The Australian High Commission recently handed over 44 newly built toilets to beneficiaries in resettled villages in Manthai West, Mannar. The High Commission has to-date built 160 toilets in Manthai West for resettled villages in both Tamil and Muslim areas at a total value of Rs 10 million.
Aitken Spence Travels, Sri Lanka’s largest Destination Management Company was the only DMC in Sri Lanka to be awarded a prestigious Gold Award at the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Awards 2014 ceremony, for its innovative ecotourism concept – ‘Elpitiya Plantations Excursions’ in the Environment category.
Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT), the national ICT solutions provider in collaboration with the National Child Protection Authority (NCPA) has carried out a series of island wide awareness programmes focused on protecting children against all forms of abuse on 1st October to coincide with World Children’s Day. Further, the employees of SLT also volunteered to distribute leaflets in selected schools island wide to raise awareness among children as well as the community at large about the urgent need to protect our children from all kinds of abuse.
Pakistan has initiated a housing project to assist Sri Lanka in the rehabilitation of war affected homeless people of the Northern Province. In this regard, the High Commissioner of Pakistan Maj. Gen. (R) Qasim Qureshi, handed over a cheque of US $ One Million to the Minister of Economic Development, Basil Rajapaksa at the Temple Trees in the presence of Minister of Industries and Commerce, Rishad Bathiudeen.
The government has sought permission from Myanmar and Bangladesh governments yesterday for about 180 fishermen aboard 36 vessels stranded in the deep sea to enter those countries to seek shelter from the impending stormy weather brought about by the depression in Bay of Bengal.
The Ministry of plantations Industries will promote small scale industries by introducing a loan scheme without guarantors. The aim of this step is to strengthen the economic standards of the masses by developing the small scale enterprise sector.