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.
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.
The compensation given to families of persons killed by wild elephant attacks will be increased to Rs 500,000 from Rs 200,000. The minister of Sustainable Development and Wild Life Gamini Jayawickrema Perera will present a cabinet paper said Deputy Minister Sumedha G. Jayasena.
In the event the Trade unions stop fighting and work with one another we would be able to provide a better train service to the people said Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation Nimal Siripala De Silva.
M.G. Jayatissa, the Director (Information) has been appointed as the Information Officer of the Department of Government Information under the Right to Information Act. The Act is in force from 3rd February.