As per an initiative taken by the Ministry of National Policies & Economic Affairs in 2015, the Department of Project management & Monitoring (DPMM) took has taken steps to develop a social registry, which is a Management Information System (MIS) on social welfare programmes implemented under the Government of Sri Lanka.
The government has allocated Rs.30 million to establish Police posts at 20 identified tourist hotspots to provide better security for tourists visiting the country. This measure was taken in the wake of certain incidents that were reported in Mirissa recently, where a group of Dutch tourists were assaulted, Law and Order Minister Ranjith Madduma Bandara said.
The Government has amended the law lifting hitherto prevailed restrictions on maternity leave for women with two or more children.The new amendments to the law make all women entitled to 84 days of maternity leave irrespective of the number of children they have.As per the existing law, women with two or more children are only entitled to 42 days maternity leave whereas women who give birth to their first and second child get 84 days maternity leave.
The Department of Wildlife has launched a special investigation into the Tusker “Missaka”, which died after suffering from a trap gun injury. The tusker was known to have frequented the Yala National Park.
A new commemorative postal stamp will be issued by the Philatelic Bureau of the Postal Department to mark the State Vesak Festival on April 29 under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena.The new stamp valued at Rs. 12 has been designed by stamp designer Palitha Gunasinghe.
The inaugural ceremony of 25th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) 2018 was held gloriously under the patronage of Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain in Buckingham Palace. President Maithripala Sirisena was also present at the event.
‘Our Government’s “Blue-Green” economic plan will ensure the full utilization of the ocean and other natural resources of Sri Lanka in an environmentally friendly and sustainable manner’, said President Maithripala Sirisena delivering the keynote address at the Commonwealth Business Forum, today (18 April).
The world’s largest cargo aircraft Antonov An-225 Mriya landed in the Mattala Airport for refueling this morning.Antonov An-225 Mriya aircraft was designed by Antonov Design Bureau in Ukraine in 1980s.