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Payment of additional compensation for the families who lost their lands due to Moragahakanda project will be expedited.

Payment of compensation to the families who lost their lands due to Moragahakanda-Kaluganga development project has been expedited.  The government has decided to pay an additional allowances 50 percent of the assessed valuation of their damages.  The amount is scheduled to be paid in installment until 2019. However, the government has considered the difficulties of the victimized families and  taken this decision to accelerate payments.  The additional allowance will be paid by next year.

An international conference of South Asian Stock Markets will be held in Colombo.

An international conference of South Asian Stock Markets will be held in Colombo on Monday. A special work plan documentary under the theme of future mission 2025 will be launched on that day.


The international conference to address migrant workers’ health issue will conclude today.

The international conference to address migrant workers’ health issue which commenced on the 21st of this month will conclude today. Representatives from 20 countries participated in this conference. The statistics report that around 2 million Sri Lankan migrant workers are working in many world countries including Middle East and South Asian region.


Murders up by a third following Guzman's extradition in Mexico

Official figures from Mexico show that the number of homicides was higher by a third in January compared to the same month of 2016. The authorities believe the spike in violence is linked to the extradition of the drug lord, Joaquin Guzman, known as "El Chapo," or "Shorty".


The President directed IGP to prepare an active programme to prevent ragging in the universities.

President Maithripala Sirisena says minority of students carry out inhuman ragging in the universities causing disruptions to the education of disciplined majority.  The President therefore instructed the IGP to focus special attention to eliminate ragging.


The President meets SLFP electoral organisers.

President Maithripala Sirisena met the electoral organisations of the Sri Lanka freedom Party today. The meeting was held at the President’s House.   A special attention was focused to increase efficiency of provincial development activities at this meeting.


A new faculty of technology will be constructed.

An MOU was signed at the ministry of education today to construct a new college of technology. The Korean international cooperation agency will grant about 1900 million rupees for this purpose. At the signing of the agreement minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam says the college will be constructed within 18 months.


A national commission for women will be established.

Government is to establish a national women commission with the aim of empowering women and protect their rights. This will also have provisions to provide women with legal aid in the incidents of violence against women. A proposal made by Minister Ms. Chandrani Bandara in this connection has been approved by the Cabinet. 

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