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Nipuna to replace Ajantha as SLRC Director General

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A new Director General is to be appointed for Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation (SLRC) following the resignation of former DG Ajantha Seneviratne, sources at the Presidential Secretariat said.

However, it was reported that Mr. Seneviratne did not have a proper understanding of the person to whom he should handover his resignation letter.

He had given it to the SLRC Chairman instead of the Mass Media Minister or the Ministry’s Secretary.  Therefore, there has been a delay in finalising his resignation. The latter has reached the Ministry Secretary now.

In the meantime, it is reported that Nipuna Wahalathanthrige, a former director at the SLRC, is to be appointed as the new Director General.

Mr. Wahalathanthrige is a graduate of the University of Peradeniya and a post-diploma holder of the Faculty of Management and Finance at the University of Sri Jayewardenepura.

He holds a Master’s degree in International Trade Business and Management from the University of Buckingham, UK and is a recognized expert in financial crime investigation and international financial and transaction regulation.

Mr. Senaviratne’s resignation letter is as follows:

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Easter Sunday bombings : Rs. 295 mn. paid as compensation

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The annual reports of the Office of Reparations have revealed that over Rs. 295 million (295,499,069) have been paid as compensation to victims and property damage of the Sunday Easter bombings.

Under this, Rs. 273,747,000  have been paid as compensation for 719 victims while Rs. 21,752,069 have been paid as compensation for property damages.

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350 medical specialists have left SL

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A study conducted by a group of specialist doctors at the Ministry of Health has revealed that 350 specialists have left the country during recent times.

Many of them have left for countries such as UK and Australia. According to a spokesperson of the ministry, economic hardships have been cited as one of the main reasons for them to do so.
Doctors suggest that the government should provide an immediate solution to this issue.

Commenting on the issue, Secretary of the Health Ministry – Dr. Palitha Mahipala says that there is still a shortage of anesthetists and pediatricians after most of them had left the country.

However, some who have gone for training, are returning after their training is complete, he adds.

Meanwhile, sources in the Health sector also say that over 200 nurses too have gone overseas, but new recruits have enabled to prevent hospital operations from continuing without hindrance.

(Source : Lankadeepa)

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Details of SL recruits in Russian military, sought

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Sri Lanka has sought a report from Russian authorities on details of Sri Lankan military recruits and how many of them have died during the Russian-Ukraine conflict, the ‘Aruna’ newspaper reports.

According to a directive by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka, the Sri Lankan Embassy in Russia has forwarded this request to the Russian Ministry of Defence.

Previously, the Human Trafficking, Human Smuggling and Maritime Crime Investigation Division (CID) arrested a retired major and an employment agent, identified as leaders of an organized scheme that recruited retired military personnel as mercenaries for the Russian army.

The Defence Ministry in Sri Lanka has urged the Tri Force commanders to brief Tri Force personnel not to fall for such rackets.

(Source : Aruna)

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