The Court of Appeal will decide whether to hear the petition filed against the Gazette issued on Local Government delimitation, on 22nd November. The petition was taken up today before a three-member judge bench comprising President of the Appeal Court, Justice L.T.B. Dehideniya, Justice Kumudini Wickramasinghe and Justice Shiran Gunaratne.
Minister of Transport & Civil Aviation Nimal Siripala De Silva yesterday (15th Nov.) inaugurated the Automatic Dependence Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B) Operations at the Ratmalana Colombo Airport Area Control Centre.
Addressing the Third Cycle of Universal Periodic Review of Sri Lanka held in Geneva, National Policies and Economic Affairs Deputy Minster Dr. Harsha De Silva yesterday (15th Nov.) said: “For the very first time in our history, a section of the National Budget for 2018 is expressly dedicated to reconciliation. We consider investments in reconciliation and peace as sound economic policy as they strengthen security and stability and foster a fertile environment to attract investment. Likewise, sound economic policy that fosters income growth and employment helps us to build the conditions necessary for long-term peace, security, stability and reconciliation.”
A recent World Bank report titled “Getting to Work: Unlocking Women’s Potential in Sri Lanka’s Labor Force” has found that removing barriers to women’s paid work will encourage more Sri Lankan women to participate in the workforce.
Supreme Court today granted compensation and cost amounting to Rs.800, 000/- to the British Tourist, Naomi Coleman, who was arrested at airport and detained for having Lord Budha tattoo on her upper arm, in 2014.
Development works of Hambantota Port through a Public-Private-Partnership may commence next (December) month under the amended concessionary agreement, Co-Cabinet Spokesman, Minister of Sports Dayasiri Jayasekara told today (15th Nov.).