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The electricity network to be turned to a Smart grid.

Deputy minister Ajith P. Perera said in parliament that the measures have been taken in to make the electricity supply system in the country a smart grid. Sri Lanka electricity board spends more than 160 million US dollars for the project.  The Board aims to complete the programme by 2020.

In addition to the Sir Lanka electricity board and Lanka electricity private company invest 850 million rupees.  Deputy minister made this comment when he answered a question by parliamentarian Ashu Marasinghe.  A factory has been established to produce smart meters in the country.  By turning electricity distribution system into a smart network the protection of the system can be improved.

The case against former Sri Lankan ambassador to Russia has been taken up before courts.

The case filed against former Sri Lanka ambassador to Russia Udanya Weerathunga by Colombo financial criminal investigation unit was taken up by Colombo Fort magistrate Mrs. Lanka Jayaratne.  The officers of the FCID presented their information obtained so far through their investigations.

 The attorney  Anil de Silva who is appearing on behalf of Mr. Udayanga Weeratunga requested the magistrate to reconvene the summon issued against Mr.  Udayanga Weeratunga.  The attorney appealed the magistrate to release the passport of Mr. Udayanga Weeratunga back to him.   The magistrate told the courts that she will consider the request and a fresh order will be given on coming 21st.

The Prime Minister says special loan facilities will be provided to students to continue higher education.

The technical institute at Homagama Diyagama area for the Moratuwa University was declared open by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe yesterday. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe says special loan facilities will be provided to students to continue higher education. The premier also said a sum of 12 billion rupees has been allocated.

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Land title deeds will be provided to the farmer community of Walava and Mahaweli-H zones under the patronage of the President.


Land title deeds will be provided to the farmer community of Walava and Mahaweli-H zones under the patronage of the President Maithripala Sirisena. The residents and the farmers of this area face immense difficulties without a land title for a long time. Today these farmers will receive the legal documents to show the ownership of the land. The function will be held at 10.00 am at Embilipitiya Gam Udawa grounds.

Minister Susil Premajayanth reiterates that steps will be taken to conduct local government elections before the end of this year.

Minister Susil Premajayanth reiterates that steps will be taken to conduct local government elections before the end of this year. Minister further said a special amendment bill to the local Government Election Act will be submitted to the parliament in October. Meanwhile, effective measures will be taken to conduct the local government election without delay.

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President's Office says reports in some media that Telecommunication Regulatory Commission has assigned frequencies to some institutions in a fraudulent manner are false and baseless.

A statement of President’s Office reject claims of reports in some media that the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka has assigned frequencies to some institutions in a fraudulent manner are false and baseless. The statement further said the digital television frequency bands in Sri Lanka has not been released to the market yet and in this backdrop allegations that the government has incurred losses by selling frequencies to the private sector without proper tender procedures were false and baseless.

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Egg scandal: 20 tonnes sold in Denmark, food agency says.

Twenty tonnes of insecticide-tainted eggs have been sold in Denmark, the country's food safety authority says. The boiled and peeled eggs were mainly sold to cafeterias, cafes and catering firms, the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration said in a statement. Denmark is the latest European country to discover eggs contaminated with fipronil in its food chain. The insecticide can damage people's kidneys, liver and thyroid glands if eaten in large quantities.

Najam Sethi elected chairman of Pakistan Cricket Board

Newly-elected chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board Najam Sethi says one of the challenges for him is to bring back international cricket to Pakistan. 69 year old Mr Sethi, will replace Shaharyar Khan, who quit because of health and personal reasons after completing his tenure.

Mr Sethi was unopposed and was unanimously elected by a new nine-member PCB board of governors. Pakistan’s deposed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had appointed Sethi as member of the board of governors last month.

It is mandatory, according to the PCB’s constitution, that the chairman should be elected from the members of the board of governors. Zimbabwe has been the only team to visit Pakistan since a terrorist attack on the Sri Lanka cricket team’s bus in Lahore in 2009.

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