Premier Darrel Dexter, today, Jan. 20, expressed sadness over the death of Dr. Sharon Oliver. “Dr. Oliver was a remarkable woman,” said Premier Dexter. “She was the first chair of the Order of Nova Scotia Advisory Council and was instrumental in establishing the Order in the province. Dr. Oliver was a dedicated Nova Scotian who worked hard on behalf of her province and will be missed by all who knew her.” Premier Dexter said Dr. Oliver will be remembered as woman of firsts. She was the first African-Canadian nurse educator, public health nurse, and health executive in Nova Scotia. Dr. Oliver gave her time to many boards in the province, including Mount Saint Vincent University, Metro United Way, Dalhousie University, Nepture Theatre, Nova Scotia Community College and the Council on African Canadian Education Advisory Committee. “I want to express my sincere condolences to the Oliver family,” said Premier Dexter. “My thoughts are with them during this very difficult time.”
A delegation of the International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC) held talks with the secretary to the Ministry of Defence Karunasena Hettiarachchi at the Ministry today.The Ministry of Defence said that the head of the International Committee of Red Cross in Sri Lanka Ms. Claire Meytraud had cordial discussions with the Secretary on matters of mutual interests and bilateral relevance during the session.
Brigadier Vijendra Gunatilake has been appointed the new army intelligence Director, the army media unit said.