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The Sri Lanka Medical Council determines the minimum standards for medical education in the country

Registrar of the Sri Lanka Medical Council Dr Terrence de Silva says, that the minimum standards for medical education in the country has now been prepared. The prepared documents has been forward to the ministry of health. It is due to be tabled before the cabinet of ministers tomorrow. Once cabinet approval is received it will be published in the gazette.   Thereafter,  it will be presented in parliament.  Speaking to the SLBC he added that   after facing various obstacles and rectifying drawbacks, the set of standards that have now been determined, have also obtained the agreement of the Attorney General’s Department.

The president states that whenever decisions are taken against fraud and corruption if they are pointed towards him, he is prepared to renounce all portfolios and work with the citizens to carry forward the revolution of good governance

 

President Maithripala Sirisena says he is determined to take the country forward along with the common masses, while taking measures to eradicate fraud and corruption.

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It has been emphasized that the present government ascended to power to eliminate the corrupt practices which prevailed during the previous regime

 

Minister Mangala Samaraweera stated that, no individual in this government is prepared to protect the Rajapakses. The present government ascended to power to eliminate the corrupt practices which prevailed in the previous regime.

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A special one day service to issue National Identity Cards to students sitting for the 2017 G.C.E. Ordinary Level Examination, today

 

The Department for the Registration of Persons has decided to implement a special one day service to issue National Identity Cards to students sitting for the 2017 G.C.E. Ordinary Level Examination.

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The Prime Minister point out the need to prepare a set of ethics for the use of Cyber space.


Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe says the Cyber space has become a major forum of sharing information and knowledge at present. It has also become a major benchmark of measuring livelihood and human development. In addition, the cyber space has forced novel threat to the human society, human rights and personal freedom. The Prime Minister therefore pointed out the need to prepare a set of ethics for using cyber space. There should be a control in it to have a balance between free information and personal freedom. The President made these comments participating in the opening ceremony of the fifth Global Conference on Cyber Space in New Delhi yesterday. Over 10,000 representatives from 135 countries took part in this event. The conference was viewed by many people from 2,800 spots in the globe.

All government schools will be provided with electricity and water facilities by next year.


Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam says all the schools will be provided with electricity and water facilities within next year. Over 3600 schools have been provided with mobile labs this year. 5,300 class rooms have been constructed. 20 school dental units have been set up. 39 teacher training centers will also be constructed. 15,000 teachers will be transferred next year. The Minister revealed these facts in parliament yesterday.

Director General of Information Department says sports journalists achieve a national responsibility.


Director General of Information Department and Chairman of the SLBC Attorney at Law Sudarshana Gunawardena says sports journalists achieve a national responsibility. They support to strengthen national unity through sports reporting. The field of sports surpasses political differences. Mr. Gunawardena made these remarks at a ceremony held in Sri Lanka Foundation yesterday to form the Sport Journalists Association. Director General of SLBC Erananda Hettiarachchi was also present.

The President says the government will provide all necessary facilities for the advancement of indigenous traditional medicine in Sri Lanka.

President Maithripala Sirisena says the government will provide all necessary facilities for the advancement of indigenous traditional medicine of Sri Lanka.

President Sirisena said that even though the traditional indigenous medicine methods declined when people turned towards “speedy treatments” with the development of the innovations and researches of Western medicine, we were a healthy nation in the history of our country because of competent practitioners of traditional indigenous medicine.

The President made these remarks participating at the inaugural ceremony of the Educational Exhibition & Trade Fair on Traditional and Complementary Medicine titled “Tradmed International Sri Lanka 2017”, held at Waters Edge in Battaramulla, today.

The conference jointly organized by the Health Ministry, the World Health Organization and the University of Sri Jayewardenepura will be held from today until the 25th of this month.

Today is the 6th day of the committee stage debate of the budget 2018.

Today is the 6th day of the committee stage debate of the budget 2018. Proposed Expenditure titles of the Ministries of Education, Sports, Internal Affairs, Wayamba Development and Cultural Affairs were taken up for discussion in parliament today.

Joining in the discussion, Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said that the programmes to provide employment for graduates will be expedited, giving priority to those who have graduated from state universities. Thereafter, external degree holders will also be considered to fill the vacancies. Responding to a question raised with regard to Educational Colleges, popularly known as “Vidya Peeta”, the minister said that enrollments for these educational colleges will be increased to ten thousand.

The first stage of the pedestrians crossing network in the Colombo city will be vested with the public today.

The first stage of the pedestrians crossing network in the Colombo

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