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The President says those who voice concern about the present status of the public service have forgotten what they did to it during their governance. PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 01 September 2014 21:06
President Mahinda Rajapaksa says those who voice concern about the present status of the public service have forgotten what they did during their governance. The President points out all public servants should be aware what happen during that dark era where the public service was pruned down and the pension scheme was abolished. President Rajapaksa made these remarks while commissioning the new Moneragala district secretariat complex this evening. The government provides every facility for the public service hoping the people will receive an efficient service from all the public servants. The era where spies were sent to government offices to threaten the public servants has ended. The President pointed out the need of all government employees updating their knowledge regarding IT and language literacy. 
 
The five storied building complex has been built at a cost of 550 million rupees. All services including bank and postal services can be obtained from this complex. The Bank of Ceylon branch which was established at the building was also declared opened by the President. 
 
The programme to provide water for the people who have been affected in the drought hit areas has been expedited. PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 01 September 2014 21:06
 
The programme to provide water for the people who have been affected in the drought hit areas has been expedited. The programme to provide water for the people in Moneragala district was carried out throughout today. President Mahinda Rajapaksa personally monitored how the programme is carried out. He has also instructed relevant officials to further provide financial and ration food to the affected families. The President directed Ministry of Wild Life as well to implement the programme to protect the animals of Yala and Udawalawa National Parks. 
 
The final rites of Bala Thampo to be carried out at the Borella cemetery on Friday. PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 01 September 2014 21:04
The final rites of Bala Thampo Bala Thampo who was a frontline leader of Sri Lanka's trade union movement and Secretary of the Ceylon Mercantile Union will be carried out at the Borella cemetery on Friday. He was 92 years old at the time of his demise. The late Bala Thampo was a founding member of the Lanka Sama Samaja Party and a professional Attorney at Law. He is a graduate of the University of Ceylon and the London University. 
Bala Thampo has joined the CMU after being expelled from state service in 1947. He has served the Department of Agriculture for a certain period. 
 
Late Bala Thampo was a striking figure in the local trade union movement. He was in the forefront of trade union agitations to win the rights of the working class.
 
Sri Lanka's leading senior trade union leader Bala Thampo has passed away. PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 01 September 2014 18:28
 
 
A frontline leader of Sri Lanka's trade union movement and Secretary of the Ceylon Mercantile Union Bala Thampo has passed away. He was 92 years old at the time of his death. The late Mr. Bala Thampo was a founding member of the Lanka Sama Samaja Party and a professional Attorney at Law. He is a graduate of the University of Ceylon and the London University. 
Mr. Thampo has joined the CMU after being expelled from state service in 1947. He has served the Department of Agriculture for a certain period. 
 
Late Mr. Bala Thampo was a striking figure in the local trade union movement. He was in the forefront of trade union agitations to win the rights of the working class. 
 
A certified price for latex rubber. PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 01 September 2014 21:05
 
Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe says latex rubber will be provided a certified price in the near future. The Minister points out the revenue earned from latex rubber is not sufficient after considering the production cost of small scale rubber estate owners. This initiative will be carried out as a solution for it. Local manufacturing companies by 75 percent of local rubber latex production and use them as a raw material for export items. However, since the economies of the countries that buy those products have faced to decline which has resulted a decrease in rubber prices. Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe also disclosed that rubber has been newly cultivated in 9,500 hectares in Moneragala district to increase the production of local latex rubber. He expressed belief that this would help to increase the production within the next five years. 
 
The President says in Moneragala that the most noble inheritance of the children is education. PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 01 September 2014 18:28
President Mahinda Rajapaksa says that the most noble inheritance of the children is education. He calls upon the parents to provide an opportunity for the children to receive the benefits of free education. The President made these remarks by vesting in the ownership of students three more Mahindodaya technological laboratories set up in three schools in the Moneragala district this morning. These facilities have been provided under the Mahindodaya 1,000 school programme. President Rajapaksa has initially vested in ownership of students the Mahindodaya Laboratory at the Dombagahawela Central College in Moneragala. The President was warmly welcomed by the students of the school. He thereafter, was engaged in an observation tour of the school and conducted friendly discussions with the students. 
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The Sri Lanka Freedom Party celebrates its 63rd anniversary tomorrow. PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 01 September 2014 18:27
The 63rd Anniversary of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party falls tomorrow. The ceremony will be held at the Vincent Dias grounds in Badulla under the patronage of President Mahinda Rajapaksa tomorrow evening. Treasure of the party Minister Dallas Alahapperuma said that all arrangements have been finalized to conduct this ceremony. SLFP representatives will participate at this occasion covering all districts of the country. 
 
Minister Dallas Alahapperuma told the National Radio that the house to house canvassing programme of the United Peoples Freedom Alliance carried out in the Uva Province during the weekend has been extremely successful. The Minister added that a similar propaganda campaign will be implemented in the coming weekend as well. 
 
 
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