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A special police unit to investigate complaints regarding religious affairs will be established. PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 25 April 2014 06:46

A special police unit to investigate complaints regarding religious affairs will be established Monday at the premises of the Buddhist and Religious Affairs Ministry. Spokesperson SSP Ajith Rohana said the unit is being introduced on the direction of President Mahinda Rajapakasa with the intention of promoting and ensuring religious harmony and unity Police. The Unit will initially comprise of an Assistant Superintendent of Police, a Chief Inspector and six constables. SSP Rohana said individuals can make complaints by visiting the unit if investigations carried out by respective police stations on complaints made are unsatisfactory. He added that people will also be able to forward their complaints through fax, email and by telephone in the near future. The officers are expected to investigate complaints or co-ordinate investigations by forwarding the complaints to the respective Senior Superintendent of Police in the area. Further, the officers will be given training in order to understand the culture, customs and religions of various groups in society and their rights.

 
Postal voting cards of the upcoming PC polls are to be distributed to the relevant institutions from tomorrow. PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 28 February 2014 18:36

The department of postal services says it officially accepted postal voting cards from the election secretariat for distribution. 14,130 persons have qualified to cast postal votes from the Colombo district.  26,285 persons will cast postal votes from Gampaha district while 18,856 persons are eligible to cast postal votes from Kalutara district. 

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The national nutrition policy will be launched tomorrow under the patronage of the president. PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 05 December 2013 21:09

The national nutritious policy will be released in Moneragala tomorrow under the patronage of President Mahinda Rajapakse.  Attention on the need for  a national plan was focused for the first time in the year 2010.  Under a national nutritious council appointed by the President in the year 2011 the formulation of the national policy was started.  This policy has been prepared  considering health, food security and other related matters.  There is an increase in the non communicable diseases due to wrong food patterns and consumption of over nutritious food items.  The chief of the national nutritious secretariat Dr. Lalith Chandradasa says that the national nutritious plan aims to achieve five objectives and the contribution of 16 ministries have been received for the formulation of this plan.

 
The trade union action scheduled to start today by several grades of the health service has been suspended. PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 25 April 2014 06:45

The trade union action scheduled to start today by several grades of the health service has been suspended. This decision has been taken by the SLFP affiliated trade unions following a discussion held with President Mahinda Rajapaksa last night. The President has focused attention to find immediate solutions for the problems faced by the health employees.

 
The Abimansala 3 wellness resort will be ceremonially opened by the President tomorrow PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 24 April 2014 21:06

The latest Abimansala 3 wellness resort will be ceremonially opened by President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Pangolla, Kurunegala tomorrow, for dependent War Heroes of the North Western Province who were rendered differently abled during the operation to eradicate terrorism and safeguard the country’s territorial integrity. The Abimansala 3 at Pangolla, Kurunegala lying in a landmass of 10 acres is to house 50 more dependent War Heroes, resident in the North Western Province for lifetime care and rehabilitation. The location, rich with bio-diversity and facing the Pathalagoda lake, bordering the banks of Deduru Oya, provides a soothing and panoramic view that brings mental peace and solace to the inmates.
Abimansala 3, well-equipped with all therapeutic needs for dependent War Heroes is to be manned 24 hours with medical facilities on hand. A mini hospital, physiotherapy unit, swimming pool, gymnasium, Ayurvedic centre, hydrotherapy unit, recreation centre, entertainment hall and facilities for family members including short-term visits, are among the major features in this complex.

 
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