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Nine Arches Bridge to be named a world heritage

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The Central Cultural Fund (CCF) has made plans to designate the Demodara Nine-arch Railway Bridge and the landscape of the surrounding tea plantation as a World Heritage Site through UNESCO.

According to this plan, the entire region including the nine-arch bridge and Demodara Railway Station has been designated as a cultural landscape, CCF Director General Prof. Gamini Ranasinghe said.

He said that the section from the Idalgashinna Railway Station to the Demodara Railway Station would be developed as one zone where lavatory facilities would also be installed for the tourists.

The Director General said that the CCF is carrying out its conservation work and that a request will be made to UNESCO soon to name this entire landscape as a cultural landscape.

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Policeman shoots himself dead

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A police sergeant shot himself near the Kotawila Court complex, using his service firearm.

The deceased is a 52-year-old sergeant attached to the Kotawila Police Station.He had killed himself at the police post of the Kotawila Court Complex after returning to work from a prolonged sick leave.

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Political parties to be briefed on Regulation of Election Expenditure Act

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The Election Commission of Sri Lanka has decided to brief all political parties on the Regulation of Election Expenditure Act.

Chairman of the Commission – R. M. A. L. Ratnayake explained that the discussion will be held today (Feb. 27) and on March 06 as the upcoming elections will be the first to be held since the Act was passed.

According to the Regulation of Election Expenditure Act, all expenses incurred for the purpose of elections and campaigns must be limited, he noted.

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This week’s Cabinet decisions

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A number of decisions have been taken at the Cabinet meeting held yesterday (Feb.26).

The decisions taken by the Cabinet of Ministers are as follows:

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