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Individual house owners to establish their own electricity generating process with the help of solar power has been very successful in a short period.

The project introduced by the government to help the individual house owners to establish their own electricity generating process with the help of solar power has yielded good results in a short period. The process also includes a low interest loan system to the individual house owners to purchase the relevant infrastructure and to re-pay the loan in long term installments.

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The Prime Minister says all countries should unite to eliminate maritime terrorism.

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe says it is high time for all countries to unite against maritime terrorism. It has become a severe threat to global economy. Addressing the counter terrorism conference 2017 held in New Delhi yesterday via skype technology, the Prime Minister said maritime terrorism is now pervading in the Indian ocean region than the terrorism in the land. Half of the container transport vessel operating through the Indian ocean region.

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Minister Gayantha Karunatilleke says there will be no impeachment against the Speaker.

Minister Gayantha Karunatilleke says Speaker Karu Jayasooriya acts independent and impartially in parliament. His role in the House is fully democratic. However, the joint opposition is attempting to grab political power by disrupting parliamentary proceedings.  Some media institutions also spread false information regarding an impeachment on the Speaker.  Minister Katunatilleke pointed out that there will be no such move to oust the Speaker.

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Consumer Rights Day 2017 will be celebrated today under the patronage of the President.

Consumer Rights Day 2017 will be marked today. The theme for the day declared by the Consumers International is “Consumer Rights in Digital Age”. Considering the vital importance of addressing the consumer issues, a national conference has been planned collectively by the Ministry of Industry & Commerce and Ministry of Telecommunication and Digital Infrastructure with the active involvement of Consumer Affairs Authority and the Information Communication Technology Agency.

The objective of this seminar is to establish a dialog among key stakeholders on “Consumer Rights in Digital Age” in order to facilitate policy recommendations to strengthen consumer rights in digital era. This National Conference will be held at 3.00 p.m. today at “Nelum Pokuna” auditorium under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena. This will be followed by a workshop to be held on 16th March 2017 8.30 a.m. at Sri Lanka Foundation Institute Auditorium.  CAA will be working continuously with the other stakeholders in order to promote and strengthen Consumer Rights in Digital Age.

Minister of Foreign Affairs South Korea will visit Sri Lanka today

Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea, Yun Byung-se is scheduled to visit Sri Lanka today for an official visit to mark the 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Sri Lanka and the Republic of Korea. Minister Yun will hold bilateral discussions with Mangala Samaraweera, Minister of Foreign Affairs today.

This is the first visit to Sri Lanka in 31 years by a Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea. The last such visit took place in 1986, when Foreign Minister Lee Won-kyung undertook an official visit to Sri Lanka. The visit by Minister Yun is expected to further strengthen the warm ties and bilateral cooperation between the two countries.

Bus tickets are compulsory in the Western Province from today

The Western Province Commuter Transport Authority says having a ticket is compulsory for the commuters when they travel in buses from today. Conductors must also issue tickets to the passengers. A passenger will be fined a charge of 100 rupees, if there is no ticket.

The conductors also fined a sum of 250 rupees in such offences for the first time. If the same offence is repeated for the 2nd time the fine is 500 rupees. For the third time a fine of thousand rupees will be imposed and the conductor license will be cancelled.

A comprehensive investigation commenced on the incident where pirates have captured a vessel with Sri Lankan flag.


The Ministry of Foreign Affairs pays more attention on an incident where pirates have captured a vessel with Sri Lankan flag. The preliminary investigations show that the particular vessel is not registered in Sri Lanka. However, the 8 crew members of the ship are identified as Sri Lankans. The Foreign Ministry seeks the support of international community to carry out a comprehensive investigation on this incident.

A Memorandum of Understanding will be established with the selected projects in the government.


A Memorandum of Understanding will be established with the selected projects in the government. The ceremony in this regard will be held at Ministry of Finance Auditorium tomorrow morning. MoUs of the projects of Ceylon Electricity board, Ministry of Petroleum Resources, National Water Supply and Drainage Board, Airport and Aviation services and Sri Lanka Ports Authority will be established.

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Investigations are carried out with regard to the allegations where mothers were pressurized to undergo birth control at Dambulla Base Hospital.

The Director General of Health Serivces Dr. Jayasundara Bandara says an investigation reports with regard to the incidents where mothers were pressurized to undergo birth control at Dambulla Base Hospital has been submitted to the Ministry of Health.

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The two children from Kalutara who were found HIV positive recently are not school children.

The Director of National Prevention Unit of Sexually Transmitted Diseases and HIV Dr. Sisira Liyanage said the two children from Kalutara who were found HIV positive recently are not school children. The initial investigations show that those children have abandoned the school education in the middle.

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