Health Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne has instructed Health Services Director General Dr. Anil Jasinghe to conduct a thorough investigation into the Galaha hospital incident. The Health Ministry spokesman said the Minister had instructed authorities to transfer the two doctors in the hospital to ensure their safety and replace them with two doctors.
After a decade of country-wide efforts involving eight million members, the first ever national policy for Sri Lanka’s historic cooperative sector has finally arrived at Cabinet levels for ultimate approval. Once the approval by the Cabinet of Ministers for the National Cooperative Policy (NCP) submitted by the Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen is granted, NCP will become the sole framework of reference and guidebook for Sri Lanka’s coop sector way forward.
On the apparent of the southward relative motion of the sun, it is going to be directly over the latitudes of Sri Lanka during 28th of August to 07th of September. The nearest towns over which the sun is overhead today (29th) are Mundampiddi, Kalvilan, Vadakadu, Tirukkulam about 12.11 noon.
SLNS Samudura (an OPV class capital ship) sailed from Port of Trincomalee at 1215 hrs on 17th August 2018 to assist a distressed fishing vessel named “Jaya Isuru 03”which was at the centre of the Bay of Bengal. The last known location of the fishing vessel was 150 34’ N, 89048’E (653 nautical miles off Trincomalee) at 0830 hrs on 17th August 2018, on the day of the departure of SLNS Smudura from Trincomalee. When information received from the Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (DFAR), FV“Jaya Isuru 03” being towed by another fishing vessel known as “Brayan Putha 03”.
Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in Uva, Eastern, North-central and Northern provinces after 2.00 pm today and fairly heavy falls above 50 mm can be expected at some places in Uva and Eastern provinces and in the Mulathiv District.
New English language instructors should empower rural youth to face job interviews at modern industrial and business establishments, without hesitation, on an equal footing with foreign educated youth.Minister Dr Sarath Amunugama was addressing a batch of English language instructors recruited recently by the Vocational Training Authority (VTA).
Sri Lankan economy and the vehicle population is growing rapidly, said Minister of Minister of Transport And Civil Aviation Nimal Siripala De Silva.Similar to the motor industry the Sri Lankan aviation sector too is making progress with several new domestic airports to open regionally, he said.
Speaking at the inauguration of the inaugural Lanka Auto 2018 Expo at SLECC the Minister said the Sri Lankan economy despite challenges in 2017 has made major progress. Sri Lanka’s economy is expected to grow at 4.2% in 2018 and further expand to 4.8% in 2019.”
“As we transit into a more competitive, inclusive and resilient upper-middle income country, it is imperative that we also undertake initiatives and implement effective strategies that will upgrade the country’s automotive industry into an international hub in the South Asia region.”
“Furthermore, the rapid rise in Sri Lanka’s motor vehicle population is a positive indicator as to the direction the industry is heading.” The Minister said that according to reports it has been reported that even with a human population of a little over 21.4 million in 2017, the country’s vehicle population increased by 7% from a year earlier to 7.2 million in 2017.”
An Officials' Committee has been previously appointed by the Cabinet for obtaining the recommendations necessary to impose a temporary prohibitory order to immediately stop land reclamation and destruction of wetlands in the Colombo Metropolitan Region and to take appropriate measures to declare wetlands as protected zones and the preservation of same. Accordingly, the proposal made by H.E. the President Maithripala Sirisena, in his capacity as the Minister of Mahaweli Development and Environment, to implement the following recommendations made by the said Officials' Committee, was approved by the Cabinet.