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The socio economic survey prior to double line railway construction in Keliniweli line begins tomorrow.

The Kelaniweli double line railway construction project of the ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation is to be commenced shortly. Prior to that, the socio economic survey of the project starts tomorrow. An independent private organization conducts the survey. The project officers say that the survey will take about 6 months.

Survey will undertake the area commencing from Colombo fort to Padukka. At present rail commuters travel to Colombo from four different railway lines. During the busy hours about 15,000 railway commuters use Kelaniweli line. Currently, five trains uses the Kelaniweli railway line and the transport ministry hopes to increase it upto 18 trains after the development of double line railway.

The victory over terrorism completes 8 years tomorrow.

The national war heroes commemoration ceremony will be held on Friday evening at the war heroes monument in front of the parliamentary complex in Battaramulla. President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Wickremasinghe will be the chief guest.

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The Prime Minister says the contribution made by women to the national economies of the south Asian countries is utmost significant.

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe says the contribution made by women to the national economies of the south Asian countries is utmost significant.  There is a tendency of more women coming forward as entrepreneurs in many South Asian countries. Sri Lanka should also study this pattern and follow the policies of these countries.

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Deputy minister Dr. Harsha de Silva says it is a real victory for the government to be able to secure GSP plus concession again.

Deputy minister Dr. Harsha de Silva says it is a real victory for the government to be able to secure GSP plus concession again.  It is also a fulfillment of an election manifesto given by the UNP at the general election 2015.  Regaining of the GSP will be a strong foundation to strengthen the domestic economy and the export sector.

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China says it has successfully tested new type of missile

China’s defense ministry says the military has successfully test-fired a new type of missile into waters near the Korean Peninsula. The test came amid Chinese anger over the deployment in South Korea of a sophisticated US missile defense system that Beijing opposes because its radars are allegedly capable of peering deep into China to detect rocket launches and aircraft movements. The defence ministry said last month it would respond by continuing to test new types of weapons under conditions simulating actual combat.

Sri Lanka is ready for the celebration of United Nations Vesak Day and Summit.

The United Nations Vesak Day will be celebrated in Sri Lanka this year with the participation of Buddhist leaders from around the world. The three day celebration will begin tomorrow in Colombo and the closing ceremony will be held in Kandy. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Nepali President, Bidya Devi Bhandari will participate in Vesak Day celebrations. She is expected to arrive in Sri Lanka on the Saturday.
The Indian Prime Minister will grace the opening ceremony, while the closing ceremony will be attended by the Nepali President. There have been 13 such events so far and this is the first time that the UN Vesak Day celebration is being held in Sri Lanka.
The Committee which organizes the UN Vesak Day celebrations has taken into consideration the request and submissions made by the government of Sri Lanka prior to giving the opportunity to the country.
The Ministry of Buddhsasana says all the arrangements have been finalized and we are ready to have the celebrations.

Police Narcotic Bureau apprehends heavy quantity of heroin offshore Chillaw.

Police Narcotics Bureau has apprehended 198 kilograms of Heroin that has been bought in to the country along the sea waters off Chillaw. The police say the quantity values over than 2 billion rupees. When this heroin quantity was taken into custody it had been located in a Defender Jeep. With the heroin quantity, one person also has been taken into custody.

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