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The government is committed to develop infrastructure facilities in the North.

The Prime Minister answering a question raised by MP Sridaran said the present government is committed to build up national reconciliation and develop infrastructure facilities in the North. Loans schemes have been implemented to enhance livelihood of the war affected people in the north.

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Free dry rations for the drought hit families will be distributed by the cooperative shops and Sathosa outlets

A special meeting on distribution of dry rations to the drought affected people will be held at the Ministry of Disaster Management today under the patronage of Minister Anura Priyadarshana Yapa. Heads of the Cooperative Department and Sathosa will also participate in this meeting. Over 500,000 farmer community in 19 districts have been affected by the prevailing drought. The each family will be provided with a bag of dry rations worth 5,000 rupees in every two weeks.

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Convener of the Inter-University Students’ Federation granted bail

The Colombo High Court has granted bail to the Convener of the Inter-University Students’ Federation, Lahiru Weerasekara. He was arrested in connection with the incident at the Health Ministry on June 21, where a large number of university students, during an anti-SAITM protest, forcibly entered the Ministry premises and caused damage to public property. He has to report to the Maradana police on the last Sunday of each month.

People in the Southern Province are able to obtain the vehicle license online

Southern provincial office of the Department of Registration of Motor Vehicles says that it has earned over one billion rupees from the province by issuing license for motor vehicles. Now the people in the Southern Province are able to obtain the license for their vehicles online. The facilities are available at each divisional secretariat in the province.

Diyawadana Nilame hands over Perahera Sandeshaya to President

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A decision will be taken on the proposed no-confidence motion against Minister Ravi Karunanayaka Tomorrow.

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya says that that a decision will be taken on the proposed no-confidence motion against Minister Ravi Karunanayaka tomorrow. The speaker revealed this fact when the group of opposition parliamentarians questioned him in the house.

Addressing the parliament at this occasion Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe says that the government acts in total transparent manner on this matter. The premier added that the speaker has the power to take a decision on this motion.

The Wallavoor-Kottai reawakening village in Kuchchawali will be vested in the public tomorrow.

The Wallavoor-Kottai reawakening village in Kuchchawali will be vested in the public by Minister Sajith Premadasa tomorrow. The new village has 25 houses with all infrastructure facilities. In line with the opening with the village 425 families in the area will be provided with housing loans as well. 118 vocational trainees will also be provided with toolkits and loan facilities to start self-employment. A mobile service to issue NICs, birth certificates and death certificates will also be held.

At least 9 Ceylon German Technical Training institutes are to be setup in the 9 provinces.

The amended bill of Sugathadasa National Sports complex authority and the amended bill of Ceylon German Technical Training institute were passed in parliament yesterday. Making the reply speech of the debate Deputy Minister Karunarathna Paranawithana says the government is setup high quality vocational training institutes throughout the island.

At least 9 Ceylon German Technical Training institutes are to be setup in the 9 provinces. The Deputy Minister added that Sri Lankan vocational training institutes will be provided with modern technology from the developed countries.

A decision will be taken on the proposed no-confidence motion against Minister Ravi Karunanayaka on Thursday.

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya says that that a decision will be taken on the proposed no-confidence motion against Minister Ravi Karunanayaka on Thursday. The speaker revealed this fact when the group of opposition parliamentarians questioned him in the house. Addressing the parliament at this occasion Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe says that the government acts in total transparent manner on this matter. The premier added that the speaker has the power to take a decision on this motion.

The Prime Minister emphasised that police should introduce new mechanisms to control the crime rate.

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe emphasised that police should introduce new mechanisms to control the crime rate. Accordingly, new technology, law implementing mechanisms, training and higher education are important to achieve this target. Mr. Wickremasinghe made these remarks at a conference organised by Sri Lanka Police and International Police to control the crime rate of South and Southeast Asian region countries.

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