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Project for power generation through waste inaugurated today.

The renaming of the "Mihisuru Viyamana" waste management project at Karidiyana as a resource management centre and the project to generate power through waste was commissioned today, by President Maithripala Sirisena.


Constructions in the Kalu-Ganga conservation area are to be removed .

The Kalutara district environmental committee has decided  to evict all constructions within the Kalu Ganga Conservation area. The Survey Department  is conducting survey of this conservation area these days. Based on the report of this survey all constructions  within the said area, will be evicted within the next few days.


Kuliyapitiya Base hospital to be acquired by the government.

Minister Rajitha Senarathne stated that the Kuliyapitiya Base Hospital will be acquired by the government. He further stated that this is with the intention of establishing a medical faculty for the Wayamba University. Medical faculties affiliated to the Sabaragamuwa and Moratuwa universities will also be implemented.


The exhibition featuring outstanding achievements of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe will be inaugurated at the BMICH today evening.

The exhibition titled "Heta Dakina Ranil" featuring outstanding achievements of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe in his four decades long political journey will be inaugurated at the BMICH today evening. President Maithripala Sirisena is the chief guest.


The president says there is no change in the policy decision to ban the use of polythene.

President Maithripala Sirisena says there is no change in the policy decision to ban the use of polythene. It is the responsibility of the Central Environmental Authority to implement the ban properly. Expressing views at the progress review meeting of the Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment strict decisions are needed to be taken to make this a success. The president pointed out the need of change in public attitude on the use of polythene.


President Maithripala inaugurates a digital revolution in savings.

President Maithripala Sirisena inaugurates a digital revolution in savings jointly initiated by National Saving's Bank and Sri Lanka Telecom.The inauguration ceremony was held today at the Headquarters of the bank. NSB-iSaver enables users to save money using Mobitel's mCash Mobile money platform.


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.


  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.

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