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Extensive programme needed to preserve Indian Ocean cultures - Min S.B.

Minister S.B.Navinna says the need of an extensive programme to preserve cultures unique to the Indian Ocean Nations has surfaced. The minister pointed out this need while addressing the cultural session of the Indian Ocean Conference held at Shangrila Hotel in Singapore yesterday.

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WHO's South Eastern Asian Summit to be held in Colombo

Director General of Health Services Palitha Mahipala says the  South Eastern Asian Summit of the World Health Organization will be held in Colombo.

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38,419 persons believed to be infected with dengue within 9 months

The Epidemiology Unit of the Ministry of Health says 38,419 persons believed to be infected with the dengue disease have been reported within the 1st nine months of this year. Out of them 51 percent have been reported from the Western Province. The Unit therefore, points out the need of destroying mosquito breeding places to prevent the Dengue disease.

 

The birth day of President Maithripala Sirisena falls today.

The birthday of President Maithripala Sirisena falls today. President Sirisena has regarded as a senior politician with good leadership qualities. Mr. Sirisena has also won the confidence of the common masses.

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The UN Secretary General said Sri Lanka has set an example to the world countries for establishing peace and development process.

The UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon said Sri Lanka has set an example to the world countries for establishing peace, reconciliation and development process. He further said the United Nation's will coordinate with Sri Lanka in a friendly manner and extend fullest support for this process.

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SL set examples by addressing social issues in post war period - UN Cheif

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon says Sri Lanka has set many examples to the world as a country that addressed social issues in the post war period after defeating terrorism. There are significant changes taking place under the present government. The unity of the people is more powerful at present than the war power of
a country. The UN Chief made these remarks while delivering a lecture under the topic "Sustaining Peace and Achieving Sustainable Development Goals" in Colombo this morning.

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UN chief commends initiatives of govt led by the President


Secretary General of the United Nations Ban Ki Moon has commended the initiatives of the government led by President Maithripala Sirisena. He assured the United Nation's continuous support for those activities.

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PM points out need of an Indian Ocean Forum


Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe has pointed out the need of holding an Indian Ocean Forum to create a foundation to introduce Indian Ocean governing legal structure.

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SLFP now engaged in a new journey with the support of five fold forces - Gen Sec


General Secretary of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party Minister Duminda Dissanayake says the party is now engaged in a correct journey under the leadership of a true political leader. Certain party members had to face injustice under the previous party leadership. The minister made these remarks while taking part in the Subarathi discussion programme of the SLBC this morning.

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The UN Secretary General praises Sri Lanka's efforts to strengthen freedom and democracy.

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon yesterday expressed appreciation over the progress made by Sri Lanka in confirming freedom and democracy over the last one and half years. He also assured continuous assistance and support from the United Nations for the efforts of the government.
 
Ban made these comments during talks with President Maithripala Sirisena at the President’s House in Colombo yesterday. The two leaders discussed the ongoing development programmes, the progress of the programmes being implemented to strengthen reconciliation and the process of constitutional reforms.
 
The President briefed the visiting UN Secretary General about the steps taken by the government with regard to constitutional reforms, devolution and structural reforms. He explained the steps taken by the government for resettlement and rehabilitation, release of land to the original owners and livelihood development. President Sirisena said that he is looking forward to attend the UN General assembly later this month to use the international forum for furthering Sri Lanka’s global interaction.
 
The UN Secretary General said that during his visit to Galle he could witness the progress achieved in various fields. He added that he held a dialogue with the people, especially the youth and expressed his satisfaction of the free and friendly atmosphere. 

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