Monday, December 1, 2008
European Union finally Granted much talked about GSP+ Concession to Sri Lanka For a Six Month Period International Trade Ministry Said Today(02).But it will be subjected for Investigate further Secretary of the Ministry S.Ranugge says.European Union Earlier Refused to Grant GSP+ To Sri Lanka saying that sri lanka should Improve their Human Rights Record.
Security Forces attached to the 57 th Division Today(01) Captured the Tiger held Kokavil Town in the Kilinochchi District.Meanwhile Offering Heavy Resistance to the 57 th Division of the Army Advancing 7.5 Kilo Meters North East of Akkrayankulam in the Kilinochchi, Air force Jets attacked and destroyed Three LTTE Positions around 12.30 P.M Today.
Supreme Court Allows Appointing of Major General Asoka Thoradeniya as the New Chairman of the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation on Request made by the Attorney General.He Replaced the Former Chairman Asantha De Mel Who was removed from the post on last friday through a Court Order over a Controversial Hedging Deal.
International Aids Day Falls Today(01). It is the Twentieth Year this day CommemorateS since it was officially declared in 1988.Leader-Empower-Delivery is the Theme of this year's International Aids Day and Around 33.2 Million People In the World are Living with the HIV/AIDS Virus and Two Million died due to to the Disease according to the latest UNAIDS Statistics.2.7 Million New HIV Infections reported at the end of the year 2007.The Transmitting Pattern of the HIV/AIDS Virus is changing and All the Countries should Implement their National Programmes after examining this Pattern says Dr.Peter Piot the Executive Director Of the UNAIDS.
The Funds Granted to Low and Middle Incoming Countries are Cut due to the present International Monetary Crisis and it will make a harmful Impact to the HIV Prevention Programmes in those countries.As other countries Commemorating the International Aids Day today in Sri Lanka too there are many programmes conducted today. The Main Function is due to held this Evening at the Bandaranayaka International Memorial Conference Hall(BMICH),Colombo under the Patronage of Health Minister Nimal Siripala De Silva .