Government delegations headed by Hon. Mahinda Amraweera Minister of Disaster Management attended the Sixth Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction held in Bangkok, Thailand, 22-26 June 2014.
Met Dept. requests Naval and fishing communities to be vigilant as deep and shallow sea areas off the coast extending from Mannar to Pottuvil via Colombo and Galle will be very rough at times as the possibility for increasing wind speed up to 70-80kmph at times is still high. Other sea areas around the island will also be fairly rough at times.
The possibility for increase in South-west monsoonal wind speed at times over the country, particularly along the western slopes of the central hills and suburb sea areas is still high says the Met Dept.
The Commissioner of the Dept. of Registration of Persons R.M.S.Sarath Kumara speaking at a press conference held at the Media Centre of the Ministry of Defence and Urban Development on Wednesday (02) said that initial action is being taken to issue new National Identity Cards to all before end of 2016.
The passing out ceremony of the first batch of women recruits from Mullaitivu area was held under the patronage of Commander of SFHQ-MLT Major General Jagath Dias in Mullaitivu on Wednesday (02nd July). Thirty women recruits who completed three months basic training at the Security Force Headquarters in Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT) joined the active service.
Strongly denying the false allegation fabricated with several photographs that, 'Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) has a link with the Secretary Defence', Director/Spokesperson Media Centre of the Ministry of Defence Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasooriya stated that, Secretary Defence Mr. Rajapaksa graced an opening ceremony of a Buddhist Cultural Centre, named 'Methsevana' at Pilana, Chanchawala in Galle during the day on an invitation extended by the founder of the Buddhist Cultural Centre Ven. Kirama Wimalajothi Thero.
Secretary, Ministry of Finance & Planning, Dr. P.B. Jayasundera, and a high level delegation from the Ministry of Finance visited Japan in order to call on senior technocrats as well as to participate at the Sri Lanka Investment Seminar organized by Japan External Trade Organization [JETRO] in close collaboration with the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Tokyo and Tokyo Chamber of Commerce. Secretary Dr. Jayasundera was invited by the Japan International Cooperation Agency [JICA].
Yearly around 500,000 students sit for the G.C.E.(O/L) examination. This year out of this amount only 125,000 candidates have applied for Identity Cards said the Commissioner of the Dept. of Registration of Persons R.M.S.Sarath Kumara.
Rebuilding and renovating areas affected by the recent communal riots in Aluthgama and Beruwala areas are in progress with Army personnel deployed in different duties said Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasooriya at a press conference held at the Ministry of Defence on Wednesday (02).