President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Thursday (30) instructed the Sri Lanka Navy to assist in stopping illegal fishermen entering into the Sri Lankan seas and also to curb using illegal equipment for the fishing.
Deputy Health Minister Lalith Dissanayake said in Parliament today that it was a compulsory requirement to obtain the permission and registration from the Ministry of Health to conduct private medical laboratories in Sri Lanka.
External Affairs Minister Prof G.L. Peiris said in Parliament today that both Indian and the US governments have offered their assistance to Sri Lanka in providing relief to the people affected by the landslide at Meeriyabedda in Koslanda.
Koslanda landslide could be termed as the worst and most unfortunate natural that befell on this nation in recent times, Chief Government Whip Water Supply and Drainage Minister Dinesh Gunawardena said in Parliament this morning.
The policy of the Government on healthcare gives necessary importance to Women’s Health, especially maternal health, and has a clear policy on this aspect of medical care which seeks to empower women in obtaining of healthcare, said President Mahinda Rajapaksa.
Environment and Renewable Energy Minister Susil Premajayantha said in Parliament today that initiatives had been taken to introduce a proper waste disposal management system within the area coming under the purview of Kandy Municipal Council (KMC).
Livestock Development Deputy Minister H.R. Mithrapala said in Parliament today that a programme had been put in motion to use water-buffalo resource efficiently and effectively in increasing local milk production.
Local Government and Provincial Council Deputy Minister Indika Bandaranayake said in Parliament today that drinking water provided by the National Water Supply Board’s Kandy branch were tested regularly to assure that they were free of contamination.