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Train services between Galle and Matara temporary suspended.


The Railway Control Room says train services between Galle and Matara will be temporarily suspended due to a renovation of a bridge of the railway track between Thalpe and Kotugoda railway stations.

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The President states that some politicians are trying to enhance the scope of their power further after they get mandate from the general public.

President Maithripala Sirisena states that some politicians are trying to enhance the scope of power further after they get mandate from the general public. He added that they are also trying to slash power of other entities as well.

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Stern action will be taken against the people keeping dengue breeding places.

Minister Fizar Mustapha has ordered the officials to take stern action against the people who keep mosquito breeding places that are prone to propagate dengue.

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A district level mobile service to solve issues of electricity consumers.


Minister Ranjith Siyambalapitiya says a mobile service will be carried out every month to solve issues faced by electricity consumers at district level.

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The acceptance of applications for university admissions ends on next Monday.

The university grants commission says that the acceptance of applications for admission of students for the academic year 2015 /2016, will end on next Monday. Chairman of the Commission Prof. Mohan Silva says that it would be appropriate if the students direct their applications through the internet itself. The chairman also requests the students to carefully study the university entrance handbook, in order to select the suitable courses.

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The President will preside over the official ceremony to handover funds to farmers to purchase fertilizer in Makadura tomorrow.


President Maithripala Sirisena will preside over the official ceremony to handover funds to farmers to purchase fertilizer at the Makadura agricultural research center tomorrow. The subsidy will be handed over on behalf of paddy and supplementary crops.

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The former President is scheduled to address a special session of the UN General Assembly.


Former President Mrs. Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga , in her capacity as the chairperson of the office of the national unity and reconciliation, will represent Sri Lanka at a special session of the United Nations general assembly in New York city.

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The minister of Health says it has been possible to provide solutions to many problems in the health service through discussions with Trade Unions.

President Maithripala Sirisena has presided over the international family health services commemoration at the Temple trees this morning. The theme of this year's event has been "the heart of the family health service is mothers and new born babies".

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The Feasibility reports for the new Kelani bridge and the Colombo elevated road have been completed.

Ministry of Highways says that the feasibility and environmental reports of the new bridge of Kelani River and the proposed elevated road from the bridge upto the Colombo Harbour have been completed, at present.

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World Theravadha Buddhist Congress will meet in Colombo tomorrow.

World Theravadha Buddhist Congress will meet at the Grand Oriental Hotel in Colombo tomorrow, at 9.00 AM. Buddhist leaders from 10 countries will take part in this conference.

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