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Co-Chairs appointed to Jaffna District Coordinating Committee

ImageImageThe President has appointed Minister Douglas Devananda and Governor of Nothern Province, Major General G A Chandrasiri as Co-Chairmen of the Jaffna District Coordinating Committee. The Committee will oversee all the development activities of the state and private sector agencies in the province, the PRIU stated.

Last Updated on Thursday, 20 May 2010 21:43


81 disaster relief centres now in operation

ImageMinister of Disaster Management A.H.M. Fowzie stated today that over 502,917 people from 115,610 families have been affected by the floods caused by torrential rain and the Government has taken immediate measures to provide relief to them.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 November 2010 14:57


East beckons business

ImageThe PRIU reported that the Eastern Province is making a rapid progress in the spheres of industry and business. Stating this Eastern province governor Mohan Wijewickrema said that the province provides many opportunities for business, especially in agriculture.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 November 2010 15:07


Fonseka disputes war claims

Member of Parliament General Sarath Fonseka, speaking to Daily Mirror online a short while ago, said that LTTE leader Vellupillai Prabakaran was killed on May 19 last year and not May 18 as claimed by the government after the war.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 November 2010 15:22


Inflation at low ebb this year

The average in the inflation level is now on the decline and the figure stood at 3.4 per cent end December 2009.
The projection of the inflation this year is likely to come down to a single digit, economists predicted.


Jaffna artistes display their talent at BMICH

A group of nearly 400 artistes from the North displayed their cultural identity to the South at the Uthuru Wasanthaya Cultural Festival held at the BMICH. The festival was inaugurated under the patronage of President Rajapaksa. The festival was organized on the initiative of Northern Governor G.A. Chandrasiri.


Hydro power supply to the North

The Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) has extended its  power supply schemes to areas in the North which yet have no power facilities.
Accordingly, the CEB has  extended the supply with medium voltage hydro power  from Mankulam to Kilinochchi town, an area of 33 Km.


Swine Flu likely to spread-Dr.Risintha Premaratne

New Influenza-A ,H1N1,better known as Swine Fever is likely to spread in the coming days, warned claimed Dr.Risintha Premaratne of the Epidemiology Unit.


LTTE terrorists set fire to a passenger bus in Jaffna

ImageLTTE terrorists set fire to a passenger bus carrying a large number of school children and women after forcing them to get out from the bus. The incident took place in Jaffna and the bus belonged to Government Transport Board (SLCTB).