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Today is the world habitat day. The National Ceremony to mark this day will be held in Matara

The World Habitat Day is commemorated today. According to the UNs declaration world habitat day is usually commemorated on the first Monday of the first week of October.  This day is commemorated since 1986. 

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It has been emphasized that through the devolution of power there will be no threat to the unitary status of the country.

MP Dr. Jayampathi Wickremarathne states that through the devolution of power in a unitary country, there will be no threat to the sovereignty, territorial integrity or the unitary status of the country. Parliamentarian Jayampathi Wickremasinghe made these remarks at a media conference held in Colombo yesterday.

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Issuing a message on the World Children’s Day, The President says that a child is a universal symbol of purity and exquisiteness.

 

Issuing a message on the World Children’s Day President Maithripala Sirisena says that a child is a universal symbol of purity and exquisiteness. All the children, wherever they are born or belong to whatever community, they are the creators of the future of the human beings.

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The construction work of the trilingual national school which is a concept of the President commenced today.

The construction work of the trilingual national school which is a concept of President Maithripala Sirisena commenced today at Kaduruwela in Polonnaruwa under the patronage of the President.  The school is due to conduct classes from Grade 6 to Grade 13 and will comprise all facilities. 

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The “Smart Class Rooms” concept comes under the observation of the Premier.

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe visited Sri Jayawardhanapura Maha Vidyalaya to observe the “Smart Class Rooms”. He stated that an education system suitable for the 21st century is being implemented by the government and the “Smart Class” concept is an experimental modal in this concept. As a step forward in this endeavor A/level students will be provided with computer tablets from next year.

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A mammoth “Sathyagraha” campaign urging the government to fulfil the pledges given to the public.

A mammoth “Sathyagraha” campaign organized by the  “Protection of Convention among 6.2 million people”, will be held at the George E De Silva park in Kandy, next Tuesday, urging the government to fulfil the pledges given to the public. Speaking at a media briefing held in Colombo today, Chairman of the Convention Saman Rathnapriya stated that they will leave no room for the promises made to the people, to go unfulfilled.

CWE is now providing essential commodities at lower prices.

CWE chairman T.M.K.B Thennakoon says that the consumers can purchase a large number of essential commodities from CWE outlets for reasonable prices. The programme is implemented since last night. The management of CWE monitor the selling procedures to find out whether consumers are served according to the new pricing scheme.

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The 40th anniversary of mysterious death of late Professor Senaka Bibile falls today.

The 40th anniversary of mysterious death of late Professor Senaka Bibile falls today. He was mysteriously found dead in Caribbean island of Gyana while rendering his service there.  Professor Senaka Bibile is responsible for the introduction of national pharmaceutical policy to Sri Lanka.  Professor Senaka Bibile is the first pharmacology professor in the island.

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The director general of right to information commission says the success of the RTI is at the hands of the public.

The director general of  right to information commission Piyatissa Ranasinghe says the successful implementation of the right to information act is in the hand of the general public.  Joining the  Subarathi discussion programme of SLBC this morning he said if the general public  demands more information from the  government institution it will lead for the success of the act. 

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The Army commander emphasizes that dismantling or removing the army camps in the north and east in a hurry is not suitable at this juncture

Army commander Lt. Gen. Mahesh Senanayake emphasizes that dismantling or removing the army camps in the north and east in a hurry is not suitable at this juncture.

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