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The Agriculture Minister instructs the relevant officials to provide necessary information with regard to adverse weather conditions to the farmers in advance

Minister of Agriculture Mahinda Amaraweera instructs the relevant officials to provide necessary information with regard to adverse weather conditions to the farmers in advance. The Minister also expects to submit a comprehensive report to the government suggesting the possible ways and means to provide necessary  information and relief assistance to promote agricultural crops in the country.

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party appoints new office bearers on a temporary basis

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New General Secretary of the SLFP Rohana Lakshman Piyadasa expresses commitment to build it as a powerful and populist movement

New General Secretary of the SLFP Professor Rohana Lakshman Piyadasa says he will be committed to building the party as a powerful and populist movement. He said after his appointment that he will help the party to strongly embrace indigenous values, a production economy and a populist vision. Professor Piyadasa added that the main responsibility of the SLFP at this moment was unity.

Applications are now invited for the grade one admissions to government schools next year.

Applications are now invited for the grade one admissions to government schools next year. The Education Ministry says the duly filled applications should receive the respective schools by June 30th. The applicant should have completed five years of age by January 31st, 2019.

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Arrangements are underway to provide facilities for Poson pilgrims in Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa

The government has made arrangements to provide facilities to devotees who will be in Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa on Poson Full Moon Poya Day on June 27th. District secretary of Anuradhapura R.M. Wanninayake says the facilities would focus on Atamasthana including Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi as well as Mihinthale and Thanthirimale. Polonnaruwa district secretary Ranjith Ariyarathne expects more than 100,000 devotees at Polonnaruwa, Somawathiya, Gal Viharaya, Dimbulagala and Seruwila.

The 74th model village constructed in Arawanamulla in Hambantota under the Gamudawa programme will be vested with the public today.


The 74th model village constructed in Arawanamulla in Hambantota under the Gamudawa programme will be vested with the public today. The Sath-rajagama model village has 22 houses with other required infrastructure facilities. Distribution of housing loans for 170 recipients will also be held today. In addition, 100 vocational trainees will receive self-employment took kits at this ceremony.

The President says he will provide every possible facilities for the uplifting of health and other essential sectors in the country.


President Maithripala Sirisena says he will act as the President to provide every possible facilities for the uplifting of health and other essential sectors in the country. He made this comment participating in the 150th annual convention of the Government Registered and Assistant Medical Officers Association held in the BMICH yesterday. The President stated that registered and assistant medical officers are a group of reputed professionals. They are rendering a unique service for the people in enhancing health services for them. The President recalled that he was committed to provide many privileged to the registered and Assistant Medical Officers during his tenure as the Health Minister. He also commended the service of the present Health Minister. Joining the opposition Health Minister Rajitha Senarathne said the Sri Lanka's free health service has been highly commended by the international community and organizations. It is significant that a Health Minister has become the President of this country at present. The President distributed unique felicitation awards to the medical officers who have completed 30 years of service.

1,650 new Grama Niladaries will be recruited to public service today.

1,650 new Grama Niladaries will be recruited to public service today. Distribution of appointment letters will take place at 11.00 am at the Temple Trees under the patronage of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe. They have been selected from the competitive exam held in September 2016 and the relevant interviews were held at district secretariat level last year.

The Minister of Finance points out, the poverty level in the country has reduced over the years

Minister Mangala Samaraweera says, the poverty level in the country which was 6.7 percent in 2012, has been reduced to 4.1 percent. Speaking at a ceremony held in Colombo he said, in line with the '2030 Sustainable Development Objectives', the aim is to alleviate poverty in the country.

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