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More financial aid from ADB to strengthen the SL's financial sector.

The Asian Development Bank has agreed to provide more allocations to further strengthen Sri Lanka's financial sector considering the future measures the government has announced with regard to it.		


Stranded Sri Lankans in Saudi Arabia to be brought back immediately.

The Saudi government has agreed to issue departure license to send  Sri Lankans who are stranded in Saudi Arabia due to various reasons.		


The era where media was able to topple governments has ended.

Regional Advisor for Asia of the International Media Support Dr. Ranga Kalansooriya says the era where media was able to topple governments has now ended.		


SL Navy exports 9 Patrol Craft for the first time in the history.

Winning one of the biggest defence contracts in the naval history, Sri Lanka Navy has sold 9 small patrol craft, indigenously built by the Inshore Patrol Craft Project of the Navy established at Welisara, to the Nigerian Government at its premises.		


11,000 million rupees have been set a side to enhance construction and infrastructure facilities in the Heda Oya reservoir.

The government will take measures to construct and enhance infrastructure facilities at the Heda-Oya reservoir in the Ampara District at a cost of 11,000 million rupees.


A growth in the export of non traditional items.

A Central Bank report points out that there has been a growth in exports in non traditional commodity items last year. Accordingly, the exporting of transportation of petroleum and animal foods have gone up.


Major General Sumith Manawadu passes away.

Major General Sumith Manawadu who was the Colonel Commandant of the Artillery Regiment and the Director General of Sports of the Sri Lanka Army passed away today.


The Ampara Dayapura re-awakening village to be commissioned tomorrow.

The Ampara Dayapura reawakened village will be commissioned tomorrow under the auspices of Minister Sajith Premadasa. This is the 5th village to be commissioned under the reawakened village programme. It is comprised of 25 housing units.


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