The Sri Lankan Government and the British High Commission in Colombo today rubbished the false reports doing the rounds on social media and certain websites regarding alleged guidance issued by the so-called ‘Welcome Committee of British Royals’.
The Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) issued a circulation standard commemorative currency note in the denomination of Rupees 1,000 to mark the 70th Independence Celebration in the country on 04.02.2018.
The Earl of Wessex, Prince Edward and Countess Sophie Rhys-Jones arrived in Sri Lanka to participate in the 70th Independence Day celebrations to be held next Sunday. Prince Edward will be the chief guest. They were welcomed at the Airport by State Foreign Affairs Minister Wasantha Senanayake and Mrs. Senanayake.
The Parliament announced that the parliamentary debate on the Presidential Commission of Inquiry to Investigate and Inquiry into Serious Acts of Fraud Corruption and Abuse of Power (PRECIFAC) and bond commission reports will be conducted on February 6 at 10.30am. The announcement made following a meeting that was held by the speaker Karu Jayasuriya with party leaders and consultation with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.
All employers should grant special leave employees to vote forth coming local authority election on February 10th chairman of the election commission Mahinda Deshapriya announced.Citing Section 84(a) of the Local Authorities Elections Ordinance.(Chapter 262) regarding the duty of employers to grant leave to employees to vote he said.
For the first time since 1866, three lunar events will coincide on the same day – A blood moon total lunar eclipse, a super moon and a blue moon will be visible to us on 31st January 2018 at the moon rise in the eastern horizon after 6.15 p.m. - Professor in Physics, and Director, Astronomy and Space Science Unit of the University of Colombo Prof. Chandana Jayaratne said. “When two full moons fall on the same month the second full moon is called the blue moon. This is just a name and the moon does not appear in blue colour.”
The Sri Lanka Army now fully committed to the national security and nation-building roles of the country as the most sought service provider with strict focus on concerns of reconciliation and development. Therefore, it appeals all segments of the society to keep the Army off from their machination and all acts of intentional vilification and public ridicule for the greater benefit of the Nation.
President Maithripala Sirisena said of the out of Rs 10 trillion loans taken, only about Rs 1 trillion could be properly accounted for in the assets as per documents at the Finance Ministry. He made this startling revelation at a media briefing with newspaper editors and heads of media institutions at the Presidents House in Colombo yesterday (26th Jan.).
The Ministry of Interior of Kuwait, on Tuesday (23rd Jan.) declared an amnesty period from 29th January – 22nd February 2018, for expatriates who do not possess residency permits or those with expired residency permits, to rectify their status or leave the country.