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First ODI between Sri Lanka and India will be held today

 

Sri Lanka will be attempting to get the best out of former captain and all-rounder Angelo Mathews as they take on India in the first of five one-day internationals at the Rangiri Dambulla Stadium under lights today. Mathews has not bowled since being sidelined by a calf injury during the ICC Champions Trophy in May and has played in the side only as a batsman.

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Minister Dr.Rajitha Senarathne states that the Prime Minister's political vision is based upon the future course of the country.

 

Minister Dr.Rajitha Senarathne says that prime minister Ranil Wickremasinghe can be described as an exemplary personality who has never craved for power and position. The minister expressed these comments inaugurating the 3rd day of the photographic exhibition held at the BMICH to mark the completion of the premier's 40 political journey.

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Minister Dr.Rajitha Senarathne states that the Prime Minister's political vision is based upon the future course of the country.

 

Minister Dr.Rajitha Senarathne says that prime minister Ranil Wickremasinghe can be described as an exemplary personality who has never craved for power and position. The minister expressed these comments inaugurating the 3rd day of the photographic exhibition held at the BMICH to mark the completion of the premier's 40 political journey.

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The 66th anniversary of the sri Lanka Freedom Party will be held on 3rd September.

 

The 66th anniversary of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party  will be held at the Campbell Park on the 3rd of  next month. The general secretary of the Sri Lanka freedom party  Minsiter Duminda Dissanayake addressing the media stated that all activities for this occasion have been organized

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The Grade five scholarship examination will be held tomorrow.

 

The Department of Education says that all preparations are in place to conduct the Grade five scholarship examination across 3014 examination centers across the island, including the islets of Delft, Nainathivu , Inalathivu. 356,728 applicants will sit the examination this year. Among them 562 applicants are students with special needs. Over 28 ,000 staff have been deployed for the administration of the examination.
Examination's commissioner Jayantha Pushpakumara says, after the completion of the examination the question paper is decaled as a confidential document . Thereby having question papers, copies including photocopies in one's possession , printing, and publishing is totally banned.

The president says, the government will appear for all officers who serve the people whole heartedly.

President Maithripala Sirisena says if any section of the public service is subjected to public dissatisfaction and opposition, the relevant heads of the sections should be responsible. Any time the government will appear for any public servant who serves honestly according to his conscience.

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The prime minister says, reconstruction activities of disaster hit areas are highly successful.

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe says that, there is a satisfactory progress in rebuilding the flood hit areas in the Matara district. The government was able to successfully implement relief programmes for the victims during the recent natural disaster in the Matara district. Reconstruction of all the damaged houses has been started within a short period of 3 months after the disaster. The Prime Minister made these comments participating in a progress review meeting held in Kotapola area.  The government has spent about 109 billion rupees for relief activities.

The Auditor General points out the need to pass the proposed audit bill without delay.

Auditor General Gamini Wijesinghe says  there is a system  in the proposed Audit Bill to implement new process for good governance in the public service. At a press briefing held in Colombo he stressed that, the proposed  bill should be passed  very soon. The activities of the auditor general's department  have been disrupted due to the delay of passing the bill.

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