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All NGOs should register in this country and indicate their scope of activities. PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 18:21

Prime Minister D.M. Jayaratne said that under the laws of this country all non government organizations should be registered. While registering they should also clearly indicate the activities they will be carrying out.  They cannot deviate from their stated objectives and they cannot also act contrary to the laws of this country.  This situation is applicable to all non governmental organizations in this country.  The Prime emphasized no activities against the country can be permitted and it is the responsibility of the government to safeguard the country and its territory.  The Prime Minister made these comments in response to a question raised in parliament today by the opposition leader Ranil Wickremasinghe.

Indian assistance is to be provided for the renovation of 70 child development centre. PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 18:08

The Indian government is to assist Sri Lanka for the renovation of 70 child development centres in the estate sector. A sum of 60 million rupees will be provided for this purpose. The  Child development  centers in Hatton, Galle, Kandy, Rathnapura, Badulla and Kegalla districts will be renovated under this programme. Ten centres from each zone has been selected for this purposes.  In addition to this the Indian government will also provide furniture for this centre.  
The Indian government also provide assistance for several projects in the central and uva provinces. This include establishment of two vocational training centres at Nuwara Eliya and Helgoda.  They have also provided 350 scholarships for estate children and higher educational facilities are being provided for another 440 students. A 150 bed hospital will be constructed in Dickoya.  The Gandhi international centre will be established in Matale and a housing project of 4,000 housing units is also to be launched before the end of this year.

A mechanism to provide relief to public grievances commences. PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 13:36

A mechanism to grant relief to public grievances   being  obtaining services from the   public sector has commenced. The absence of a proper procedure to resolve peoples problems has remained a shortcoming for a considerable period. The inauguration of the programme has taken place at the temple trees yesterday under the patronage of president Mahinda Rajapakse.

Army media spokesman says that the number of camps in the Jaffna Peninsula has been restricted PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 13:35

Army media spokesman Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasooriya says that the number of Army Camps in the Jaffna Peninsula has been restricted to 6500 acres. Earlier the camps were scattered in an area of 26,000 acres. 200 camps were closed. Addressing a media briefing in Colombo today , he added that the Atchuveli camp would continue to function. It was established in 1985 to strengthen national security. He added that  false propaganda have been propagated regarding this camp.

The government has increased its expenditure on welfare facilities. PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 18:01

The government has increased the expenditure on welfare activities. During the first four months of this year, the government has spent 30,590 million rupees on welfare activities. This is a 37 percent increase compared to the same period last year.  The government has also spent 11,500 million rupees for provision of assistance to elderly persons, war hero parental assistance, and as flood and drought assistance.  The amount spent to pay compensation for the differently abled war heroes amounted to 5,660 million rupees.  The mid term repot of the ministry of finance indicate that the government has also spent  1,210 million rupees on the national nutritious programme.  The amount that has been spent for students welfare including distribution of free text books amounts to 3,800 million rupees.

BJP party representatives meet the defence secretary. PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 13:36

Chairman of the Strategic Task Committee of the ruling Bharathiya Janatha Party of India Dr. Subramanium swami has met Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapakse. The meeting has taken place at the Ministry of Defence and Urban Development. Attention was focused on issues of bilateral importance

The possibility of setting up polling centers at airports and general hospitals has been looked into. PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 13:34

Election commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya  says placing of deposits of the candidates of the Uva provincial council election  is taking place. The deposits could be paid till 12 noon on the   5th of next month.  The commissioner told the SLBC that the councilor positions are being created taking into consideration of the extent of the land and the population in the province.  The acceptance of postal voting applications will commence on the 25th of this month.

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