The Military, Naval, and Air Attaché of the Embassy of the People's Republic of China in Sri Lanka Senior Colonel Xu Jianwei made a call on to the Secretary to the Ministry of Defense Kapila Waidyaratne PC on Friday 4th Aug. at the Ministry.
New appointed Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake visited ‘Sri Daladha Maligawa’ (Temple of tooth) in Kandy yesterday (4th Aug.) and received blessings of both Malwatte and Asgiriya chief prelates at Malwatte and Asgiriya temples.
Commissioner General of Examinations W.M.N.J. Pushpakumara said that five schools would be closed completely and the other 22 would be closed partially from 7th – 20th September for the first phase of the G.C.E. (A/L) paper evaluation.
The Defense Advisor of the Senegalese Embassy accredited to New Delhi and Sri Lanka, Colonel Malick Thiaw made a call on to Defense Secretary Kapila Waidyaratne PC at the ministry on Wednesday (2nd Aug.).
The Sri Lanka Navy’s first Advanced Offshore Patrol Vessel (AOPV), built at Goa Shipyard Ltd (GSL), was commissioned by President Maithripala Sirisena, at the Eastern Container Terminal, port of Colombo yesterday (2nd Aug.).
The Cabinet Sub-Committee on Cost of Living (CSCL) in accordance with the president’s instructions has made a decision to provide drought affected people a ‘relief pack’ with essential items worth Rs. 5,000 per month, for the next two months, Minister of Finance and Mass Media Mangala Samaraweera said.
The Neville Fernando hospital in Malabe, which was handed over to the government recently, will commence free treatment services from today (1st Aug.) as a teaching hospital under the Ministry of Health, Nutrition, and Indigenous Medicine.