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Deputy minister Ajith P.Perera says the government has not exceeded the limits of borrowing.


Deputy minister Ajith P.Perera reiterates that the government has not exceeded the limits in borrowing. Addressing a media briefing at the parliamentary complex today he further said that the government will not surpass the limits approved by the parliament with regarding to obtaining loans by the state. He further said that’s the government does not comply with the recommendations of the auditor general in this regard.

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The National Housing Day will be celebrated in Tissamaharama tomorrow.

The National Housing day falls on tomorrow. The ceremony to commemorate the event will be held at Yodakandiya in Tissamaharama tomorrow morning. The chief guests at this occasion will be minister Sajith Premadasa and former state minister of housing Imitiaz Bakeer Markar.

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More than 1,280 business leaders stand firm in their insistence to remain in the European Union.

More than 1,280 executives, including directors from 51 FTSE 100 companies, have signed a letter backing the UK's membership of the EU.

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Lightning kills 38 in the Indian state of Bihar.

The Indian State disaster management department says at least 38 people in Bihar have been killed in the last 24 hours after being struck by lightning. In addition

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The United States say what Sri Lanka requires at this juncture is cooperation and compromise on all sides.

The United States say what Sri Lanka requires at this juncture is cooperation and compromise on all sides.
Member of US House Representatives Bill Johnson points out that the election of the present government had offered a lot of hope and provided a significant opportunity for Sri Lanka.

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Minister of Foreign Affairs calls on the Norwegian Prime Minister.

Minister of Foreign Affairs Mangala Samaraweera who is engaged in an official visit to Norway paid a courtesy call on Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg yesterday.

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The Health Ministry to implement a new programme to prevent road accidents.

The Ministry of Health has implemented a programme to prevent 37,000 road accidents that occur annually. The number of deaths and the persons affected from road accidents are increasing day by day

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First Sri Lankan census on early childhood to be held


The Ministry of Women and Child Affairs is to conduct a census of early childhood for the first time in Sri Lanka as part of a World Bank project. The assistance of the Children’s Secretariat and the Department of Census and Statistics will also be obtained in this regard.

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