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Sri Lanka is to invest in Nepal

 

Sri Lankan and Indian investors have pledged to invest 500 million  US dollars and 317 million US dollars respectively in Nepal at Nepal Investment Summit, which concluded in the capital today. The summit has garnered nearly 13.51 billion US dollars in foreign investment commitment. The Ministry of Industry, during the two-day event, signed Letters of Intent with foreign investors for investment to this effect, which is more than half of the country’s GDP structure of 22.49 billion US dollars.

37 passengers injured in an accident in Galgamuwa .

 

37 passengers who travelled in two  CTB and private buses, when they collided with a lorry have been injured around 7 am in Padeniya main road in Anuradhapura.  The private bus had transported some number of  garment servants during the accident. Police says the accident occurred at Maha Galkadawela junction when CTB bus collided  with private bus traveling behind it.  The injured passengers have been admitted to Galgamuwa hospital. 6 of them have been transferred to Anuradhapura and Kurunegala min hospitals  as they are reported serious.

The UN Human Rights Office acknowledges that there have been positive advances on human rights and constitutional reform in Sri Lanka.

A report issued by the UN Human Rights Office today acknowledges that there have been positive advances on human rights and constitutional reform in Sri Lanka. The report, which was mandated by the UN Human Rights Council to assess progress made in tackling the legacy of grave violations in Sri Lanka between 2002 and 2011, commends the constructive engagement of the Government of Sri Lanka with the UN’s human rights bodies, marking a discernible change in policy.

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The Annual convocation of the IT technology institute in Malabe was held today under the patronage of the president.

The convocation of the Sri Lanka information technology institute in Malabe was held this morning under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena. Over 200 students received degree certificates by the president.

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The SLFP has decided to support the amend the constitution, but not to strap it.

Minister Wijith Wijemuni Soysa says the president stressed that no foreign judges will be allowed to investigate any allegation with regard to war crimes in Sri Lanka. The president emphasized  this fact at the  SLFP central committee meeting yesterday.

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The government says that there will be shortage of essential commodities in the festive season. Prices of vegetables have severely gone down

Minister Rishard Badi Udeen says there will be no shortage of essential commodities including rice, in the festive season. Ample stocks of rice are now at SATHOSA warehouses. Rice is available at control prices in SATHOSA outlets and the open market. SATHOSA is also ready to issue rice stocks to retail traders at a concessionary rate.

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Syrian forces 'completely retake' IS-held town Palmyra.

Syrian government forces and their Russian backers have completely recaptured the ancient city of Palmyra from so-called Islamic State militants, the two allies say. The army and other pro-government forces were reported to have entered deep into the city after IS pulled out. It ends the second occupation of Palmyra by the jihadists. The first time they controlled the area, the militants destroyed some of its most celebrated monuments.

The President stresses that he will be committed to carryout genuine an uncorrupted political movement within the good governance framework.

President Maithripala Sirisena presided over the executive council and the all island steering committee meeting of the SLFP which were held at Sri Lanka Foundation yesterday. Addressing the gathering the President said his aim is to carryout pure political movement within the good governance framework. People also expect uncorrupted politicians to rule the country. Therefore, the president stressed that he will be committed to establish genuine political environment in Sri Lanka. The president stressed that the SLFP is dedicated to safeguard the independence and the unitary state of the country. The he will not allow foreign judges to come to Sri Lanka to investigation inhuman right issues. 
 
Meanwhile, Addressing the media general secretary of the SLFP Minister Duminda Dissanayake said that the SLFP is not fear to face elections. The party has been strengthened and reorganized. Speaking on the Treasury bond scam the Minister said that the President has taken a decision to investigate the incident.
The act of the president showcases his integrity. National organizer of the SLFP Minister Susil Premajayanth says the SLFP is the only party which can create a pure political movement. The youth front of the SLFP will celebrate May Day on a grant scale this year. The key profiles of the party discussed about the future strategies at the meeting. General Secretary of the UPFA Minister Mahinda Amaraweera said that the SLFP will work to ascend to power while serving the people.

Employees of the wild life sector will be felicitated.

Today is World Wildlife Day with the vision being to celebrate and raise awareness on the world’s wild animals and plants. On December 20, 2013 the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed March 3, the day of signature of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora.

This year’s theme is Listen to the Young Voices based on the fact that almost one quarter of the world’s population is aged between 10 and 24. A felicitation ceremony for employees of the wild life sector will be held at the BMICH today under the patronage of the President. 

The President presided over the executive council and the all island steering committee meeting of the SLFP.

President Maithripala Sirisena presided over the executive council and the all island steering committee meeting of the SLFP which were held at Sri Lanka Foundation this afternoon.

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The Prime Minister says that the government aims to create knowledge base economy.


Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe says the progress marked by Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology is a significant achievement of the country’s higher education. He also said that some graduates who passed out from the SLIIT have become deans of faculties of the institute at present. The premier made these comments at the convocation 2017 of the SLIIT which was held at the SLIIT in Malabe today.

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Director General of the Health Services explains about importing a drug that is used for breast cancers.

Director General of the Health Services Jayasundara Bandara explains about the alleged deal on importing a drug that is used for breast cancers. He said that the drug has been importing by a same organization for many years.

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Trump Attorney General Jeff Sessions under fire over Russia meetings

Attorney General Jeff Sessions met Russia's ambassador during the election despite telling his confirmation he had "no communications with the Russians". The justice department confirmed he met Sergei Kislyak in July and September last year as part of his role on the Senate Armed Services Committee. Mr Sessions said on Thursday he did not meet "with any Russians at any time to discuss any political campaign".

Lak-Sandasevana Housing Scheme with 396 units in Kolonnawa has been vested with the public under the patronage of the president

President Maithripala Sirisena emphasizes that each government if office should give importance to essential food, housing, health and education sectors of the country. But certain politicians have ignored this responsibility and pursued their personal agenda in the past.

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The distribution of water bowsers to the affected people due to dry weather condition was held this morning at the premises of Ministry of Defence under the patronage of President


The distribution of water bowsers to the affected people due to dry weather condition was held this morning at the premises of Ministry of Defence under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena

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2.5 billion rupees has been allocated to compensate the affected farmers in Maha season


2.5 billion rupees has been allocated to compensate the affected farmers in Maha season. The chairman of Agriculture Insurance board Sidney Gajanayake revealed this information today at a media briefing. Accordingly , 500,000 families will receive compensation.

Foreign Affairs Minister briefed the Civil Society in Geneva on the ongoing efforts taken by Sri Lankan Government in establishing reconciliation, improving human rights record , establishing rule of law

Minister of Foreign Affairs Mangala Samaraweera who is in Geneva now, has met Civil Society Members in sidelines with the 34th general Assembly of the UNHRC.

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Kekulu rice is available in Lak-Sathosa outlets for lower price.

Minister Rishard baduideen says Kekulu rice is available in Lak-Sathosa outlets island wide for a lower price. The white and red rice varieties are sold at 65 rupees a kilo in these outlets. Enough stocks are buffered at sathosa outlets to meet the demand of the consumers.

The restructuring process of SLFP is being carried in a successful manner.

Minister Mahinda Ameraweera expressed confidence that the restructuring activities of SLFP are being carried out in a successful manner. Good response is received at the village level.

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Earliest evidence of life on Earth 'found'

Scientists have discovered what they say could be fossils of some of the earliest living organisms on Earth. They are represented by tiny filaments, knobs and tubes in Canadian rocks dated to be up to 4.28 billion years old.

That is a time not long after the planet's formation and hundreds of millions of years before what is currently accepted as evidence for the most ancient life yet found on Earth. The researchers report their investigation in the journal Nature.

Sri Lanka “A” plays against England “A” in the first ODI at Dambulla today.

The first One Day International match between Sri Lanka “A” and England “A” will be played at Rangiri Dambulla international Cricket Stadium today. Ashan Priyanjan will captain the Sri Lankan “A” team. The 2nd ODI will be played on Saturday at Kurunegala.

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