Department of Census and Statistics (DCS) recently launched the report of the Child Activity Survey 2016 conducted in assistance with the International Labor Organization (ILO). The previous such surveys were conducted in 1999 and 2008/09.
High Commission of Sri Lanka of the Republic of Seychelles celebrated the 69th Anniversary of Independence Day of Sri Lanka at the Official Residence on 4th February which was attended by around 150 Sri Lankans.
President Maithripala Sirisena said he has given instructions to the Inspector General of Police to pay special attention to prevent inhuman ragging in universities carried out by a minority group of students in order to interrupt the education of the majority of students. He has also instructed the IGP to implement an initiative jointly with the University Authorities in this regard.
Upon a request of Thailand Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak who visited Sri Lanka in 2016, Ministers Mahinda Amaraweera, Duminda Dissanayake and Malik Smarawickrama are currently engaged in an official visit in Thaliland. Accordingly, they have participated in bilateral talks with regard to fisheries, trade, industry, tourism and agriculture and entered in to several bilateral agreements.
Political issues prevailing in the country for over 30 -40 years due to the difference in religion and nationality cannot be resolved over night and the progress of discussions recently initiated in this regard is visible at present, said Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesighe.