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Delimitation of local government areas will be gazette at the end of this month.

 

Delimitation of local government areas will be gazetted at the end of this month. Secretary to the Ministry of Local government and provincial councils Kamal Padmasiri said that it is aimed to publish the gazette by 31st of this month. The errors in the report of the committee which was appointed to inquire the delimitation process are being corrected. The Local Government Act will be amended in accordance with the opinion of the chairman of the elections commission. The bill has already been sent to the Attorney Generals Department.

Price of eye lenses is expected to be reduced next week

 

Price of eye lenses is expected to be reduced next week and the National Drug Regulatory Board has initiated a program to implement the policy decision. According to Health Minister Dr. Rajitha Senarathne an eye lens imported from India for 6,000 Rupees is sold in Sri Lanka at a price of 25,000 Rupees – 30,000 Rupees. He said that there is an eye lens racket is Sri Lanka. Meanwhile, a program to provide eye lenses free of charge to the patients coming for eye surgeries at government hospitals is also being implanted. The Health Ministry under the directions of Health Minister has also taken steps to import one hundred thousand eye lenses. Under this program, the minister has also taken steps to provide financial grants to the directors of Hospitals to buy eye lenses locally if any shortage takes place. The ministry has also issued the circular in this regard.

The Section between Mirigama and Kurunegala of the Central Expressway begins shortly.

 

The section between Mirigama and Kurunegala of the Central Expressway will be commenced within a short duration, the Project Director V Mohan declared. Now the land obtaining is being taken place. Local civil contractors are leading the constructions. Mr. Mohan expects that the Cabinet approval will be received next week. Funds are being allocated to buy necessary construction equipment and storage facilities for them.
This portion includes 40 kilometers. 30 percent of the construction will be concluded this year and the rest next year. Funding are from World Bank. Total cost is 137 billion rupees.

The 7.9 magnitude earthquake that took place in Papua New Guinea 3 hours ago has no effect in Sri Lanka, local meteorologists said.

 

The 7.9 magnitude earthquake that took place in Papua New Guinea 3 hours ago has no effect in Sri Lanka, local meteorologists said.
The Earthquake has struck 47 kilometres west of Arawa on Bougainville Island in Papua New Guinea at a depth of 136 kilometres, the United States Geological Survey says. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said in an advisory that "hazardous tsunami waves are possible" for the next three hours as a result of the earthquake along the coasts of PNG and the Solomon Islands. It wound back an earlier alert that encompassed Nauru, Pohnpei, Kosrae, Vanuatu, Chuuk and Indonesia.

Paddy Marketing Board decides to distribute the existing paddy stocks.

 

Paddy Marketing Board says it has decided to distribute the existing paddy stocks. Cabinet approval has also been given to this decision. The objective of this decision is to control the price of rice in the market. Chairman of the board M.B Dissanayake said that distributing of stocks are now taking place in all the districts.

Air pollution action plan comes into force in Delhi.

Delhi could see strict air pollution-control measures, including a hike in parking charges and differential fares to encourage use of public transport in off-peak hours, as the graded response action plan notified by the Centre was rolled out yesterday.

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A special project is now underway to replace the existing water distribution pipe network in City of Colombo.

Secretary of the Ministry of City planning and Water supply Nimal Hettiarachchi says that a special project is now underway to replace the existing water distribution pipe network in City of Colombo.

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MP, M.s.Marikkar says that Sri Lanka has lost a direct and indirect income of 4,500 million rupees after cancellation of GSP Plus.

Parliamentarian M.s.Marikkar says that Sri Lanka has lost a direct and indirect income of 4,500 million rupees after cancellation of GSP Plus.

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