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Prime Minister’s Office says community project which commenced during 1993-95 UNP regime has been an inspiration to the present community related projects.

Prime Minister’s Office says in a media release that community project which commenced during the past UNP regime has been an inspiration to the present community related projects. Many community development projects were implemented in Balangoda area during 1993-95 period of UNP regime.

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New directives for passenger transport boats.


Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Mahinda Amaraweera has ordered to cancel licences of boats which transport passengers without following proper guidelines issued by the Ministry.

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Trump names Lt Gen HR McMaster as national security adviser.


US President Donald Trump has named Lt Gen HR McMaster as his national security adviser. He will replace Lt Gen Michael Flynn who was fired after just three weeks and three days in the job. A lieutenant general with the US Army, HR McMaster served in Iraq and Afghanistan, where he worked on a government anti-corruption drive. Mr Trump's first choice, retired Vice Admiral Robert Harward, turned down the role, citing "personal reasons".

Minister Mano Ganeshan says competency in Tamil and Sinhala languages should be made compulsory for all newly elected parliamentarians.

Minister Mano Ganeshan says competency in two languages should be made compulsory for all newly elected parliamentarians. If the parliamentarians and ministers are fluent both Sinhala and Tamil languages, they will face no difficulty in understanding the problems of the people disregarding their ethnicity.

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The Ministry of Power and Renewable Energy requests local government bodies to use electricity sparingly.

The Ministry of Power and Renewable Energy says that the power used for street lamps will be limited countrywide, as a result of the power crisis that has arisen in the country.

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South Sudan declares famine in Unity State.

A famine has been declared in parts of South Sudan, the first to be announced in any part of the world in six years. The government and the United Nations report that some 100,000 people are facing starvation, with a million more on the brink of famine.

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The government says no rice shortage in the country.

Ministrer Rishard Bahiudeen says no rice shortage in the country. He added that the country’s monthly rice consummation is 200,000 metric tons.

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Thailand grants 8 million rupees drought relief to Sri Lanka.


Thailand grants 8 million rupees drought relief to Sri Lanka. The relevant cheque was handed over to Minister of Foreign Affairs Mangala Samaraweera by Thai Ambassador to Sri Lanka Nopporn Adchariyavanich today. The event took place at the Ministry of foreign affairs.

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