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The President says there is no truth in the accusations that some pages of the bond commission report are missing.

President Maithripala Sirisena stresses that there is no truth in the accusations made by some elements that some pages of the bond commission report are missing. Some parts of the report has to be kept very confidentially until the investigations will be completed.

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The Prime Minister says that government has been able to stabilize country's economy at present.

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe says that government has been able to stabilize country's economy at present. The export market fell drastically during the previous regime. The country was unable to pay the foreign debt as foreign investments dipped during that period. Addressing a public rally in Keleniya, Nagahamula area yesterday, the prime minster said present government has taken effective measures to pay off the foreign debts and to increase export earnings.

The report of the bond commission and PRECIFAC has been tabled in parliament

Speaker Karu Jayasooriya requests all to refrain from spreading rumors since now the report of the bond commission and PRECIFAC has been tabled in parliament. The said reports were submitted by Leader of the House Minister Lakshman Kiriella.

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Marking of postal votes at the second stage will be held tomorrow and the day after.

Deputy Post Master General W.A.G. Wickremasinghe says that 1.4 million official polls cards have been distributed to the voters at present. They will be delivered on next Sunday and Sunday the 4th of February as special dates of delivery.

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135 employees of the Hambanthota Port to be absorbed into the cadre of the Sri Lanka Ports Authority.

Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe says, of the 464 employees who served at the Hambanthota Port, 135 of them will be absorbed into the cadre of the Sri Lanka Ports Authority. He disclosed this participating at a media briefing held at the SLFP Headquarters today. The remaining employees will be granted compensation. He added that over one million rupees can be granted as compensation. He pointed out that such a grant exceeds the limits stipulated by existing labor laws. He emphasized that the President has taken the most appropriate actions with regard to this issue.

The Organ Transplant Unit of the Sri Jayawardhanapura Hospital, to mark Organ Donor Day 2018, on the 18th of next month.

The Organ Transplant Unit of the Sri Jayawardhanapura Hospital plans to mark Organ Donor Day 2018 on the 18th of next month. This is one item in the broad programme to educate the public on organ transplants. In order to shed more light on this matter an Organ Donation Walk , the Launching of a National Organ and Tissue Transplant Registry, the Felicitation of Donor Families and an Awareness Programme motivating the public towards Organ Donation, will be carried out.

Over 1.4 million official poll cards have been distributed so far.

Deputy post master general W.A.G. Wickremasinghe says that 1.4 million official polls cards have been distributed to the voters at present. They will be delivered on next Sunday and Sunday the 4th of February as special dates of delivery.

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Visiting Singapore Prime Minister will meet the President for bilateral talks this evening.

Visiting Singaporean Prime Minister Li Sieng Loong was officially welcomed at the President Secretariat this morning with a guard of honour and a gun salute.

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Parliamentarian Ajith Mannapperuma says that the present government restored the democracy in the country that was deprived during the previous regime.

Parliamentarian Ajith Mannapperuma says that the present government restored the democracy in the country that was deprived during the previous regime.  Taking part in a programme of the SLBC this morning, he said that the present government has made several achievements amidst challenges . Mr. Mannapperuma also said the previous regime did not take any measures to investigate into the allegation of frauds and corruption between 2008 and 2014.

The President says all in the government and the opposition should support him in his efforts to implement the law against all those who are responsible for the bond scam.

President Maithripala Sirisena says all in the government and the opposition should support him in his efforts to implement the law against all those who are responsible for the bond scam. Speaking at a public rally held in Kandy yesterday he said that for this purpose everyone should strengthen his leadership.

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