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The United Nations Office in Geneva pledges its continuous support for the success of projects launched with its mediation.

A.L.A Azeez who was appointed as Sri Lanka's Permanent Representative to the United Nations Office in Geneva presented his credentials its Director-General: Michael Moller yesterday. The newly appointed representative was briefed on many projects launched with the intervention of the UN Office in Geneva.

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The National Book Development Council of Sri Lanka will be re-established.

The National Book Development Council of Sri Lanka will be re-established. Cabinet approval has been received for a proposal put forward in this regard, by Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam. The Ministry of Finance will provide the necessary funding. The National Book Development Council, which was under the Ministry of Education at one time, provided a considerable service to writers, publishers and book lovers.

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The Director of Highway Maintenance and Operations says, if co-operation is received from motorists, vehicles can be passed through exist points on expressways, within a short duration of ten seconds.

Director of Highway Maintenance and Operations: Saman Opanayake says, if co-operation is received from motorists, vehicles can be passed through exist points on expressways, within a short duration of ten seconds. He requests motorists, when approaching the exist point, to be ready with the ticket issued at the entry point together with change money for payment.

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A new 'national policy' pertaining to the Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Sector is to be formulated.

A new national policy covering the Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Sector is to be formulated. The Ministry of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources has obtained the views of the fisher folk, exporters, experts in the field, and the public in compiling this policy. Minister Mahinda Amaraweera says, it will be presented in Parliament as soon as possible in order to obtain the views of the people's representatives.

The Premier says, the country will be taken forward under the government's new program, and the issues faced by the citizens will be resolved.

Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe says, the country will be taken forward under the government's new program, and the issues faced by the citizens will be resolved.
He expressed these views, participating at a ceremony this morning, to lay the foundation stone, for the housing complex to be constructed for middle class families, in Thalawathugoda.

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An unprecedented number of entrepreneurs to represent Sri Lanka at the Commonwealth Business Forum, to be held in London

Minister Rishad Bathiudeen says, an unprecedented number of entrepreneurs will represent Sri Lanka at the Commonwealth Business Forum to be held in London. The Minister expressed these views participating at a discussion with these entrepreneurs, recently.  Sri Lanka has succeeded in becoming a pioneering nation in the 2018 Commonwealth Business Forum. This forum will be transformed into an avenue that brings foreign direct investments into the country.

The National Mosquito Control Week, reaches a successful completion.

The Ministry of Health says, the National Mosquito Control Week reached a successful completion. The Ministry of Health conducted this programme in collaboration with the Presidential Task Force on Dengue Eradication, from the 3rd to the 9th of this month, island wide. 

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The President will make an official tour to UK next week to participate in Commonwealth state leaders' summit.

President Maithripala Sirisena will make an official tour to UK next week to participate in Commonwealth state leaders' summit. The Commonwealth State Leaders Summit will be held in London from 16th to 20th of this month. The main theme for this year is "Towards a Common Future". The summit will focus on many factors including posterity, equality and sustainability during this four day conference. The last commonwealth forum was held in Malta. The President of Malta Island will officially handover the chairmanship of the Commonwealth to UK during this summit. President Sirisena is expected to hold bilateral talks with UK Premier Theresa May during this summit. The President will make a special address on sustainable development during this forum.

Minister Dr. Rajitha Senarathne says the Opposition Leader position given to TNA leadership is a victory to the present good governance government.

Minister Dr. Rajitha Senarathne says the Opposition Leader position given to TNA leadership is a victory to the present good governance government. The Tamil National Alliance functioning as the Opposition Leader, promotes reconciliation and co-existence in the country. TNA represents the Tamil Speaking community in the country. Therefore, they can present the grievances of the Tamil Speaking Community to the parliament. As an Opposition Leader the TNA will play a pivotal role in achieving a just and fair solution to the ethnic problem.
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Venerable Dambara Amila Thera says the government's new Tax system is people's friendly.

Chairman of the movement for Just Society Venerable Dambara Amila thera says that the new tax Act presented by the government is a people friendly Act. It has provisions to streamline tax collection without discriminating any group of the society. The new Inland Revenue Act will also provide a transparent simplified taxation method to the common masses. Thereby the general public will understand under which category that, taxes are deducted and the reasons for those deductions as well.