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8 contestants among many apprehended for violating election laws.


The police headquarters says that from the 9th of December last year to date 45 complaints regarding violation of election laws have been reported. 97 suspects have been taken into custody so far. Significantly, there are 8 contestants amongst those apprehended.

The trade union action of the nurses union of Sri Jayawardanepura hospital has come to an end.

The trade union action of the nurses union of Sri Jayawardanepura hospital has been called off. The chairman of nurses union Dr. Athula Kahandaliyanage said this decision has been taken based on the discussion held with relevant authorities in a successful manner.

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18 electric buses will be deployed for the benefit of the commuters insight Colombo city limit.

Sri Lanka Transport Board is getting ready to deploy 18 electric buses for the benefit of the commuters insight the Colombo city limit. Accordingly, a report including the prerequisites and standard features of the proposed buses have been prepared and submitted to the ministery of transport.

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600 model housing villages will be established during this year.

Minister Sajith Premadasa has given instructions to national housing development authority to complete all pending housing constructions by 31st of March this year. The construction work of 507 housing villages commenced last year.

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Special election broadcasting service under the name of ‘Election FM’ of Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation commences today.

The SLBC launched the special election channel “Election FM” this morning under the patronage of chairman of the election commission Mahinda Deshapriya. He expressed confidence that this channel will act impartially providing equal opportunities to every political party and candidates to ensure free and fair election.

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A sum of 7000 million rupees has been allocated to provide compensation for the farmers affected by the draught condition.

The Disaster Management Center says that a sum of 7000 million rupees has been allocated to provide compensation for the farmers affected by the draught condition. Accordingly, monthly allowance of 5000 rupees will be provided to each affected family.

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The President points out that the reason for the increase in poverty in the country is due to large scale fraud and corruption that was practiced various elements.

President Maithripala Sirisena says the reason for the increase in poverty in the country is due to the large scale fraud and corruption that was practiced by politicians state officials and various corrupt businessmen, in every government that came into power in the past. He points out that the citizens elected him as the head of state to eradicate fraud and corruption and create a clean political movement. He expressed these views participating at a public rally held in Medirigiriya, yesterday. The President also called to mind that during the period between 2008 and 2016 irrespective of party differences billions of funds had been subjected to theft. He observed that there is no shortage of intellectuals in the country. In the same way there is no shortage of resources. The only obstacle that has thrown a spanner in the path of development has been the formidable errors committed by politicians. The President added that bringing an end to that corrupt era all should join hands in taking the first steps in a cultured political journey, with genuine love for our Motherland.

The Prime Minister says that the objective of the UNP is to make Colombo a city free of drugs.

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe says that the objective of the United National Party is to make Colombo a city free of drugs. The premier disclosed this intension participating at the public rally held to launch the election propaganda activities of Rosy Senanayake. The premise emphasized that within a strong Sri Lanka we need to build a strong Colombo. He added that three liquefied natural gas power plants will be established to provide an uninterrupted power supply to the city. He pointed out that the present government has to pay for the unnecessary expenses incurred due to various beautification projects carried out by the previous government in Colombo. He further stated that the government has launched many programmes to provide solutions to the housing and drinking water issue and to control vehicular traffic.

The Presidents Media Division says that the President has sought the opinion of the Supreme Court regarding the term of his office, in order to douse misinterpretation.

President Maithripala Sirisena sought the opinion of the Supreme Court, regarding his term of office. After the enactment of the 19th amendment to the Constitution, there have been two interpretations regarding the term of office of the present president.

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The possibility of forwarding notifications of traffic offences, to the offender’s residence, to be look into.

Minister Sagala Rathnayake says that the possibility of forwarding notices regarding traffic offences to the offender’s residence, will be looked into. It is intended to send a photograph of the offence with the notification, to the residence of the individual in concern.

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