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Governor of the Central Bank says the budget for the next year will further strengthen the nation's forward march. PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 24 October 2014 13:08
Governor of Central Bank Ajith Niward Cabral says the budget that will be presented by President Mahinda Rajapakse today will further strengthen the nation's forward march.  It is not a budget that is being presented targeting the future elections. It outlines long term plans till year 2020.  Taking part in the Subarathi discussion programme of the SLBC this morning, the governor pointed out the country is engaged in a better economic journey achieving all the expected goals.  None of the previous governments that were formed after the independence were able to achieve the development and the economic progress that has been realized at present. Long term plans are essential for the growth of economy of a country instead of short term plans.
Late Prime Ministers S.W.R.D. Bandaranike and Sirimavo Bandaranaike commemorated. PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 26 September 2014 13:10
A commemoration ceremony was conducted on behalf the 55th commemoration anniversary of the late Prime Minister S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike, 14th commemoration anniversary of Sirimavo Bandaranaike and third commemoration anniversary of Anura Bandaranaike in front of the Bandaranaike statue in Horogolla this morning.  Floral tribute was paid to the statue. Prime Minister D.M. Jayaratne, ministers, parliamentarians and Maha Sangha were present at this occasion.  Relatives of the family including former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga and Sunethra Bandaranaike were also present at this occasion. 
Anu Nayake of the Malwathu chapter Venerable Niyangoda Vijithasiri Thero commended the service rendered by late S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike and Sirimavo Bandaranaike on behalf of the nation. 
*** All bus terminals throughout the island to be established according to a same plan. PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 24 October 2014 13:06
Minister of Private Transport Services C.B. Rathnayake says all bus terminals throughout the island will be established according to a same plan. Therefore, every bus terminal will be consisted of a sub-post office, communication center, a police post and a rest room. Control rooms will be set up at every office of commuter transport authority and they will be connected with the main control room of the national transport commission.  The technological expertise and the required infrastructure facilities will be provided by the commission.  Speaking at the provincial transport ministers' conference held in Colombo yesterday he disclosed that another 100 million rupees have been allocated to further expand the "Sisu Seriya" school bus service. 


Sri Lanka makes significant strides in achieving millennium development goals. PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 24 October 2014 13:07

UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Sri Lanka Subinay Nandy says Sri Lanka has made significant strides in achieving millennium development goals. It has become the best country in region that has a better environment for children. He points out Sri Lanka has also achieved number of victories in ensuring gender equality. Subinay Nandy made these remarks while addressing a ceremony held at UN headquarters this morning organized to celebrate the UN day.  He also praised the development that can be seen in north and east provinces.  Furthermore, Sri Lanka has taken commendable steps for the resettlement of displaced persons and to develop property that were damaged from the terrorism.  Executive director of the institute for policy studies Dr. Saman Kelegama also spoke at the occasion. Minister of external affairs Professor G.L. Peiris attended the function as well.

The distribution of official poll cards of the Uva Provincial Council poll will commence on next Wednesday. PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 25 August 2014 18:41
Deputy Post Master General in charge of operations A.G. Wickremasinghe says that all arrangements have been made to distribute postal ballots and the official poll cards of the Uva Provincial Council poll. The Returning Officials are currently handing over the pouches of postal ballots to the Department of Posts. Mr. Wickremasinghe told the National Radio that the parcels will be distributed among the relevant institutions from tomorrow after the listing them appropriately. The marking of postal votes will take place on the 4th and 5th of next month. There are 20,027 postal voters in the Badulla district. In the Moneragala district the number is 10,672. 
The Elections Secretariat is scheduled to handover the official poll cards of the Uva Provincial Council poll to the Postal Department on next Wednesday. The distribution of the cards will begin from that day. The distribution will take place till the 12th of this month. Sunday the 7th of September has been declared as a special day for the distribution of official poll cards. The total number of eligible voters in Badulla district is 619,966. The number of voters in the Moneragala district amounts to 332,764. The Deputy Post Master General adds that the police provide the necessary security for the distribution of postal ballots and official poll cards. 
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