149 Youths Appointed as Teacher Assistant in Eastern Province

149 Sinhala and Tamil Teacher Assistants were recruited in Ampara, Batticaloa and Trincomalee Districts in order to fulfill acute shortage of Maths and Science Teachers in the Eastern Province.

Hon. Governor, Eastern Province Rear Admiral Mohan Wijewickrama issued the appointment letters to 27 Teacher Assistants on 14th November 2014 at Governor’s Secretariat, Trincomalee.

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New Police Station Opened in Nilaveli

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The Sri Lanka Police recently opened its 436 Police Station in Nilaveli, in the Trincomalee District in Sri Lanka’s Eastern Province. The fully-equipped police station that was built on two acres of land at a cost of Rs. 12.1 million was vested with the public recently.

“This Police Station was built to start a civil control through establishing law and order that was disrupted in the North and East area, while specially providing facilities needed by the people of the North and East,” said Sri Lanka Police Media Spokesperson SSP Ajith Rohana.

Approximately 9,511 individuals representing 2,587 Sinhala, Tamil and Muslim families live in this Police Division of 15 sq. km. In order to provide services to all three communities, police officers fluent in Tamil have also been employed.

Sources:
Media Unit, Sri Lanka Police
Police Media Spokesperson

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Iftar Ceremony Celebrated in Eastern Provincial Council

E1M1-18-07-2014The Iftar Ceremony was organized by Hon. M.S.Uthumalebbe, Provincial Minister of Road Development, Irrigation, Housing & Construction, Rural Electrification and Water Supply and celebrated at the Hindu Cultural Hall, Trincomalee on 18th of July, 2014 at 5.00 pm.

Hon. Governor, Eastern Province, Rear Admiral Mohan Wijewickrama, Hon. A.L.M. Athaullah, Minister of Provincial Council and Local Government, Hon. R. Sampanthan, TNA Leader, Members of the Parliament, and Hon. Ministers, Opposition Leader & Members of EPC, Secretaries, Deputy Chief Secretaries, Heads of Departments and Officers of Eastern Provincial Council, Commanders from all three forces, Religious Heads, Political Leaders, Heads of Traders Organization and people participated at this Ceremony.

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Logos Hope Opened for Public in Trincomalee

E1M4-10-01-2014Logos Hope – World’s largest floating Book ship made her very first visit to Trincomalee harbour on 09th January 2014. Hon. Governor, Eastern Province Rear Admiral Mohan Wijewickrama attended as the Chief Guest at the opening ceremony of the book exhibition on 10th January with a cross section of political and public officers of the area. 

The ship is open to the public from 10th January to 15th January allowing visitors who are interested in exploring to purchase books under many titles over 5000 publications and meet the crew members. Also at the request of the Hon. Governor, the Organizers of the book fair will provide free access to students who visit the ship in school uniform.

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New Sales Center for Dept. of Rural Industries, EPC Opened at Trincomalee

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A new Sales Center for the Department of Rural Industries, EPC was opened by the Hon. Z.A. Nazeer Ahamed (Eng) Minister of Agriculture, EPC on 29.10.2013 at Trincomalee town.

Hon. W.G.M. Ariyawathi Galappaththi, Chairman of EPC, Hon. Anwar Ramlan Ahamed, Member of EPC, Hon. A.L.M.Nazeer, Member of EPC and Mr.K.Pathmanathan, Secretary to the Ministry of Agriculture, EPC. also participated at this event.

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The World Today: China, India and the United States as seen from Sri Lanka

Text of a presentation by Prof Rajiva Wijesinha, MP, at the Seminar on:

Crossed Perceptions: China, the United States, the European Union, Brazil and the Emerging World

October 22nd 2013, Rio de Janeiro

 

Let me begin with one of the formative myths of the Sri Lankan state. It deals with the introduction of Buddhism to the country, in the 2nd century BC. The king at the time, Devanampiyatissa, was out hunting when he came across a strange man in the forests of Mihintale. This was Mahinda, the son, or some say the brother, of the Mauryan Emperor Asoka, who had converted to Buddhism after a terrible war in which, to complete his conquest of India, he had slaughtered thousands.

When the monk saw Tissa, he asked him whether he saw the mango tree before them. Tissa said yes, and then the monk asked whether there were other mango trees. Tissa said yes, and then the monk asked if there were trees other than mango trees. Tissa said yes again, whereupon the monk asked whether, apart from all the other mango trees, and all the other trees that were not mango trees in the world, there were any other trees.

Tissa thought hard, and then replied that there was indeed the original mango tree the monk had pointed out. This was when Mahinda decided that Tissa was a fit person to understand the doctrines of Buddhism, so he preached to him and converted him and through him his people. Buddhism has since been the dominant religion in Sri Lanka, though, I think uniquely, we also have substantial proportions of our population belonging to the other principal faiths of the world, Hinduism and Islam and Christianity.

When I was young I used to think the story a silly one, but I have since understood its implications for the way we should look at the world. It seems to me now the epitome of what I would describe as the Eastern vision of the individual, society and the world, as opposed to the dichotomies the West believes in, and therefore often creates. In what I would posit as an ideal concept of our relations with the world, we should see ourselves as existing at the centre of several concentric circles, to all of which we belong. While we share aspects of identity with others belonging to those circles, ultimately we need also to be aware of the unique nature of our own individuality.

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UN High Commissioner for Human Rights met Hon. Governor, EP

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 UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Her Excellency Ms. Navanethan Pillay met Hon. Governor, Eastern Province Rear Admiral Mohan Wijewickrama on 28th August 2013 at Governor’s Secretariat in Trincomalee.

H.E. Mr. Ravinatha Ariyasinha, Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the UN Office at Geneva, UN High Commissioners’ delegation and the Officials of the GoSL also present at the event.

A discussion on the development of Eastern Province after the conflict was held at this meeting.

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