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Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne states that student movements have fallen prey to politics.

Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne says that student movement in this country have fallen prey to political tactics.  Speaking at a media briefing held today to notify cabinet decisions, the minister said that although these unions preach democracy, in reality they practice dictatorship.

The much delayed policy for teacher transfers is to be implemented

Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam has instructed the relevant officials to implement the much delayed teacher transfer policy. Thereby, out of the twelve thousand teachers serving continuously in the same national school for more than 10 years, three thousand of them, will receive transfers tomorrow. These transfers will take place in two phases. Under the first phase, 3,000 teachers in the Advanced Level stream will be transferred tomorrow. The second phase will take effect from January next year. 9,000 teachers from grade One to grade eleven are due to be transferred next year.

US bombers overfly Korean peninsula in show of force.

The US has flown two supersonic heavy bombers over the Korean peninsula in a show of force against Pyongyang, staging the first night-time joint aviation exercises with Japan and South Korea. Two B-1B Lancers based in Guam flew a mission in the vicinity of the Sea of Japan late Tuesday, the US Pacific Air Forces said in a statement. South Korean defence authorities on Wednesday said the bombers staged a simulated air-to-ground missile firing drill with two South Korean fighters over the Sea of Japan.

Finland will grant aid and loans at lower interest rates for development programmes in Sri Lanka.

The Finnish government has agreed to grant aid and loans at lower interest rates for development programmes in Sri Lanka. An agreement in this connection was signed yesterday at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Helsinki. The agreement will be effective under the Finland Cooperative Fund.

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Today is the Public Servants Day of National Food Production move.

Today is the Public Servants Day of National Food Production move, and the inauguration ceremony in this regard will be held at the Auditorium of Sabaragamuwa Provincial Council.

President Maithripala Sirisena launched the National Food Production move on October 06, aiming at taking forward the national food production programme, at Kekirawa in Anuradhapura.

A number of programs will be introduced parallel to the National Food Production move, which directly involves public servants in plantation.

Planting 100,000 plants by public servants, starting home gardens in all state institutions, starting home gardens in government quarters with sufficient space are a number of programs that will be operated parallel to the National Food Production week.

People in Hambantota area expressed their protest over the violent behaviour of supporters of join opposition when parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa was arrested by Hambantota Police.

People in Hambantota area expressed their strong protest over the violent behaviour of supporters of joint opposition when parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa was arrested by Hambantota Police yesterday.

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A 15 member squad for the Asian Trophy under 19 cricket tournament has been named .

A 15 member squad has been named for the Asian Trophy under 19 cricket tournament. Member of the junior cricket selection committee Ranjan Paranavithana told the SLBC that training for them will begin from next week. Many players outside Colombo have been included in this pool. The Asian Trophy under 19 cricket tournament will be held in New Zealand in January next year.

SLBC chairman Sudharshana Gunawardena has been appointed as acting Director General of the Information Department.

Chairman of the SLBC Senior Lawyer Sudharshana Gunawardena has been appointed as acting Director General of the Information Department. He is a co-founder and the executive director of Rights Now collective for democracy a Sri Lankan civil society organization working for the promotion of democratization.

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