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Sunday, February 23, 2020 - 04:51
Defence Ministry is expected to submit a new Cabinet paper to solve existing issues related to pensions and allowances to disabled persons of armed forces and the police, soon. Defence Secretary Maj.Gen. (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne urged Ministry officials to expedite actions to solve discrepancies in the existing pension and allowances of them by preparing a fresh Cabinet paper. “It is our duty and.....Read More...
Saturday, February 22, 2020 - 05:20
The Defence Ministry vehemently denies the accusations by the Human Rights Watch (HRW), which claimed that families of enforced disappearance and activists supporting them are under the microscope of the Sri Lankan Security Forces and intelligence agencies. The HRW releasing its new report has claimed ‘Sri Lankan Security Forces and intelligence agencies have intensified surveillance and threats.....Read More...
Friday, February 21, 2020 - 15:31
A Memorandum of Understanding for up-gradation of infrastructure in Plantation Schools was signed by Acting High Commissioner of India Mr. Vinod. K. Jacob and, Secretary, Ministry of Education of Sri Lanka Mr. N.H.M. Chithrananda in Colombo on 20 February 2020. The project envisages up-gradation of infrastructure of 9 plantation schools as identified by the Government of Sri Lanka under an Indian.....Read More...
Friday, February 21, 2020 - 12:55
A historic series of a events was launched on the weekend -14th -16th February 2020 at the Ridee Viharaya Conference Centre, close to Ridigama, Kurunegala, by the Department of Sociology University of Peradeniya organized by Prof. Nandana Wijesinghe and it was first of three leadership programs. 1st-year undergrads from the University of Peradeniya participated in the inaugural Outbound.....Read More...
Friday, February 21, 2020 - 11:33
The procedure for initial registration of private security firms and renewal of firearms licensees has been identified as areas of widely concerned by various interested parties. Hence, Sri Lanka’s Deference Ministry has made initial arrangements to issue firearms to the needy as well as to register private security firms. Earlier, during the recently announced grace period, 200 firearms.....Read More...
Friday, February 21, 2020 - 02:12
By Daya Gamage – An Asian Tribune Profile
In an audience of approximately thousand attendees on Saturday, 15 February in the Southern Nevada Community College auditorium to celebrate Sri Lanka’s 72nd Independence organized by the Sri Lanka America Association of Las Vegas, a name of a Sri Lanka-born American echoed on several occasions from a top US lawmaker who attended the event as the chief guest from the podium. U.S. Congresswoman.....Read More...
Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 04:45
By Glen Jenvey in London
The new British post Brexit working visa figures says you need an annual wage of £25,600 or more and must be skilled or you will not get a visa under the new rules. the present average yearly wage is £17000 for restaurant workers. The British curry industry workers mainly from Asia and Eastern European countries and would have to be paid £25,600 and show great skills qualifications. The new.....Read More...
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 06:04
Sri Lanka’s first online woman-centric professional network, was launched amidst much anticipation on Saturday, 15 February at Hatch in Colombo. The well-attended event brought together invitees from various stages in their respective professional lives, paving the way for a promising line-up of projects from the new online platform. Empirical -and considerable microeconomic- evidence from across.....Read More...
Tuesday, February 18, 2020 - 13:03
With the conclusion of the week- long firearms amnesty, the Police together with other intelligence agencies have commenced raiding illegal firearms. During the grace period, 200 firearms without valid permits or with no renewed permits have been handed over to Police stations in nine provinces. The Defence Ministry had declared the firearms amnesty from February 5 to 12 following the directives.....Read More...
Tuesday, February 18, 2020 - 05:55
By Daya Gamage – Asian Tribune US National Correspondent
The two 2+2 Ministerial Dialogues between defense and foreign ministers of both the U.S. and India – the first in New Delhi in September 2018 and the other most recently last December in Washington – to establish, strengthen and cement the military bond between the two nations targeting the Indo-Pacific region to face the Chinese expansion will receive a worm blessing when President Trump visits.....Read More...
Tuesday, February 18, 2020 - 05:47
Turkey looks forward in sharing Sri Lanka’s experiences in combating terrorism and enhancing intelligence sharing in a combined effort to combat violent fundamental extremism. Turkey Ambassador to Sri Lanka R. Dernet Sekeroioglu said at a time when Turkey is confronting terrorism within and outside her borders, lessons from Sri Lanka’s very own experiences against LTTE would be of much value. In.....Read More...
Tuesday, February 18, 2020 - 05:29
Security Forces Headquarters - Jaffna facilitated another visit of pre-school students to Palaly Airport on yesterday - 17 February 2020. A number of 63 students of Shanmugan Pre-School, St. Jude Pre-School, Kalavany Pre-School and Gandhy Pre-School in Jaffna, visited the premises of Palaly Airport along with their teachers and parents to experience the scenery of aircrafts. The visit was.....Read More...
Monday, February 17, 2020 - 06:43
Sri Lanka’s Foreign Relations Minister Dinesh Gunawardena yesterday (16) formally conveyed to the US Ambassador Alaina Teplitz Sri Lanka’s strong objections on the imposition of travel restrictions by the Government of the United States of America on Lt. Gen. Shavendra Silva, Commander of the Army and Actg. Chief of Defence Staff, as well as his immediate family. Earlier on Friday (14 February.....Read More...
Monday, February 17, 2020 - 06:23
At a special event held at Vellai Oya Estate, Hatton on February 16, foundation stone for the Indian Housing Project in the estate consisting of 50 houses was laid jointly by Acting High Commissioner of India Mr. Vinod K. Jacob, Sri Lankan Minister of Community Empowerment and Estate Infrastructure Development Arumugam Thondaman and Minister of Plantation and Export Agriculture Ramesh Pathirana.....Read More...
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