An island-wide combined raid, conducted by the Police and the Sri Lanka Corps of Military Police (SLCMP) on Thursday (9th Feb.) was able to arrest 563 Army personnel who are Absent Without Official Leave (AWOL) or considered having deserted their posts, Military Spokesman, Brigadier Roshan Seneviratne said.
Eight containers containing used vehicle parts released from the Customs to its consignee who is engaged in vehicle assembling was based on a decision made by the cabinet of ministers on the basis of legal advice given by the Attorney General. This Cabinet decision was communicated to the Sri Lanka Customs by the Secretary to Treasury and not at the will of the finance minister, as certain parties with vested interests were trying to mislead the general public with ulterior motives of tarnishing the image of Minister Ravi Karunanayake, a press release issued from the Finance Ministry said.
Following the announcement of rules and regulations on Right Information Act by Minister of Parliamentary Reforms and Mass Media Gayantha Karunatilleke last week, Sri Lanka has reached third best place in the RTI global ranking. Mexico and Serbia are in the first and second places.
Members of the Army Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Response Squadron took part as resource personnel in the Basic Training Course on Emergency Response at Chemical Incidents, held at Taj Samudra Hotel from February 6 - 10.
When the Ambassador of Sri Lanka to the People’s Republic of China, Dr. Karunasena Kodituwakku, met both the Chinese and foreign media on the sidelines of the Reception that was held to celebrate Sri Lanka’s National Day on 04 February at the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Beijing, a journalist cited the security arrangements of the two other seaports in the region that the Chinese built/managed, and asked whether Chinese investors had requested special security arrangements for their proposed investment in Hambantota.
Consumer Affairs Authority (CAA) issued Maximum Retail Price (MRP) order for three varieties of rice on 8 February while the Minister in-charge issued a stern warning to errant sellers across the country.
All citizens should be very careful when using electricity as the reservoirs are only capable of producing 34% of the electricity requirement of the country said Deputy Minister of Power and Renewable Energy Ajith Perera at the weekly press briefing held today (8th Feb) at the Parliament.
The practical examinations of the GCE Ordinary Level Examination will be held from February 21- March 8 at the Islandwide practical examination centers said the Examination Commissioner W.M.N.J. Pushpakumara.