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The 2018 Fifa World Cup kicks off today

The 2018 Fifa World Cup gets under way today when hosts Russia face Saudi Arabia following an opening ceremony at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium. Football's showpiece event features 32 teams, including holders Germany, competing in 64 games over 32 days. The 21st edition will be played out in 12 stadiums, across 11 cities, spread over 1,800 miles. England, winners in 1966, is the only team from the home nations to qualify and start against Tunisia on 18 June.The first match between Russia and Saudi Arabia will commence at 8.30PM Russian time today.

Kim invites Trump to visit Pyongyang as North Korea hails 'radical switchover'

Kim Jong Un invited Donald Trump to visit North Korea during their historic summit and the US President accepted, Pyongyang State media reported on Wednesday, calling it the start of a “radical switchover” in the nuclear-armed Cold War foes' fraught relations. The unprecedented encounter in Singapore on Tuesday saw the leader of the world's most powerful democracy shake hands with the third generation scion of a dynastic dictatorship, standing as equals in front of their nations' flags. Mr. Kim agreed to the “complete denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula”, a stock phrase favoured by Pyongyang that stopped short of long-standing US demands for North Korea to give up its atomic arsenal in a “verifiable” and “irreversible” way.

A Presidential Task Force has been appointed to operate development programmes in the North and East

A Presidential Task Force has been appointed to operate development programmes in the North and East. The task force headed by President Maithripala Sirisena is responsible for operating coordinating and follow up of all development programmes in the northern and eastern provinces. During the post war era many programmes had been implemented in the two provinces for social and economic development. However, the programmes have not made a significant contribution for uplifting the livelihood of the people there. The President has also informed the cabinet regarding the task force. The Prime Minister, Provincial Governors, Chief Secretaries of the two provincial councils, top military and police officials and representatives of all relevant factions are included in the task force.

The General Secretary of the SLFP says the party will contest future elections as a wide alliance

General Secretary of the SLFP Professor Rohana Lakshman Piyadasa says that the party will contest the future elections as a wider alliance. Accordingly, the party will have a dialogue with all progressive parties and organization. The party has already started restructuring process islandwide. Participating in a programme over the SLBC this morning the Professor said that the SLFP will be build up from the grass root level with a broad discussion with a general public.

Police have started extensive investigations into the shooting of Chief incumbent of Kirivehera

The Jeep in which three suspects who open fired at Chief incumbent of Kataragama Kiriwehera Venerable Kobawaka Damminda Thera and another monk was taken into custody by the Police this morning. The Police Spokesman said that 8 Police teams have been assigned to carry out investigations. The Chief Incumbent of Kataragama Kiriwehera and the other monk were shot and injured at the Temple premises this morning.

The Director of Hambantota Hospital says that the chief incumbent of Kirivehera, Ven. Kobawaka Dhamminda Thera will be airlifted to Colombo for further treatment.

The government has allocated 500 billion rupees for health sector during the last year only

Minister Dr. Rajitha Senarathne says that the government has spent over 500 billion rupees for health services during the last year. About 472 cabinet papers on developing health sector have been presented to the cabinet of Ministers since 2015 to date. The government has given priority strengthen the free health service in the country.

The Road Development Authority says no problem in the constructions standards of the Rajagiriya Flyover Bridge

The Road Development Authority says there is no any problem over the quality of construction of Rajagiriya Bridge. It has been constructed under international construction standards. Both Moratuwa and Peradeniya Universities have studied the quality of all parts of the bridge including the foundation columns and approved the quality. The Peradeniya University is further conducting a monitoring process to confirm the quality of the flyover bridge.

Two new state ministers and five deputy ministers were sworn in

Two new state ministers and five deputy ministers were sworn in today at the president secretariat before the President.  Ranjith Aluvihare is the state minister for tourism development and Christian religious activities.  Lucky Jayawardena  is the state minister for up-country infrastructure development. 

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The cabinet has given approval to decrease the price of litre of kerosene oil upto 70 rupees

The Cabinet has given approval yesterday to reduce the price of kerosene to 70 rupees per litre.
During the recent revision of fuel prices, the price of kerosene was increased by 57 rupees up to 101 rupees per liter.

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The office of missing persons will meet the relations of missing persons in Trincomalee tomorrow

The office of missing persons will meet the relations of missing persons in Trincomalee tomorrow.    They will gather information on the missing persons in the Trincomalee district. They will also look into the possibilities of solving the problems faced by the relatives of the missing persons. The OMP is to meet in Kilinochchi on Thursday and in Jaffna on Friday.

World celebrates International Day Against Child Labour today

World celebrates International Day Against Child Labour today. The International Labour Organization hailed Sri Lanka as a ‘beacon of hope in South Asia’. In recognition of its efforts, Sri Lanka has been highlighted as a ‘Pathfinder Country’ within “Alliance 8.7”, a global movement for the eradication of child labour.

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Trump Kim summit: US and North Korean leaders to hold historic talks

US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un are poised to meet for an unprecedented summit on Tuesday aimed at defusing tensions on the Korean peninsula.No sitting US president has ever met a North Korean leader.Mr Trump has said the highly anticipated talks represent a "one-time shot" at peace.The meeting marks a dramatic shift in relations between the pair, who last year traded insults and threats of war.

Bera Lake coastal park will be vested in the public today

Bera Lake coastal park will be vested in the public today. A sum of 640 million rupees has been spent on this project. President Maithripala Sirisena and Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka will participate as special guests on this occasion.

Railway trade union action abandoned

Railway trade union action has been called off. The trade union action scheduled to be held mid night today by the joint railway technicians union was called off. The Secretary to the joint union Kamal Peiris said the decision has been taken based on the assurance given by the top management to address the grievances of railway technicians.

The Southern Province viral fever has been brought under control to 75 percent

The Southern Province Health Services Director Dr. G. Wijesuriya says viral fever has been brought under control to 75 percent in the province. Accordingly, the Southern Province Health authorities have taken effective measures to bring this viral fever under control. The patients are educated with relevant precautionary methods. Few hospitals in the Southern Province have made  necessary arrangements to treat these patients.

The court case relating to misappropriation of funds in Tharunyata Hetak movement involving three persons including Nalaka Godahewa will be taken up for investigation on the 16th of October

The case filed against Securities and Exchange Commission former Chairman Nalaka Godahewa and two others, in connection with their alleged involvement in conspiring to misappropriate 5 million rupees belonging to the SEC was yesterday fixed for trial on October 16 by the Colombo High Court.

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A 24 hour telephone consultation service to reduce obesity

A 24 hour telephone consultation service in operation to reduce obesity. The Health Promotional Secretariat has launched this special consultation service. The hotline is
0710 107 107. The public can obtain expert advices from specialist doctors with regard to body mass index and ways and means to reduce the weight. They can also obtain advices with regard to suitable exercises.

The value of non-financial assets of the country has increased up to 814 billion rupees by the end of 2017

The ministry of Finance says, the value of all assets of the government has increased upto 814 billion rupees at present. The amount of non-financial assets was 21 billion rupees in 2015 . It has increased up to 346 billion by 2016. The government has planned to implement an expedite programme to estimate the all non-financial assets of the government within next two years. The Treasury is to use an accounting system under accrual basis to gather all financial information of the government. The ministry of finance says, the government will carry out this accounting system with accountability and in transparent manner.
Chairman of The Sri Lanka Public Utility Commission Saliya Mathew says that, it has sent a letter to the Electrical Engineers' Association of the Ceylon Electricity Board regarding their proposed trade union action. The letter has already been sent to the Chairman and the General Manager of the CEB. The relevant trade unions are expecting the letter from the public utility commission regarding their demands.

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Parliamentarian Dayasiri Jayasekera arrived at the CID to make a statement on accepting money from Perpetual Treasuries Limited

Parliamentarian Dayasiri Jayasekara has arrived at the Criminal Investigation Department a while ago, to give a statement. CID has called on him to obtain a statement on the allegations of accepting 1 million rupees from the Perpetual Treasuries Limited’s subsidiary company, Walt & Row Associates.

The Electrical Engineers' Association is to call off their trade union action

Chairman of The Sri Lanka Public Utility Commission Saliya Mathew says that, it has sent a letter to the Electrical Engineers' Association of the Ceylon Electricity Board regarding their proposed trade union action. The letter has already been sent to the Chairman and the General Manager of the CEB. The relevant trade unions are expecting the letter from the public utility commission regarding their demands.

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Fisher community has commended the government's decision to reduce the price of kerosene oil

State Minister Dilip Wedaarachchi says, the price of kerosene oil will be reduced by 31 rupees, with effect from tomorrow. Accordingly, from the current price of 101 rupees per litre, will be brought down to 70 rupees. This step has been taken upon the request of the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, to provide relief for fisher-folk and low income families. The relevant proposal will be presented to the cabinet tomorrow for approval. At a meeting held in Tangalle yesterday the state minister said, that price of was increased due to fuel price hike at the World market and misuse of kerosene oil by bus and lorry owners.

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