Items filtered by date: Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Spectacular music cum dance fiesta

A Tamil music and dance extravaganza organised and presented by the musical virtuoso Dr. Arundathy Renganathan titled ‘Swaasam’ will be held at the Bishop’s auditorium on May 15 at 7 pm. Dr. Arundathy has a longstanding connection with the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation. She initially served as Controller Tamil music and was later elevated to the prestigious position of Director Tamil Service. She is a renowned Veena player and her dexterity and prowess has enthralled and captivated exclusive audiences in Sri Lanka and India where she is highly acclaimed. Dr. Renganathan is also the recipient of local and international awards.


China nod for $1.1 b Central Expressway loan

China’s Ambassador Cheng Xueyuan during a meeting with Prime Minister Ranil Wickeremesinghe yesterday has assured the Chinese Government had approved the $1.1 billion loan for the construction of the first phase of the Central Expressway, the Prime Minister’s Office said.   


New appointments

Finance and Mass Media Minister Mangala Samaraweera has appointed the following as the Heads of the State Media Institutions with effect from yesterday. Film Directress Inoka Sathyanganee, Chairperson of the Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation. Finance and Media Ministry Additional Secretary (Development) Thilaka Jayasundara as the Chairperson of the Independent Television Network.


1990 Suwaseriya Foundation gazetted

A new Bill to provide for the establishment of ‘the 1990 Suwaseriya Foundation’ was Gazetted by the Government last week. The Bill has been published in the Gazette by the National Policies and Economic Affairs Ministry.


Hotlines for A/L re-correction queries

The Department of Education (DoE) has introduced several hotlines for inquiries regarding re-scrutinized results of the 2017 General Certificate of Education Advanced Level Examination. The re-scrutinized results were released on 11 April and are available via website.


GMOA to strike again

The Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA) claimed that they will take trade union action over certain issues related to Sri Lanka’s trade agreements.

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