The Ministry of Rehabilitation and Prison Reforms launched the second inter-ministerial programme on July 15 to assist conflict-affected people in the Ampara District. The programme was initiated to rebuild two villages which were severely affected during the conflict, namely Kanchikudichcharu and Thangavelayuthapuram, situated in the Thirukkovil Divisional Secretariat.
President Mahinda Rajapaksa has broadened the scope of the mandate of the Presidential Commission to Investigate into Complaints Regarding Missing Persons and appointed a three-member international panel of experts to advise the Commission.
The enhanced mandate of the Commission, issued by Proclamation by the President of Sri Lanka, and published under Gazette Notification 1871/18 dated July 15, 2014, seeks to, inter alia, inquire into and report on several matters contained under paragraph 4.359 of the Report of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC), which the Commission has deemed as requiring further inquiry.
The University of Jaffna signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Kelani Cables PLC to expand the services of the “Kelani Saviya” programme to the Northern Province.
"This is a good programme to facilitate self employment," Vice Chancellor of the Jaffna University Senior Prof. Vasanthy Arasaratnam said.