Attorney-At-Law Thusira Malawwethanthri was handed over his letter of appointment as the new Director General of the Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation yesterday (15th Feb.) by the Minister of Parliamentary Reforms and Mass Media Gayantha Karunathilake at the Ministry Premises.
Sri Lanka and Australia yesterday (15th Feb.) signed several Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) on Sport Development co-operation and Economic co-operation at the Parliament premises in Canberra in the presence of the Prime Ministers of both countries.
President of Indonesia Joko Widodo launched the dispatch of the Rice being donated to Sri Lanka at a Ceremony held on 14th Tuesday at the State Logistics Agency (BULOG) Warehouse in Kelapa Gading, Jakarta, Indonesia. Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to Indonesia Dharshana M. Perera joined the Indonesian President at the ceremony along with several Indonesian Ministers and senior officials.
The upper limit to pay 15% special interest on fixed deposits maintained by senior citizens in the licensed commercial banks and the licensed Specialized Banks has been increased up to Rs.1.5 million from the current limit of Rs.1 million with effect from 1st March.
Minister of Prison Reforms, Rehabilitation, Resettlement and Hindu Religious Affairs D.M.Swaminathan had a discussion with the President yesterday (14th Feb.) regarding the Keppapulavu Land in Mullativu occupied by the Army.
Four Chief Inspectors of Police have been promoted to the rank of Assistant Superintendent of Police based on their service and performance on the recommendations of the Inspector General of Police under the approval of National Police Commission with effect from 25th December 2016.
Lt Cdr Brian Page, US Naval Attach‚ of the US embassy in Colombo and John Hills, expert for South Asia Region at the Department of Defense visited the Security Forces Headquarters- Mullaitivu on Wednesday (8th Feb.).