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Awareness Programme for newly elected UPFA LG Members In NP

baA special workshop was held on Thursday for newly elected UPFA members of Local Government in the Jafna and kilinochchi district under the patronage of Minister of Economic Development Basil Rajapaksa at the Auditorium of the Jaffna Library.


Digital timetables for SLTB & Pvt bus stops

Private Transport Services Minister C.B. Ratnayake has decided to display joint digital timetables for both SLTB and private buses at bus stops. These timetables will operate round-the-clock at bus stops for the convenience of passengers who travel daily.


Book titled "The Anagarika Dharmapala" presented to President Rajapaksa

01A book titled “The Anagarika Dharmapala” composed by Ven. Sangarakkitha thera to mark the 147th birth anniversary of Anagarika Dharmapala was presented to the President at Temple Trees by Mala Weerasekara, a relative of Anagarika Dharmapala.


Defence Secretary declare opens Nachchikudah Naval Camp

Secretary of Defence  Gotabaya Rajapaksa ceremonially declared open the new Nachchikudah Naval Deployment on Thursday morning.


US hails Sri Lanka President's move to scrap emergency law

The United States on Thursday hailed as positive the move by Sri Lanka’s President Mahinda Rajapakse to scrap emergency laws imposed 28 years ago to deal with the armed Tamil separatist movement.


Remaining LG polls for 23 Bodies on Oct 8

Ballot_boxLocal government elections for the remaining 23 bodies will be held on October 8, the Commissioner of the Elections Department, Mahinda Deshapriya said a little while ago.


DSC_0066Cabinet Decision taken at its meeting on 24.08.2011

A new Department for Divi Neguma Combined Rural Development

Pension right for Samurdhi Officers

On a proposal made by Mr. Basil Rajapaksa, Minister of Economic Development the Cabinet decided to establish a new department called Department of Divi Neguma Combined Rural Development

Last Updated on Thursday, 25 August 2011 10:40


Sri Lanka Samurdhi Officers get pensions right with absorption in to a new Dept

Around 30,000 Samurdhi officers who oversee the government’s pro-poor program island wide will get pension right as in the case of other public servants shortly.

Last Updated on Thursday, 25 August 2011 10:31


INAP Ports Conference in Colombo

“Bridging Global Regions through Affiliated Ports for Mutual Cooperation” was the theme of the thirteenth Conference of International Network of Affiliated Ports (INAP) commenced in Colombo yesterday.   Deputy Minister of Ports and Highways Mr. Rohitha Abeygunawardene was the Chief Guest at the inauguration of the conference.

Last Updated on Thursday, 25 August 2011 08:18


Sri Lanka lifts Emergency Regulation

z_sup06-saarc-member2Sri Lanka President delivering a special statement in Parliament said that the state of emergency has been lifted from today.  “The Government will not bring proposals to extend the state of emergency “ President told parliament.

Last Updated on Thursday, 25 August 2011 08:13


Mahroof quits UNP

Mohamed_MahroofFormer Colombo District United National Party Parliamentarian and the Chief Organizer for the Colombo Central electorate of the UNP Mohamed Mahroof has quit all his posts in the UNP and joined the Sri Lanka Freedom Party.  He obtained the membership of SLFP from President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees yesterday.