, it has been observed that the majority of the Hindu devotees do not accept that practice.
The Government of India has extended a financial assistance of Rs 600 million for the construction of 600 housing units in 25 villages of the Northern Province and 600 housing units in 25 villages of the Southern Province under the Semata Sevana Gramashakthi Model Village Project conducted by the Government Island wide. Accordingly, the construction of the said villages is being carried out at present.