Local News from Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka, under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena, will host the next Asia-Pacific Conference of the Association
The official ceremony to distribute the textbooks would take place today at 10 a.m. at the Education Ministry warehouse in Homagama, Pitipana, under his patronage.Approximately 43 million students would get free textbooks for next year, including pirivena learners across the country.
Local News from Sri Lanka: The Sri Lanka Railway Department (SLR) is planning to introduce the passenger e-ticketing facility by the end of
The UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief, Ahmed Shaheed, will carry out an official visit to Sri Lanka, from 15 to 26 August 2019.“I will look at how Sri Lanka promotes and protects the rights to freedom of religion or belief. The visit will be an opportunity for me to have an open exchange with the Government to try to gain a better understanding of how it upholds these rights,” Shaheed said.
Last night, the historic Esala festival's final Randoli Perahera paraded Kandy's streets. The Kandy Esala festival finished with today's water cutting ceremony.
Local News from Sri Lanka: According to Sri Lankan Minister for Tourism, Wildlife and Christian Religious Affairs John Amaratunga, the amount
The Election Commission said all of this month's Grama Niladhari offices will display 2019 Voter Registration lists. Grama Niladharis has already given enrollment lists to the district offices and the district offices would take the required action for each Grama Niladhari Division, said Saman Sri Ratnayake, Commissioner for Additional Elections.
Yala season paddy cultivation is now harvested in Ampara and Jaffna, Polannaruwa and Batticaloa traders and mill owners arrive in Amapara to purchase paddy.Farmers said this time they got a better harvest relative to the past season's harvest. They said they were yielding about 150 bushels per hectare.
The water levels of several major rivers are on the increase due to the prevailing heavy rainfall, the Disaster Management Center (DMC) advised. Accordingly, the water level of the Kelani River has risen from Deraniyagala and the water level of the Kalu Ganga has increased in the Ratnapura area.
Following the fuel price committee's monthly meeting, the Ministry of Finance announced yesterday that the price of both petrol and super diesel fuel was amended with impact from midnight yesterday, based on the price formula.
SrLankan Airlines suspended operations in Cochin, India until Sunday, August 11, 2019 after the airport was closed owing to flooding. Cochin Airport Authority Limited today announced that all operations at Kochi airport were suspended on Sunday until 3 p.m.
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Kumar Sangakkara has entered the Commonwealth to assist foster peace in former Sri Lankan cricket maker.
The Kelani Valley Railway Line has been reported to have been delayed today. As a consequence of last night's heavy winds, the railway control room indicated that this was causing the delay.
Foreign Ministry to conduct Integrated Consular Mobile Services in Anuradhapura and Puttalam Districts »
Throughout a Media Release, The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will be conducting Integrated Consular Mobile Services in Anuradhapura and Puttalam Districts on 17 and 19 August 2019 respectively.
During the first six months of this year, the Excise Department carried out 24,150 raids throughout the nation under its program to minimize life hazards by eliminating illicit liquor. These raids were carried out on allegations of brewing unlawful liquor, possession of such liquor, possession of unlawfully distilled spirits, possession of distillery machinery, sale of unlawful liquor and illegal sale of foreign liquor, says H.G. Sumanasinghe.
Launching of “Ran Piyapath” awareness program will be held at the Head Office of the SLBFE on 08th August 2019 (Inthe morning session).
Special train service will be deployed from Colombo Fort to Badulla during the school vacation season, the Sri Lanka Railways said in a statement. On August 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30 and September 1 from Colombo Fort to Badulla and on August 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31 and September 2 from Badulla to Colombo Fort.
The examination of the Grade-5 scholarship took place at 2,995 examination centers today. The examination was attended by 399,369 learners. The Department of Examination announced that 497 coordinating centers were set up for the examination.
The Kandy Esala Perahera's first Kumbal Perahera will parade the streets from 7.02 pm today. Dalada Veediya, D. S. Senanayake Veediya, Temple Road, Dewa Veediya, Colomba Veediya, Yatinuwara Veediya and Raja Veediya will be paraded along the perahera.
The GCE Advanced Level Examination begins today with 337, 704 applicants at 2,678 centers across the island, including 74,789 private candidates, sitting, sources from the Department of Examinations said.
Mihintale, the ancestral place of religious worship, will be declared by the state as a domestic heritage and Mihintale Poson Week and Perahera as domestic festivities. A memorandum submitted by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to the Cabinet of Ministers on this subject was endorsed on Tuesday.
Recently, a medical camp took place at the Nintavur Government Ayurvedic Research Hospital under the Vision 2020 Project. The event took place under
The Examination Department issues a guideline for applicants and parents for grade 5 scholarships.The exam number should, therefore, be put on the uniform's left side. Candidates are expected to be in the exam hall at 9 am. And applicants may use pencil, black or blue pens.
Measures should be taken to reinforce, but not privatize, state banks, underlined President Maithripala Sirisena. The President made these remarks at today's BMICH ceremony to celebrate the Bank of Ceylon's 80th Anniversary.
The launch of the two books ' Polonnaruwa; Narapathi Yugaye Sita Janapathi Yugaya Dakwa ' a volume based on academic research and' Moragahakanda Dream Reservoir, a book on the multi-purpose project was held today (31) afternoon at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena.
Beware of scammers who offer to help obtain loan under Enterprise Sri Lanka – Ministry of Finance requests people »
The Ministry of Finance has obtained reports that several organized fraudster organizations have exploited the ministry's letterhead to send letters to credit candidates and organizations that have applied for loans under the government's Enterprise Sri Lanka stating their loans have been approved.
The Ministry of Education announced today that all government schools would close on August 01 (Thursday) during their second term, and reopen for the third term on September 02 (Monday).
President Maithripala Sirisena said that in the fight against narcotic medicines he was not isolated, because approximately 90% of individuals were in a fight with him.
Cabinet, state and deputy ministers who had resigned before the president from their ministerial portfolios again sworn to office »
Cabinet, State, and Deputy Ministers resigned from their respective ministerial portfolios to their prior ministerial portfolios at the President's Official Residence.
Central Province Senior DIG S. M. Wickramasinghe said the authorities in Kandy had drafted the security plan considering the pageant of
President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday issuing an Extraordinary Notification Gazette renewed the order declaring the rail service of Sri Lanka to be an important service.In it, the President announced that all public transport services for passengers or goods, services of any description whatsoever necessary or required by the Department of Railways,
Following the modification of their portfolios, two ministers Ranjith Madduma Bandara and P Harison took oaths today.
In the 2019 budget, Rs.15.25 billion was assigned to strengthen the process of reconciliation in Sri Lanka. Also endorsed is the establishment of "Palmyra Fund," an autonomous fund for the sustainable development advantages of war-affected individuals,
Compensation payments are now being made to households impacted by the latest powerful winds. During the heavy winds in the Puttalam District, 340 families were significantly affected. Under the first stage, they are provided with 10,000 rupees as an advanced.
Cabinet approval was given to the public sector recruitment system for graduates. Therefore, 16,800 vacancies are to be filled in the government sector. The graduates who graduated from 2012 to 2016 will be hired and subjected to a training program.
The 19th Presidential Cinema Awards will take place under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena today at the Nelum Pokuna Theater,
The University of Peradeniya's Faculty of Management will resume academic activity on July 29, states the university's vice-chancellor. The University of Peradeniya's Management Faculty was closed until further notice on July 19 and the university administration said the department would be temporarily off-limits for the learners.
Due to an excavation carried out by the Colombo Municipal Council, a unique traffic scheme is to be implemented on a portion of Bauddhaloka Mawatha. Accordingly, traffic from Stanley Wijesundara Mawatha intersection to Thummulla intersection on Bauddhaloka Road from July 26 to October 25 will be limited.
The agency recently arranged a blood donation drive in collaboration with the Blood Bank to celebrate Leo Burnett Sri Lanka's 20th anniversary.
eMarketingAn important milestone is being celebrated with the opening of its new Headquarters, together with the launch of the EME Digital Academy and a fresh corporate identity by the award-winning Sri Lanka Digital Marketing Agency and a pioneer in the industry.
The awarding ceremony of a coveted Gold Award in the' Business Excellence Award ' ceremony in Netsys Solutions (Pvt) Ltd, one of the leading system integration companies in Sri Lanka demonstrated once more its excellence.
The new United Kingdom Premier Boris Johnson, who came into office after having won a governing Conservative party leadership contest yesterday, congratulated President Maithripala Sirisena as well as Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.
A "Healthcare International Exhibit 2019" is being held on 26, 27 & 28 July 2019 at the BMICH by the Sri Lankan National Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Ministry of Health, Nutrition & Indigenous Medicine.
The Kalu Ganga project, the Moragahakanda project's next large reservoir, can be finished by next month and be awarded to the individuals, said President Maithripala Sirisena. Also expedited was the building work of the Wayamba canal that supplies water to the northwest, the Upper Elahera canal that supplies water to the north, and the will of the Minipe canal.
Premier Ranil Wickremesinghe said yesterday that the government would provide the maximum security to guarantee a good Sri Dalada Maligawan’s Esala
Tourism Minister John Amaratunga stated that Sri Lanka would introduce the free visa on arrival in 46 nations effective 1 August.
Tomorrow at Elvitigala Mawatha at 11 a.m., Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will open his Nila Medura Ministry.
Join the Second Sri Lanka Enterprise Expo to develop a fresh entrepreneurial paradise–"Listen," an interactive program designed by domestic reconciliation, unity, and harmoniousness to achieve the country's well-being and sustainable growth.
A rare Black Jaguar in South America is the newest exotic animal that is joining our "Big Cats" family of Zoos.
Sajith Premadasa, the Minister of Housing, Construction and Cultural Affairs, said the 19th Presidential Cinema Award would be held in a transparent and meticulous manner.
In the light of the Prime Minister's proposition, consent has been given to the cabinet of Ministers in other nations, including the United Kingdom to appoint a cabinet Sub-Commission chaired by the Foreign Minister to research and report on the legal framework.
The SSL (Society of Structural Engineers of Sri Lanka) has a long history as the Tokyo Cement Group. The membership of the building industry's two followers aims to facilitate experiences, exchange, and transfer of information. Last May, Tokyo Cement was also the main sponsor of the questions hour organized by The Company. The partnership reached yet another milestone.
Maj. General Senarath Bandara lately took office in Pallekele as commander of the 11th Brigade in the Sri Lankan Army Brigade. He is an agent with extensive experience in counter-terrorism. He has excelled in Rugger and was involved in scouting and cadets during his college days as a former college student of Kandy Vidyartha Vidyalaya.
In order to retain billions of Rupees that we spent annually to import milk powder and to create a healthy young generation it is imperative to empower and strengthen local dairy farmers, President Maithripala Sirisena said. President made these comments at the launching ceremony of ‘Kiren Sapiri Dayak’, aims at providing a pack of liquid milk to every child at Kajugaswatte Shasthrodaya Vidyalaya in Nivitigala, Ratnapura today (23).
The Examination Department said that private applicants who did not receive their G.C.E Advanced Level Examination entry card could download it via https:/www.doenets.lk /exam/.Sanath Poojitha, Commissioner General of Examinations, said that all entry cards for college candidates were sent to the colleges concerned, while private candidates ' entry forms were published to the personal addresses of the applicants.
According to the National Water Supply and Drainage Board (NWSDB), Colombo and several nearby regions will face a low-pressure water supply for 16 hours from 6 pm this afternoon 23rd July 2019. The board indicated that a sudden breakdown of the primary transmission pipe supplying water from the Ambatale water treatment plant resulted in this scenario.
Tomorrow, under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena (23), will be inaugurated the' Kiren Sapiri Dayak,' the national program to provide every child with a pack of liquid milk. Together with Ministries of Education, Health and the Livestock Department and much other government and private stakeholders, the program initiated under Grama Shakthi People's Movement seek to provide a package of liquid milk to around 600,000 chosen primary students across the island.
President Maithripala Sirisena said that priority should be given to developments in the areas of science, technology, and research with a view to improving people, but not to destroying society. The President made these comments in the closing ceremony of today's' Shilpa Sena,' the country's first-ever science and technology exhibition held at BMICH (21).
UN special rapporteur on the rights of freedom of association and peaceful assembly on country visit »
The Special Rapporteur on the rights of freedom of association and peaceful assembly, Mr. Clément Nyaletsossi Voule commencing his official country visit to Sri Lanka from 18 -26 July 2019, called on Foreign Minister Tilak Marapana at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Thursday (18 July).Foreign Minister Marapana observed that the freedom of association and peaceful assembly are guaranteed to the public under the present Government which embarked on a new trajectory upholding the rule of law and democracy and engaging with the international community including the UN on the promotion and protection of human rights.
The Ministry of Health will soon purchase Rs 3.5 billion from Dr. Neville Fernández Hospital. That assessment was made two years earlier, said Secretary to the Health Ministry, Wasantha Perera.
Steps would be taken to provide every religious place with electricity free of charge in the future, said the Power and Energy Minister Ravi Karunanayake. The Minister made this observation at a public event in Kataragama,
Three sluice gates of the Kotmale Reservoir were opened as the catchment areas are experiencing heavy rains ending the long spell of dry weather. Disaster Management officials cautioned the public downstream as more sluice gates will automatically be opened if the rain persists. Picture by Asela Kuruluwansa
The Association of Bakery owners yesterday stated that the revised prices of the bread loaf announced on Wednesday have been with the draft. The choice has been removed from Wednesday to raise the cost of a loaf of 450 g bread, and the price will be equal.
For the past seven months up to yesterday, there have been 29.123 dengue cases and 58 dengue deaths from all areas of the nation, as shown in the recent study from the Ministry of Health's Epidemiology Unit. Most cases of dengue have been recorded according to the study, 6,297 from the District of Colombo, whereas the second largest, 3825, from the District of Gampaha.
The Presidential Sports Awards Ceremony was held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena at the BMICH, yesterday (17). At this ceremony, the players who excelled in various fields relating to sports from January 2017 to December 2018 received Presidential Sports Awards and, more than 50 outstanding sports personalities received awards from the President.
Hartwig Schafer, Vice President of the World World Bank for the South Asia Region, said the World Bank will boost aid to Sri Lanka through three of its new activities. They include helping the farming industry in rural areas with climate vagaries, irrigation, renewable energy, climate resilience activities, and tank refurbishment.
Xi'an Great Mosque in the Shaanxi Province was attended by the parliamentary delegation in China headed by former minister Nimal Siripala de Silva. They discussed how Chinese Muslims collaborate with other minority groups and the primary community with a sense of inclusivity with the Xian Great Mosque, Imam Ding Jiping.
Kataragama Kiri Vehera's 2019 Esala Festivals, and the Swadeshi Industrial Works PLC, pioneer of herbal personal care production are highlighted by two significant locations of worship in Sri Lanka.
Colombo Coffee Company (CCC) has lately launched its recent grinding service of new coffee beans bought in Colombo 7. Sri Lanka trustworthy coffee solutions supplier.
First Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe observed that science and technology are armed with a young generation, as science and technology are the driving force of today's globe.
Hindu devotees are armed for archaeologists ' efforts to dig out and preserve old Buddhist ruins near the renowned hot springs of Kanniya, Trincomalee, while the ancestral site has to be preserved by local Buddhist groupings. What matters to Hindus is that the archaeological work could disturb this site, which they venerate because it is linked to the legends of Ramayana and to mythical King Ravana.
In 2017 and 2018 at the 3rd Presidential Sport Awards Ceremony held yesterday at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall, Indika C. Dissanayake won the President's Award for the Sports Personality of the Year.
The Auxiliary Bishop, said at a press conference held at the Colombo Archbishop's House, that the St Sebastian's Church in Katuwapitiya will re-open on July 21. The St Sebastian's Church in Katuwapitiya was attacked by terrorist bombers.
Roman Catholic Church gave information concerning the disbursement for the victims of Easter Sunday terrorist attacks of a total of Rs 400 million in donations received by the Archbishop of Colombo. The archbishop's house in Colombo, Rt. Briefing news media.
In this year's Tamil Language Day competition, organized lately by the Department for Education of the Eastern Province (EP), Trincomalee Education Zone came first in the competition. The event took place at Akkaraipattu's Sri Ramakrishna Mission College.
Several Postal Trade Unions launched a 48-hour symbolic strike at the Central Mail Exchange (CME) from 4.00 pm Tuesday seeking solutions to three main demands. Over 3,000 employees belonging to 21 trade unions are supporting the strike, will continue their trade union action as discussions with the Minister of Posts proved to be a failure.
UN Special Rapporteur Clément Nyaletsossi Voule will visit Sri Lanka from 18 to 26 July 2019 to assess rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association in the country.“We have seen a commendable effort to expand civic space in Sri Lanka, the establishment of strong and independent institutions, and noticeable strides towards truth and reconciliation in the country,” Voule said.
Due to the restorative work being carried out on a water supply line, the NWSDB announced that a nine-hour water cut would be imposed on Friday at 8:00am to 5:00pm. Water supply for Kelaniya Pradeshiya Sabha Area, Peliyagoda Urban Council Area, Wattala Urban Council Area, Wattala Pradeshiya Sabha Area, Biyagama Pradeshiya Sabha Area, Mahara Pradeshiya Sabha Area, Dompe Pradeshiya Sabha Area, Ja Ela Pradeshiya Sabha Area, Ja-Ela Municipal Council Area, Katunayake / Seeduwa Urban Council Area and Gampaha Pradeshiya Sabha Area and surrounding region
With impact from midnight today (17), the cost of a loaf of bread has been increased, the Bakery Owners ' Association said. Rs 5 has thus risen the cost of a 450 g loaf of bread. The decision was taken on the latest wheat flour price hike.With impact from midnight today (17), the cost of a loaf of bread has been increased, the Bakery Owners ' Association said. Rs 5 has thus risen the cost of a 450 g loaf of bread. The decision was taken on the latest wheat flour price hike.
The first science and technology exhibition organized by the Ministry of Science Technology and Research to encourage science and technology to improve its contribution to the country's economic growth will take place at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall from 18 to 21 June.A discussion was held on the creation of the operational model of the "Shilapila Sena" program chaired by the Hon to minimize the distance between science, technology and research field and the general public, and to bring the industry closer to the people. Science and Technology Minister and Research Minister.
A delegation led by EU Counter Terrorism Coordinator Gilles de Kerchove visited Sri Lanka from 11 – 16 July 2019 for the EU- Sri Lanka Ad Hoc Dialogue on Counter Terrorism Cooperation.The Ad Hoc Dialogue, co-chaired by Actg Secretary/Foreign Affairs Ahmed A Jawad and EU Counter Terrorism Coordinator de Kerchove, covered recent counter terrorism measures, countering radicalization and violent extremism, security cooperation, capacity building and the listing of the LTTE by the EU.
The Nuwara Eliya District General Hospital which was built with the assistance of the Netherlands Relief Fund was handed over to the public by President Maithripala Sirisena this morning.The hospital has been built as a fully equipped hospital with a 600-bed ward complex, state-of-the-art operating theaters, intensive care units, outpatient care units, pharmacies, blood transfusion centers and medical and nursing quarters.
In recognition of the service rendered towards youth by Hon. Niroshan Perera, the State Minister of National Policies, Economic Affairs, Resettlement and Rehabilitation, Northern Province Development, Vocational Training & Skills Development and Youth Affairs on behalf of Sri Lanka at the “19th World Festival of Youth and Students” organized by the Russian Federation in 2017, a Medal and a Diploma Certificate under the signature of the Russian President Vladimir Putin were awarded to him yesterday.
Arrangements were created for the July 24-27 exhibition ' Enterprise Sri Lanka' in Anuradhapura. Recently, a special meeting was held to announce these plans at the Anuradhapura District Secretariat. Government Agent Wanninayake briefed officials on the exhibition plans while Treasury Deputy Secretary E.M.B.P Atapattu said the exhibition would be held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.
Tomorrow (17) three Ruhuna University campuses situated at the Wellamadama Complex will be reopened, tells Senior Professor Sujeewa Amarasena, Vice-Chancellor. For academic operations, the Faculty of Science, the Faculty of Fisheries, Marine Science & Technology and the Faculty of Graduate Studies will, therefore, be reopened.
Sri Lankan people will have the chance today at midnight to experience a partial lunar eclipse (July 16). Professor Chandana Jayaratne,
By the second week of July, the Bank of Ceylon's annual progress report published on July 10 states, the Enterprise Sri Lanka-Thurunu Diriya Loan Scheme set up to empower young, tiny and medium-sized enterprises disbursed loans worth more than Rs. 358 million among 875 young businessmen.
Any organization that consumes more than 2,000 units will have to acquire 25 percent of that power from renewable energy sources in the future, said Ravi Karunanayake, Minister of Power, Energy, and Business Development. He said the Ministry decided to continue promoting the program "Sooryabala Sangramaya".He said it would make it mandatory for organizations that consume more than 2,000 units to obtain 25 percent of power from renewable energy sources and it would be gradually introduced from 2020-2030.
Shortly after midnight on Tuesday, July 16, the full moon Poya day, Sri Lanka will be able to experience a partial lunar eclipse. Coincidentally, the date also marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. Most of Europe and Asia will also see the lunar eclipse. Except in the southern and eastern part of the world, it will not be noticeable in North America.
The Municipal Council of Colombo is partnering with the Kingdom of the Netherlands Embassy in Sri Lanka to pilot the first-ever car-free day of Colombo."CarFree CMB' was held from 6 a.m. to 12 noon last Sunday, July 14. Organizers encouraged the public to participate as long as it is not motorized on foot, bicycle, skateboard or anything. The organizers are encouraging the public on their roads to explore, exercise and play.
Last week, the Ministry of Transportation and Civil Aviation said it had started upgrading Google Maps to show public transportation services as part of Google Transit, and it would soon be available for use in the Western Province's Google Maps.
President Maithripala Sirisena will declare open the newly built Nuwara Eliya District General Hospital today July 15. The new hospital constructed with Rs.7 billion help from the Kingdom of the Netherlands comprises of 600 beds, contemporary hospital facilities, theatre, intensive care units, departments for out-patients (OPD).
The Department of Persons Registration has arranged for national identity cards (NICs) to be issued to students who will register for the G.C.E. (O.L.) exam this year. Students would receive their NICs by September, Commissioner-General Viyani Gunathilake's Department of Person Registration indicated in a circular.
Lanka Indian Oil Company (IOC) also decided today to slash gas prices 10th July 2019. The choice was made in line with the choice of the government to cut fuel prices. Accordingly, Lanka IOC has reduced the cost of Petrol 92 Octane Rs 3.00 per liter and reduced the cost of Petrol 95 Octane by Rs 5.00. Also, Lanka IOC decreased Super Diesel's price by Rs 5.00 per liter and made no adjustments to Auto Diesel's price.
Following the monthly revision of fuel rates, the Ministry of Finance announced that fuel prices decreased with impact from midnight yesterday. Accordingly, the cost of one liter of Petrol (Octane 92) decreased by Rs.2 and the new price would be Rs.136. The cost of one liter of Petrol (Octane 95) decreased by Rs.5 and the new price would be Rs.159. Rs.5 reduces a liter of Super Diesel and the current cost is Rs.131. Auto diesel cost has not altered.
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe admitted yesterday that the Select Committee on Easter Sunday terrorist attacks was summoned before the parliament. This remark was produced in Parliament yesterday by MP Wickremesinghe after a short discussion on the PSC proceedings between several governments and opposition parliamentarians.