The government has allocated Rs.30 million to establish Police posts at 20 identified tourist hotspots to provide better security for tourists visiting the country. This measure was taken in the wake of certain incidents that were reported in Mirissa recently, where a group of Dutch tourists were assaulted, Law and Order Minister Ranjith Madduma Bandara said.
The Government has amended the law lifting hitherto prevailed restrictions on maternity leave for women with two or more children.The new amendments to the law make all women entitled to 84 days of maternity leave irrespective of the number of children they have.As per the existing law, women with two or more children are only entitled to 42 days maternity leave whereas women who give birth to their first and second child get 84 days maternity leave.
The Department of Wildlife has launched a special investigation into the Tusker “Missaka”, which died after suffering from a trap gun injury. The tusker was known to have frequented the Yala National Park.
A new commemorative postal stamp will be issued by the Philatelic Bureau of the Postal Department to mark the State Vesak Festival on April 29 under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena.The new stamp valued at Rs. 12 has been designed by stamp designer Palitha Gunasinghe.
The inaugural ceremony of 25th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) 2018 was held gloriously under the patronage of Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain in Buckingham Palace. President Maithripala Sirisena was also present at the event.
‘Our Government’s “Blue-Green” economic plan will ensure the full utilization of the ocean and other natural resources of Sri Lanka in an environmentally friendly and sustainable manner’, said President Maithripala Sirisena delivering the keynote address at the Commonwealth Business Forum, today (18 April).
The world’s largest cargo aircraft Antonov An-225 Mriya landed in the Mattala Airport for refueling this morning.Antonov An-225 Mriya aircraft was designed by Antonov Design Bureau in Ukraine in 1980s.
For centuries, farmers, herders, fishers and forest people have sculpted our land to create agricultural systems of exceptional aesthetic beauty preserving biodiversity and creating resilient ecosystems and a valuable cultural heritage. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) will celebrate these Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS), this year.
e-Health cards will be provided for all Sri Lankans by 2020, Health Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne said. Addressing the introduction of e-Health Card at a ceremony held in Colombo recently, the Minister said that since all the data of a person is included in his/her e-health card, it is very easy for doctors to treat him/her without having to find out the details such as blood group etc, which could be a time consuming process.