The Grade 5 scholarship is set to be held on the 5th August this year, at 3050 examination halls, states the Department of Examination.Commissioner General of Examinations Sanath Pujitha stated that 355,326 candidates are facing the Grade 5 scholarship exam this year.
The Federation of Information Technology Industry Sri Lanka (FITISL) plans to increase Sri Lanka’s IT and IT Enabled Services (ITES) exports to US$ five billion, while providing employment to 200,000 by 2022, FITISL Chairman Dr. Kithsiri Manchanayake said on 31 July.
Health Minister Dr.Rajitha Senaratne yesterday said that the prices of 25 essential drugs would be reduced with immediate effect. The Minister was speaking at a ceremony organised by the Health Services Trade Union Federation jointly with the Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Ministry and the World Health Organization to felicitate him on his appointment as Vice Chairman of World Health Organization in Colombo yesterday. He said that prices of several drugs for diabetes, prostrate ailments, ashma, respiratory diseases, neurological disorders, antibiotics and painkillers would be reduced immediately.
The Government has issued a circular preventing public and semi-government institutions from recruiting cadre and making payments to them without the prior permission of the Management Service Department of the Treasury.
The Commonwealth Secretary-General Rt. Patricia Scotland QC will arrive in Sri Lanka tomorrow (1st August) on a four-day official visit, which is her first visit to the country since she assumed the Office in April, 2016.
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will introduce a tourist-friendly three-wheeler service for the first time in Sri Lanka today (30th) at the Galle Face Green in Colombo. The project is being implemented by the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) under the direction of the Minister of Finance and Mass Media Mangala Samaraweera in keeping with the budget proposals presented last year.
The country’s foremost economic event – Sri Lanka Economic Summit 2018 will be held for the 18th time on the theme, ‘On the Fast Track to a Turnaround”.This event organized by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, is to take place on September 13 – 14, 2018 at Cinnamon Grand Colombo.
Sri Lanka’s economy is once again at a crucial juncture in need of a swift and well strategized turnaround to bring about economic stability and development. This is in the backdrop of domestic and global concerns that can affect Sri Lanka’s businesses.
The sessions are designed on understanding the need for a turnaround, how it can be achieved and accelerating future outcomes related to trade, investment and services. The latter session will build on some of the developments over the last 12 months with the signing of the Singapore- Sri Lanka FTA, launching of initiatives such as the National Export Strategy, Single Window Investment Facilitation Task force (SWIFT) and the Trade Information Portal.
Showers or thundershowers will occur at a few places in Uva province after 2.00 p.m. Except few showers in Central and Sabaragamuwa provinces, mainly fair weather will prevail elsewhere. Fairly strong gusty winds up to 40-50 kmph can be expected in Hambantota and Matale districts. There may be temporary localized strong winds during thundershowers. General public is kindly requested to take adequate precautions to minimize damages caused by lightning activity.