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1300 scouts have been awarded as president scouts. PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 30 July 2014 20:56
 
 
1300 scouts have been honored with presidents scout award.   The awarding ceremony  was held at the BMICH in Colombo this evening under the patronage of President Mahinda Rajapakse. Speaking at this occasion Minister Bandula Gunawardena said the Scouts Movement has been committed for years to build up social friendly and loyal young generation.  Chief Commissioner of the scouts Prof.Nimal De Silva said scouts are able to direct the society towards the righteous path. There are over 40,000 members in the scout movement.   
 
 
Switzerland extends continuous support to Sri Lanka. PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 30 July 2014 20:55
 
Switzerland Ambassador in Sri Lanka Thomas Litscher said that his country is willing to continuously extend its utmost support to Sri Lanka. He made these remarks when he met Prime Minister D.M Jayarathna today prior to his departure after completing his tenure in Sri Lanka. He also pointed out the need to strengthen trade ties between the two countries. He further said that Sri Lanka’s investment-friendly policies have made it possible to manufacture and export high quality products with no difficulty. According to him large scale investments Swiss companies have made in the island have generated employment for Sri Lankan youth. 
 
 
Police request public support to rescue the kidnapped child in Megalewa area. PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 30 July 2014 20:53
Police request the public to give any information regarding the kidnap of a boy  in Megalewa area by dialing  071 81 37 007 to senior DIG Jagath Abeysiri Gunawardene. They can  also give information through  077 47 84 635  to SSP Chandana Alahakoon . Police headquarters say several police  teams have been deployed for further investigations. 
 
 
All faculties of the Rajarata University will be reopened on the 4th of next month. PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 30 July 2014 18:16

Registrar of the Rajarata University A.M.P.B Abeyrathna says that all faculties of the University will be reopened on the 4th of next month. Students who have hostel facilities should report to their hostels before 4.00 pm on the 3rd of August.

 
Renovation work of damaged houses and properties in the Aluthgama and Beruwela areas will be expedited. PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 30 July 2014 20:54
Army Commander in Chief of Western Province Major General Ubaya Medewela says that renovation process of damaged properties in Aluthgama and Beruwela areas by recent clashes is rapidly progressing at present. The renovation work is carried out jointly by the Army, Navy and the air  force. A sum of 181 million rupees has been estimated for construction work. About 210 houses and 84 shops in the Aluthgama and Beruwela areas were damaged during the recent incident. Major General Ubaya Medewela revealed these facts at a press briefing held in Army Project office at Moragolla today.
 
 
A number of programmes have been implemented to provide concessions to the people affected by the drought. *** PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 30 July 2014 18:17
The government has implemented a number of accelerated programmes to provide concessions to the people who affected by the prevailing drought. Many people face immense difficulties as their daily income has been curtailed by damages to their crops. Such families will be identified and alternative livelihood programmes will be started for them. Such family members will be included in micro development projects such as renovating small irrigation canals, rural roads, Etc…. They will be given 8 to 12 days work per month for a payment of maximum 6,000 rupees. Excess silt and mud sediment in reservoirs and tanks will be removed and distributed among the rural bricks and tile earthen manufacturers free of charge. Drought stricken families will be provided with drinking water using bowzers. 600 agri wells in selected areas will also be renovated soon. 
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A special committee of experts has been appointed to check whether the GCE O-Level Maths paper causes unnecessary pressure on the students. PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 30 July 2014 18:16
The circular that provides opportunity continue A-Levels to the students who have passed GCE O-Level Examination sans mathematics has been issued. Accordingly, such students will be able to follow A-Level Syllabus in Arts or technological subject stream. The students who have failed in mathematics will have the opportunity to pass the subject at O-Levels within two years. Minister Bandula Gunawardena revealed these facts at a press briefing held in Colombo today. If there are more than 20 students sans mathematics in a schools an additional maths class should be conducted for the benefit of those students. If the amount is less than 20 the student should be directed to another school where the facility is available. The minister further said that a special committee of experts has been appointed to check whether the GCE O-Level Maths paper causes unnecessary pressure on the students. 
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