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"Siri Seelalankara Nahimigama" will be vested with the public by the President.

"Siri Seelalankara Nahimigama" constructed to commemorate the Dimbulagala Aranya Senasanadhipathy late Venerable Kithalagama Siri Seelalankara Nayaka Thera will be vested with the public on Monday by the President Maithripala Sirisena. This housing scheme constructed at the 19th Post of the Dimbulagala-Polonnaruwa, with 25 houses.

This is the 12th model village re-initiated under the "Gam Udawa" programme. This programme was conducted under the "Semata-Sevana" speedy housing development programme of the Ministry of Housing and Construction.

Several programmes have been conducted under the supervision of the Minister Sajith Premadasa, including providing of 100,000 rupees housing aid for kidney patients and cement for low income families, sets of vocational equipments, uniforms for 50 selected youths and etc.

Death of Jaffna Uni students ; Conduct an impartial & independent investigation on - President

President Maithripala Sirisena has instructed the officials to conduct an impartial and independent investigation into the death of two Jaffna university students and present the report to the court.


5 police officers arrested in connection with the incident remanded

Five police officers who were arrested over the death of two Jaffna University students have been remanded till 4th of next month. Meanwhile the OIC of the Kalpitiya police has been transferred.


Govt focuses attention on amending Acts and Ordinance in order to achieve development goals

Secretary to the Ministry of Industry and Commerce T.N.K.B. Abeykoon says the government has focused attention amending the acts and ordinances in order to achieve development goals.


Another generator of the Norachcholai plant to be functional from tomorrow - MoE

The Ministry of Power says another generator of the Norochchole coal power plant could be made functional by tomorrow. Three generators of the plant broke down and only the 2nd generator has been repaired.


Sri Lanka Human rights commission points out the need to include economic and cultural rights in the proposed constitution.

Sri Lanka Human Rights Commission points out the need to include economic, social and cultural rights of the people in the proposed new constitution. The President should lead the matter and Prime Minister and the members of the constitutional council should make their maximum contribution for this purpose.


The programme to plant one billion Gliricidia saplings was launched by the President.

The programme to plant one billion Gliricidia saplings islandwide to mark the national tree planting day was launched by the President Maithripala Sirisena this morning in Trincomalee. The programme has been implemented with the aim of increasing a renewable energy sources. Accordingly, small power plants fuelled by Gliricidia firewood will be set up in rural areas.


Sri Lanka proposes to set up an international information unit against narcotics.

Secretary to the ministry of law and order Jagath P. Wijeweera says that Sri Lanka proposes to establish an international information unit to overcome the drug menace. The proposal will be presented to the 40th summit of the heads of national institution against narcotics in the countries of Asian and Pacific regions.


The Belgian premier says his government will be committed to rejuvenate bilateral ties with Sri Lanka.


Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel says his government will be committed to rejuvenate bilateral ties with Sri Lanka. He added that the ties were weaken in the recent past. The Belgian Premier made these comments when he met Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe yesterday. He also noted that present government's journey equipped with the values like human rights, social equality and democracy is commendable.


Appropriation Bill 2017 presented to the parliament


Minister Ravi Karunanayake has presented the appropriation bill for the year 2017 to the parliament which outlines the government's estimated expenditure for the year. A sum of more than 1819 billion rupees is estimated in this regard.


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