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The general secretary of UNP says the UNP does not have a policy to disregard the grievances of the general public.

The general secretary of UNP Minister Kabeer Hasheem said, the policy of UNP will never ever betray the grievances of the general public. The UNP never gone against the people’s aspirations, The minister made these remarks at a media conference held at UNP  headquarters Sirikotha this morning.

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The correction of GCE ordinary level answer scripts will be held in two stages.

The necessary arrangements are being made to conduct the GCE Ordinary level exam. The commissioner general of the examination Sanath Pujitha says,  the corrections of the GCE ordinary level exam answer scripts will be held in 2 stages.

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15 students of the University of Peradeniya engaged in inhuman ragging receive suspensions.

The administration of University of Peradeniya has suspended for a period of three years 15 students who involved in inhuman ragging of eight new students in the faculty of agriculture. Their suspension letters were released with the signature of Vice Chancellor Professor Upul Dissanayake upon recommendations given subsequent to a disciplinary inquiry conducted by the university. The perpetrators who apprehended on the 19th of February this year were under remand custody for more than three months and were released upon bail with strict conditions.

The government intends to prioritise mathematics, science, technology and engineering subjects in the school curriculum.


Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam says the government will give priority to mathematics, science, technology and engineering subjects in the school curriculum. He expressed these views participating at the award ceremony of the 2017 all island mathematics do-you-know contest that was held yesterday. He pointed out that many job opportunities are available both locally and internationally in these fields.

Steps have been taken to implement all the loan schemes introduced in the budget, by January next year.

State Minister of Finance Eran Wickramaratne states that the Minister of Finance Mangala Samaraweera has taken steps to implement all the loan schemes introduced in the budget, by January next year. Interest free loans, loans at concessionary rates, and guarenter-less loans are included in these loan schemes. He further stated that loans can be obtained under concessionary interest rates not offered by commercial banks. He expressed these views participating at a media briefing in Sirikotha yesterday.

The third school term ends today for the Christmas vacation.

The third term of the academic year 2017 of government schools and government-approved private schools, ends today. The first term for the year 2018 will begin on the 2nd of January. The Ministry of Education states that commencement dates for schools that will be used for paper marking of the GCE O/L examination, will be notified later.

Railway strike to continues yet steps have been taken to minimize inconvenience to the public.

A special discussion with regard to the trade Union action launched with effect from mid night yesterday by the Locomotive Operating Engineers Union of the Sri Lanka Railways was held at the Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation this afternoon. Secretary to the Ministry Sena Withanage, General Manager of Railways S Mahanama Abeywickrama and representatives of the Locomotive Operating Engineers Union participated at this discussion.

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It has been identified that the Estate Sector needs to be provided with basic facilities for it to contribute to the country’s economy on a large scale.

Today is the 16th day of the Committee Stage Discussion of the Budget - 2018. Proposed expenditure titles of the Ministry of National Co-Existence, Dialogue and Official Language, Ministry of Hill Country New Villages, Infrastructure and Community Development and the Ministry of Prison Reforms, Rehabilitation, Resettlement and Hindu Religious Affairs were taken up for debate in Parliament, today.

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The Sri Lankan Delegation at the United Nations Environment Assembly highlights the concept "Blue Green Enterprise Sri Lanka"

The 3rd Session of the United Nations Environment Assembly which was held from the 4th to the 6th of this month, unanimously approved two important resolutions that called upon the global community to reduce toxic pollution sources that impact negatively on the environment and human health.

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The GCE Ordinary Level Examination to commence next Tuesday.

The GCE Ordinary Level Examination will commence next Tuesday. It will be conducted for students sitting the exam in both the new and the old syllabus, until the 21st of this month. The Commissioner General of Examinations B Sanath Pujitha has released a set of guidelines for school principals, students and their parents.

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