The Treasury Secretary has informed secretaries of all line ministries to take necessary actions to implement all development proposals made in the Budget 2017 for each ministry. These proposals in the budget which have already been passed by parliament will be implemented through relevant ministries and their affiliated institutions.
President Maithripala Sirisena has given instructions to the officials to get the assistance of the Tri-forces in addition to the contribution of the public servants in the process of providing reliefs to the people affected by drought in the country.
Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, who never fails to celebrate the many cultures, languages and beliefs that make Canada such a wonderful place to live, wished Tamils in Canada and around the world a happy ‘Thai Pongal,’ on Sunday.
On 12 January 2016, the Government of Sri Lanka deposited with the International Labour Office, the instrument of ratification of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006). Sri Lanka is the 81st ILO member State and the 16th Asian State to have ratified the Convention.