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Spanish coastguard rescues 600 migrants

Spanish coastguard says it has rescued 600 migrants crossing from Morocco in a 24-hour period. The rescued migrants were in 15 vessels. The UN says more than 9,000 people have arrived in Spain so far this year. More than 120 people are believed to have drowned attempting the crossing. Most are sailing across the 12km Strait of Gibraltar.

Project for power generation through waste inaugurated today.

The renaming of the "Mihisuru Viyamana" waste management project at Karidiyana as a resource management centre and the project to generate power through waste was commissioned today, by President Maithripala Sirisena.

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Constructions in the Kalu-Ganga conservation area are to be removed .

The Kalutara district environmental committee has decided  to evict all constructions within the Kalu Ganga Conservation area. The Survey Department  is conducting survey of this conservation area these days. Based on the report of this survey all constructions  within the said area, will be evicted within the next few days.

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Kuliyapitiya Base hospital to be acquired by the government.

Minister Rajitha Senarathne stated that the Kuliyapitiya Base Hospital will be acquired by the government. He further stated that this is with the intention of establishing a medical faculty for the Wayamba University. Medical faculties affiliated to the Sabaragamuwa and Moratuwa universities will also be implemented.

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The exhibition featuring outstanding achievements of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe will be inaugurated at the BMICH today evening.

The exhibition titled "Heta Dakina Ranil" featuring outstanding achievements of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe in his four decades long political journey will be inaugurated at the BMICH today evening. President Maithripala Sirisena is the chief guest.

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The president says there is no change in the policy decision to ban the use of polythene.

President Maithripala Sirisena says there is no change in the policy decision to ban the use of polythene. It is the responsibility of the Central Environmental Authority to implement the ban properly. Expressing views at the progress review meeting of the Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment strict decisions are needed to be taken to make this a success. The president pointed out the need of change in public attitude on the use of polythene.

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The present unity government completes 2 years in office today.

The present consensual government completes 2 years in office today. Turning a new page in the history of Sri Lanka, the United National Party and the Sri Lanka Freedom Party jointly form the government after the general election held at 17th of August 2015.

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President Maithripala inaugurates a digital revolution in savings.

President Maithripala Sirisena inaugurates a digital revolution in savings jointly initiated by National Saving's Bank and Sri Lanka Telecom.The inauguration ceremony was held today at the Headquarters of the bank. NSB-iSaver enables users to save money using Mobitel's mCash Mobile money platform.

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