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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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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.

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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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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