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The number of university admissions will be increased upto 50 thousand by 2025.

Parliamentarian Prof.Aashu Marasinghe says the government’s policy is to confirm the right of education ,while strengthening the privilege of free education. Participating in a programme over the SLBC this morning he said, the government will prepare a clear plan to strengthen Freedom of Education.

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India has expressed its willingness to provide more funds for development projects in Sri Lanka.

A team of representatives from Indian EXIM Bank has come to review the progress of Indian funded development projects  in Sri Lanka. They made a visit to the northern province and observed the railway line construction project in KKS , Omanthei, Palali, Talai- Mannar and Medawatchich areas.

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The President emphasized the need of politicians and public servants working collaboratively in the development process.

President Maithripala Sirisena says division between the politicians and public servants is an obstacle for the forward march of the country. Therefore, all should give up conventional thinking and existing political culture and work together in open mind.

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Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka says land reclamation process of the port city project will be completed by next year.

Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka says land reclamation process of the port city project will be completed by next year. All other construction and investments are to be completed within 2019.

Addressing a meeting held in Colombo yesterday the minister said local and foreign investors have been given opportunity to start eco-friendly and locally based industries at present. The government has already identified all lands that are conducive for starting industries.

Homagama and Malambe areas have been declared as technical cities. An economic system based on new inventions is paramount need for Sri Lanka’s accelerated development. The government has focused to construct over 5,000 houses for middle income public servants and over 15,000 houses for lower income workers.

Fisheries sector will be developed with a target of 5 billion US dollars income by 2030.

Minister Mahinda Amaraweera says the fisheries sector will be developed with a target of 5 billion US dollars income by 2030. Starting bilateral talks with Thailand in Bangkok to enhance fishing activities of Sri Lanka, the minister said fishing sector is the major source of nutrition in the country.

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SLTB depots in the Northern Province have reported a significant profit.


SLTB depots in the Northern Province have reported a significant profit at present. Jaffna, Karainagar, Point Padro, Kilinochchi, Mullaitivu, Vavunia and Mannar depots have earned a profit of 110 million rupees last year for the first time in history. These depots have been able to report this profit after paying its salaries, and meeting all other expenses.

The president says the public has given a mandate to this government, to establish a rule free of fraud, corruption and malpractices.

President Maithripala Sirisena says he is the only president in Sri Lanka who submitted his statement of assets. There will be no problem if the politicians and public servants do their duty in transparent manner.

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An allowance of 10,000 rupees will be provided to every farming family hit by dry weather condition.

An allowance of 10,000  rupees will be provided to every farming family inconvenienced by the severely dry weather condition. President Maithripala Sirisena has instructed the relevant officials to take necessary measures in this regard.

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Former mayor of Kaduwela Urban council G.H.Buddadasa says Sri Lanka freedom party is not fear to face the forthcoming local government election

Former mayor of Kaduwela Urban council G.H.Buddadasa says Sri Lanka freedom party will obtain clear cut win at the forthcoming local government election. He added the SLFP is not fear to face the election.

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President says he is the only president in Sri Lanka who has revealed his assets.

President Maithripala Sirisena says he is the only president in Sri Lanka who has submitted his statement of assets. There will be no problem if the politicians and public servants do their duty in transparent manner.

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