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The Mahanayaka of Asgiriya chapter commends the efforts taken by the President to eradicate drug menace from the country.

The Mahanayaka of Asgiriya chapter Most Venerable Dr. Warakagoda Gnanarathana thero commends the efforts taken by the President as the first citizen of the country to eradicate drug menace from the nation. The thero also said drug addiction and drug trafficking have become a catastrophe to the nation. Drug menace will destroy the lives of future generation.

Therefore, it is a timely intervention by the president to take forward a special campaign against the drug menace. The thero also request all stakeholders to join hands with the president in eradicating the drug menace from the country.

Mahanayaka thera made these remarks at a special function held at the premises of Sri Dalada Maligawa to educate the school children on eradicating drug menace. The function was held at a Sunday school to educate the students. The presidential task force on preventing drug menace, the religious unit of the SLBC and Vidula Children's radio jointly organized this awareness program.

The President vehemently condemned the attack on Jaffna Magistrate Judge.

President Maithripala Sirisena vehemently condemned the attack on Jaffna Magistrate Judge M. Illanchallian. The president also conveyed his condolence to the relatives of police sergeant who was killed by the gunman at Nallur area. President Sirisena also concerned about the security of Jaffna Magistrate Judge M. Illanchallian.

Therefore, the president instructed the IGP to take effective steps to provide necessary protection and security to the judges. The president also commended the services of deceased police sergeant for his sacrifice and commitment which set an example to the other policemen in the service.

3 electricity manufacturing projects from the waste and garbage will commence next month.

Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka says 3 electricity manufacturing projects from the waste and garbage will commence next month. These projects will be carried out as a part of the solution to waste management process. The electricity manufacturing process will commence at the last destination of garbage collecting center located at Aruwakkalu.

It is estimated around 700 tons of garbage is collected daily from Colombo municipal area. Minister Ranawaka pointed out 300 tons of this garbage can be converted to compost fertilizers. Another 100 tons will be used for recycling purposes. These processes will be developed further and expanded in future. Minister Champika Ranawaka made these remarks at an opening ceremony held at Ella Railway station premises. Many prominent dignitaries including Minister Harin Fernando were also present on this occasion.

Minister Gayantha Karunathilaka promised to provide valid land deeds to the residents residing in Galle for a long time without a deed.

Minister Gayantha Karunathilaka promised to provide valid land deeds to the residents who are residing in various places of Galle district for a long time without a deed. The Minister also stated effective measures will be taken to provide deeds to the respective residents through land reclamation commission. Under the first stage, the residents of Elpitiya, Thiyagama, Welivitiya, Devinuwara and Karandeniya divisional secretariat areas will be taken into consideration. The process is expected to complete by the end of August. Minister Gayantha Karunathilaka made these remarks at a function today at Elpitiya town area to educate the public on land deeds.

The Prime Minister certifies that the issues of garbage and dengue will be permanently resolved.

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe certifies that the issues of garbage management and dengue will be permanently resolved in due course. The Premier says that all the steps have been taken by the government towards the resolving of these two national issues.

The Prime Minister was addressing the 60th anniversary of the Government Medical Laboratory Technicians Union held at the Temple Trees today. Public attention has been drawn to the national issues than previously. More problems had been created because of not identifying key issues. The aim of the government is to avoid this pattern.

The Health Sector is also working towards finding solutions to the issue of dengue. Laboratory services are improved in order to test suspected dengue blood samples. 3500 million rupees have been allocated for the purpose. The government intends not to follow tender procedures since the urgency of the resolving dengue issue.

During the event, appreciation of institutions that dedicate their services in prevention of dengue were also took place. A token award was presented to the Sri Lanka Medical Technological Association by the Prime Minister. Apart from that, awards were presented to Medical Laboratory organizations which contributed innovatively in fighting dengue.

44 sports men women who represented Sri Lanka during Olympic International will be felicitated by the President, tomorrow.

44 sports men women who represented Sri Lanka during Olympic International will be felicitated by President Maithripala Sirisena, tomorrow. The Ministry of Sports says that the event is taking place at the President's House in Colombo.  

This is organized by the Ministry in par with 50th Anniversary of the Ministry.  67 sports men and women who represented Sri Lanka since the recent inception of Olympics are still living.  23 out of them are living abroad.  Others will receive Presidential Awards tomorrow.

131 Aids cases reported for the 1st six months of the year.

131 Aids cases are reported for the 1st six months of the year.  The National Aids Control Movement says that it suspects undiagnosed Aids patients numbering more than 2000 could have been unidentified.  Dr. Sisira Liyanage, the Director of National Aids Control Movement suspects a large number of them unaware whether they have aids contaminated into them.

The Prime Minister says that he is collaborating with other countries to make Sri Lanka the economic hub of Indian Ocean.

Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe says that he is collaborating with other countries to make Sri Lanka the economic hub of Indian Ocean. The government has taken steps to have close links with India while strengthening ties with China and Japan for the betterment of the island. Commemorating 40 years for his political life in Parliament, the Premier has stipulated these comments in his personal Facebook.

Investment opportunities have to be increased aiming the generation of more employment chances for the youth in the country. At the meantime, local investors have to face competition with invited foreign investors in a competitive environment. The Premier further says that the human right violations took place during Mahinda Rajapaksa regime have been rectified while making the country acceptable to the international community.

The present government took steps to turn it to be a collision government when it was necessary. Though it is difficult the forward march, we have to embark on it without hesitations. At a turning point to the present as a result of the government being a collision it has laid the foundation to have a firm foundation in the economy and politics in the country.


The government is able to relieve the country from the debt trap and the international community have extended their helping hand to the country. We should be able to make Sri Lanka the best country in the region while novices engaging in politics in the country.

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