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The US Government extends support to strengthen democratic rights and reconciliation, process in Sri Lankan.

 

A bipartisan delegation of Members of Congress from the U.S. House of Representatives arrived in Colombo on Wednesday, to further strengthen ties between the governments and people of Sri Lanka and the United States. Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen of New Jersey, Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, and Congressman Henry Cuellar of Texas held productive meetings with Prime Minister Wickremasinghe,

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The Vice Chairman of the JSS says there is a struggle in the country base on a political agenda.

 

The Vice Chairman of the Jathika Sevaka Sangamaya says there is a struggle in the country base on a political agenda. JSS Media Secretary and Vice President Sunil de Silva made this comment while taking part in SLBC's Subharathi Programme this morning. The word 'Harthal' used in work uprising in 1953 has no place today in the workings of trade unions. The 'Harthal' was conducted for the benefit of worker's rights depending on the situation in the country.
At present, country has a struggle in accordance to the political agenda of the political parties. The student movement is politicized. Political activist Marcus Priyantha Perera said that a country should be opened to a road of a new economic development programme benefiting the ordinary masses.

Existing Grama Niladhari vacancies will be filled soon.

 

Deputy Minister Nimal Lansa says that the existing Grama Niladhari vacancies will be filled soon. The results of the relevant Examination have already been sent to the Ministry. The allowances paid to the Acting Grama Niladharies have also been increased. An independent committee has been appointed to solve the problems faced by Grama Niladharies and development officers.

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The President says that all should be united to achieve true peace and harmony in the country.

 

President Maithripala Sirisena says the right for all communities to live without fear and suspicion in the country should be secured in order to strengthen national reconciliation.  All economic, social and ethnic problems can only be solved through this process.

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The President reiterates that the number of Samurdhi beneficiaries will not be reduced or their payment will not be cut any instant.

President Maithripala Sirisena reiterates that the number of Samurdhi beneficiaries will not be reduced or their payment will not be cut any instant. President Sirisena also said there are many people under the low income category who are not absorbed into Samurdhi beneficiary scheme.

Therefore, effective measures will be taken in future to enroll those people also into this scheme. President made these remarks at a function held at Embilipitiya Gam Udawa ground this morning.

The function was organized to distribute land deed titles to the members of the farming community residing at Walave and Mahaweli "H" zones. Addressing the gathering President further said there is no truth in some media stories relating to reduction of Samurdhi beneficiaries. The main objective of the government is to provide relief assistance to the general public.

President also said the farmer community is one of the prime groups which contribute immensely to build an agricultural economy in the country. Therefore, effective measures will be taken in future to provide more facilities to the agricultural sector to promote the agricultural economy.

Minister Mangala Samaraweera says the government has taken effective measures to establish peace, reconciliation and democracy in the country.

A special bill on Customs Practices which suit to the country will be presented in near future. Minister Mangala Samaraweera said a special bill with necessary clauses will be introduced in future.  Minister Samaraweera made these remarks after opening the newly constructed Customs goods dispatching Secretariat in Jaffna.  

Addressing the gathering Minister further said peace and reconciliation have been established in the North. Minister also said the government has taken effective measures to establish peace, reconciliation and democracy in the country. As a result, the living standards of the people and the economy also have shown remarkable improvement in the region.  The newly constructed building consist many modern facilities including detection of the variety of goods.

Ravi Karunanayaka's resignation becomes the talking point of the political circle.

Ravi Karunanayaka's resignation becomes the talking point of the political circle. This incident has become a significant feature in the history of Sri Lankan politics. Many views and statements were made at a media conference with regard to the resignation of Former Minister Ravi Karunanayaka.

The media conference was held at UNP Headquarters Sirikotha this morning. Addressing the media personnel Deputy Minister Harsha de Silva said the present government will not protect anyone who is found to be guilty on corruption allegations.

Meanwhile, JVP leader Anura Kumara Dissanayaka also expressed his views on this matter during a media conference held in Colombo today.

Minister S.B. Dissanayake pledges that the government will not reduce the number Samurdhi beneficiaries.

Minister S.B. Dissanayake says that a number of Samurdhi recipients will not be curtailed anyway over 1.42 million received the Samurdi beneficiary at present. The government has allocated 42 thousand million to provide benefits for them.

But the previous government had allocated only 12 thousand million rupees. The minister made this revelation in parliament today answering a question raised by a MP Dinesh Gunawardena.  The minister also said according to a recent survey about 85 percent Samurdhi beneficiaries have been included.

The balance will be paid considering their appeals. The minister also assured that remedial action will be taken if any offence has occurred. He also said that another 850 thousand have applied for Samurdhi benefits.  The list of beneficiaries will be released by December.

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