(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –The Public Health Inspectors (PHIs) Union of Sri Lanka has informed Health Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne that there are 107 towns in Sri Lanka which do not sell cigarettes, a Health Ministry spokesman said."Over 100 towns in country do not sell cigarettes"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –The new Country branding for Sri Lanka Tourism will be unveiled at the World Travel Mart (WTM) in London in November 2018. “We are now in the process of selecting a global branding agency for this purpose."SL Tourism to unveil New Country branding at WTM"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Iran unveiled what it described as the country’s “first domestically manufactured” fighter jet Tuesday, state-run Press TV reported."Iran unveils ‘first domestically manufactured’ fighter jet"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –The first Randoli Perahera of the historic Esala Perahera of Temple of the Tooth will parade the streets today (21) and the Sri Lanka Railways will commence special train services to Kandy from today for the visitors to the Perahera."Special train services to Kandy as the first Randoli Perahera parades streets today"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera on Monday (20) stated that a Regulatory Commission will be established for three-wheelers in Sri Lanka."Regulatory Commission to be setup for three-wheelers"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –The Taliban fired a pair of rockets toward the presidential palace in Kabul on Tuesday as the Afghan president was delivering his holiday message for the Muslim celebrations of Eid al-Adha, police have said. No injuries were reported in the attack."Afghanistan: rockets fired in Kabul as president made Eid speech"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –The Ceremonial Tusker Nedungamuwe Raja carrying the Sacred Tooth Relic Casket at the Esala Perahera on its way to Kandy amid protection from Police and the Security Forces. The Tusker will carry the Sacred Tooth Relic Casket at the Perehera from August 21 onwards."Nedungamuwe Raja makes way to Kandy"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera stated that he requested to bring down the age limit restriction for three-wheeler drivers to 25-years."Mangala requests to reduce age limit restriction on three-wheeler drivers"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasigha informed the Secretary-General of the United Nations António Guterres that It is with deep sadness that I write to convey my deepest condolences to you, the United Nations, and the family of the late Secretary-General His Excellency Kofi Annan."Prime Minister’S condolence message on Kofi Annan"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne said the Gazette Notification announcing the price reduction of another 25 medicines, including 10 cancer drugs will be issued within the next two weeks. The Minister made this announcement addressing the council meeting of the Non Communicable Disease Unit at the Health Ministry."Gazette reducing prices of another 25 drugs in two weeks – Minister"