The much anticipated global and digital campaigns to promote Sri Lanka as a tourist destination, will kick off almost at the same time between August and September this year, said Dehan Seneviratne who assumed duties as the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau Chairman, a couple of moons ago.
Justice and Prison Reforms Minister Thalatha Atukorale said yesterday the suggestion made by some people to setup separate regional Courts to curb underworld activities would lead the country into a situation which prevailed before 2015. She said this at the end of a visit to Welikada Prison and pointed out that nobody should ever think of such a step which would result in labelling the country as a place where the underworld was thriving.
Sri Lanka hopes to build a Light Rail System (LRS) with the main objective of easing traffic congestion on roads leading to Colombo from the suburbs and the feasibility report on the first project was handed over to Megapolis and Western Development Minister Champika Ranawaka yesterday at his Ministry.
The government has decided to offer farmers insurance free of charge for six varieties of crops from the Yala season 2018. Under this scheme, the Agricultural and Agrarian Insurance Board of Sri Lanka will provide agri insurance free for onion, potatoes, maize, soybeans and chilies. In the case of cultivation damage Rs. 40,000 per acre or Rs. 100,000 per hectare will be paid as claim benefits.
The Ratmalana Airport is poised to undergo expansion, said Minister of Aviation Nimal Siripala de Silva addressing an event held in Colombo recently The minister said he managed to get about 25 acres of land in the Ratmalana airport released by paying Rs725 million to the air force to relocate their hangers elseware.
An Electrical Superintendent has made a pair of iron shoes that could be used to safely and quickly climb concrete and wooden lamp posts. The inventor of this pair of iron shoes is Electrical Superintendent Nihal Samarakone attached to the Hatton Electricity Consumer Centre.
Every minute, eight Sri Lankans need to seek medical treatment for injuries caused by an accident (Not only road accidents), a Consultant Community Physician and the National Programme Manager (Injury Prevention), Non Communicable Disease Unit of the Health Ministry Dr. Samitha Siritunga said.