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President patronage a special awards ceremony in north central province at Anuradhapura.

A special awards presentation ceremony in the  north central province took place  yesterday afternoon under the patronage of president Maithripala Sirisena for those who contributed  dedicatedly through their professions and services to the people of Raja Rata . The ceremony took place at golden Mango hotel in  yesterday evening.

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The international dignitaries who take part in United nations Wesak day celebrations begins to arrive in the island on Wednesday.

From next Wednesday the state leaders and international representatives who are taking part in United Nations international  wesak day celebrations will begin to arrive in the island. The chief guest Indian prime minister Narendra Modi is expected to arrive in Colombo on Thursday. The chief guest  of the last day celebrations the Nepali president Bidya Devi Bandarai is expected on Saturday. The final day celebrations of the United Nations  Wesak day  is to be held on 14th of this month  in Kandy. The foreign entourage  consists of 7 50 dignitaries and ministers of 8 Therawadi Buddhist countries.

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Three special police teams to trace out the abducted child in Gampola.

Police headquarters in Colombo says that they have deployed three police teams to locate the small child abducted in Gampola day before yesterday. Two teams are working in Colombo and Galle. A gang in Gampola abducted an small child and his uncle on Wednesday and later the uncle had been released in Kandy. The gang has demanded 3 million ransom to release the child.

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149 police apprentice officers reinstated after getting married during the apprenticeship.

149 police officers  who got married  during their apprentice-ship and due to that reason who had been de-posted  and again found employment;  in the police force. Police officers who are  recruited as apprentice are not allowed by law  to get married  until three years of service. The police commission had given permission for them to be re-employed. The relevant de-posted police officers had made an appeal to the minister Sagala Ratnayake who had seconded the appeal to the police commission.

Prof.M.O.A.de Soysa says black flags protest on Wesak day is a disgrace to the international Wesak Day celebrations.

Prof.M.O.A.de Soysa says  black flags protest on Wesak day is a disgrace to the international Wesak Day celebrations. It is reported a section of certain politicians are organizing the campaign. India is a very powerful country  Prof.Soysa says.  Prof.Soysa said  parliamentarian  Wimal Weerawansa raises anti Indian voice  just because of political reasons.

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The president extends well wishes to the Indian Prime Minister for launching a SAARC Satellite.


President Maithripala Sirisena extends well wishes to the Indian Prime Minister for launching a SAARC Satellite. Addressing the India Prime Minister Narendra Modi from the President's house in Anuradhapura via satellite technology the president said this is a significant development in the communication sector as the Sri Lanka and all other SAARC countries can utilize this satellite for common communication system. The President also thanked the Indian leader for his commitment to enhance the connectivity and relationship among the SAARC countries.

The world food program grants aid to the 4 drought hit districts.

Minister Mahinda Amaraweera says the world food program has agreed to grant aid to the 4 drought hit districts. Accordingly a sum of 2 million dollars will be given for 6,500 severe affected families. An allowance of 10,000 rupees will be given to each family for 4 months.

Sri Lanka is ready to achieve the goal of providing sanitary facility to all before the target date.

Minister Rauf Hakeem says Sri Lanka is ready to achieve the goal of providing sanitary facility to all before the target date. Sri Lanka will be able to achieve the target in the coming few years. He revealed these acts at a discussion held with a team of World Bank representatives recently. The government has already allocated 190 million US dollars to develop safety drinking water facilities. The World Bank target is to achieve this goal in 2030 but the minister said Sri Lanka will be able to achieve it in 2020.

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