Minister of Transport & Civil Aviation Nimal Siripala De Silva yesterday (15th Nov.) inaugurated the Automatic Dependence Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B) Operations at the Ratmalana Colombo Airport Area Control Centre.
President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday (15th Nov.) also visited the Malwathu Maha Viharaya and engaged in the religious observances. Later, the President called on the Most Venerable Thibbotuwawe Sri Sumangala Thera of the Malwatte chapter.
President Maithripala Sirisena said yesterday (15th Nov.) that all Sri Lankan governments are bound to give the educational rights to all children in the country not only in accordance with international charters but also under the constitution.
Malaysian security and enforcement personnel will undergo sea combat training in Sri Lanka to strengthen and upgrade their skills in maritime security control, Malaysian Newspaper New Straits Times reported today.
Addressing the Third Cycle of Universal Periodic Review of Sri Lanka held in Geneva, National Policies and Economic Affairs Deputy Minster Dr. Harsha De Silva yesterday (15th Nov.) said: “For the very first time in our history, a section of the National Budget for 2018 is expressly dedicated to reconciliation. We consider investments in reconciliation and peace as sound economic policy as they strengthen security and stability and foster a fertile environment to attract investment. Likewise, sound economic policy that fosters income growth and employment helps us to build the conditions necessary for long-term peace, security, stability and reconciliation.”
A recent World Bank report titled “Getting to Work: Unlocking Women’s Potential in Sri Lanka’s Labor Force” has found that removing barriers to women’s paid work will encourage more Sri Lankan women to participate in the workforce.
Fairly strong gusty winds can be expected over the island, particularly in Sabaragamuwa and Southern provinces while mainly fair weather will prevail over most provinces today (16th Nov.), Met. Department said.
Supreme Court today granted compensation and cost amounting to Rs.800, 000/- to the British Tourist, Naomi Coleman, who was arrested at airport and detained for having Lord Budha tattoo on her upper arm, in 2014.