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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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Civil societies point out the need to continue measures to build up a disciplined and moral society.

Professor Sarath Wijesuriya says the movement for building up a disciplined and moral society will be continued. Accordingly, a series of seminars will be carried out throughout the island with the objective of forcing the government to strengthen the good governance policy started in January 8th 2015.

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The United National Party will celebrate its 70th anniversary in September.

The United National Party is getting ready to celebrate its 70th anniversary. The UNP was formed by late Prime Minister D.S. Senanayake and several pioneering leaders on the 6th of September 1946. At a press briefing held in the UNP headquarters today General Secretary of the Party Minister Kabir Hasheem said the UNP has not changed its basic policies and structure since its inception.

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IGP Pujitha Jayasundara was honoured as the best government servant who is committed to form an alcohol free society.

IGP Pujitha Jayasundara was honoured with the venerable Maduluwawe Sobhitha Thero commemoration award for his service rendered to temperance society

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