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The foundation stone to establish a Buddhist meditation centers and Shakya Janapadaya to mark the international Vesak celebration to be held this morning under the patronage of the President.

A Buddhist meditation centers and Shakya Janapadaya will be constructed in line with the international Vesak celebration to be held in Sri Lanka. The foundation stone will be laid this morning under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena.

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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe will participate in 47th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland today.

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe will participate in 47th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland today. The premier left the island to attend the World Economic Forum yesterday.

Prime Minister Wickremasinghe has been invited to attend the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2017 which commences today and will be conducted till 20th of this month, with the participation of over 40 heads of state and 2500 economists. The Premier is scheduled to meet with Switzerland officials and leading international businessmen for discussions during his stay in Davos. The summit is of great significance as world leaders gather to compile an agenda for the global and regional economy. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe attended the Davos meeting last year. It was the first time that a Sri Lankan political leader has been invited to attend the world renowned meeting.

The report on demarcation of local government areas will be submitted to Minister Faizer Mustafa today.

The report on demarcation of local government areas will be submitted to Minister Faizer Mustafa today. The Chairman of the demarcation committee Ashoka Peiris said four members of the committee have signed the report.

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198 of new officers of grade three level recruited to education administration service.

198 of new officers of grade three level were recruited to education administration service. The appointment letters to the respective candidates were given at a special function held at BMICH yesterday.

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Minister Mahinda Amaraweera instructs the relevant Ministry officials to utilize the funds allocated through the budget for the development projects of the fishing sector within the first six months of this year.

Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resource Development Mahinda Amaraweera instructed the relevant Ministry officials to utilize the funds allocated to the Ministry through the budget proposals within the first six months of the year.

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The UN and its affiliated bodies assured the President their fullest cooperation to provide relief to drought hit people.


The United Nations and its affiliated bodies would take a serious note on the impending drought situation in Sri Lanka and assured President Maithripala Sirisena that they would extend fullest cooperation to the Presidential Task Force to provide drought relief.

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The President stresses the need to work collectively to implement good governance policies in the country.

The book titled Buddhist Ideals of Good Governance was launched in Colombo under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena this evening. This has been compiled by Director of Religious Activities at the UN headquarters Professor Venerable Thampalawela Dharmarathana Thero and the Professor of Indian Philosophy at the Sorbonne University Françoise Chenete in France at the request of the president.

Addressing the gathering the President said it is very difficult to implement good governance policies in a society like Sri Lanka as the country has deviated from such policies for long period of time. Therefore, the President stresses the need to work collectively to implement good governance policies in this society.

Making and Anu Shasana author of the book Venerable Professor Thampalawela Dharmarathana Thero said good governance policies of Buddhism are a precious lesson that can be bestowed to the society. The President uploaded a softcopy of a book to the internet as well.

The electricity board request the consumers to use power sparingly.

The Electricity Board request the consumers to use electricity sparingly as the hydro power capacity has decreased up to 15 percent at percent due to prevailing drought.

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Venerable Athureliye Rathana thera ponders a nationwide movement

Parliamentarian Athureliya Rathana thera states that a nationwide movement will be created to bring the country to right path of development. He added that mere political slogans would not serve such a transformation .

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Another housing project accomplished for the families of kidney patients will be vested with the public tomorrow.

Ten housing units that were built for the families of kidney patients will be vested with the public tomorrow morning. The houses have been constructed in Medawathchiya divisional secretariat area.

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