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Minister Ravi Karunanayake has been invited to deliver the key note address of the Asia Pacific Development Forum.

The Ministry of Finance says that Minister Ravi Karunanayake has been invited to deliver the key note address of the Asia Pacific Development Forum in Thailand. It will be held from 28th and 29th of April in Bangkok. The Minister has been officially invited by the Executive Secretary of the Forum Samshard Akhthar yesterday.

Placing relics and precious stones to the chaithya of historic Unagala viharaya will be held under the patronage of the president tomorrow.

Today is the second day of the youth camp in Pulathisipura held at the Polonnaruwa Royal College premises. President Maithripala Sirisena said he would be committed to build an intelligent young generation which can win the market of scholars, also which consists of self-respect and self-confidence. He added that the government is providing the required guidance on this regard. He also stated that he would fulfill every responsibility to build the young generation in the country.
The President was speaking at the inauguration ceremony of the Pulathisi Youth Camp – “Youth for the Country” yesterday. This program is implemented under a concept of the President, with the objective of building a young generation which can contribute the forthcoming development process in the country, with their qualities of leadership and personality. This is the first youth camp of a series of such camps. The Pulathisi Youth Camp will be held from until tomorrow.
Speaking further, the President mentioned that this is the first time when a three days youth camp is held with participation of a large number of youth based on one district, after winning the independence of Sri Lanka. “This example which starts from Polonnaruwa will be implemented island wide”.
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A religious ceremony to place relics and precious stones at the chaithya of the Unagala viharaya renovated under the “Pibidemu Polonnaruwa Rajarata Navodaya” project will be held under the patronage of the president Maithreepala Sirisena tomorrow. The 23rd Dharma Deshana of the series of Dharma Deshana conducted in every poya day will be held at this vihara.

A re-awakened village to be named after Indian Prime minister.

A Udagam village will be constructed by the name of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modhi in Ranminithenna, Tissamaharama. The construction work of the houses is near in completion. The re awakening village program has been commenced under the present government again.

This housing village is comprised with 217 houses with water, electricity and infrastructure facilities. A irrigational network will also be constructed for the agricultural activities in the village. This village is to be opened by the Indian Prime Minister on the United Nations day Vesak celebrations which is to be held in Sri Lanka. This is the largest village in the Hambantota district initiated by Minister Sajith Premadasa.  

Ministry of Megapolis development completes a strategic plan for the development of urban cities in the island.

Minister of Megapolis development Partalee Champika Ranawaka says that his ministry has taken steps to provide the country with a prompt plan of urban development.  From these specific are western megapolis development plan and strategic urban development plan.

 Joining the programme Subarathi of the SLBC the minister said all the urban cities in the island are developed. Under these western province will be provided with 45 thousand housing units for its shanty dwellers.  The government aims is to provide 20 thousand housing units for other districts too by the year 2020.  The budgetary allocations exceed 69 billion rupees.  Port city project has also been started resolving all strategic problems.  He pointed out the problems of traffic congestion  will be solved by providing special road facilities as well as combining them with new rail transport facilities.

Ministry of Megapolis development completes a strategic plan for the development of urban cities in the island. ===== Minister of Megapolis development Partalee Champika Ranawaka says that his ministry has taken steps to provide the country with a prom

Senior police officers have received official transfers with immediate effect. The transfers have been effected by the directive of police commission. Under this transfer scheme four deputy inspector generals, three senior police superintendents, three police superintendents and five assistant police superintendents have been given transfers.

The President directs raids on unsystematic garbage disposal.

All relevant institutions should  agree on a proper mechanism to make the garbage disposal system in Colombo and other urban areas systematic. President Maithripala Sirisena made the remark highlighting  lack of coordination between institutions, in charge of garbage management, as the cause for the dilapidation  in the system.

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The country’s external sector records a modest performance in recent months.

Sri Lanka’s external sector recorded a modest performance during November 2016. The revelation was made by the Central Bank adding, the trade deficit widened as a result of higher import expenditure amidst a decline in export earnings, albeit marginally, during the month of November 2016.

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The governmenmt’s programme to deters smoking draws praise from the GMOA.


The government’s programme to deters smoking has drawn praise from the government medical officers’ association. They say, the legal framework pertaining to the matter should also be strengthened and they stand ready to provide their unconditional support to any positive measure taken in this regard.

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Police warns a scandal of cheating money from people using easy cash system.

Police headquarters reports that several complaints have been received on cheating money from people using easy cash system. The police headquarters says, money has been taken from the different people pledging to give valuable cash prizes for lottery draws.

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The opinion of representatives of media organizations will be sought to formulate media rights and standards.

The opinion of representatives of media organizations will be sought to formulate media rights and standards. The aim of the project is to ensure free media atmosphere in the country. A discussion was held at the ministry of mass media to forming a mechanism to monitor media activities and promote better practices.

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