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Police to enforce stringent measures to captivate those who stormed the health ministry yesterday.

Police say that they will take stern action against those who damaged state properties during the agitation conducted by a group of university students yesterday. A special investigation has been launched at the moment. The assessment of the damage is being counted.

Police spokesman DIG Priyantha Jayakody addressing a media briefing in Colombo this morning said that they are in the process of obtaining CCTV pictures and other evidence in order to recognise the individuals who are responsible. The protesters have infringed the judicial directives too, said the DIG.

New policy in teacher appointments and transfers before the end of the year.

President Maithreepala Sirisena says that a new scheme will be introduced to change the current teacher appointment system and transfer scheme. According to the new policy, any government school should not have an over staff. A circular will be issued from the education ministry to transfer the teachers of overstaffed schools into the understaffed schools.

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Police will take stern action against those who damaged state properties during the agitation conducted by a group of university students yesterday.

Police say that they will take stern action against those who damaged state properties during the agitation conducted by a group of university students yesterday. A special investigation has been launched at the moment. The assessment of the damage is being counted. Police spokesman DIG Priyantha Jayakody addressing a media briefing in Colombo this morning said that they are in the process of obtaining CCTV pictures and other evidence in order to recognise the individuals who are responsible. The protesters have infringed the judicial directives too, said the DIG.

The general public express their deep dissatisfaction over the strike by the government medical officers.

The 'lightning strike' launched by the government medical officers association last night has caused severe difficulties for the innocent patients visiting outpatient departments of government hospitals. It is reported that a lot of visiting patients to the OPDs' had returned without receiving treatment for their ailments. The patients who took appointments for various clinics have also faced severe difficulties. Our provincial reporter said that the general public has expressed their dissatisfaction over the GMOA strike.

Minister Duminda Dissanayake says the animals and other creatures are protected after the introduction of organic fertilizers for cultivation.


Minister Duminda Dissanayake says the animals and other creatures are protected after the introduction of organic fertilizers for cultivation. Minister made these remarks at a function to introduce liquidized organic fertilizers to the farming community. The function was held yesterday.

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Russian Defence minister's plane 'buzzed' by Nato jet

A Nato fighter jet has approached a Russian plane carrying the defence minister but was chased away by a Russian escort jet, Russian media say.They say the incident happened in international airspace over the Baltic when Sergei Shoigu was flying to the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad.Nato says it tracked three Russian jets as they did not identify themselves. It says the Nato jet was not chased away.

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The parliament debates the relevant drafted bill to establish an office on disappeared persons.

The parliament debates the relevant drafted bill to establish an office on disappeared persons.  Presenting the debate Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe said a definite decision on the disappeared persons cannot still be taken as there is no proper provision  in this regard. The office for disappeared person  would be entirely an independent body.

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The government has focused special attention on the announcement made by Asgiri Maha Sangha Sabha.

The government has focused special attention on the announcement made by Asgiri Maha Sangha Sabha. At the cabinet press briefing held in Colombo today, Minister Dr Rajitha Senaratne says the law of the country should be enforced on each individual without any discrimination. There is no unrest among any ethnic or religious group in the country. However, very small amount of extremists are attempting to create social unrest. But they must understand the fact that peace loving majority has always rejected the extremism in the past elections.

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