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Attention focuses on conducting the presidential election and general election on a single day.

Speaking at the cabinet media conference today Minister Rajitha Senarathne said that attention has been focused on conducting the presidential election and the general election on a single day.

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Deputy Minister Karunarathne Paranavithana states that the present government has bestowed democratic freedom upon its people.

Deputy Minister Karunarathne Paranavithana states that the victory of the present government within the last two years was the bestowing of democratic freedom for the people of the country. He also stated that there are some who are attempting to reverse the victory.

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A sum of one billion rupees has been released to provide relief for those affected by the drought.

A sum of one billion rupees has been released to six District Secretaries to provide dry rations as relief for those affected by the drought.

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All tuition classes, seminars and workshops on the scholarship exam will be banned from midnight tonight.

The Grade Five scholarship examination will be conducted islandwide at 3,017 examination centers next Sunday. 256,728 candidates will be sitting the exam this year.  All tuition classes, conferences, seminars and workshops pertaining to the scholarship exam will be banned with effect from midnight tonight.

 This ban also covers the printing and distribution of model examination papers and promulgation of such materials through posters, banners, handouts or electronic and print media. The public is advised to inform the nearest police stations or the department of examinations if they are aware of any offenders. They could dial 119 or 1911 or could use telephone lines 0112 42 1111 and 0112 78 42 08 to report of any offenders.

The President says he cannot be discouraged by insults in serving the country.

President Maithripala Sirisena says he has to face many insults and contempt with his forward march to create positive future for the people and the country. The president said he will achieve his targets passively facing all these challenges. The Buddha had also faced such difficulties in his move to liberate the people from evils.

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A Sathyagraha Campaign to exert pressure on the government to expedite the process of fulfilling the pledges given to the public commenced today at Viharamaha Devi Park in Colombo this afternoon.

A Sathyagraha Campaign to exert pressure on the government to expedite the process of fulfilling the pledges given to the public commenced today at Viharamaha Devi Park in Colombo this afternoon.

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A programme to develop the thousand Viharayas islandwide commenced today under the patronage of the Prime Minister.

Central Cultural Fund commenced a special programme to preserve and develop thousand Viharayas island-wide. Accordingly, it is expected to complete the renovation and development work of these Viharayas by next Vesak Poya Day. Necessary fund have been allocated for this purpose. Under the first phase 150 Viharayas will be developed with the support of 46 million rupees. The inaugural ceremony of this phase was held today at Temple Trees under the patronage of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe.

Venerable Athuraliye Rathana Thero requests the government to ban the use of Monosodium Glutamate chemicals.

Venerable Athuraliye Rathana Thero requests the government to ban the use of Monosodium Glutamate MSG chemicals. Parliamentarian Venerable Athuraliye Rathana Thero made a formal request to ban all the use of this chemical from next year. The Thero also said many diseases will arise due to the excess use of this chemical. The Thero made these remarks at a media conference held in Colombo today. The Thero also said the chemicals of this nature are not essential for a country like Sri Lanka.

A special discussion to develop the Polonnaruwa new town was held under the patronage of the President.

A special discussion to develop the Polonnaruwa new town was held yesterday under the patronage of the President Maithripala Sirisena. The discussion was conducted at the Presidential Secretariat with the participation of all relevant stakeholders in charge of the projects. The project is being implemented under the Re-awakening Polonnaruwa District Development Programme.

A museum and information center will also be established in the town area. A sum of 600 million rupees has been allocated for this purpose.

Effective measures are taken to prepare the budget proposals for next year.

The Ministry of Finance and Mass Media has taken effective measures to collect information regarding the requirements from the line ministries to prepare the 2018 budget proposals. The main objective of this year's budget proposal is to increase the local production and reduce expenditure. Accordingly, the projects and other relevant proposals have been received by the Ministry officials. The Ministry officials have been educated on this subject.

The Ministry request the people centric budget proposals from all ministries, departments, provincial councils and local government organizations. Foreign investments and funds will also be utilized to implement some of the budget proposals. These proposals should be prepared with the aim of providing maximum benefits to the general public, the Ministry said.

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