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Speaker signs the National Audit Bill

The Speaker of Parliament Karu Jayasuriya has signed the National Audit Act, which was recently passed in parliament, thereby officially making it a legal act.The Bill entitled “National Audit” was passed with amendments in Parliament on July 05th. It was presented to Parliament on the 03rd of April 2018 by the Chief Government Whip on behalf of the Prime Minister...

Engineering Faculty of Peradeniya University temporarily closed

The Engineering faculty of the Peradeniya University was temporarily closed due to the eruption of a tense situation this morning, Vice Chancellor Professor Upul B. Dissanayake said. The tense situation erupted between students and university authorities due to examination entitlements. The students have protested the suspension imposed on students who have failed to complete the required 80 percent attendance record,...

Forty Combat Divers pass out at Combat divers training school

A group of two Officers and thirty-eight Other Ranks upon successful completion of the Combat Divers Course No - 5 at Nayaru Combat Divers Training School (CDTS) passed out during a ceremony, held close to the Nayaru beach patch in Mullaittivu on Sunday (15th July). This 90-day long basic course deepens the knowledge of the trainees in diving techniques,...

SLTB launches e-ticketing for long-distance bus travel

Anyone who has a telephone or computer with internet facilities can now use the SLTB Express app from home to buy a ticket for an SLTB long-distance bus starting from the Pettah Central Bus Stand. Commuters can also use this facility to reserve a seat of their choice, Transport and Civil Aviation Minister Nimal Siripala De Silva said. The Minister...

Forest cover Will increase to 32% – President

President Maithripala Sirisena, who arrived in Rome to attend the 24th session of the FAO Committee on Forestry (COFO 24), said Sri Lanka was well set to increase its forest cover to 32 percent. “Arrived in the beautiful city of Rome to attend the COFO 24. Looking forward to talk about Sri Lanka's progress as we are well set to...

Modern technology to be introduced to rubber industry

The future of the island’s rubber industry largely depends on how it focuses on introducing technology to develop yield, an industry expert said. Rubber plantations are in need of a revival plan, Secretary, Sri Lanka Association of Manufacturers and Exporters of Rubber Products (SLAMERP), Dr. Sisira Ranatunga said. Talking to the Business Observer on the sidelines of an industry forum...

Government to provide houses for teachers – Minister Sajith Premadasa

Minister of Housing and Construction Sajith Premadasa says that a program will be launched to provide houses for teachers who don't have permanent houses.Minister Premadasa disclosed this participating at an event held to recognize "The Sri Lankan Teacher of the Year" on Saturday, 14th of July at the BMICH Colombo. Pearson Edexcel, University of Nottingham and Gateway Graduate School for...

List of 18 on death sentence for drug trafficking submitted to Justice Ministry

A list of names comprising 18 prisoners convicted for drug trafficking and sentenced to death was handed over to the Justice Ministry yesterday, Commissioner of Prisons (Administration/Intelligence and Security) H.M.T.N. Upuldeniya told the Daily News yesterday. He said the majority of those inmates were being detained at the Welikada Prison while several have been detained in outstation prisons. The list...

New uniform for wildlife officials – Field Marshall Minister Sarath Fonseka

Minister of Sustainable Development, Wildlife and Regional Development Field Marshall Sarath Fonseka says that he will take immediate action to introduce a new uniform for wildlife officials. He points out that wildlife officials do not prefer their current uniform. Attending an event held in Hambantota, the Minister said that, step will be taken to provide the wildlife officials of a...

President in Rome to attend COFO and the 6th World forest week

President Maithripala Sirisena arrived at Fuimicino International Airport in Rome yesterday (15) to attend the 24th session of the Committee on Forestry (COFO) and the 6th World Forest Week organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations scheduled to begin today. He was received by a special representative and officials. The 24th session of the COFO and...
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