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Battaramulla to be an administrative hub within the next three years.

Ministry of Megapolis and western development states that Battaramulla will be made an administrative hub within the next three years. All government offices will be moved to Battaramulla within the next 3 years. So far 42 offices have been moved. Another 113 will be shifted in future.

Chamara Silva has been banned for 2 years from all cricket-related activities

Former Sri Lanka player Chamara Silva has been slapped with a two-year ban from all "cricket-related activities" for his supposed role in a Tier B first-class match that featured unusual scoring rates. The ruling comes after a seven-month inquiry into events of the third day of the match between Panadura Cricket Club and Kalutara Physical Culture Club, played in January.

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Hamas says it is ready to hold first elections since 2006

The Palestinian militant group Hamas says it is ready to dissolve the committee that rules Gaza and hold a general election for the first time since 2006. It also said it was aiming for more talks with rivals Fatah as it aims to end their decade-long feud.

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1.5 billion rupees worth of funds allocated for road development in the southern and western provinces.

Minister Lakshman Kiriella states that 7 billion rupees has been allocated for the development of roadways in the Western and Southern provinces. A considerable amount of funds will be allocated for the maintenance of dilapidated roads and bridges in rural areas.

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President Maithripala Sirisena will leave the country today to address the 72nd UN General Assembly.

President Maithripala Sirisena will leave the country today to address the 72nd UN General Assembly. This is the 3rd time the President will address the UN General Assembly after he came to power. The general assembly will be held this year under the theme of “Important life for all in sustainable world and taking collective efforts for Peace”.

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The SLFP starts an awareness programme for its candidates contesting local government elections.

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party has started an awareness programme for its candidates who expect to contest the upcoming local government elections.  It will be carried out provincial level and western provincial programme was held at the SLFP headquarters  under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena.  

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The All Island Dhamma School awarding ceremony will be held in Nuwara Eliya in December.

The All Island Dhamma School awarding ceremony this year will be held in Nuwara Eliya in December under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena.  About 2500 students representing Dhamma Schools in all the 9 provinces will take part in this occasion.

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The President will leave island tomorrow to address the UN General Assembly.

President Maithripala Sirisena will leave for America tomorrow to address the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly.  This is the 3rd time he is addressing the UN General Assembly after assuming Presidency.

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