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Cremation of the Anunayaka of the Sri Lanka Amarapura Sangha Sabawa most venerable Brahammanawatte Seevali Tissa Thera will be held in Borella tomorrow with full state honors.

The cremation of the former registrar of the Sri Lanka Amarapura Sangha Sabawa Most Venerable Brahammanawatte  Seevali Tissa Anunayaka Thera will be held at the Campbell park in Borella tomorrow with full state honors. The remains of the late prelate are now lying at Nagadeepa temple at the Baseline road, Dematagoda. Issuing condolence message, Minister Wijayadasa Rajapakse says the demise of the Anunayaka thera is an irreparable loss to the nation. The thera had acted as a bridge between Sinhala and Tamil cultures as he was eloquent in both Sinahala and Tamil languages.

98 housing units will be distributed to the affected families of Meethotamulla disaster.


Megapolis and Western Development Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka said ninety eight families whose houses were damaged in the Meethotamulla tragedy will be provided houses today under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena. He made these observations at a press conference at the Megapolis and Western Development Ministry auditorium at Battaramulla.

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City FM mobile New Year festival will be held in Kandy today.

City FM mobile New Year festival will be held at the Singer Mega showroom in Kandy today. It is comprised with many cultural and traditional events relating to the Sinhala New Year. Singer Sri Lanka sponsored this event and it will be held tomorrow near Kalutara and Rathmalana Singer showrooms and at the Boralesgamuwa Singer showroom day after tomorrow.

Policeman and suspected gunman shot dead in Paris 'terror attack'.

One policeman has been shot dead and two others wounded in central Paris, French police say, with their suspected attacker killed by security forces. A lone gunman opened fire before being killed as he fled the scene, police say. The Champs-Elysees was sealed off.

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Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif survives corruption ruling

Pakistan's Supreme Court has ruled there is insufficient evidence of corruption to remove Nawaz Sharif from the role of prime minister.It instead ordered a further investigation into money transfers. Questions arose over the business dealings of Mr Sharif's family when three of his children were linked to offshore accounts in the Panama Papers leaks in 2015. Mr Sharif and his family have denied any wrongdoing. They have dismissed the claims as politically motivated.(BBC)

The President emphasizes a special program will be implemented to eliminate inefficiency and mishandling in government sector.

President Maithripala Sirisena emphasizes a special program with the new mechanisms will be implemented to eliminate inefficiency and mishandling in government sector within the next two weeks. Accordingly, new appointments will be made to strengthen this process.

President Sirisena made these remarks at a special meeting held with heads of the media institutions this morning. Addressing the gathering President further said the country does not face any severe economic crisis as mentioned by some opposition elements. The country has a stable economic growth at present. President also said that he is committed to rebuild the economy of the nation in an effective manner.

The main objective of the government is to provide relief to the common masses of the country. The president also said the present government has taken correct and effective measures during the last two and half years to revive the economy. As a result, the value of the foreign reserve has gone up gone up 5 billion dollars.  It is also expected that the foreign reserve will further improve in coming months.

President also pointed out the opposition elements which carryout malicious campaigns about country’s economy do not have credible evidence to prove their statements. Therefore, the general public should not fall prey to these malicious campaigns. The present government has brought down the prices of 48 medicines. President also noted the previous governments have not taken this measure before.

The health service sector of the country has shown a tremendous improvement in the recent past. The present government has also abolished the distribution process of duty free shops at BIA and introduced the tender based process to do some justice to the traders interested in this process. The present government also abolished the unfavorable agreements relating to Port City Project and established new MOUs favoring the country. This is a remarkable achievement of this government. President also said a special audit process will be conducted in each ministry with the mediation of the president’s office.

98 housing units will be distributed to the affected families of Meethotamulla disaster.

Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka says 98 housing units of Urban Development Authority will be distributed to the affected families of Meethotamulla disaster. The Minister revealed these information at a media conference held at the Ministry auditorium today. Speaking further said at this conference the Minister emphasized that solid waste management will be declared as an essential service in the country. This process will be brought under central solid waste management authority.

Health Ministry to conduct a special cleaning process on the school premises before the start of the new term after vacation.

Minister Dr. Rajitha Senarathne instructs the relevant officials to conduct a special cleaning process on the school premises before the start of the new term after vacation. Accordingly, a special discussion will be held on Monday at the Ministry auditorium with the participation of the officers from Ministries of Education, Health, Provincial Councils and Defence. The main objective of this program is to identify the dengue mosquitos breeding places and destroy them. This will also result in controlling the dengue epidemic in the school premises. Meanwhile, many relevant programs are also organized island wide in parallel to this exercise.

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