Sri Lanka Coast Guard lifesavers on duty at the Balapitiya beach in the Southern coastal town managed to save the life of a local from drowning at sea on Thursday (19th Jan.). With this the SLCG lifesaving activities have reached a milestone by saving 800 lives within a short span of time since beginning lifesaving operations.
The Ministry of Rural Economic Affairs has taken steps to issue 90,958 MT of paddy of the Paddy Marketing Board at district level to private paddy mill owners and Lanka Sathosa to be processed into rice.
Special Presidential Commission appointed recently to inquire into the allegations of malpractices in the bond issue of the Central Bank will submit its report within three months, said the Co-Cabinet Spokesman, Minister Dr. Rajitha Senarathne.
The Minister of Education Akila Viraj Kariyawasam instructed the officers to take necessary measures to obtain the services of the teachers qualified in psycho-counseling who are capable of solving the problems of students sensitively within the schools because the school children have to face various mental issues in the present complex system of society and it affects negatively on their educational and social existence.