(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –A delegation from the US Government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), led by Chief Operating Officer Jonathan Nash, visited Sri Lanka this week to continue progress on the proposed MCC compact – a large-scale five-year grant programme. MCC is developing the compact in partnership with the Sri Lankan govvernment to promote inclusive economic growth that will benefit Sri Lankans."Five-year grant program me: US’s MCC officials meet PM"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga became the first Sri Lankan to be awarded the Prestigious Medal of Commander in the National Order of the Legion of Honour, the highest rank of the National Order of France."Chandrika awarded France’s Highest National Honour"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says that despite the economic challenges the country faces the government will not reduce funds allocated for the education and health sectors."Funds for education will not be reduced despite difficulties – PM"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – The Sri Lankan government more than Rs. 13.5 billion to provide relief to drought-stricken people, Minister of Disaster Management Duminda Dissanayake says."Sri Lankan government spends over Rs. 13.5 billion for dough relief"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Prime Minister’s Office refutes the news item carried by a private media channel which stated the Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has asked the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Pujith Jayasundara to resign from Office, the Director General of Government Information Department Sudarshana Gunawardana stated."Prime Minister’s Office refutes news on IGP"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Minister of Education Akila Viraj Kariyawasam speaking at a function at a school in Dompe said the time is apt to move to 3D technology for educational purposes."3D technology must include Education Purpose – Education Minister"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –The ceremony to vest the Gomarankadawala Bakmeegama tank which is renovated under the ‘Sirisara Pivisuma’ project with the public and the opening of the 30 km long Elephant Fence which is constructed as a pilot project in Gomarankadawala area to provide a solution for the age old human elephant conflict, will be held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena, tomorrow (20)."Many development benefits under the ‘Sirisara Pivisuma’ development project will be vested in the public tomorrow"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –A proposal has been made by the Cost of Living Committee appointed by the Cabinet, to increase the price of gas and reduce the price of milk powder."Price of gas to increase, milk powder price to be reduced"