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A group of members from the Chinese communist party now in Sri Lanka says that Sri Lanka is a true friend of the People’s Republic of China.

A group of members from the Chinese communist party  now in Sri Lanka says that Sri Lanka is a true friend of the People’s Republic of China.  Comrade Som Thao the chairman of foreign affairs department of the working committee in Chinese communist party declared this opinion when they met president Maithripala Sirisena this morning at presidential secretariat in Colombo. President and the visiting delegation held extensive discussions strengthening bilateral relations. High on the agenda was tightening present relations furthermore.

 Both parties agreed to continue talks in future further ahead. The visiting delegation invited a Sri Lanka Freedom party delegation to the coming June’s conference, in China. President appreciated and expressed his gratitude to the visiting delegation on China’s support in Sri Lanka’s social economic development. The members of the delegation said,  that there should be an extreme transparency  in  China aided  development projects in Sri Lanka.

Minister Dayasiri Jayasekera says that the presidential commission appointed to look into the matters of central bank bonds scandal proceeds ahead as expected.

Minister Dayasiri Jayasekera says that the presidential commission appointed  to look into the matters of central bank  bonds scandal proceeds  ahead  as expected. Addressing a media briefing, in  SLFP headquarters in Colombo today the minister said, political interference  is far away, from the commissioner’s inquiry. He added  there is a judicial judgment  on SAITM issue. The government cannot take any action against judicial decision.

The UGC chairman says, that more than 71 thousand advanced level qualified students have applied for the university entrance this time.

The chairman of university grants commission Prof. Mohan de Silva says, that more than 71 thousand advanced level qualified students have applied for the university entrance for the academic year of 2016 and 2017. Receiving of applications were closed on last Monday. The commission says that it expects to admit 29 thousand three hundred thirty students for the coming academic year.  This number exceeds the students admitted to universities than last year.

The entire admission process  will be completed  within 4 months. Prof.Mohan de Silva said that students were asked to apply online strictly.  The response was  encouraging. All those who applied  will be notified  that their applications have been received  by the University grants Commission.

Japan grants 327 million rupees to enhance public security.

The Japanese government has granted an allowances 327 million rupees to increase public security and to strengthen anti terrorism activities.  The Japanese government will sign the relevant MOU with Sri Lanka in the near future.

The request made by the national freedom front to be independent in the House will be considered by the Speaker.

Speaker Karu Jayasooriya told the parliament that he will consider the request made by the parliamentarian Wimal Weerawansa of national freedom front to be independent in the House. Mr. Weerawansa had informed the Speaker that five members of the NFF warned to act as an independent group in parliament. The Speaker said that he will inform his decision in this connection in the coming days.
Addressing the House Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe said if the NFF is not a part of the UPFA further, its parliamentarians should be accepted as independent members. Then Leader of the House minister Lakshman Kiriella said independency of a parliamentarian is considered according to how they have contested the election. Parliamentarian Chandrasiri Gajadeera said however, a decision should be taken after considering previous examples.

Payment of additional compensation for the families who lost their lands due to Moragahakanda project will be expedited.

Payment of compensation to the families who lost their lands due to Moragahakanda-Kaluganga development project has been expedited.  The government has decided to pay an additional allowances 50 percent of the assessed valuation of their damages.  The amount is scheduled to be paid in installment until 2019. However, the government has considered the difficulties of the victimized families and  taken this decision to accelerate payments.  The additional allowance will be paid by next year.

An international conference of South Asian Stock Markets will be held in Colombo.

An international conference of South Asian Stock Markets will be held in Colombo on Monday. A special work plan documentary under the theme of future mission 2025 will be launched on that day.

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The international conference to address migrant workers’ health issue will conclude today.

The international conference to address migrant workers’ health issue which commenced on the 21st of this month will conclude today. Representatives from 20 countries participated in this conference. The statistics report that around 2 million Sri Lankan migrant workers are working in many world countries including Middle East and South Asian region.

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The President directed IGP to prepare an active programme to prevent ragging in the universities.

President Maithripala Sirisena says minority of students carry out inhuman ragging in the universities causing disruptions to the education of disciplined majority.  The President therefore instructed the IGP to focus special attention to eliminate ragging.

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The President meets SLFP electoral organisers.

President Maithripala Sirisena met the electoral organisations of the Sri Lanka freedom Party today. The meeting was held at the President’s House.   A special attention was focused to increase efficiency of provincial development activities at this meeting.

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