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New Electronic national identity card will be introduced in October.

 

The Commissioner General of Registration of Persons Viyani Gunathilaka says that the proposed electronic national identity card will be introduced during the next October. The programme will be implemented in two stages. The first stage is activated in October and the people who want to have new identity card in electronic means can have it by October.

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8000 million rupees for the rural development projects in Batticaloa.

 

The government introduces a new reconciliation programme to the district of Batticaloa.  The Ministry of National Integration and Reconciliation has allocated 8000 million rupees for the rural development programmes under these projects.  Batticaloa District Secretary P S M Charles says that the prominence will be given to rural infrastructure facilities.

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UNFP General Secretary Minister Mahinda Amaraweera says that the Party is moving forward, under the guidance of the President's leadership.

 

UNFP General Secretary Minister Mahinda Amaraweera said that the Party is moving forward to the right direction, under the guidance of Party leader and the President Maithripala Sirisena who provide proper leadership. The Minister says the President has never taken decisions which are inappropriate towards the general public. The Minister further said the SLFP never fear against elections and elections

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MP Mujiber Rahuman says that the resignation of Foreign Minister Ravi Karunanayaka has led to a way of new political culture in the country.

 

Parliamentarian Mujiber Rahuman says that the resignation of former Foreign Minister Ravi Karunanayaka has led to a way of new political culture in the country. He said that MP Karunanayaka has set an example to who are practicing politics aiming power gain. The MP Mujiber Rahuman was taking part in SLBC's Subharathi Programme this morning.

Joining the Programme, political analyst Gamini Viyangoda said that the resignation of former Minister Ravi Karunanayaka is a victory of democracy. The only corruption accusation is not related to him. All other corruption allegations occurred during the past should be investigated, Mr. Viyangoda said.

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A special religious programme will be held at the Sri Dalada Maligawa in Kandy tomorrow, to mark the 4 decades of service in Parliament of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe.

 

A special Religious programme will be held in Sri Dalada Maligawa in Kandy, tomorrow in completion of the 40 year service of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe in Parliament. This programme will be carried out under the patronage of Minister Lakshman Kiriella. An alms giving will be conducted at the Sri Dalada Maligawa premises with the participation of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe.

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The President has assured to create a pure political culture in the country.


President Maithripala Sirisena says the political culture of bribes, corruption and theft which existed during the past period cannot be changed in the country at once. But the present government is shouldering a great task of creating honest and nation loving politicians. The President has assured to create a pure political

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Foreign aid received by Sri Lanka has risen.

 

The amount of foreign funds to Sri Lanka is increasing.  The Ministry of Finance says Sri Lanka has signed MOUs to obtain 244 million US dollars assistance during the first quarter of this year.  Out of this amount, 174 million US dollars is loan agreement.  The rest will be given as direct assistance. The International Development Institute of the World Bank has given more funds.  The value of it is 120 million US dollars. A large amount out of the funds received will be used to develop the Agriculture sector.

A 'Sathyagraha' campaign to safeguard 6.2 million voters will be held on Tuesday, in Colombo.

 

A 'Sathyagraha' to safeguard 6.2 million voters will be held in front of the Viharamaha Devi Park in Colombo, on Tuesday. It has been organized by the Movement of safeguarding 6.2 million people's compromise.

The Chairman of National Youth Services Council says that certain business tycoons have darkened the dreams of the youth.

 

The Director General and the Chairman of National Youth Services Council Eranda Weliange says that business tycoons in the country have darkened the dreams of the youth of the country. Even some school children are drowned in the problem of drug addiction in the country. He further says that to save children and youthg

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The Vice Chairman of the JSS says there is a struggle in the country base on a political agenda.

 

The Vice Chairman of the Jathika Sevaka Sangamaya says there is a struggle in the country base on a political agenda. JSS Media Secretary and Vice President Sunil de Silva made this comment while taking part in SLBC's Subharathi Programme this morning. The word 'Harthal' used in work uprising in 1953 has no place today in the workings of trade unions. The 'Harthal' was conducted for the benefit of worker's rights depending on the situation in the country.
At present, country has a struggle in accordance to the political agenda of the political parties. The student movement is politicized. Political activist Marcus Priyantha Perera said that a country should be opened to a road of a new economic development programme benefiting the ordinary masses.

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