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The UNP says no member of the party has been proved responsible for bond scam.

United National Party General Secretary Kabir Hashim said there are no findings against any member of the United National Party including Ravi Karunanayake with regard to the issuance of Treasury Bonds.

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New housing scheme will be constructed at Kalapaluwawa area for married STF officers.

The Government has decided to put up a housing complex for married officers of the Police Special Task Force. It has become an immediate requirement to provide housing facilities for married officers in the STF engaged in various defence activities including maintaining law and order in Colombo and suburbs,

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The Jaffna regional consular office has attested over 10,364 documents, and served over 5000 people during the first year.

The Jaffna Regional Consular Office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs marked it's one year anniversary last week. In keeping with the aim to improve and enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of consular related service delivery to the general public, particularly those in the Northern Province, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs opened a Regional Consular Office in Jaffna on Thursday 26 January 2017. The regional consular office is located at the District Secretariat in Jaffna.

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Today is the Navam Full Moon Poya day

Today is Navam Full Moon Poya Day. According to Buddhist traditions and literature, two utmost significant incidents took place on Navam Full Moon Poya Day. They are the appointment of Buddha’s two chief disciples - Saraputta and Moggallana. Saraputta was appointed to the prestigious position of “Dharmasenadhipathi” and Moggallana as “Dharmapuroitha” respectively.

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The President says the people in the country will never allow a single family to rule the country again.

President Maithripala Sirisena says the people in the country will never allow a single family to rule the country again. The former regime was rejected by the people on the 8th of January 2015 as they discarded the corruption, frauds and nepotism.

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The Prime Minister says the massive development programmes will be implemented after building up the national economy.

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe says the massive development programmes will be implemented after building up the national economy. The president government is heading towards development with a gigantic plan. The premier made these remarks addressing an election propaganda rally held in Gampaha yesterday.

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It is stressed that the UNP can form a government with the support of 125 parliamentarians at any time.

Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam says the UNP can form a government with the support of 125 parliamentarians at any time. Some groups who are ignorant on the political behaviour of the country, are expressing ridiculous views on toppling the government and to form a new government.

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For the first time since 1866, three lunar events will coincide on the same day; a 'Blood Moon Total Lunar Eclipse', a 'Super Moon' and a 'Blue Moon' will be visible to us today,

For the first time since 1866, three lunar events will coincide on the same day; a 'Blood Moon Total Lunar Eclipse', a 'Super Moon' and a 'Blue Moon' will be visible to us today, at moonrise in the eastern horizon, after 6.15pm.

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The General Secretary of the United National Party epitomizes the arduous task the present good governance regime has undertaken to bring to realization the aspirations of the Rainbow Revolution.

General secretary of the United National Party Kabeer Hassheem issuing a statement says that the present good governance regime has performed an arduous task to realize the citizen's aspirations that sphere headed the Rainbow Revolution that ushered in the present era. The 19th amendment to the constitution is significant among the many tasks executed. In a further strengthening  move of reaffirming democracy in the country, the first steps in formulating a new constitution were taken. The minister pointed out that when the first and second republican constitutions were formulated in 1972 and 1978, public opinion was not sought. The very first task the present government embarked upon in this endeavour, was to collate public views and ideas. Therefore, the mandate given to the good governance regime at the presidential election on the 8th of January 2015 and the 18th of August 2015, cannot be spurned. The minister emphasizes that the stakeholders of the government need to uphold the aspirations of the citizens who gave them this mandate, and should not leave room for the surreptitious motives of those who were defeated into political wilderness by the people's mandate, to surface.  He observed that those who snub the pro-people's agenda, will take frantic efforts to topple the present regime and plunge the country back into dictatorship.

Initial steps taken for the implementation of the proposed new court system to hear cases pertaining to serious acts of fraud and corruption.

Deputy minister Ajith P.Perera says that initial steps have been taken for the implementation of the proposed new court system to hear cases pertaining to serious acts of fraud and corruption. He projected that the said court system could be made operational from next March onwards.  Speaking at a media briefing held in Colombo today he stated that although the PRECIFAC report recommends stripping off civic rights of the wrong doers, the government has no direct intention to do so. The government will follow legal proceedings for the wrong doers to be punished.