President notes sensitive nature of national security

Addressing the troops, the President summed up the few projects that have been implemented for the greater benefit of the security forces at all levels. He also briefed them on the national security plan which is to be implemented to cover all areas. President Maithripala Sirisena today highlighted the sensitive nature of the notion of national security and also the importance of it for the country’s forward-march. The President made the observations when he undertook his first formal visit to meet Security Force personnel serving in the East today. “It has already been taken up in the National Security Council and will be finalized shortly with the support of tri-service consultations,’ the army media unit quoted the President as saying.The President also assured the troops that the welfare facilities of the tri-service personnel will be looked after. While appreciating the troop contribution to the development of the country, the President told the gathering that the valuable support of the security forces needs to be mustered for the development of the country in the future as well. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Was Beethoven inspired by birdsong

first_imgBIRDS MAY HAVE played a role in how music evolved around the world – and a famous classical composer might have taken more than a little inspiration from them.Patrick Sweeney from Carrick on Shannon Community School wanted to find out more about the origins of music for his BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition entry.He discovered along the way that the songs sung by migrating birds could connect both music from Ireland and parts of Africa.But what he also found out was that birdsong has a very interesting connection to classical music:(Video How clean are Irish apples? This student put it to the test>last_img read more