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The president will lay the foundation stone for a new court complex in Polonnaruwa on the 25th of this month.


President Maithripala Sirisena will lay the foundation stone for the new court complex in Polonnaruwa on the 25th of this month.  The expenditure for the court complex is 382 million rupees.  The complex will be constructed as a solution to the long felt space problem at the existing court office in the Polonnaruwa, to a request made by the President. It will be comprised with magistrate court, district court, high court , headquarters for Judges, and several other important facilities.  The Ministry of Justice has implemented a programme to develop infrastructure facilities in the court offices in the island.

A housing project constructed for the people affected by Aranayake landslide will be opened by the prime Minister tomorrow.


A new housing scheme project constructed for the affected people by the Aranayake landslide will be opened by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe tomorrow. The Aranayake Wasanthagama houses were constructed as a  donation provided by the Raino Roofing Products company.  The project comprised with 20 houses with modern facilities.

A series of medical clinics to identity pre-kidney patients will commence at the Wilgamuwa divisional secretariat office.



A series of medical clinics to identify pre-kidney patients will be held at the Wilgamuwa divisional secretariat office in Matale from tomorrow to the Wednesday. This programme has been organized by the presidential task force on eradication of kidney diseases.  The political leadership in the province, the ministry of health nutrition and indigenous medicine , central provincial council, Matale district secretariat office and Kandy general hospital will support the programme.   The government has focused special attention on the district in the dry zone facing a threat of severe kidney diseases.  The kidney eradication programme is a pledge given by the President at his political manifesto.

The Free Trade Agreement between Sri Lanka and Singapore will be signed within this year.

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe met Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsein Loong  last night when they stopped over in Singapore on his way home after completing the official visit in Australia.


The number of university admissions will be increased upto 50 thousand by 2025.

Parliamentarian Prof.Aashu Marasinghe says the government’s policy is to confirm the right of education ,while strengthening the privilege of free education. Participating in a programme over the SLBC this morning he said, the government will prepare a clear plan to strengthen Freedom of Education.


India has expressed its willingness to provide more funds for development projects in Sri Lanka.

A team of representatives from Indian EXIM Bank has come to review the progress of Indian funded development projects  in Sri Lanka. They made a visit to the northern province and observed the railway line construction project in KKS , Omanthei, Palali, Talai- Mannar and Medawatchich areas.


The President emphasized the need of politicians and public servants working collaboratively in the development process.

President Maithripala Sirisena says division between the politicians and public servants is an obstacle for the forward march of the country. Therefore, all should give up conventional thinking and existing political culture and work together in open mind.


Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka says land reclamation process of the port city project will be completed by next year.

Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka says land reclamation process of the port city project will be completed by next year. All other construction and investments are to be completed within 2019.

Addressing a meeting held in Colombo yesterday the minister said local and foreign investors have been given opportunity to start eco-friendly and locally based industries at present. The government has already identified all lands that are conducive for starting industries.

Homagama and Malambe areas have been declared as technical cities. An economic system based on new inventions is paramount need for Sri Lanka’s accelerated development. The government has focused to construct over 5,000 houses for middle income public servants and over 15,000 houses for lower income workers.

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