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A disposal week for polythene, plastic and electronic wastage will commence on Monday.

Disposal of Polythene, plastic and electronic wastage week will commence on Monday.  President Maithripala Sirisena has declared this week at a function declared at the Central Environmental Authority, recently.  It will be implemented covering all the local government institutions in the island.  

The unsystematic methods of disposing this wastage have become a massive environmental dispute in the country.  People will be enlightened on the management and the recycling of wastage during this week.  The collecting of these wastages during this programme will be handed over to the Central Environment Authority for recycling programme.

A Summit of the Heads of National Institutions against Narcotics of Asia-Pacific Region will be held in Colombo.

Sri Lanka proposes to establish an international information unit to overcome the drug menace. The proposal will be presented to the 40th Summit of the heads of national institution against narcotics in the countries of Asian and Pacific regions. The Summit will begin on Monday and continue till 27th of this month.

Over 110 officials representing 65 countries will take part in this summit. This summit will focus special attention on drug menace and abuse of pharmaceuticals. Sri Lanka has already established a special information unit to coordinate all institutions that worked to control use and smuggling of narcotics.


Meanwhile, Indian Ocean Regional Countries National Defence Ministers' Summit will be held in Colombo on the 29th of this month. Ministers and officials regarding the control of drugs smuggling from 22 countries will take part in this event. These two summits will be hosted by Minister Sagala Ratnayaka and the Chairman of the National Dangerous Drug Control Board, Professor Ravindra Fernando.

The National Pharmaceutical Regulatory Authority inspects errant traders who sell drug at higher prices.

The Chief Executive Officer of the National Pharmaceutical Regulatory Authority, Dr. Kamal Jayasinghe says inspection will be carried out from today to look into the way of selling pharmaceutical items in the market.

 A team of Health Ministry and the Authority will engage in the inspection activities. The price control of 48 varieties of drugs was effective from mid night, yesterday.  The drugs on Cholesterol, diabetes, high blood pressure have been reduced.

"Siri Seelalankara Nahimigama" will be vested with the public by the President.

"Siri Seelalankara Nahimigama" constructed to commemorate the Dimbulagala Aranya Senasanadhipathy late Venerable Kithalagama Siri Seelalankara Nayaka Thera will be vested with the public on Monday by the President Maithripala Sirisena. This housing scheme constructed at the 19th Post of the Dimbulagala-Polonnaruwa, with 25 houses.

This is the 12th model village re-initiated under the "Gam Udawa" programme. This programme was conducted under the "Semata-Sevana" speedy housing development programme of the Ministry of Housing and Construction.

Several programmes have been conducted under the supervision of the Minister Sajith Premadasa, including providing of 100,000 rupees housing aid for kidney patients and cement for low income families, sets of vocational equipments, uniforms for 50 selected youths and etc.

Death of Jaffna Uni students ; Conduct an impartial & independent investigation on - President

President Maithripala Sirisena has instructed the officials to conduct an impartial and independent investigation into the death of two Jaffna university students and present the report to the court.

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5 police officers arrested in connection with the incident remanded

Five police officers who were arrested over the death of two Jaffna University students have been remanded till 4th of next month. Meanwhile the OIC of the Kalpitiya police has been transferred.

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Govt focuses attention on amending Acts and Ordinance in order to achieve development goals

Secretary to the Ministry of Industry and Commerce T.N.K.B. Abeykoon says the government has focused attention amending the acts and ordinances in order to achieve development goals.

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Another generator of the Norachcholai plant to be functional from tomorrow - MoE

The Ministry of Power says another generator of the Norochchole coal power plant could be made functional by tomorrow. Three generators of the plant broke down and only the 2nd generator has been repaired.

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Typhoon Haima makes landfall in China

Typhoon Haima has made a landfall in south China’s Guangdong Province triggering sudden downpours in several cities as authorities rushed to issue warnings against floods, landslides and other weather-related disasters.

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Sri Lanka Human rights commission points out the need to include economic and cultural rights in the proposed constitution.

Sri Lanka Human Rights Commission points out the need to include economic, social and cultural rights of the people in the proposed new constitution. The President should lead the matter and Prime Minister and the members of the constitutional council should make their maximum contribution for this purpose.

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The programme to plant one billion Gliricidia saplings was launched by the President.


The programme to plant one billion Gliricidia saplings islandwide to mark the national tree planting day was launched by the President Maithripala Sirisena this morning in Trincomalee. The programme has been implemented with the aim of increasing a renewable energy sources. Accordingly, small power plants fuelled by Gliricidia firewood will be set up in rural areas.

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Sri Lanka proposes to set up an international information unit against narcotics.

Secretary to the ministry of law and order Jagath P. Wijeweera says that Sri Lanka proposes to establish an international information unit to overcome the drug menace. The proposal will be presented to the 40th summit of the heads of national institution against narcotics in the countries of Asian and Pacific regions.

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The Belgian premier says his government will be committed to rejuvenate bilateral ties with Sri Lanka.

 

Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel says his government will be committed to rejuvenate bilateral ties with Sri Lanka. He added that the ties were weaken in the recent past. The Belgian Premier made these comments when he met Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe yesterday. He also noted that present government's journey equipped with the values like human rights, social equality and democracy is commendable.

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Appropriation Bill 2017 presented to the parliament

 

Minister Ravi Karunanayake has presented the appropriation bill for the year 2017 to the parliament which outlines the government's estimated expenditure for the year. A sum of more than 1819 billion rupees is estimated in this regard.

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A compromised budget to be presented - Finance Minister

 

Minister Ravi Karunanayake says a compromised budget made after considering the views and proposals of the UNP and the SLFP will be presented to the parliament on 10th of next month. Priority has been given on creating one million job opportunities and achieving development goals.

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European parliament to maintain robust cooperation with SL based on mutual trust - Chairman EP

The chairman of the European parliament Martin Schulz says it is the intention of the European parliament to maintain robust cooperation with Sri Lanka based on mutual trust.
He points out Sri Lanka is now in a position to achieve stability in the fields of political, socio economical and defence required for it.

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Project to modernize the studio complex of the SLBC commences

 

The project to modernize the studio complex of the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation commenced today. It began at the auspicious time of 8.56 a.m. under the auspices of Chairman Attorney-at-Law Nanda Muruththettuwegama.

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Donald Trump ducks election result pledge

 

Republican Donald Trump has refused to commit to accepting the election result if he loses, in the final TV debate against Hillary Clinton. He told moderator Chris Wallace that he will tell it in the time.

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The Prime minister says the EU is ready to extend its fullest support to the present government of Sri Lanka.

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe who is on an official tour to Brussels says the European Union is ready to extend its fullest support at any instance to the present government of Sri Lanka.

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UNDP Announces New Fund to Support Dry Zone Communities in Sri Lanka


The Resident Coordinator of the UN in Sri Lanka and the Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Programme, Ms. Una McCauley, officially announced to the President Maithripala Sirisena, the commencement of the new USD 38.18 million project under the UN Green Climate Fund.

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Application forms for the students who have passed Grade five scholarship examination to apply for popular schools are available at relevant schools from today.

Director of school affairs in the ministry of Education W.K.M.Wijetunga says the application forms for the students who have passed Grade five scholarship examination to apply for popular schools are available at relevant schools from today.

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