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The President’s Secretary stresses the need to have strong constitutional framework to strengthen mutuality among communities.

President Secretary Austin Fernando says a strong constitutional framework should be formed in order to strengthen mutuality among communities. Physical development cannot strengthen reconciliation among various ethnic and religious groups.

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The President will lay the foundation stone for the renal disease hospital in Polonnaruwa today.


President Maithripala Sirisena will lay the foundation stone for the renal disease hospital in Polonnaruwa today. This is considered as the largest hospital for kidney patients in the South Asian region. China has granted a sum of 1200 million rupees for the project. The hospital consists of 200 beds for inmate patients and 100 beds at the dialysis unit. The hospital will provide all clinical and technical facilities and counselling services for the patients in the north central and eastern provinces.

The Prime Minister says the economy will be steered through proper vision in order to get rid of the huge debt burden.

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe says the economy will be steered through proper vision in order to get rid of the huge debt burden. The rules and regulations required for this purpose will be presented to the parliament for approval. The government will not take any loan to pay other debts. The premier made these remarks participating in the prize giving ceremony of the Charted Accounts Institute in the BMICH yesterday. The parliament will be given the sole responsibility of handling public funds. A special office to look into the budget proposals will be setup in the parliament as well. The government is committed to carry out an efficient program to increase the country’s income.

The Media Minister said journalists and politicians together should protect and strengthen the advancement of democracy.

Finance and Mass Media Minister Mangala Samaraweera said journalists and politicians together should protect and strengthen the advancement of democracy. The Minister made these remarks delivering a public speech under the theme of “Politics in Media” at the official launch of the Sri Lanka Working Journalists Association website held at Sri Lanka Press Institute yesterday. Minister Samaraweera emphasised that even if one fails, either politics or Journalism, the progress of democracy would be weakened and added that in a democratic country, there is always minor conflicts between the government and the media. The Minister said a new survey conducted in the United States revealed that nurses are the most trusted of all professions, while politicians and journalists are the least. He stated if a similar survey was conducted in Sri Lanka, the results would have been much the same. Unfortunately, the reputation of politicians has fallen to the bottom. It is the responsibility of journalists to figure out why journalism is considered as one of the least trusted professions, similar to politics.

Fuel storage facility in capacity of 15,000 metric tons will be constructed.

Minister Arjuna Ranatunga says that the Filling Stations have been instructed not to issuing kerosene oil for Lorries and Buses with immediate effect. The license of the filling stations those do not respect to this order will be cancelled. The Minister made these remarks joining the Budget Committee Stage discussions in Parliament, today. Votes of the Ministries of Power and Renewable Energy, Petroleum Resources Development and fisheries and Aquatic Resources were passed in Parliament yesterday. The Minister further said that fuel storage facilities in capacity of 15,000 metric tons will be constructed. Another six tanks will be set up in Kolonnawa installation.

Joining the discussion Minister Mahinda Amaraweera said no fisheries harbor will be sold or leased to private sector. All the fishermen will be covered with an insurance scheme each worth 100,000 rupees.

The met department says the low pressure area in the South-east Bay of Bengal is likely to develop into a depression during next 24 hours.

The department says the low pressure area in the South-east Bay of Bengal islocated 950km away from the Sri Lanka. It is likely to develop into a depression during next 24 hours. Therefore, wind speed can be increased in Eastern and Northern provinces and in Northern and Eastern sea areas from today.

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The President will lay the foundation stone for the renal disease hospital in Polonnaruwa.

President Maithripala Sirisena will lay the foundation stone for the renal disease hospital in Polonnaruwa tomorrow. This is considered as the largest hospital for kidney patients in the South Asian region. China has granted a sum of 1200 million rupees for the project. 

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The government emphasises that there will be no any increase of electricity charges.

The budget committee stage discussion is being held in parliament for the 14th day today.  Votes of the ministries of power and renewable energy , petroleum resources development and fisheries and aquatic resources development are taken up for discussion today.

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The compensation of one million rupees for victims of adverse weather.

Minister of Home Affairs Vajira Abeywardena says the government will grant a compensation of one million rupees for the families of the victims who were killed by the adverse weather. Eight such families have been provided with an advance of one hundred thousand rupees.

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Dambulla Police uncover a major racket of mixing palm oil with coconut oil

The Dambulla Police have succeeded in uncovering a large scale racket of mixing palm oil with coconut oil. It has been revealed that this racket had been in progress for a long period in the Enamalpotha area in Galewela. 25,000 litres of coconut oil mixed with palm oil were recovered.

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