News in brief
CM gives 25 families a new life
KEGALLE: Sabaragamuwa Provincial Council Chief Minister
Maheepala Herath has embarked on a programme to rehabilitate 25 needy
families in Rambukkana area.
These 25 families, were living at “Roside Estate” in Rambukkana in
Kegalle facing much hardships. Chief Minister Herath with the assistance
of the National Housing Development Authority made arrangements for
better living conditions.
The children have not attended school and Chief Minister Herath has
suggested to renovate an abandoned school building nearby and utilise
it. Pohoramba Vidyalaya, (an abandoned village school) will be opened
for the Children’s schooling.
The 25 families number about 200 persons.
A number of families living in the locality have consented to supply
food for these families along with household requirements.
New town project in Hatharaliyadda
COLOMBO: Enterprise development and Investment Promotion
Minister Dr. Sarath Amunugama has taken action to construct a new town
Work on the new town named T.B. Illangaratne Town in honour of the
late Minister has begun.
This will be an integrated town with a leading school, a library, a
post office, hospital, a shopping complex, a conference hall, playground
and a vocational training centre.
This town is a completely new urban development project. Dr.
Amunugama held discussions on the development of the new town with Urban
development and Sacred Areas Development Minister Dinesh Gunawardena.
Dr. Amunugama addressing officials at the Divisional Secretariat at
Hatharaliyadda, said people in this locality will benefit through this
integrated urban development project.
Wana Senasuna launched
COLOMBO: A programme titled Wana Senasuna has been launched by
the Forest Conservation Department to streamline and uplift Aranya
Under this programme Bhikkhus residing in forest hermitages (Aranya
Senasana) would be given a permit with legal responsibility to protect
nature including fauna and flora and archaeological sites, the
Government Information Department said.
Permits were issued to 40 forest hermitages covering 13 districts at
a ceremony at the Central Environmental Authority yesterday presided by
Ven. Puravidya Chakravarti Ellawala Medhananda Thera and Environment and
Natural Resources Minister, Patali Champika Ranawaka.