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A lengthy discussion to revamp the United national party was held under the patronage of the Prime minister

 

Views and proposals of the UNP parliamentarians will be obtained regarding the fully revamping process of the United national party. Minister Gayantha Karunathilaka said that a committee comprised with several ministers has been appointed and the report of the committee has already been received. He told the SLBC that a lengthy discussion in this regard under the patronage of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe was conducted

The restructuring process of the UNP will take place today and tomorrow.


The restructuring process of the UNP will take place today and tomorrow. A supervisory board headed by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe has been appointed to accelerate restructuring activities. Several sub committees headed by Ministers Sajith Premadasa, Ruwan Wijewardena and J.C. Alawathuwala have also been appointed to make recommendations for this purpose. General Secretary of the UNP Kabir Hasheem has already resigned from the post to help the restructuring process.

Intellectuals stress the need to create a true political and democratic changes in the country following the defeat of the no confidence motion.


Intellectuals stress the need to create a true political and democratic changes in the country following the defeat of the no confidence motion against the Prime Minister and the government. The government should accelerate the good governance policies in the coming years. Senior lecturer of the Sri Jayawardenapura University Venerable Dambara Amila Thero says people are having new aspirations after the government's victory over the no confidence motion. The Thero said that it is the government's duty to fulfill the needs of the people and go forward with necessary restructuring in the UNP. Chairman of the organization for the Families of Missing Persons Brito Fernando stated that the government has been able to strengthen national reconciliation and peace following the defeat of the motion. Therefore, the government should look into the problems of the families of missing persons.

Veteran artist Jayathilaka Bandara says that people are now expecting a rapid change in the democratic policies of the government.

The school vacation begins today.


All government schools will begin their vacation today as the first term of the 2018 academic year ends today. The second term will start on Monday, April 23. However, the first term of Muslim schools will end on Wednesday, April 11 and those schools will reopen for the second term on Wednesday, April 18.

The President requests the secretary to the Health Ministry to submit a report regarding the price and quality of bottled water.

The President has instructed the secretary to the Ministry of Health to submit a report regarding the price and quality of bottled water. Information has surfaced that certain businessman have resorted to selling bottled water of low quality at high prices, taking undue advantage of the drinking water issue faced by the dry zone.

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Spot fines for 33 traffic offences.

Three orders under the Motor Traffic Act were taken up for debate in Parliament today. Commencing the debate, Deputy Minister: Ashoka Abeysinghe, pointed out 33 traffic offences for which spot fines need to be levied. This is with the intention of controlling the rising number of road accidents and ensuring disciplined driving.

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2000 additional CTB buses for the convenience of passengers, during the forthcoming festive season.

Chairman of the Sri Lanka Transport Board Ramal Siriwardena says, 2000 additional buses will be deployed for the convenience of those travelling to their home towns to celebrate the Sinhala and Tamil New Year. He added, from tomorrow until the 15th, bus services will be operational 24 hours from the Central Bus Stand in Colombo.

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World Health Day to be celebrated in Colombo.

World Health Day falls on Saturday. The World Health Organization will celebrate the 70th World Health Day in Sri Lanka. The ceremony will be held at the Nelum Pokuna Theatre. President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe will be the chief guests.

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The Chief Incumbent of Gangaramaya gave his blessings to the Prime Minister for his future endeavors

The Chief Incumbent of Gangaramaya Ven. Galaboda Gnanissara thera gave his blessings to the Prime Minister for his future endeavors. The thera also expressed confidence that the government under Prime Minister will take the country forward with effective development programs. The thera made these remarks when Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe made a courtesy visit yesterday night after the vote on - no confidence motion. A special pirith chanting was held yesterday to invoke blessings to the Prime Minister.

The MPs and the Ministers representing UNF stated that this is a victory which has strengthen the United National Party and its allies.


The Ministers of United National Front expressed their views on the no-confidence motion which was defeated successfully in parliament yesterday. This result has strengthened the United National Party. The MPs and the Ministers representing UNF expressed their views to SLBC after the vote on no-confidence motion yesterday. They said this will help the UNP to take the development programs forward in an effective manner.

Speaking on this occasion, Minister Dr. Rajitha Senarathna stated that the development program under 'One leader, one government and one work plan' will commence from today.

Minister Vajira Abeywardena pointed out this victory has strengthened the whole party and the administration.

Minister Sajith Premadasa said this victory will provide an opportunity to serve the people.

Minister Field Marshal Sarath Fornseka said this result is a good justification to show the strength of the government.

State Minister Eran Wickremarathne said the government still enjoys the two third majority in the parliament.

State Minister Ajith P. Perera said this victory was able to defeat the corrupted and fraud elements of the previous regime.

Parliamentarian Rohini Kumari Wijewardena said this is a great victory in the political history.