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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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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.

 
Reorganization of the SLFP youth organizations will be carried out in 3 stages. PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 30 July 2014 18:15
Reorganization of the SLFP youth organizations will be carried out in 3 stages. At a press briefing held in the SLFP headquarters today parliamentarian Eric Prasanna Weerawardena said about 8,000 youths have been given party membership at about 102 meetings held at village level. The reorganization process is carried out by a committee headed by parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa. He said that the government has provided job opportunities and many other benefits to youths in the country. 
 
At the press briefing parliamentarian Uditha Lokubandara said a strong team of candidates will be field of the Uva provincial council election. SLFP youth organization will also carryout a series of propaganda meetings for the victory of SLFP candidates. 
 
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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Issuing National identity cards to the voters in the Uva province will be expedited. PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 30 July 2014 18:14
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Department of registration of persons says a programme has been implemented to issue national identity cards to the voters in the Uva province without delay prior to the provincial council election. About 10,000 applications have already been received by the department. NICs for these applicants will be issued before the end of next month. 
 
Meanwhile, the department requests the relevant principals and parents to send the relevant NIC application forms of their students who will sit for the GCE A-Level examination this year. About 150,000 more applications are to be received by the department. The applicants who have not yet received NICs should get the details by dialing the hotline 0112585043. 
 
 
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