Deputy Minister Nalin Bandara explained in Parliament today, the ‘Aava’ gang operating in the north is not a terrorist outfit. He points out, its gang members are mostly children under 18 years of age. The majority of them have been apprehended. They had created for themselves various ‘characters’, after being influenced by watching South Indian films. They have not carried out any killings, but have only carried out assaults. The Deputy Minister said, steps have been taken to rehabilitate those who have been taken into custody.
- Unemployed graduates to be employed, within the course of 2018/2019.
- As a result of the Free Trade Agreement with Singapore, Sri Lanka receives proposals, involving Foreign Direct Investments worth of over 16 billion dollars.