Harvesting for the 2018 Yala season commenced in the Ampara district, recently and the process is in in full swing in the Pottuvil, Addalaichenai, Akkaraipattu, Alayadivembu, Thirukkovil, Sammanthurai and Irakkamam Divisional Secretariat divisions.
The Office on Missing Persons (OMP) today said a majority of the family members whose loved ones went missing and disappeared, attended the OMP meeting held in Jaffna on Saturday despite a few members protesting outside.
The newly constructed classroom building of Pier Village, Thalaimannar was declared open by the Commander North Central Naval Area, Rear Admiral Muditha Gamage on 13th July 2018. The project which was carried out as part of the Navy’s Corporate Social Responsibility efforts, received continuous guidance and directives of the Area Commander. The occasion was also attended by religious dignitaries including the Venerable Maha Sangha, Zonal Education Directress, Mrs. SS Sebastian, Principal, Mr. Wijayakumar, teaching staff and a large number of students and parents.
Sri Lanka Army emphasized that national security is its utmost priority and it will not remove or close any army camps in the North as alleged by some media reports and politicians.Issuing a statement today, the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) said it is prepared round the clock to respond to all security requirements in the country and under any circumstances will not resort to any decisions that would pose a threat to national security.
A list of names comprising 18 prisoners convicted for drug trafficking and sentenced to death was handed over to the Justice Ministry yesterday, Commissioner of Prisons (Administration/Intelligence and Security) H.M.T.N. Upuldeniya told the Daily News yesterday. He said the majority of those inmates were being detained at the Welikada Prison while several have been detained in outstation prisons.
The Met. Department says that there is still a high possibility for wind speed over the Island and surrounding sea areas to increase. This will continue further during the next few days and also a slight enhance in the showery condition is likely in the south-western part of the island during the next few days (until 17thJuly), the Department says.
The military is handing back to the original owners another 522 acres of private land under its control in the Jaffna Peninsula, a senior army officer told the Sunday Times. The military is still occupying 3,100 acres of private land in the peninsula. According to Military Spokesman Sumith Atapattu, the military has already given back 3,800 acres of land to the owners.
Minister of Housing and Construction Sajith Premadasa says that a program will be launched to provide houses for teachers who don't have permanent houses.Minister Premadasa disclosed this participating at an event held to recognize "The Sri Lankan Teacher of the Year" on Saturday, 14th of July at the BMICH Colombo.