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Special study in Aranayaka from tomorrow.

The Ministry of housing and constructions announces that special investigation will be carried out at Elangapitiya area in Aranayaka from tomorrow. The study will inquire about the housing units that were damaged by the recent landslide.

Chairman of the National Housing Development Authority Sagara Palansuriya said that the housing units will be constructed for the people who were displaced and under the investigation, new places will be earmarked for the purpose.

President Sirisena met his Indonesian counterpart Joko Widodo to promote ties.

President Maithripala Sirisena met the Indonesian President Joko Widodo yesterday. The discussion was focused on the developing of Indonesian investments in Sri Lanka.


Two giant Japanese companies are ready to invest in Sri Lanka.

 President Maithripala Sirisena met the Chairman and CEO of the Japan External Trade Organization Hiroyuki Ishige in line with the G-7 heads of statess summit yesterday.

They held a cordial discussion on ways to promote trade and investments between the two countries.  The Chairman of JETRO expressing his views regarding the Japanese products  said that the concept of ‘Japana Hapana‘ has created a such a positive impression for Japanese products and investments in Sri Lanka. Mr. Ishige further said that he is very keen to promote more investments in all series of areas especially in oil and gas industry, coconut industry including other plantation industries. Mr. Ishige positive responded to a request made by President Sirisena to obtain support for Oluwil and Galle Harbour expansion projects. They have also agreed to provide 20 boats to use in natural disasters and emergency situations in marine activities.

The Health Minister thanks world health authorities for helping disaster affected people in Sri Lanka.



Health Minister Dr Rajitha Senaratne drew the attention of the 69th World Health Assembly meeting in Geneva to the recent floods and landslides in Sri Lanka.


Sri Lanka tourism marks 50 years.


Sri Lanka tourism marks 50 years. Earlier referred to as the Ceylon Tourist Board, was the official government body responsible for all tourism related activities and development within the country.  


Government allocates one billion rupees for research and development in universities this year.


Prime minister Ranil Wickremasinghe says Government has allocated one billion rupees for research and development in universities this year. Another sum of 200 million rupees will be set aside for student's projects in the upcoming academic year.


Vietnam is ready to enhance relations with Sri Lanka.


President Maithripala Sirisena and Vietnamese Prime Minister Ngyuyn Xuan Phuc agreed to establish close cooperation in agriculture, technology related to rice and other common crops.


President engaged in religious activities in Panadura area.

President Maithripala Sirisena declared open the new shrine room built at the Thalboda Sri Maha viharaya temple in Panadura this evening. The President met the chief incumbent of the temple ven. Pothupitiye Pagnasekara nayaka thera and had cordial discussion.


The Prime Minister's office expects the views of the parliament regarding the purchase of official vehicles for the Prime Minister.

The Prime Minister's office says purchasing official vehicles for Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe is not wrongful as the Prime Minister's office has not provided any official vehicle to him


The 6th phase of re-awakening udagam project will be inaugurated today in Batticaloa.


The 6th phase of re-awakening udagam project will be inaugurated under the patronage of Sajith Premadasa. Under this project a village has been established in Eravurpattu Divisional Secretariat area of Batticaloa District.


Indo - Lanka relations will reach a new height under MS - India foundation.

The India Foundation has expressed confidence that relations between Sri Lanka and India will reach a new height under the leadership of President Maithripala Sirisena. Its representatives made this remark at a meeting held with the President last evening.


21 families displaced from bad weather.

The Disaster Management Center requests the general public to focus special attention on the severe weather advisories issued by the Met Department. Furthermore it urges the public to take necessary actions to avoid damage from lightening.


The Prime Minister of India reiterates that his country will provide all support to make successful the reconciliation programme in Sri Lanka.

President Maithripala Sirisena currently engaging in a two day tour in India has officially met Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Hyderabad last evening. The Indian Prime Minister has warmly welcomed the President at the Hyderabad House. Thereafter, bilateral talks have taken place. Prime Minister Modi has pledged to extend all assistance to Sri Lanka for the success of the reconciliation programme.


The Housing Ministry is ready to build a record number of houses in the next five years.

Minister Sajith Premadasa says that the government will construct a record number of houses in the next five years. They will be setup under the reawakening and cluster villages programmes.  The government also hopes to reconstruct the houses built under the Udagam programme.


President begins a two day visit in India.

President Maithripala Sirisena has commenced a two day official visit in India on the invitation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The president who successfully concluded the two day visit to Britain arrived at the Indira Gandhi airport in New Delhi this evening. The Sri Lankan delegation led by President Maithripala Sirisena was warmly welcomed by the Indian State Minister of Defence Rao Indrajith Singh.


It is stated that the invitation extended to the President to attend the G-7 reflects that the int'l community has accepted the Govt's policies.

Presidential Media Director of International Affairs Sugeeshwara P. Senadheera says the invitation extended to the president to attend the G-7 summit scheduled to be held in Japan clearly reflects that the international community has accepted the present government's policies. Leaders of countries that are responsible for 67 percent of the assets of global economy will attend this summit.


Finance Minister requests the media to reveal if any fraud or malpractice is taking place in his Ministry.

Minister Ravi Karunanayake has made an open request from the media urging them to reveal if any fraud or malpractice is taking place in the Ministry of Finance. The Minister has also asked media institutions not to spread rumors at a time when the government has taken number of measures to
uplift the economy, which was entwined with debt burden.


The President is scheduled to address the anti-corruption international conference in London this afternoon.

President Maithripala Sirisena is scheduled to address the anti-corruption international summit at the Lancaster house in London this afternoon. Uk Prime Minister David Cameron is scheduled to preside over the conference, which will commence at 2.30 pm Sir Lanka time.  The Sri Lankan President will enlighten the world leaders on the measures taken by the new government to prevent bribery, frauds and irregularities. Many world leaders are expected to attend the meeting.

President Maithripala Sirisena who left the island yesterday was warmly welcomed at the Heathrow airport. Special emissary of her Majesty the Queen, deputy Lt. Bruce Holder and special representative of the state ministry of overseas and commonwealth affairs Kathryn Colvin were present at the airport to receive the Sri Lankan delegation headed by the President.  The acting Sri Lankan High commissioner in Britain and other officials were also present. 

The national Vap Magul Festival will be held today.

The national Vap Magul Festival will be held at Jayavindagama area in Yatiyantota under the patronage of Minister Duminda Dissanayake. The Vap Magul Festival was organized under the slogan of "creating a toxin free country". The event is scheduled to begin at 7.32 am today. Seventeen acres of paddy field in the area will be ploughed with organic farming.


Funds will be given to establish the Nursing Faculty soon.

President Maithripala Sirisena says the government will provide required financial provisions immediately to establish the Nursing Faculty to award Nursing Degrees, which has been a long term demand. The President was speaking at a meeting with the Government Nursing Officers Association, held today at the Presidential Secretariat.

President to leave for London.

President Maithripala Sirisena and the delegation will leave for London tomorrow to take part in the “Anti-Corruption Summit -2016” to be held in London on Thursday. The Summit commenced under the patronage of the British Prime Minister David Cameron is scheduled to be addressed by the President Sirisena.


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