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The Japanese Experts Group presented their report on Meetotamulla Garbage Dump to the President.

The Japanese Experts Group presented their report on Meetotamulla Garbage Dump to President Maithripala Sirisena today at the President’s Official Residence in Colombo. Head of the Experts Group, Mitsutake Numahata handed over the report and made a power-point presentation explain the recommendations of the group.

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The members of the trade unions of petroleum hold a round of discussions with Minister Chandima Weerakkodi.

The members of the Jathika Sevaka Sangamaya of the Petroleum Corporation held a round of discussions with Minister Chandima Weerakkodi today. Chairman of the trade union Ananda Palitha told a media briefing that the minister elaborated on the situation behind the trade union action. Ananda Palitha said that the certain elements wanted to topple the government based on misleading information and using trade union action as a tool.

Central Committee of the SLFP decides to inform all the public representatives of the party in written to attend the May Day rally to be held in Gatambe .

State Minister Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena says President Maithripala Sirisena will take some decisions to make changes in the economic, political and administrative sectors of the country. Addressing a media briefing held at the SLFP party headquarters today the State Minister further said that the central committee of the SLFP decided to inform all the public representatives of the party in written to attend the May Day rally to be held in Gatambe in Kandy.

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The total value of the damaged houses will be paid to the Meethotamulla victims.

 

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe said that the government has decided to compensate total value of the houses damaged at the Meethotamulla devastation. The Premier added that an allowance will also be given to the people who have been accommodated at leased places. The Prime Minister made these comments when he met a group of representatives of the Meethotamulla disaster this afternoon. The issues relating to providing new houses for the families who are living in danger zones, providing 50,000 rupees allowance wavering loan installments that have to be paid to the housing development authority Etc. were discussed at the meeting. The Premier instructed the officials and the representatives to get cleared the deeds of their lands on Thursday.

The Central Committee of the will meet today.

 

Member of the Central Committee of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party Shantha Bandara says a meeting of the committee will be held at the President’s Office tonight. The progress in regard to the May Day rally will be discussed at the meeting. The committee will also pay attention on the reporting future activities of the SLFP.

The government is to expedite dengue control programmes throughout the island.

The Health Ministry plans to implement a special programme to eradicate dengue menace. The recent for the programme is  the dengue epidemic’s spreading in 12 different districts. During the past year 33,151 dengue cases have been reported and 61 out of them have been fatal. These information were revealed at a special meeting headed by health minister Rajitha Senarathne held at the health ministry.

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The government is fast getting ready for the celebration of international Wesak Day festival.

Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakse says that arrangements have been finalised for the United Nations Wesak Day celebration and the World Buddhist conference to be held in Sri Lanka in next month. Indian prime Minister Narendra Modi will be the chief guest at the inaugural session of the International Wesak day celebration to be held at the BMICH on 12th of May.

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20 highways to be rapidly developed within next three years.

Government is implementing a special programme to develop  20 different  highways throughout the island. All the highways in categories of  A & B are coming under  this programme.  The estimated cost of the programme is 58 billion rupees.  The construction works will be carried out by local contractors. The government says,  565 kilo meters  in these 20 highways  will be developed.

A parliamentarian emphasizes a necessity of national policies in bringing forward the country.

Parliamentarian Wijayapala Hettiarachchi says, that the government is implementing a garbage management programme  that can be  applied to all the sectors of the government. The government will not ever do away with the newly planned programme in planning garbage disposal.

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The cremation of Most Venerable Brahammanawatte Seevali Tissa Anunayaka Thera will be held today..

The cremation of the former registrar of the Sri Lanka Amarapura Sangha Sabawa Most Venerable Brahammanawatte Seevali Tissa Anunayaka Thera will be held at the Campbell Park in Borella today with full state patronage. The remains of the late prelate are now lying at Nagadeepa temple at the Baseline road, Dematagoda.

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