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Independency of judiciary will always be safeguarded - Govt

The Ministry of Public Law and Order and Southern Development says it has focused attention on the recent media reports that have leveled an allegation on the police and its divisions are tapping the phone of judges and are illegally accessing the e-mails of them. Issuing a communiqué the ministry states it is ready to conduct


a thorough investigation if the relevant parties lodge a complain in this regard. It is the government's policy to safeguard the independency of the judiciary. Therefore the Ministry of Public Law and Order and Southern Development emphasizes it would not allow any activity to take place that violates the independency of the judiciary directly or indirectly or damages its trustworthiness.

Free water to the affected from drought

Minister Anura Priyadarshana Yapa has told the Parliament today that a programme has been implemented to provide free water to the people who have been affected from the drought.

Therefore necessary funds will be given to relevant district secretariats. A sum of 18.1 million rupees have already been given to 16 districts. Furthermore one thousand water tanks have been distributed as well.

Sri Lanka and India have agreed to work jointly to establish regional peace, security, commitment to fight terrorism and maritime safety in the Indian Ocean.

Sri Lanka and India have agreed to work jointly to establish regional peace, security, commitment to fight terrorism and maritime safety in the Indian Ocean. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe who is currently on an official visit to India met Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh yesterday in New Delhi.

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Construction of the second stage of the central expressway will begin today.


Construction of the second stage of the central expressway will begin today. Foundation stone for the construction will be laid at the Giriulla area this morning under the patronage of Minister Lakshman Kiriella.

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Another round of discussion with regard to the increase of salary for the estate workers will be held tomorrow.


Another round of discussion with regard to the increase of salary for the estate workers will be held tomorrow morning at the Ministry of plantation premises. Ministers W.D.J Senevirathne and Naveen Dissanayake will participate in this discussion with the representatives of estate union. The main objective of this discussion is to find a permanent solution to this problem with the contribution of all stakeholders.

Sustainable development goals should aim poverty alleviation - President

President Maithripala Sirisena says that implementation of Sustainable Development Goals should aim to eradicate poverty.

The president pointed out that 2017 has been declared as a year of poverty alleviation. He was speaking at the National Sustainable Development Participatory Forum held today at Colombo.

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New mission heads of Germany and Bangladesh in Colombo present credentials

New German Ambassador and new Bangladesh High Commissioner in Colombo have presented their credentials to President Maithripala Sirisena at President's office this evening.

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Another high level discussion on estate workers salary on this week

Another high level discussion will be held on this Friday at the Ministry of Plantation Industries to discuss the issue of salary increment of estate workers.

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Fisheries minister orders authorities to stop dolphin hunt in Mirissa sea

Fisheries Minister Mahinda Amaraweera orders Sri Lankan navy and coastguards to stop the hunting of whales and dolphins near the sea of Mirissa fisheries harbour.

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The President says human rights, freedom and democracy should be used to make the society positive.

President Maithripala Sirisena says human rights, fundamental rights and freedom and democracy are the pillars to make the society positive. They should not be utilize to mislead the society. Today it is difficult for the teachers to punish a student to correct him as some parents take legal action against the teachers.

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