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Minister of disaster management says that they were able to face emergency disaster situations successfully due to being pre-prepared

Nearly 53,712 persons belonging to 40,017 families have been affected due to the heavy pre-monsoon rains across Sri Lanka in 19 districts, the Disaster Management Centre said.

The death toll due to the severe weather condition has risen to 19. A total of 84,943 persons belonging to 18,542 families are affected by the prevailing disaster situation in the country.

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A programme to enlighten school children on eradicating bribery and corruption

The Director general of commission to investigation investigate allegations of bribery or corruption , Presidential Counselor Sarath Jayamanna requests the all people to come forward to build the country by eradicating bribery and corruption. An extensive programme will be implemented in future to enlighten school children.

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The water level of many rivers has begun receding - The Department of Irrigation says, there is no need to have any undue fear

The water level of many rivers has begun receding Therefore, Director of the Department of Irrigation: Mala Alawathugoda says, there is no need for the public to have any undue fear, as there will be no problems in the days ahead.

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The Health Promotion Bureau points out, due to the recent rains there is a risk of accidents and the spread of disease

The Health Promotion Bureau points out, due to the recent rains there is a risk of accidents and the spread of disease.  Thereby, health authorities advise parents to prevent children from wandering in flooded areas. Director of the Health Promotion Bureau: Consultant Dr Pabha Palihawadene says, if fever, cough and rash conditions occur, treatment needs to be obtained from the nearest government hospital. 

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Graduate teachers to be recruited to fill vacancies in National Schools

The Ministry of Education has decided to recruit graduate teachers to fill vacancies in National Schools that teach in the Sinhala and Tamil medium. They will be recruited to fill vacancies in classes from Grade six to eleven.

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The Premier to visit Jaffna and Kilinochchi on Monday

Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe will visit Jaffna and Kilinochchi on Monday to evaluate the progress of development activities in Northern Province. Progress Review Meetings will be held on the same day at the Jaffna and Kilinochchi District Secretariats.

The Prime Minister Ranil will make visit to Jaffna and Kilinochchi on Monday to find out the progress of the development activities in northern province.

Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe plans to make a visit to Jaffna and Kilinochchi on Monday to find out the progress of the development activities in northern province. The progress review meetings will also be held on the same day at Jaffna and Kilinochchi district secretariats.

The 72nd model housing village under the Village re-awakening project "Len Sithuwamgama at Dimbulagala, in Polonnaruwa district will be vested with the public this morning under the patronage of the President.

The 72nd model housing village under the Village re-awakening project "Len Sithuwamgama at Dimbulagala, in Polonnaruwa district will be vested with the public this morning under the patronage of the President Maithripala Sirisena. Minister Sajith Premamdasa will also participate on the occation. This has 25 houses with all facilities. The basic infrastructure facilities including water, electricity and road network are also provided. Chairman of the national housing development authority L S Palansuriya says the main objective of this project is to provide housing facility for those do not have permanent shelter.

Parliamentarian Anura Kumara Dissanayake submitted the 20th Amendment of the constitution to the Secretary General of the Speaker's office.

Parliamentarian Anura Kumara Dissanayake submitted the 20th Amendment of the constitution to the Secretary General of the Speaker's office. Addressing a media conference Mr.Anura Kuamra Dissanayake requests the all stakeholder to extend the fullest support to pass this legislature. Parliamentarian Dr.Jayampathy Wickremarathne also expressed his views at this occasion.

The convenor of Citizen's Solidarity Chameera Perera says the main objective of the establishment of OMP is to provide justice to the affected families.

The convenor of Citizen's Solidarity Chameera Perera says the views presented about missing persons and relevant incidents took place during the previous regime seem to be biased at times. The main objective of the establishment of OMP is to provide justice to the affected families. This should also conduct just and fair investigations in this regard.