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100,000 youth will attend the May Day rally of the SLFP.

President of Youth Front of the SLFP Shantha Bandara says 100,000 youth will attend the May Day rally of the SLFP which is to be held in Gatambe in Kandy. The youth from each and every branches of the SLFP will be represented at the event. Shantha Bandara said that the May Day decorations will be polythene free and eco-friendly. He was speaking at a media briefing held in Colombo today.

17 new electorate organizers and district organizers of SLFP have been appointed by President Maithripala Sirisena today.

17 new electorate organizers and district organizers of SLFP have been appointed by President Maithripala Sirisena today. The special function in this regard was held at the presidential secretariat. Accordingly, Samarajeewa Bandara Welagedara has been appointed as the new organizer for Patha-dumbara electorate. W.M. Yasamana and U.R. Dayanandasiri will function as organizers for Dambulla electorate.

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The former Mayor of Kotte says the political members of previous regime during which the previous rulers have used the executive presidency to suppress the rights of the workers cannot be the real representatives of the working community

The former Mayor of Kotte Janaka Ranawaka alleges the group of political elements trying to celebrate the May Day along with the political members of previous regime during which the previous rulers have used the executive presidency to suppress the rights of the workers cannot be the real representatives of the working community.

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Parliamentarian Vadivel Suresh says large number of members of the association will join the United National Party to celebrate the May Day this time.

The general secretary workers association parliamentarian Vadivel Suresh says Large number of members of the association will join the United National Party to celebrate the May Day this time. May Day is a unique day to commemorate the workers’ rights. He made these remarks at media conference held at the UNP headquarters Sirikotha today. Addressing the gathering Parliamentarian further said the people of this country have rallied around with UNP since inception.

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The hot weather experienced in North, North Central and Eastern Provinces shows an increase of 5 to 6 Celsius of temperature.


The Met Department says the hot weather experienced in North, North Central and Eastern Provinces shows an increase of 5 to 6 Celsius of temperature. Meanwhile, an increase of 2 to 3 Celsius of temperature is shown in rest of the island. Accordingly, Trincomalee records the highest temperature of 37 degrees Celsius.

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Minister Sajith Premadasa requests the private, donators and well-wishers to come forward to implement a joint housing project to provide housing facilities to the houseless - people.

Minister Sajith Premadasa requests the private, donators and well-wishers to come forward to implement a joint housing project to provide housing facilities to the houseless - people. He also requested the relevant sectors to become the stake holders of the National community service project, which fulfill the housing requirements of the people who do not have lands or houses.

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People point out that the trade union action taken by several trade unions in the petroleum corporation is unfair.

People point out that the trade union action taken by several trade unions in the petroleum corporation is unfair. Some elements are attempting to mislead the people by spreading false information. Some political elements are trying to gain political mileage by disrupting essential services. People point out that the good governance regime should not let such elements to harass general public.

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The Colombo Municipal Council has distributed financial assistance to 100 selected Buddhist temples in Colombo.


The Colombo Municipal Council has distributed financial assistance to 100 selected Buddhist temples at a ceremony held in the Temple Trees this evening under the patronage of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe. Each temple received a sum of 50,000 rupees.

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State Minister of Fisheries Delip Vedaarachchi pledged to provide relief to the affected fishermen at the fishing vessel explosion in Hambantota.

A fisherman has died due to an explosion took place in a multiday boat anchored in Hambantota Port. Police said that five more fishermen have been hospitalized following injuries due to the accident. The cause of the explosion has been revealed as a gas cylinder inside the boat getting exploded and flamed.

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“Maha Soopawansaya” a book compiled by the veteran Chef Dr. Publis Silva was launched.

“Maha Soopawansaya” a book compiled by the veteran Chef Dr. Publis Silva was launched at the BMICH this evening. President Maithripala Sirisena was the Chief Guest at this occasion. The book contains his experience of professional life during the past six decades.

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