Sri Lanka Army troops on the directions given by the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Crisanthe De Silva, immediately launched a project to set up two separate isolated wards for Dengue patients at Colombo South Teaching Hospital (Kalubowila) and Colombo North Teaching Hospital (Ragama) premises.
The Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne today (19th May) presided over a ceremony held at the War Hero Monument in Welisara to commemorate the naval war heroes who made supreme sacrifices for the motherland.
The Upasaka Upasikas who observed sil at the Kosgoda ‘eithihasika Ganegodalla Purana Rajamaha viharaya, for vesak were offed cloth to sew sil clothes under the patronage of Minister of parliament Affairs and Mass Media Gayantha Karunathilake.
The National war heroes’ commemoration ceremony will be held tomorrow (19th May) at 4pm at the war Heroes’ memorial near the parliament grounds under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.
A special discussion was held between Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake and the representatives of Trade Unions on 16th May with regard to the appointment of a new Commissioner General for the Department of Excise.
The Netherlands Government signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Sri Lankan Government on provision of services to the Netherlands Merchant Vessel Protection Detachments (VPDs) operating in the Indian Ocean, during a ceremony held at the ministry premises on Tuesday (16th May).