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SLFP has appointed district and electoral organizers for the Kurunegala district.

Three new district organizers and new four electoral organizers of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party in Kurunegala district have been appointed. They received their letter of appointments this morning at the president's official residence in Colombo.

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North Korea says it will defend itself by powerful force of arms.

North Korea has said it will defend itself "by powerful force of arms" in response to the US deployment of a Navy strike group to the Korean peninsula. The foreign ministry, quoted by state news agency KCNA, said the deployment showed "reckless moves for invading" had "reached a serious phase".

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The Premier will commence official discussions in Japan today.

Prime minister Ranil Wickramasinghe and his wife prof. Maithree Wickramasinghe arrived at Narita International Airport in Japan at 5.30 pm of Japanese time . The premier and the entourage were welcomed by special advisor to the prime-minister of Japan Hirotho Yushumi, Sri Lankan ambassador in Japan Prof. Ganganath Dissanayake and Japanese Ambassador of Sri Lanka Kenichi Suganuma. The official discussions of Prime Minister Wickramasinghe will commence today.

US missiles 'took out 20% of aircraft' in Syria war.

A US air strike in response to a suspected chemical attack damaged or destroyed 20 percent of Syria's operational aircraft, the US has said. Defence Secretary James Mattis said Syria would be "ill-advised ever again to use chemical weapons". Syria has denied a chemical attack on the rebel-held town of Khan Sheikhoun last week that left 89 people dead. G7 nations are meeting in Italy to discuss policy and how to persuade Russia to abandon its Syrian ally.

A special discussion to regain GSP plus facility will be held in Brussels next week.

A special discussion to regain GSP plus facility will be held in Brussels on 19th of this month. A special delegation comprising the members of European Union, to find the ground situation in Sri Lanka has arrived in the island yesterday.

The delegation will study the present situation in Sri Lanka including the development, reconciliation and political stability. Thereafter, the delegation will present a report on its observation during the discussion in Brussels. 

The Prime Minister leaves the island commencing a state visit in Japan

 

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has left the island  this morning to visit Japan. The Prime Minister Wickremesinghe will meet his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe during this visit. The Government of Japan has announced that they are looking forward to the visit which they believe will serve to further strengthen the friendly relations between Japan and Sri Lanka. The Premier will be accompanied by Prof. Maithree Wickremesinghe, Minister of Special Assignments Dr. Sarath Amunugama, Minister of Development Strategies and International Trade Malik Samarawickreme, MP Prof Ashu Marasinghe, and several top officials.

US warships deployed to Korean peninsula

The US military has ordered a navy strike group to move towards the Korean peninsula, amid growing concerns about North Korea's missile programme. The Carl Vinson Strike Group comprises an aircraft carrier and other warships. US Pacific Command described the deployment - now heading towards the western Pacific - as a prudent measure to maintain readiness in the region. President Trump has said the US is prepared to act alone to deal with the nuclear threat from North Korea.(BBC)

President Maithripala Sirisena made an observation tour in Mahaweli areas today.

President Maithripala Sirisena made an observation tour in Mahaweli areas today. He met the people and the farmers in the Dimbulagala are at the Sorivila Sri Maarimuttu Amman Kovil premises.

The president had made a vow at this kovil in the past drought season requesting rain. After the vow it was raining sufficiently in the Dimbulagala Mahaweli zone enabling the farmers to cultivate over 100,000 acres of paddy lands. According to the traditions the President fulfilled the vow at the Kovil premises.

Maha sangha, people representing all the Mahaweli zones sand veddha people were also present at this event. The president also made a mutual discussion with the people and listened to their grievances and pledged to provide solutions without delay.

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