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A comprehensive programme to include the youth in development process.

State minister Niroshan Perera says the youth of the country will  be included in the development agenda of the government. He added that the administration has prepared a well devised economic plan in line with the trenching global economy.

More opportunities will be opened for the youth to obtain vocational training. The concepts like youth parliament and Yovun Puraya are in operation. The state minister said that Sri Lanka is in the 31st of the youth ranking of the Commonwealth. He highlighted that the government has allocated 13.5 billion rupees for the development activities in the rural areas. He highlighted that transparent tender procedures are followed by the government.

Today is the second day of committee stage debate of the budget.

The parliament will meet today at 9.30 am. Today is the second day of the committee stage debate of budget.

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The Prime Minister says that Sri Lanka's police service will be made in best in Asia.

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe says that Sri Lanka's police service will be made in best in Asia while equipping it with cutting edge technology. He added that the duty of the police officers of the country is to ensure ethnic harmony and safeguard national identity. The premier was speaking at a parade held at the police college in Kalutara today.

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The government stresses that no party will be allowed to unleash terrorism in the country again.

 

The government stresses that no party will be allowed to unleash terrorism in the country again. State Minister of Finance Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena says the government is committed to enhance the national

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IMF will release the 162.6 million US for Sri Lanka.

International Monetary Fund Executive Board has completed its first review of Sri Lanka’s Extended Fund Facility arrangement. It will enable the disbursement of about 162.6 million US dollars. The IMF said in a statement,

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Health officials warn a danger of breeding a small mosquito species considered to be a carrier of brain fever.

 

A danger of breeding a small mosquito species considered to be a carrier of brain fever, has arisen in Colombo. Chief Medical Officer of the Colombo Municipal Council Dr. Ruwan Wijemuni said that this has been found during a research conducted by the scientists of the council.

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PM tables 6 sub-committee reports on new constitution

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe tabled reports prepared by six sub-committees appointed with regard to drafting of new constitution. The steering committee on drafting the new constitution had appointed these sub-committees.

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Ready to take any measure to safeguard national unity - RW

The committee stage discussion on 2017 budget commenced in the parliament this morning. Votes on account of 22 expenditures including the President, the Prime Minister's office and the Parliament are being taken up to discussion.

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The 2nd reading of the budget passed in parliament with majority of votes.

The 2nd reading of the budget passed in parliament with majority of 107 votes. 162 parliamentarians voted for the budget, while 55 voted against it. 

 

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Minister Patalie Champika Ranawaka says holding a referendum on the new constitution is not practical at the moment.

Minister Patalie Champika Ranawaka says the proposed constitution should be prepared with the consensus of all parties. Holding a referendum in this regard will lead to disturb the existing national reconciliation, political stability and economic prosperity.

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