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The President agrees to implement many effective solutions to the problems faced by graduates.

Senior Deputy Leader of Sri Lanka Freedom Graduates Association Minister Ranjith Siyambalapitiya says that the President has agreed to implement many effective solutions to the problems faced by graduates. This will also solve the graduates’ unemployment crisis. Minister Siyambalapitiya also stated that the discussion held with President yielded positive results to these issues.

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Prime Minister of Vietnam says, the Sri Lankan Prime Ministers' visit in Hanoi will strengthen bilateral relations.

After the conclusion of bilateral talks between Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe, the Prime Minister of Vietnam Nguyen Xuan Phuc said that a new chapter have been opened in the relations between the two countries. The Vietnamese prime Minister was addressing international media in Hanoi after the meeting with Sri Lankan Prime Minister.

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National Insurance Trust to pay compensation to the victims of the Meethotamulla incident.

Chief executive officer of the National Insurance Trust Sanath G.De Silva says that the Meethotamulla garbage dump victims will be duly compensated. He is waiting for the report of damage assessment from the National Disaster Management Ministry. Answering a query made by us the Chief Executive officer said that an emergency compensation package is on the way.

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Stringent measures from the health ministry to prevent health hazards in the area of Meethotamulla.

Health Minister Rajitha Senarathne says, that his ministry has taken all steps in preventing possible health problems after the collapse of Meethotamulla garbage dump. He further says, that there is a possibility of spreading dengue and influenza in the garbage dump area.

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The prices of coconut is to come down from next month.

Kapila Yakandawela  the Chairman of coconut cultivation board says, harvesting of coconut will go up from  this month onwards.Due to this reason  coconut supplying will be increased in the market  and the prices of coconut  will go down.

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A special meeting over the Meethotamulla disaster under the patronage of the President.

A special meeting on the Meethoamulla disaster is under the patronage of the President Maithreepala Sirisena at the Ministry of disaster management. The president has stressed the need to take immediate actions to provide relief to the affected families. Ministers Anura Priyadarshana Yapa, Susil Prema Jayantha, Dr. Rajitha Senarathna, Patali Champika Ranawaka and top officials of several ministries are present at this meeting.

Special Japanese technical team will arrive in the island to investigate the Meethotamulla garbage dump issue.

Special Japanese technical team will arrive in the island to investigate the Meethotamulla garbage dump issue. Prime Minister of Japan Shinso Abe has mediated to send this team and he says that Japan will extend its fullest support to re-start their livelihoods. The Japanese leader has also expressed his condolences to the affected families.

The National Transport Commission has taken effective steps to provide necessary transport facilities to the commuters traveling to their home towns during the festive season.

The National Transport Commission has taken effective steps to provide necessary transport facilities to the commuters traveling to their home towns during the festive season. The Commission further said 4,600 additional buses have been deployed for this purpose.

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President points out the government's initiative to create a "alcohol free nation" brought fruitful results.

President points out the government's initiative to create an "alcohol free nation" brought fruitful results. The program is carried out with the sole aim to eliminate drug and alcohol menace from the youth population. This is done for the benefit of the future generation. The president also said the income from the alcohol and smoking products have dropped drastically for the first time in history. President Sirisena emphasized that the alcohol free drive will be continued despite the drop in national income.

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Compensation to the farmers for the damages of crops during the drought season will be paid from yesterday.

Sydney Gajanayake the chairman of Agricultural Insurance Board says that the farmers who lost their harvest due to drought can obtain their compensation after one o' clock this afternoon. The entire amount of compensation for the farmers of 11 districts has been diverted to the relevant banks from last Friday.

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