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Local News

Delimitation of local government areas will be gazette at the end of this month.

 

Delimitation of local government areas will be gazetted at the end of this month. Secretary to the Ministry of Local government and provincial councils Kamal Padmasiri said that it is aimed to publish the gazette by 31st of this month. The errors in the report of the committee which was appointed to inquire the delimitation process are being corrected. The Local Government Act will be amended in accordance with the opinion of the chairman of the elections commission. The bill has already been sent to the Attorney Generals Department.

The Section between Mirigama and Kurunegala of the Central Expressway begins shortly.

 

The section between Mirigama and Kurunegala of the Central Expressway will be commenced within a short duration, the Project Director V Mohan declared. Now the land obtaining is being taken place. Local civil contractors are leading the constructions. Mr. Mohan expects that the Cabinet approval will be received next week. Funds are being allocated to buy necessary construction equipment and storage facilities for them.
This portion includes 40 kilometers. 30 percent of the construction will be concluded this year and the rest next year. Funding are from World Bank. Total cost is 137 billion rupees.

Paddy Marketing Board decides to distribute the existing paddy stocks.

 

Paddy Marketing Board says it has decided to distribute the existing paddy stocks. Cabinet approval has also been given to this decision. The objective of this decision is to control the price of rice in the market. Chairman of the board M.B Dissanayake said that distributing of stocks are now taking place in all the districts.

A special project is now underway to replace the existing water distribution pipe network in City of Colombo.

Secretary of the Ministry of City planning and Water supply Nimal Hettiarachchi says that a special project is now underway to replace the existing water distribution pipe network in City of Colombo.

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MP, M.s.Marikkar says that Sri Lanka has lost a direct and indirect income of 4,500 million rupees after cancellation of GSP Plus.

Parliamentarian M.s.Marikkar says that Sri Lanka has lost a direct and indirect income of 4,500 million rupees after cancellation of GSP Plus.

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Minister Kabir Hashim says inquiries will be held on local and international level to investigate the aircraft deals of the last regime.

Minister Kabir Hashim says that the so-called joint opposition has made false statements over the Srilankan airlines. The national carrier had started making huge losses from the Rajapaksa regime.

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Minister Naveen Dissanayake expressed confidence on the unison government.

Minister Naveen Dissanayake says that the unison government is marching forward despite the arguments of two main political parties. The leaders of the two parties are working together to take the country forward.

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The president requests the private organizations to use energy sparingly.

President Maithripala Sirisena requests all the private organizations to comply with the initiative to save Energy.

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The IMF commends financial and economic status of Sri Lanka

The international monitory fund has commended the new strategy of Sri Lankan government to create a financial discipline and bring the country to correct path of economic advancement.

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Sri Lanka at the ready to strengthen economic relations with commonwealth nations.

Discussions have already taken place with New Zealand in a bid to establish economic relations among the nations of the commonwealth.

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