Construction work on the OPD of the National Hospital with the funds of Chinese government commenced yesterday (8th Aug.) with the participation of Health Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne and Chinese Ambassador Yi Xianliang.
Minister of Power and Renewable Energy Ranjith Siyambalapitiya said that he has got the approval of the cabinet and the budget to establish solar panels on the roofs of all public institutions and thereby generate solar power.
Improper ways of disposing polythene and plastic is the reason behind the drastic environmental pollution taking place in the country, said Minister of Law, Order and Southern Development Sagala Ratnayake.
Meteorology Department said that there is a high possibility of afternoon thundershowers in the Eastern, Uva, Northern and North-Central provinces today (8th Aug.). Cloudy skies can be expected at most parts of the island.
The possibility of increasing the wind speed over the island (particularly in the central hills, Northern, North-central, Central, Uva and Southern provinces and in the Batticaloa and Ampara districts) and Western and Southern sea areas is still persist.
Three more Reverse Osmosis (RO) plants produced by the Naval Research and Development Unit were declared open at Kandulugamuwa Vidyalaya, Galnewa, Muslim Vidyalaya, Negama and village of Thunukkai, Mullaitivu for community use on 2nd August.
There is a possibility of increased wind speed over the island (Particularly in the central hills and Sabaragamuwa, North-central, Central, Uva and Southern provinces and in the Batticaloa and Ampara districts) and Western, Southern sea areas said the Met Department.