Sri Lanka

Given the geographical location of the country, its environmental resources and increasing population, a factor which should engage our attention is how long we can use our natural resources for the construction industry.

President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday promised to discuss with the Mass Media Minister and Cabinet Ministers about the needs of journalists and to form a committee to strengthen the professional rights of journalists on a legal basis.

While making a clarification regarding the Interim Order issued by the Supreme Court regarding former MP Tiran Alles, the Supreme Court yesterday pronounced that the Attorney General has no obstacle to file indictments against Alles in the High Court.

Work on the three new steel flyovers at Welikada junction in Rajagiriya, Ganemulla and Polgahawela is progressing rapidly. The flyovers will ease traffic congestion and avoid delays experienced by motorists.

Students who had sat for the GCE A/L examination from schools other than their own will get the results based on the district in which they had studied, reports say.

Saturday, 10 September 2016 13:47

Desire for peace clear in Sri Lanka: Mangala

Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera who delivered a speech at the International Institute for Middle-East and Balkan Studies (IFIMES) Slovenia on Democracy, Reconciliation and Development: Vision for a New Sri Lanka receiving a special award

Saturday, 10 September 2016 13:38

Indian PM to visit SL next year

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will arrive in Sri Lanka next year.

President Maithripala Sirisena presents an award to a Civil Defence Department official in recognition of his services to drug prevention. Picture by Sudath Malaweera.

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told Parliament today the Government was hoping to increase the percentage of Tamils in the Security Forces, the Police Service and the Prison Service.

The 73.9 km Ratnapura Expressway received Cabinet approval for proposals for procurement of civil work contracts. The Expressway which is expected to start construction this year, will begin from the Kahathuduwa interchange on the Southern Expressway to Pelmandulla. Feasibility studies, preliminary design and environmental impact assessments are currently being carried out and is proposed to be built in four parts.

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