Met Dept. forecast several spells of showers will occur in the Western, Southern, Sabaragamuwa and Central provinces today. Showers or thundershowers will develop at several places over most provinces during the afternoon or evening.
Maternal deaths and child mortality in the most challenging countries of the world can be dramatically cut when efforts are made to improve services for mothers and children, Save the Children can reveal in new research published today. Concerted efforts by Afghanistan and Ethiopia have reduced maternal deaths by almost two thirds since 2000, according to the aid agency's State of the World's Mothers Index. Afghanistan has grappled with armed conflict for decades. Just three years ago, it ranked at the bottom of the annual Index, but by training midwives, improving immunisation coverage and raising girls'.
Chief Justice of Bhutan Lyonpo Sonam Tobgye now in Sri Lanka to attend the conference on "Buddhist Jurisprudence" paid a courtesy call on President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees Friday evening (09).
"We considered whether the Resolution on Sri Lanka moved in the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva would help Sri Lanka. We decided it will not. That is why we abstained when the vote was taken", said Mr. Seiji Kihara, Parliamentary Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan when he met President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees this evening (09). He is in the Island on an official visit.
Under the 20th phase of the Interest Free Housing Loan scheme, handing over of interest free loans among 50 war heroes took place at a function held at the main auditorium of the Ministry of Defence and Urban Development Friday (9).
First Lady Madam Shiranthi Wickremasinghe Rajapaksa, Thursday (08) handed over the 03rd consignment of Thalassemia drug infusion systems produced by the Sri Lanka Navy to government hospitals at a function held at the Sri Lanka Navy Headquarters.
A team of Ambassadors and diplomatic officials designate to ten foreign countries, during their orientation programme before taking over the office overseas, arrived in Jaffna to get an update of present situation in Jaffna on Wednesday (07).
Hon. Mr. Seiji KIHARA, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan will be arriving in Sri Lanka on Friday 9th May 2014 to further strengthen the long-standing ties between Japan and Sri Lanka.