A newly constructed house was presented to Mrs. Jayawadani during a function in Kilinochchi yesterday (04th July). The house, built by security forces with financial contribution from well known businessman Mr. Upali Jayasinghe during a ceremony presided over by Security Forces Commander-Killinochchi Major General Sudantha Ranasinghe.
China’s President Xi Jinping will this year become the first Chinese head of state to visit Sri Lanka in three decades, underlining Beijing’s renewed push to deepen its strategic and economic presence in the neighbourhood and in the Indian Ocean.
The Malaysian Police Counter Terrorism Unit has arrested four men suspected to be top level members of the now-defunct LTTE, a Malaysian news agency reported. Malaysian Police Chief Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said all the arrests were made simultaneously at several locations around Kuala Lumpur and Maharashtra.
he Government has decided to reduce the concession on customs duty granted to the milk powder importers with a view to maintain a fixed price for milk powder in the Local Market when there was a price hike of milk powder in the International Market in the first half of this year.
Today (04), the possibility for increasing South-west monsoonal wind speed at times over the country, particularly along the western slopes of the central hills is still high. But the possibility for rain over the island is low.
External Affairs Minister Prof G L Peiris will be visiting India next week to hold talks with his counterpart Sushma Swaraj during which key issues, including the welfare of Tamils in Lanka and fishermen, are expected to be discussed.
Sri Lanka’s women biz are on the verge of a breakthrough on 02 July as Commonwealth said it has picked the country to be its pioneering training point for its int’l women entrepreneurship push. “What we are looking at is Sri Lanka to be the hub for face to face delivery of training-whether it’s a hub for South Asia or Asia. But this is the first time for C’Wealth Business training that a facility of this nature being established. There is a high level of interest about Sri Lanka being involved. The 98% literacy rate is the very important baseline for Commonwealth to pick Sri Lanka” said a highly articulate Arif Zaman (Senior Advisor, Corporate Governance and South Asia to the Commonwealth Business Council and CW Business Women) on 02 July in Colombo.
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.