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The President pointed out the need to take policy decision to ease the shortage of teachers.

President Maithripala Sirisena pointed out the need to take policy decision to solve the problem of teacher shortage. At a meeting held with the Chief Ministers of the provincial councils at the President's Secretariat yesterday, the President further said the policy on teacher transfers should also be streamlined and implemented in total independent and impartial manner.

The President also had a lengthy discussion with the Chief Ministers to find out solutions for the issues discussed at the 33rd Chief Ministers' summit held recently. The President also instructed the officials to fill the vacancies of the administrative service by recruiting new officers to that service annually. The Cabinet will focus attention on solving the problems at provincial level. The President stressed that the proper connection should be maintained between the central government and the provincial councils. 

Effective measures have been taken to solve the teacher shortage in national schools.

Effective measures have been taken to solve the teacher shortage in national schools. Minister of Education Akila Viraj Kariyawasam has given instructions to the relevant officials. The Minister has called for a special report on the information and data with regard to the schools which face a teacher shortage in the island. Based on the report a decision will be taken to solve the problem permanently. The Ministry also plans to recruit new teachers to fill the vacancies in those national schools. 

Minister Thalatha Athukorala says some political elements are trying to create conflicts between communities and religious groups.

Minister Thalatha Athukorala says some political elements are trying to create conflicts between communities and religious groups. The Minister also noted certain bankrupt elements are behind these malicious campaigns. However,

the government will not leave room for these illegal and illicit activities. Minister Athukorala made these remarks at a function held at Embilipitiya area of Rathnapura district. Addressing the gathering Minister further said the present government implements many development projects without making any waste or financial frauds.

The objective of the good governance government is to provide maximum benefits to the common masses. In addition, the government is also committed to establish peace, reconciliation and coexistence among different communities. 

The 60th anniversary celebration of the Society of Government Pharmacists was held under the patronage of the President today.

The 60th anniversary celebration of the Society of Government Pharmacists was held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena at the BMICH today. During the event President Sirisena presented awards to the Pharmacy Departments at the universities for providing support to upgrade the professionalism of pharmacists during their 60-year history. The Diploma Course in Pharmacy, conducted by the Ministry of Health was elevated to a higher diploma course on this occasion. Minister of Health Rajitha Senarathne also participated.

State Minister of Finance says that a new Tax Act will be enacted to establish financial stability.

Sri Lanka's new income tax law will provide a more stable tax framework that giving more certainty for investors, State Minister for Finance Eran Wickramaratne said. A revamped income tax bill is to be presented to parliament shortly. The proposed law will reduce the discretion of the finance minister to make ad hoc decisions and all tax changes will go through parliament, he said. He said no one liked taxes, but the government needed revenues to provide services.

Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka says JHU conducted a progressive policy so far would engage in same policy in future.


Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka says that Jathika Hela Urumaya party which conducted a policy of public respect so far will engage in the same policy in the future. Addressing a media briefing in Colombo he said that law should be enforced irrespective of any political law or social difference.

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The investigations conducted in vehicle misuse by Minister Wimal Weerawansa are over.

The FCID investigations conducted in vehicle misuse by Minister Wimal Weerawansa are over. He was accused of making 900 million loss to the government by misusing public vehicles. The relevant documents have been referred to the Attorney General. When the case was summoned before the Colombo Fort Magistrate today, Police Financial Crime Investigation Division informed the magistrate that their investigations are over regarding the allegations. Magistrate Miss Lanka Jayarathne ordered to convene the case in 23rd October at her presence.

The Colombo Municipal Council says categorization of garbage by city dwellers helps clean the city area.

Colombo municipal commissioner V.K.A Anura says that CMC manage Colombo's garbage problem in a scientific and a methodical manner. In this process CMC acts to preserve the beauty of the city while maintaining the environmental cleanliness. For this purpose, commissioner said that needs the support of dwellers in the city as well as day-to-day visitors into Colombo. Categorization of garbage as degradable and non should be done by dwellers themselves. By this manner, removal of garbage can be done in a healthy way to the public.

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