Secretary Defence & Urban Development will visit Mullaitivu area tomorrow (03 April) and inaugurate several important projects. Main among them are; handing over 100+ houses to Keppapilavu resettled families which is the second stage of the three stage project of providing houses to those resettled in that area, handing over of close to 100 acres of paddy land from the air force camp premises for farming, as well as several houses renovated by the Army to the owners.
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.
Sri Lanka’s leading menswear specialist Hameedia took to the stage with the Femina Miss. India 2014 finalists at the Gala fashion show which was a part of their pre-pageant tour to Sri Lanka, organised by Cinnamon Hotels and Resorts. The fashion show was organised to showcase Sri Lankan designers whilst promoting Sri Lanka as a tourist destination throughout the tour. The collection showcased by Hameedia was their FH collection which is trendy and stylish, perfect for today’s sophisticated modern and fashionable man. The collection contained a mix of Ceremonial, Fusion and Smart Casual with prints and a summer look.
The Central Bank of Ceylon issuing a press release has informed that the maximum interest rates that could be offered for deposits accepted, maintained or renewed by the finance companies licensed under the Finance Business Act, No.42 of 2011 has been revised with effect from the 1st April 2014, asfollow:
Why zebras have black and white stripes is a question that has intrigued scientists and spectators for centuries. A research team led by the University of California, Davis, has now examined this riddle systematically. Their answer is published today, April 1, in the online journal Nature Communications.