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Durraiappah stadium renovation project ; A milestone in Indo-Sri Lanka relations - President.

President Maithripala Sirisena declared open the Durraiappah stadium in Jaffna this morning which was renovated under the Indian aid. Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi joined the occasion using digital video conference technology.


Chinese President Xi on a stste visit to Serbia

Chinese President Xi Jinping on a stste visit to Serbia said that China and Serbia are "all-weather friends" and have a "special brotherly bond," calling on both sides to expand their ties.Hailing the traditional friendship between the two countries, Xi told his Serbian counterpart that China-Serbia practical cooperation and people-to-people exchanges have yielded fruitful results.


A man charged with murder of Labour MP Jo Cox.

A man has been charged with murder in connection with the shooting of Labour MP Jo Cox.West Yorkshire Police said Thomas Mair, 52, has been charged with the murder of the 41-year-old.She was shot and stabbed outside her constituency surgery in Birstall, West Yorkshire, on Thursday.


Devotees in large numbers arrive at the Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa sacred areas to engage in the Poson programmes.

Large numbers of people are reported to be arrive in the sacred towns of Mihinthale and Anuradhapura to venerate the Buddhist places of worship including the Atamasthanaya and Jaya Sri Maha bodhi. Arrangements are underway to provide the necessary facilities to over 1.5 million people, expected to arrive at the sacred sites. The President has declared open the newly constructed shrine room in front of the Ruwanweli Seya last afternoon.


The President unveils newly renovated Viharaya of Ruwanweli Seya.

The newly renovated Viharaya of the Ruwanweli Maha Sthupa was unveiled by President Maithripala Sirisena this afternoon.  The President presented a souvenir to the 9th Brigade of Engineering Division of the Army for contributing tirelessly to the reconstruction of the Viharaya.  The President also opened the Web which was created by Sri Lanka Telecom on Ruwanweli Maha Seya.


The first consignment of fish product after removal of the EU ban handed over to the EU's Ambassador.

The first consignment of fish products after the removal of ban on fish exports of Sri Lanka to EU was handed over to EU Ambassador in Sri Lanka David Daly at the Fisheries Harbour in Dikowita today. Secretary to the Ministry of Fisheries Mangalika Adhikari handed over the consignment


The Health Minister rejects the requests to raise the charges for private health services.

Minister DR. Rajitha Senarathna says the rates for medical tests and hospital charges of private institutes which have been stipulated by the Health Regulatory Commission will not be raised. The Minister rejected the requests from the heads of the private hospitals to raise the charges by 20 percent.  The fee of medical officers would vary from 250 rupees to 2000 rupees as per the Regulation. 


The President has instructed to appoint a special committee to make the relief services at Salawa area more efficient .

President Maithripala Sirisena has instructed the government to appoint a special committee to make the relief services more efficient for the victims at the Salawa armory blast.


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