Sri Lanka voted in favour of the resolution titled ‘Status of Jerusalem’ submitted by Yemen and Turkey in their capacity as Chair of the Arab Group and Chair of the Summit of the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation, respectively, at the tenth emergency special session of the UN General Assembly, on 21 December 2017.
The crew of Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force’s ship ‘Setogiri’ which arrived the island on a goodwill visit, on 20th December, and the naval personnel attached to the Eastern Naval Command engaged in a cleaning campaign along the Trincomalee coastal line on 21st December.
Accepting nominations for the forthcoming Local Government elections concluded yesterday (21st Dec.) receiving 1,582 nomination papers both from political parties and independent groups while twenty-nine nomination lists had been rejected.
Indian Naval Ship (INS) ‘Sutlej’ which arrived in the island on 26th October to undertake a Joint Hydrographic Survey off the coast of Sri Lanka, left the Colombo harbour yesterday (21st Dec.) on successful completion of the task. Sri Lanka Navy bade farewell to the departing ship in accordance with naval traditions on the harbour premises.
The Director General of Government Information Sudarshana Gunawardana handed over the photo album and DVD to the Prime Minister of Malaysia Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib bin Tun Abdul Razak, which include the special moments of his three-day official visit to Sri Lanka, yesterday (19th Dec.) at Hotel Shangri-La, Colombo.