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The central bank says foreign reserve of the country may increase upto 9.5 billion US dollars by the end of this year

The central bank says foreign reserve of the country may increase upto 9.5 billion US dollars by the end of this year.  The amount is 8.7 US dollars at present.  The IMF recently released 252 million US dollars under the comprehensive loan facilities to Sri Lanka as the IMF has commended the country's economic progress during the past period.  The ministry of finance says Sri Lanka will receive more foreign funds in the coming months.

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The drafted plan for National agricultural development has been launched

The drafted national plan for agriculture development was handed over to Minister Mahinda Amaraweera yesterday. The world food and agriculture organization has helped to prepare it with the aim of enhancing local agriculture industry.  This plan will be presented to the cabinet for approval and then to the parliament. 

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World Environment Day falls today

World Environment Day falls today. World Environment Day was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1972 to mark the opening of the Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment and the first World Environment Day was celebrated on June 5, 1973. World Environment Day is celebrated across the globe to highlight the importance of environmental conservation.

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Minister Harin Fernando says, it was not a single decision of the UNP to back a common candidate at the 2015 Presidential Election

UNP Media spokesman and Publicity Unit Chief: Minister Harin Fernando says, it was not a single decision of the UNP to back a common candidate at the 2015 Presidential Election. All forces who opposed the government that was in power arrived at a collective decision to back a common candidate. He made this point clear participating at the launch of the new media unit held at Sirikotha yesterday. This media project has been titled: 'our responsibility - your duty - the people's right', and has been named 'Sathya' - 'The Truth'. He emphasised that restoring the peoples trust in the UNP is the main intention of the Sathya Campaign.

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The Agriculture Minister instructs the relevant officials to provide necessary information with regard to adverse weather conditions to the farmers in advance

Minister of Agriculture Mahinda Amaraweera instructs the relevant officials to provide necessary information with regard to adverse weather conditions to the farmers in advance. The Minister also expects to submit a comprehensive report to the government suggesting the possible ways and means to provide necessary  information and relief assistance to promote agricultural crops in the country.

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party appoints new office bearers on a temporary basis

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New General Secretary of the SLFP Rohana Lakshman Piyadasa expresses commitment to build it as a powerful and populist movement

New General Secretary of the SLFP Professor Rohana Lakshman Piyadasa says he will be committed to building the party as a powerful and populist movement. He said after his appointment that he will help the party to strongly embrace indigenous values, a production economy and a populist vision. Professor Piyadasa added that the main responsibility of the SLFP at this moment was unity.

Applications are now invited for the grade one admissions to government schools next year.

Applications are now invited for the grade one admissions to government schools next year. The Education Ministry says the duly filled applications should receive the respective schools by June 30th. The applicant should have completed five years of age by January 31st, 2019.

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Arrangements are underway to provide facilities for Poson pilgrims in Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa

The government has made arrangements to provide facilities to devotees who will be in Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa on Poson Full Moon Poya Day on June 27th. District secretary of Anuradhapura R.M. Wanninayake says the facilities would focus on Atamasthana including Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi as well as Mihinthale and Thanthirimale. Polonnaruwa district secretary Ranjith Ariyarathne expects more than 100,000 devotees at Polonnaruwa, Somawathiya, Gal Viharaya, Dimbulagala and Seruwila.

The 74th model village constructed in Arawanamulla in Hambantota under the Gamudawa programme will be vested with the public today.


The 74th model village constructed in Arawanamulla in Hambantota under the Gamudawa programme will be vested with the public today. The Sath-rajagama model village has 22 houses with other required infrastructure facilities. Distribution of housing loans for 170 recipients will also be held today. In addition, 100 vocational trainees will receive self-employment took kits at this ceremony.