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The President hands over the Buddha relics to the Buddhist delegations of USA and South Korea. PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 28 July 2014 21:25

Sri Lanka is to donate Buddha relics to be placed in Missouri Buddhist centre in the USA and Sokvansa Buddhist centre in South Korea for the Buddhists in those countries for worship. President Mahinda Rajapaksa handed over the caskets of sacred Buddha relics to the USA and South Korean Buddhist delegations who have arrived in the country this evening at the Temple Trees. This religious event has been organized under the patronage of Chief Incumbent of Missouri Buddhist centre venerable Thavala Bodhiseeha Thero and Chief incumbent of Sokvansa Buddhist centre venerable Dombagahavela Damitha Thero.

 
Indian Defence Minister says no deaths of Indian fishermen in Sri Lankan waters since 2011. PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 28 July 2014 21:24

The Defense Minister of India Arun Jaitley said that no cases of deaths of Indian fishermen in Sri Lankan waters have been reported since April 2011. The Indian government has been consistently taking up on the reports of alleged attacks on Indian fishermen in Sri Lankan waters with the Sri Lankan government, Minister Jaitley told the Lok Sabha in a written reply.

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Sri Lanka expects to earn a sum of 10 billion US dollars through migrant workers by 2017. PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 28 July 2014 21:23

Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare Minister Dilan Perera says Sri Lanka expects to earn a sum of 10 billion US dollars through migrant workers by 2017. Especially Sri Lankan domestic assistants in Middle East and European countries annually earn a sum of seven billion rupees at present. The government is now having discussions to increase the minimum monthly wage of domestic assistance upto 350 US dollars by October.

 
The acceptance of postal applications of the Uva provincial council poll ends on the 6th of next month. PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 28 July 2014 18:51

The acceptance of applications for postal voting of the Uva provincial council election will end on the 6th of next month. Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshappriya says that any information required by the government officials, principals, teachers, security forces personnel regarding postal voting and on the electoral lists should contact the State Information Centre through the telephone 1919.

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10 more Botanical Gardens will be set up within the next two years. PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 28 July 2014 21:23

The Department of National Botanical Gardens has taken steps to establish ten botanical gardens in the island within the next two years in Sripada, Knuckles, Horton Planes, Sinharaja, Ratnapura, Nuwara Eliya and Ambagamuwa for each distinct bio diversity zones. Recently, the Government opened the fourth botanical garden of the island after 137 years and for the first time after the independence.

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The President points out that those who were against free education in the past are today obstructing the government's programme to safeguard the free education. PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 28 July 2014 18:51

President Mahinda Rajapaksa says that the people who had objected to the father of free education C.W.W. Kannangara, when he presented the Free Education Act are today obstructing the massive programme carried out by the present government on behalf of free education. The President has recalled how the patriotic progressive groups including late D.A. Rajapaksa had committed themselves for the passing of the Free Education Act. He added that he as a person coming from such a generation will constantly appear to safeguard free education.

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The Consumer Authority says that vigorous inspections of all cafeterias in the country will commence from tomorrow. PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 28 July 2014 18:50

The consumer Authority says that all cafeterias in the country will be subjected to thorough inspections from tomorrow. The Authority reiterates that any canteen or restaurant which violates the laws of the Consumer Act will be punished disregarding the rank and file of the concerned. The Consumer Authority stresses that the raids will be carried out without any objective of gaining political advantages. It also appreciates the massive contribution from media institutions to educate the general public on this issue.

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