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Make maximum use of RTI Act, says Education MINISTER

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam requested the public to make the maximum use of the Right to Information Act to fight against injustice when admitting children to Grade 1 in schools. The minister also instructed the ministry officials and the Principals to provide the information requested under the RTI Act. The parents can appeal and seek information …

Airline removes nuts after President’s disclosure

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Sri Lanka’s national airline said Wednesday (Sept 12) it has stopped serving cashews after the country’s President flew into a rage over nuts served to him on a flight to Colombo. “Returning from Kathmandu, I was served some cashews on board a SriLankan flight, but it was so bad even a dog wouldn’t eat it,” Maithripala Sirisena said …

Japan grants US$ 1.25 million for demining activities in Northern Sri Lanka

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – The Government of Japan has decided to extend a grant assistance of nearly US$ 1.25 million (Rs. 1.94 billion) to expedite Sri Lankan government ‘s humanitarian demining efforts in the war-battered North with the aim of transforming Sri Lanka into a land mine free country. The grant assistance from Japan aims to accelerate the Sri Lankan government’s …

Sri Lankan fisherman yearns to return home


(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Ever since the Marine Police of the Coastal Security Group arrested Sri Lankan Tamil fisherman A. Mariadoss (37) after he was rescued and brought to the shore by Rameswaram fishermen on December 17, 2017, he has been running from pillar to post to return home. Mr. Mariadoss, who hailed from Mannar district, was fishing on the high seas …

Sri Lanka’s Digital Transformation will boost Innovation and Economic Growth say discussants at Australian alumni forum


(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –The digital transformation underway in Sri Lanka’s economy was the theme of discussion at an event hosted by the Australian High Commission and Australia Sri Lanka Alumni (ASLA) on 15 February at Kingsbury Hotel in Colombo. Two high-profile Australian alumni – Professor Mahesha Kapurubandara, Dean International at Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology and Mr Supun Weerasinghe, Director/Group Chief Executive …

Yala highest earner among national parks in 2017


(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Among the national parks in Sri Lanka, the Yala National Park in the South has earned the highest income in 2017, the Ministry of Sustainable Development and Wildlife said. According to the Ministry, the income from Yala National Park in 2017 reached 700.58 million rupees. Also, highest number of people visited the Yala National Park last year. Out …

PM and Speaker arrive for meeting with President


Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and Speaker Karu Jayasuriya arrived at the President’s official residence for a discussion with President Maithripala Sirisena, Ada Derana reporter said. The special discussion is underway between the three leaders who are expected to discuss and decide on the prevailing political situation in the country. The Speaker’s Office said that Karu Jayasuriya will brief the President …

Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh by 75 runs in 2nd T20


Sri Lanka won the second Twenty20 International against Bangladesh at Sylhet by 75 runs and won the series 2-0 on Sunday. Afer batting first and posting 210, the Lankan then bowled out the Tigers for 135 with 8 balls to spare. A tri-series final win, a Test series victory and now a T20I series stroll. 2018 could not have begun …

66 feared dead as plane crashes in Iran mountains

66 feared dead as plane crashes in Iran mountains

source: AFP All 66 people on board an Iranian passenger plane were feared dead on Sunday after it crashed into the country’s Zagros mountains, with emergency services struggling to locate the wreckage in blizzard conditions. Aseman Airlines flight EP3704 left Tehran around 0800 (0430 GMT) for the city of Yasuj, some 500 kilometres (300 miles) to the south, the airline’s …

Special meeting of UNP at Sirikotha today

UNP head office

source: A special meeting of the UNP members is scheduled to be held today (18) at Srikotha Party Headquarters. The meeting will be held at 11 am under the patronage of Prime Minster Ranil Wickremesinghe. Discussions will be held with regard to the recent local government elections and the members elected to local government bodies. Meanwhile, a UNP parliamentary …

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