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"Siyasetha Sewana" Housing Complex built at a cost of 1,330 million rupees in Maligawatte will be declared open by the President and Prime Minister tomorrow.

"Siyasetha Sewana" Housing Complex built at a cost of 1,330 million rupees in Maligawatte will be declared open by the President Maithripala Sirisena tomorrow.
"Siyasetha Sewana" housing project was implemented by the Urban Development Authority under the direction of the Ministry of Megapolis and Western Development. It comprises of 266 housing units, each valued at 5 million rupees.


Residents of Maligawatte Tower Flat, Rajagiriya Welupullewatta, and Panchikawatta Abeysingharama road are the main beneficiaries of this project, which provides all sanitary and infrastructure facilities for the owners.
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, Minister of Mega polis and Western Development Patali Champika Ranawaka, Deputy Minister Lasantha Alagiyawanna, Minister Faizer Musthapa, and Mujibar Rahuman MP will participate.

special discussions will be held tonight to discuss the future plans of the SLFP.

Minister Mahinda Amaraweera says two rounds of special discussions will be held tonight to discuss the future plans of the SLFP.  Minister made these remarks at a media conference held in Colombo today.

 He further said some elements tried to divide the party through Pada Yathara held recently. But, the Sri Lanka Freedom Party is strong enough to defend itself.  Minister also noted the 65th anniversary of SLFP will be commemorated on 2nd of September.  The special celebrations to mark this event will be held on the 4th of September in Kurunegala.

The Right to Information Act which was passed recently in parliament will be implemented effective from today.

The Right to Information Act which was passed recently in parliament will be implemented effective from today. The Speaker of parliament has signed the special document in this regard.  Deputy minister of parliamentary reforms and mass media Karunaratne Paranavithana said accordingly, the stage of RTI implementation will be carried within the next six months.

He further said an independent commission will also be established according to the provision of the RTI Act.  The common public can enjoy the benefits of RTI within  the next six months.

 This Act will also strengthened the relationship between the government and common masses.  Speaking at this conference the director general of government information department Dr. Ranga Kalansooriya said the RTI Bill which was passed in Sri Lankan parliament was the 7th best Act in the world.  He also pointed out a special day to commemorate the right to information falls on 28th of September every year.

The government has decided to distribute death certificates for the victims died due to the recent floods and landslide disasters.

The government has decided to distribute death certificates for the victims died due to the recent floods and landslide disasters.  The registrar general G.M. Gunasekera said a relevant gazette notification will be published in near future.

 The district secretaries of the relevant districts have already submitted the details of deceased victims to the register general department. Mr. Gunasekera further said once the gazette notification is published, the death certificates will be issued at the divisional secretariat level.

Leading Indonesian businessmen to invest in Sri Lanka.

Leading Indonesian businessmen say they are keen to commence investing in Sir Lanka, taking into advantage of the  political stability in the country.  

They have discussed on this issue with the visiting Sri Lankan Prime Minister and its representatives in Jakarta recently. The Indonesian heads of Board of commerce were also participated at the discussion.  Special attention was also focused to exchange views cooperative between the two parties. 

Minister Kabir Haseem said the bilateral agreements signed during the past period has restricted to common documents.

 Minister Kabir Haseem said the expected targets were not able to be achieved during the previous regime as  the bilateral agreements signed during the period were only restricted to mere documents. 

He made this comment at a ministerial session held under the theme of the task force of the private sector of 12th world Islam economic regional summit held in Indonesia.

  He pointed out that the country has prepared the foundation to export opportunities to foreign investors for Sri Lankan production without imposing levy. 

The number of female expatriates engaged in overseas employment has come down.

Deputy minister Manusha Nanayakkara says the female expatriates engaged in foreign employment have  declined between 37 and 40 percent.

  He made this comment at a ceremony held in Colombo recently.  The government has implemented a programme to send more youth for overseas jobs.  

The Olympic torch arrives in Rio de Janeiro

The Olympic torch has arrived in Rio de Janeiro by boat after a three-month tour of Brazilian cities.
The mayor of Rio, Eduardo Paes, carried the torch on its first few laps through the city centre.

The torch arrived in Rio by boat accompanied by Brazilian Olympic gold medallist yachtsmen, Lars Grael (L)
In order to prevent traffic chaos during the Olympic torch relay, Rio's Mayor Eduardo Paes announced Thursday will be a holiday.

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