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Government pays attention on establishing rest houses to provide temporary shelter to the people affected due to national disasters.

Government pays attention on establishing rest houses to provide temporary shelter to the people affected due to national disasters. The main objective of this project is to provide temporary relief to the people affected due to heavy rainfall, landslides, cyclone and flood

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Two road development projects under Colombo national highway development programme, will commence today.

Two road development projects under Colombo national highway development programme, will commence today. Accordingly, the road development project between Godagama to Bope stretching around 11 kilometers will be developed under this scheme. The evaluation committee has finalized the tenders in this regard. It should be noted highway will be constructed from Kottawa to Moragahatenna under the main project.

Safety walls will be developed to prevent the overflow of Kelani River.


Safety walls will be developed to prevent the overflow of Kelani River. The proposed wall will be constructed along the low lying areas of the river basin. The main objective of this project is to protect the general public of Colombo urban area and Kelaniya during the rainy days. Minister Vijith Vijayamuni Soyza stated a special cabinet paper submitted in this regard has been approved during the last meeting. 1,000 million rupees will be spent on this project.

National Productivity awards ceremony was held under the patronage of the President.

National Productivity awards ceremony was held at Rathmalana Stein Hall under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena this evening. This annual awards ceremony was organized by the National Productivity Secretariat. School, public and private enterprises who achieved high productivity during the year were presented with awards at this ceremony by the President.

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A social welfare programme to curtail the spread of cancer was started.


A social welfare programme to bring down cancer was started under the guidance of speaker Karu Jayasuriya. This has been initiated by Indira Jayasuriya Social welfare service.

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State minister of defence says the Virusara benefit cards programme will be further strengthened next year.

State Minister of Defence Ruwan Wijewardena says the Virusara benefit cards programme introduced by his ministry will be further strengthened next year. At a meeting held with the heads of 64 institutions that provide support to this programme held at the Ministry of Defence the minister said 25,000 war heroes have been provided with Virusara beneficiary cards this year.

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Minister Thalatha Athukorala rejects the allegations leveled against her by the joint opposition.

Minister Thalatha Athukorala rejects the allegations leveled against her by the joint opposition that she had misused money by implementing an insurance scheme for migrant workers. At a press briefing held in Colombo today the minister said she had instructed the Director General of the Bribery Commission to conduct an intensive investigation into these allegations

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The President says the government will provide ample amount of resources and guidance to equip young generation with vocational skills.

President Maithripala Sirisena says the government will provide ample amount of resources and guidance to make young generation equipped with vocational and technical skills. Trained labour is the Sri Lanka's prime human resource. There is no shortage of employment opportunities in the country at present.

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Tajikistan President is ready to strengthen economic relations with Sri Lanka.


The visiting President of Tajikistan Ammolley Rehman says his country is ready to strengthen economic and bilateral relations with Sri Lanka. Addressing the Sri Lanka Tajikistan business meeting held in Colombo this evening, he said it is commendable that Sri Lanka has a conducive environment for business and investment. Tajikistan entrepreneurs are ready to invest in Sri Lanka. He also invited Sri Lankan business community as well to start business ventures in his country. Tajikistan expects to purchase more Sri Lankan products, such as tea, apparel, gem and jewelry, Ayurvedic products, spices, ceramic and rubber products.

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The SLFP district convention will begin on the 15th of next month from the Badulla district.

Chairman of the youth front of the SLFP Shantha Bandara says youth members are being enlisted party at rural level.  The Badulla district convention of the SLFP youth front will begin on the 15th of January from the Badulla district.

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