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Minister Mangala Samaraweera says government was able to overcome many challenges during last two years.

Minister Mangala Samaraweera said that the present government was able to overcome challenges posted during the period of previous regime. Issuing a communique, the minister has point out that the government is successful in building national reconciliation which was lost during the past.

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  State Minister Dilan Perera insists the need to put "full stop" to any effort creating a conflict situation by highlighting racism and fundamentalism.

The minister was speaking at a function held at Hali-ela recently. The function was held to mark a project on developing the rural roads of Badulla district. Mr.Perra said that politicians who incite hate in the society should learn from Hali-Ela. He said, this place is a good example for ethnic reconciliation.

Minister Patalee Champika Ranawaka says the first phase of priority lanes for buses was very much successful.

The plan was tested yesterday along Galle road in the stretches between Moratuwa and Katubedda, also between Savoy junction in Wellawatte and Bambalapitiya At a press briefing held in Colombo today the minister said the second phase of the priority lane system will be implemented on the 22nd of this month in several other roads. The minister added that attention has been focused to start a semi luxury bus service as well.

The organization "voice against corruption" demands the government to take speedy action against frauds and corruption.

Convener of the organisation voice against corruption  Wasantha Samarasinghe says that the should take speedy action against the persons who are responsible for frauds and corruption.   Majority of the people in the country elected Maithripala Sirisena as the President on January 8th 2015 with the aspiration of the taking action against corruption.

The power generation programme by using garbage in the western province begins tomorrow.

Construction of the first phase of generating power by garbage in the western province will begin tomorrow . Addressing the media chief minister Isura Devapriya said the constructions will begin at the Karadiyana garbage dump under the patronage of the President.  The project has been titled as garbage of the western province for electricity.  The project is to be completed by August 2019.

The new list of Samurdhi beneficiaries has been cancelled. The Samurdhi allowances will be paid as usual until January.


Minister S.B. Dissanayake says the Cabinet Sub-Committee has decided to cancel the new list of Samurdhi beneficiaries. The list has been prepared following a survey conducted by the ministry. However, many complaints have been received against the new list and then a cabinet sub committee was appointed to look into this matter. At a press briefing held in Colombo today minister S.B. Dissanayake said the cabinet sub committee has instructed to continue Samurdhi benefits to the recipients as usual up to January next year.
Meanwhile the divisional secretaries have been instructed to prepare another new list of Samurdhi beneficiaries. The minister stressed that no Samurdhi family will be subjected to any injustice.

India rise to No. 1 in Test rankings.

In the latest test cricket grading India has obtained first place. After winning the tournament against Sri Lanka they were 15 points ahead of South Africa which occupied the second place. Sri Lanka obtained the 7th place with 90 points.

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Sierra Leone declares 7-day national mourning for mudslide victims.

Sierra Leone's President Ernest Bai Koroma has declared seven days of mourning across the country with immediate effect. The president made the announcement after a devastating mudslide early Monday killed at least 400 people on the outskirts of capital city Freetown. At least 600 people are still missing.

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