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A new bus station constructed for Vavuniya at a cost of 195 million rupees

Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva has proposed to set up a provincial transport authority for the northern province.  He added that such entities are in operation in other provinces.

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President Maithripala Sirisena completes two years as the chairman of the SLFP.

President Maithripala Sirisena completes two years today as the Chairman of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party. He was elected as the president of the SLFP on the 16th January 2015. Both the central committee and the executive committee of the SLFP unanimously approved this appointment. Former presidents Chandrika Bandaranaike and Mahinda Rajapakse were appointed as the sponsors of the party.

Parliamentarian Weerakumara Dissanayake of the national freedom front makes a statement to the FCID.

Parliamentarian Weerakumara Dissanayake has reported to the FCID today to give a statement over misuse of vehicles at the presidential secretariat during the previous regime.

Women and youth representations in the future elections will be increased.

The Election Commissioner has taken measures to increase the youth and women representation in upcoming elections. A preliminary discussion in this regard was held at the election secretariat under the patronage of the chairman of the commission Mahinda Deshapriya.

 The Election Commissioner pointed out that lack of youth and women representation in elections is not conducive for democracy. The media has wider responsibility to encourage youth and women  for entering into politics.

A replica of Shakyan’s colony of India will be set up in Sri Lanka.

A replica of Shakyan’s colony of India where the Prince  Siddartha was born and spent his child hood  will be set up in Sri Lanka. This will be created at the Regidale estate in Kesbewa electorate to mark the 17th international Wesak day celebration this year. The construction costs 500 million rupees. The organization “Light of Asia” extends creative and technical  support for this project.

 The foundation stone will be laid tomorrow by the minister Wijedasa Rajapakse and Deputy Minister Dushmantha Mithrapala. Nepal Ambassador in Sri Lanka Mrs.Dhana Kumari Josi and several Nepalese  diplomats will also take part at the ground breaking ceremony tomorrow.

A stern actions will be taken against the persons who distort currency notes.

The Central Bank says stern actions will be taken against the persons who distort currency notes. The bank stresses the need to use currency notes in standard manner. Minting coins will also be carried out in systematic manner from this year.

Ministerial subcommittee has been appointed to analyze the drought.

Minister Ranjith Siyambalapitiya says a ministerial subcommittee has been appointed under the directive of President Maithripala Sirisena to give recommendations to face adversities caused by the drought.

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Deputy Minister Ajith P. Perera says the UNP is in the stance of abolishing executive presidency.

Deputy Minister Ajith P. Perera says the UNP is in the stance of abolishing executive presidency. He added that the President and the Prime Minister are both keen on reducing the power vested with executive presidency and strengthening the parliament.

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1,041 million rupees paid as compensation to the people who were hit by the explosion at the Salawa army camp.

The Disaster Management Ministry announces that 1,041 million rupees has been paid as compensation to the people who were hit by the explosion at the Salawa army camp in Kosgama.

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The government says development programmes will spearhead in the face of any challenge posed by the opposition.

Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam says the government will continue development activities in the face of any difficulty posed by the opposition parties.  He added that the President and the Prime Minister has the correct vision and the strength to achieve the target.

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