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Secretary to the Ministry of Law and order requests all students of the Jaffna University to return to studies.


Secretary to the Ministry of Law and order Jagath Wijeweera informs all students of the Jaffna University to return to studies as their security has been assured. This decision has been taken following the talks held with administration of the university, students and parents under the patronage of the President yesterday. The government has expressed its regress regarding the dispute between two groups of students. Mr. Wijeweera stressed that measures has been taken not to repeat such unfortunate incidents.

Government informs the students of the Jaffna University to return to studies as their security has been assured.

Secretary to the Ministry of Law and order Jagath Wijeweera informs all students of the Jaffna University to return to studies as their security has been assured. This decision has been taken following the talks held with administration of the university, students, parents under the patronage of the President yesterday. The government has expressed its regress regarding the dispute between two group of students. Mr. Wijeweera stressed that measures has been taken not to repeat such unfortunate incidents.

Minister Lakshman Kiriella says the national government was formed to find out solutions for the national issues.


Minister Lakshman Kiriella says the national government was formed to find out solutions for the national issues. The UNP had a public mandate at the last general election to form a government. However, the Prime Minister put forward the national government concept and joined the parliamentarians of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party to rule the country.

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Sri Lanka and Georgia hold talks to increase bilateral trade.

The First Session of Political Consultations between Sri Lanka and Georgia was held yesterday and day before at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Colombo. The inaugural political consultations were preceded by the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding on Political Consultations between the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka and Georgia.

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The foreign aid received by the country is being successfully utilized in development activities.

The Ministry of Finance says the foreign aid received by the country is being successfully utilized for the development work of the country.  Foreign aid worth 312 million US dollars were used for the development activities during the first four months of this year. Out of this amount, 302 million dollars have been received as project loans and the rest as direct grants.  Most of the funds used for the development projects are from the government of China. 

 Around 8,400 million American dollars of aid have been received on the basis of agreements by the end of April.

Authority to take disciplinary action in the SLFP has been vested upon the General Secretary of the party.

State Minister Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena says the authority to take disciplinary action in the SLFP has been vested upon the general secretary of the party through the central committee meeting. 

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A programme to develop Buddhist temples in the Northern and Eastern Provinces.

A programme to develop Buddhist temples in the Northern and Eastern Provinces. Accordingly, the Dhamma schools in these temples will be developed with common amenities. Buildings of those temples will also be renovated.

Meanwhile, Minister Wijedasa Rajapaksa has instructed the officials to install water purification plants in the temples in these two provinces as a solution for the spreading kidney diseases. This programme will be implemented from Vavuniya district.

Sri Lanka rubber will get higher prices at the international market by the end of the year.

The Rubber Development Department says Sri Lankan rubber will get higher prices at the international market by the end of the year. The present decline of prices is due to the existing surplus of rubber at the international market. It will be returned to normal by the end of this year and Sri Lanka will again receive higher prices.

Director General of the Department R.B. Premadasa says Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia are the main competitors to the Sri Lanka. Rubber production of these countries will go done due to various reasons in future. Therefore, Sri Lanka will have good market for its rubber products.

The government has allocated over 145 million rupees for the fertilizer subsidy to rubber small holders this year. A sum of 18 million rupees has been credited to the accounts of the rubber small holders so far.

The President requests the students of the Jaffna University to continue their studies as their security has been tightened.

President Maithripala Sirisena requests the students of the Jaffna University to continue their studies without fear or suspicion as the security of the university premises has been strictly confirmed. At a meeting with the Vice Chancellor and lecturers of the university and a group of parents at the Presidential Secretariat this evening, the President said students should not have fear to continue their education in the university.

Police and security forces have been instructed to act sensitively in the matters pertaining to students. The government is committed to strengthen the safety of the students. Addressing the gathering Vice Chancellor Mrs. Wasanthi Alasarathnam said measures have been taken not to repeat clashes among students in the university again. A decision was taken to setup a special committee within the University for their safety.

More jobs for Sri Lankans in Israel.

The Israel government has positively responded to a request made by Minister Thalatha Athukorala to increase job opportunities for Sri Lankan workers in Israel. Accordingly, Israel has granted 300 job opportunities last year it has been increased up to 350 this year. There is high demand for Sri Lankan skilled workers in Israel at present.

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