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Minister Duminda Dissanayake reiterates that there is no shortage for fertilizers in the country.

Minister Duminda Dissanayake reiterates that there is no shortage for fertilizers in the country. The Minister requested the farmers to obtain a receipt when purchasing the fertilizer from the sales outlets. He also said the consumers and farmers can make complaint by dialing 011 303 66 66 if the traders sell the fertilizers at higher prices than the government controlled price.

Minister of Disaster Management says there is no danger at the Udawalawe reservoir premises.


Minister of Disaster Management Ranjith Siyambalapitiya inspected the dam of the Udawalawe reservoir last morning. Thin cracks have appeared on the bridge which holds the sluice gates of the Udawalawe reservoir. On the account of exceeding the maximum water level, five sluice gates were opened recently.

Deputy Director of the maintenance Department of the Mahaweli Authority H.M. Kalubanda enlightened the Minister that the people should not have any fear regarding these cracks. The Mahaweli Authority is ready to take immediate action in any possible emergency situation.

The president says, Sri Lanka's "Blue Green Economic Plan" will assure environmental friendly and sustainable development.

‘President Maithripala Sirisena says Sri Lankan Government’s “Blue-Green” economic plan will ensure the full utilization of the ocean and other natural resources of Sri Lanka in an environmentally friendly and sustainable manner. Delivering the keynote address at the Commonwealth Business Forum, today the president appealed to all to join hands with the Commonwealth countries as well as others to bring prosperity with best business practices that will promote social responsibility and ensure social inclusiveness. In 2015, the world came together and agreed upon a common vision for a sustainable future in adopting the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The Plan of Action we agreed upon is inspiring. Therefore it is very important to eradicate poverty, to address climate change and to build peaceful inclusive societies.

In many countries, like in Sri Lanka, Heads of State and Government are personally leading these efforts. Inclusive and sustainable business models will lead to sustainable development, especially projected towards the longer term.

The President Sirisena further said that good business practices would be a catalyst for peace and good governance.

Fisheries minister says Sri Lanka Fisheries Corporation has been able to provide f fish at lower rates to consumers.

Minister of Fisheries Mahinda Amaraweera says, Sri Lanka Fisheries Corporation has been able to provide a number of varieties of fish at lower rates to consumers. Due to this more prices of fish in the local market during the festive season were reported very low. The minister said that, some unscrupulous traders attempted to increase the prices to exploit  consumers. The minister added that, Ceylon Fisheries Corporation has earned a recorded income during this festive season.

"LAK SATHOSA" has marked a recorded income of 4 billion rupees during the festive season.

"LAK SATHOSA" has marked a recorded income of 4 billion rupees during the festive season.
Director of the Ministry of Industries and Commerce Mrs.Indika Ranatunga says that, this is the highest income the "LAK SATHOSA has gained in its history. "LAK SATHOSA" has provided 40 percent discount for some essential food items during the festive season. Mrs.Ranatunga told the SLBC that more consumer gathered at "LAK SATHOSA outlets island-wide. She added that no complaint has been receipted from any consumer during this period.

Addressing the Sri Lankans in London the President says that attempts by some elements to propagate false information have become a big blow to Sri Lanka's forward march.

President Maithripala Sirisena addressing the Sri Lankan community living in London said that the attempts made by some to hide the truth and promote the falsehood are a hindrance to the forward march of the Motherland. Therefore, the President invited the Sri Lankan community living in London to assist the journey of building the country with a proper understanding of the real situation of the Motherland. He made these remarks addressing a meeting held with the Sri Lankan community living in London, yesterday.

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The Prime Minister meets the Maha Nayakes of Malwathu and Asgiriya chapters.

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe visited the temple of the tooth in Kandy today and engaged in religious observances Maha Sangha chanted Seth Pirith and invoke blessings to the premier. The premier also met Maha Nayake of the Malawatta Chapter in Malwathu viharaya and Maha Nayake of the Asgiriya Chapter at the Asgiriya Temple and had mutual discussions.

Sri Lanka has pledged to provide financial facilities for small states in the commonwealth.

In order to help Small States get access to global markets, Sri Lanka pledged financial contribution to setup the Small States Trade Financial Facility yesterday, on the margins of the ongoing Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London. Minister Mangala Samaraweera signed this agreement on behalf of Sri Lanka

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Microsoft Founder Bill Gates hails Sri Lanka's primary health care system.

Microsoft Founder Bill Gates hails Sri Lanka for its enhanced primary healthcare. Addressing the Commonwealth joint plenary session in London Yeasterday, he asked the Commonwealth to look to Sri Lanka to know what ‘high quality’ primary healthcare meant. Bangladesh and Sri Lanka have developed very high quality primary healthcare systems staffed primarily by women healthcare workers, which model other countries are following.

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The President to deliver the key-note address at the Commonwealth Business Forum, today.

President Maithripala Sirisena will deliver the Keynote address at the Commonwealth Business Forum, today.He will speak on the theme, “Delivering Sustainable Development Goals: Aligning Business, Society and the Government”.Meanwhile, the President joined in a gathering with Sri Lankans residing in London, last evening.

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