With a strengthened Police force and developed infrastructure, Sri Lanka has achieved remarkable progress in ensuring safety of tourists visiting the country, Law and Order and Southern Development Minister Sagala Ratnayaka said.
The Election Commission has decided to introduce a silence period before the forthcoming February 10th Local Government election. During this period, which will start from 7th February till the election date, all propaganda activities will be prohibited. The Chairman of the Commission Mahinda Deshapriya disclosed this morning.
Sri Lanka voted in favour of the resolution titled ‘Status of Jerusalem’ submitted by Yemen and Turkey in their capacity as Chair of the Arab Group and Chair of the Summit of the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation, respectively, at the tenth emergency special session of the UN General Assembly, on 21 December 2017.
The crew of Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force’s ship ‘Setogiri’ which arrived the island on a goodwill visit, on 20th December, and the naval personnel attached to the Eastern Naval Command engaged in a cleaning campaign along the Trincomalee coastal line on 21st December.
Accepting nominations for the forthcoming Local Government elections concluded yesterday (21st Dec.) receiving 1,582 nomination papers both from political parties and independent groups while twenty-nine nomination lists had been rejected.
Indian Naval Ship (INS) ‘Sutlej’ which arrived in the island on 26th October to undertake a Joint Hydrographic Survey off the coast of Sri Lanka, left the Colombo harbour yesterday (21st Dec.) on successful completion of the task. Sri Lanka Navy bade farewell to the departing ship in accordance with naval traditions on the harbour premises.