The inauguration of the emergency pre hospital care ambulance service established under the Ministry of Health with assistance from the Indian Government, was held today in a ceremony at Galle Face.
The 'Jana Satana Paada Yaatra' (protest march) organized by the Joint Opposition commenced from Peradeniya this morning.
President Maithripala Sirisena said special attention has been drawn towards the prevention of selling illicit drugs near schools targeting the school children under the national drug prevention programme.
The visiting Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion and Canadian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Shelley Whiting together with Peter Batchelor, UNDP Sri Lanka Resident Representative will visit a Canada funded UNDP project side in North tomorrow.
The Indian government assisted Emergency Ambulance Service in Western and Southern Provinces launched today with the participation of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe at the Galle Face Green in Colombo.
India has approved a USD 318 million loan for Sri Lanka Railways to upgrade its communications system and rolling stock in Northern province.
The Pada Yathra protest march organised by the Joint Opposition will commence today from Gatambe.
Russian Search and Rescue Vessel, Igor Belousov arrived at the Port of Colombo today on a goodwill visit, the Navy said.
The main saltern in Hambantota has been expanded by a further 20 acres.