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President Maithripala Sirisena met the national Buddhist think tank at the President's Secretariat last evening.


President Maithripala Sirisena met the national Buddhist think tank at the President's Secretariat last evening. Venerable Professor Kotapitiye Rahula Anu Nayake Thero, Venerable Dr. Akuretiye Nanda Thero and Maha Sangha representing think tank were present at this meeting. Maha Sangha thanked the President for implementing the decisions and recommendations taken by the Buddhist think tank.

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  Presidential Task Force on Prevention of Dengue and the Ministry of Health has declared an hour every week for cleaning of houses, public institutions, and private company premises.

Presidential Task Force on Prevention of Dengue and the Ministry of Health has declared an hour every week for cleaning of houses, public institutions, and private company premises. It will be implemented from 9.30 a.m. to 10.30 a.m. every Friday. This program commences today. Health Minister Rajitha Senarathne said that the premises should be cleaned during that hour and the health officers and Tri- Forces personnel will come to inspect them. T

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The chairman of Sathosa T M K tennakoon says Open Market policy is the main reason for White sugar price hike.

The chairman of Sathosa T M K tennakoon says Open Market policy is the main reason for White sugar price hike. The current selling price is Rs 102/-. Mr tennakoon also observed that the sugar price in world market has gone down. A metric ton is sold in the range of 200 – 250 dollars. He also said earlier there was a tax of 30 percent imposed on sugar, but it has been reduced to 25 percent later.

General Secretary of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party Duminda Dissanayake says the country needs a policy based political culture at present.

General Secretary of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party Duminda Dissanayake says the country needs a policy based political culture at present. Minister Dissanayake made these comments at a workshop held at BMICH last evening.The Minister further said that women representation in politics should be increased as a move to push the country forward.

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The president instructed the officials to implement wider public awareness program on grading garbage.

President Maithripala Sirisena instructed the officials to implement wider public awareness program on grading garbage. At a meeting held in the Presidential Secretariat yesterday under the topic of solid waste management, the president instructed the local government authorities to streamline their process of disposing garbage.

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Sri Lanka and Nepal are to start direct flights between Colombo and Kathmandu.

Sri Lanka and Nepal are to start direct flights between Colombo and Kathmandu. Attention was focused on this matter during the discussions held between Foreign Minister Ravi Karunanayake and Nepal Ambassador in Colombo Bishwamhar Piyakkurier held in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs recently. They also discussed the measures to further strengthen trade and cultural relations between the two countries.

Twelve dead in Grenfell Tower blaze in London

Twelve people have died in a west London tower block fire and the number of deaths is expected to rise, police have said. Firefighters rescued 65 people from Grenfell Tower in north Kensington, after they were called at 00:54 BST. Witnesses said people were trapped in the tower block, and that some jumped from windows in an effort to escape.

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Pakistan qualified for the final of ICC Champions Trophy.

England's Champions Trophy hopes were ended by an eight-wicket semi-final thrashing at the hands of Pakistan in Cardiff. England struggled on a slow pitch against some brilliant Pakistan bowling and fielding, mustering only 211. Fakhar Zaman's 57 launched Pakistan's chase, while Azhar Ali made 76 as victory was sealed with 12.5 overs to spare.

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