The Department of Examinations notes that all examinations that were due to be held on May 24,25,26,27 and June 02 have been cancelled owing to inclement weather condition.According to the Exams Commissioner General B.Sanath Pujitha, the rescheduled days of the exams will be notified soon.
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, in his capacity as the Minister of National Policies and Economic Affairs draws the attention of the government has been drawn to investigate the possibility of obtaining private investments for the construction of Government Buildings. Accordingly it has been proposed to PPP Process for the construction in Health, Education, Higher Education, Skill Development and Vocational Training sectors.
The Law and Order Minister Ranjith Maddumabandara has instructed the police to take all necessary measures to safeguard the properties and belongings of those who are displaced due to the bad weather conditions in the country.
The prevailing weather condition will worsen in the South-Western parts of the country, the Meteorology Department today said. Issuing a weather forecast this morning, the department said that showers and thundershowers will occur at times in the Western, Southern, Sabaragamuwa, Central and North-Western provinces.
Finance and Mass Media Minister Mangala Samaraweera challenged Kurunegala District MP, Mahinda Rajapaksa to a public debate on the country’s current debt and economic situation.The minister who completed one year since taking over the ministry said he won’t bring up the corruption and other crimes.“As a former Finance Minister himself, he should be able to debate this with me.
The Southern Province Education Ministry says, as a precaution to a viral fever spreading in the Southern Province, Primary Schools and the primary section of secondary schools in six Education Zones will be closed today and tomorrow.
The Year on Year inflation based on National Consumer Price Index (NCPI) has declined to 1.6% in April from 2.8% in March 2018. Issuing NCPI for the month of April 2018, Dr. Amara Satharasinghe, Director General of Census and Statistics said that the inflation of 1.6% is the lowest inflation reported since February 2016.