A special meeting will be held today under the patronage of the President to address the challenges of the prevailing drought condition.
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Rescuers say up to 30 people are missing after a hotel in central Italy was hit by an avalanche, apparently triggered by an earthquake. Rescuers battled overnight to reach the Rigopiano hotel, with the first of them arriving on skis. Snow dislodged by the avalanche had blocked the roads in. One person has been pulled dead from the snow. At least three came out alive but most others appear still buried.
The President says school children are the pragmatic messengers in fulfilling social responsibilities for sustainable development.
- Published on Thursday, 19 January 2017 21:18
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The meeting of key officers of the Dubai dialogue will be held at the Cinnamon Lakeside Hotel on the Monday and Tuesday.
- Published on Thursday, 19 January 2017 21:17
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The meeting of key officers of the Dubai dialogue will be held at the Cinnamon Lakeside Hotel on the and . Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe and Ministers of Labour Affairs of the member countries will attend the event. The dialogue is chaired by Minister Thalatha Athukorala for two years. The dialogue has 18 member countries so far.
The Ministry of Health says no scientific evidences have been found that Japanese Encephalitis is on the rise in the country.
- Published on Thursday, 19 January 2017 21:13
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The Ministry of Health announces that several patients inflicted with Japanese Encephalitis were found at the Ratnapura General Hospital during last three weeks. All of the patients were given proper treatments and have recovered successfully. The Ministry of Health further announced that it is not an epidemic. It also says no scientific evidences have been found that the disease is on the rise in the country.
The President points out the school children are the best messengers to take the message of sustainable development to the society.
- Published on Thursday, 19 January 2017 19:20
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President Maithripala Sirisena says the school children are the realistic messenger of the country when fulfilling the responsibility of sustainable social development. He stated this participating in an inaugural ceremony of establishing sustainable development societies in Deegana Kengalla Maha Vidyalaya this morning. He also emphasized that the sustainable development activities cannot be postponed for tomorrow at any means.
The President also reiterated the leading countries in the world make severe damages to the environment and atmosphere. These countries also control the third world countries and the developing nation through unnecessary rules and regulations. Therefore the countries like Sri Lanka has to overcome the challenges and protect the environment in a more pragmatic way. Sri Lanka has implemented many programmes to protect the environment. The President also emphasized that Sri Lanka and the people of this country will march forward for the benefit of the future generation while protecting the sovereignty and natural resources.
The world food programme extends fullest support to Sri Lanka to overcome the challenges of drought condition.
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Executive director of the world food programme Etherin Koshin has pledged to provide necessary support and aid to Sri Lanka to overcome challenges with the face of drought. She has given this pledge at a discussion held with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe at the economic summit in Davos. The Prime Minister has also discussed with her on the preliminary measures to be taken for making relief to the people affected by the existing drought.
Special attention was focused on the problems arisen for the agricultural sector and the hydro power electricity generation. The Prime Minister also pointed that under these circumstances, the government has to import rice and fuel for electricity generation. He reiterated that relief measures should be taken for the people who are depending on agriculture.
Mrs. Koshin while appreciating the support given by the Sri Lanka government for the world food programme said she will engage in a tour in Sri Lanka on the 10th of next month. The Prime minister also submitted facts on the education reform activities in Sri Lanka to her. Finally Mrs. Koshin commended the present government development moves and positive plans.
Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe expresses confidence Sri Lanka will regain the GSP plus facility by June.
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Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe expressed confidence that Sri Lanka will regain the GSP plus concession by the end of June. 28 member countries of EU will extend the fullest support to Sri Lanka in regaining this facility.
The EU member states will support Sri Lanka due to the improvement shown on the human rights record and adaptation of good governance policies. Minister Samarasinghe made these remarks at a media conference held at SLFP headquarters today.