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Trains have claimed 510 lives last year.

The Railway Department says that trains have claimed 510 lives last year. Superintendent of Railway Security Anura Premarathne says that major cause of the deaths in railway track is carelessness of the motorists and pedestrians.

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The President will make a special statement today on the Bond Issue.

President Maithripala Sirisena will make a special statement today on the final report of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry into the Bond Issuance of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka. Addressing a meeting in Matara recently Minister Mangala Samaraweera said the government is committed to stop all types of malpractices as pledged by the good governance government. 

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It has been emphasized that it is an utmost necessity to strengthen the President's vision to take the country forward as an undivided nation.

Minister Dayasiri Jayasekera says that it is an utmost necessity to strengthen President Maithripala Sirisena’s vision to take the country forward as an undivided nation. He expressed these views speaking at a media briefing held at the SLFP Headquarters today. He also stated that strict disciplinary action will be taken against UPFA members who align themselves with the ‘newly formed party’.

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President Maithripala Sirisena receives a special award in recognition of his relentless campaign to eradicate the drug menace in the country.

President Maithripala Sirisena received a special award in recognition of his relentless campaign to eradicate the drug menace. This award, which was awarded by the Anti-Drug Non-Governmental Organizations Conference held in China in November last year, was handed over to President Sirisena today.
President Sirisena’s leadership to eradicate tobacco use in Sri Lanka by 2020 also came under high appreciation of the international anti-drug campaigners.

The President also handed over an award given at the Conference to the Founder-President of the Mithuru-Mithuro Sansadaya, Ven Kuppiyawatte Bodhananda Thera, for the thera’s services towards anti-drug campaigns.

Under the 2nd stage of the Suwa Seriya Emergency Ambulance Service, all provinces to be covered.

An agreement was signed at Temple Trees in the presence of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasighe to obtain 209 ambulances under the 2nd stage of the Suwa Seriya Emergency Ambulance Service. Representing Sri Lanka Deputy Minister Dr.Harsha De Silva and representing India High Commissioner Tharanjith Singh Sandhu, signed the agreement. The 88 ambulances that were received under the 1st phase have been deployed in the western and southern provinces.  Those that will be received under the 2nd phase will be deployed covering all districts in the country. The launch of this Emergency Ambulance Service has created over 550 employment opportunities in the country.

The Prime Minister endorse the set of guidelines for media institutions issued by the election commission

The guidelines issued to the media institutions by the election commission on holding the upcoming polls in free and fair manner will be presented to the Parliament.  Prior to the presentation, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe  endorsed them at a ceremony held at the Temple Trees this morning. 

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The Rajagiriya fly over bridge will be vested with the public on Monday.

The Rajagiriya fly over bridge will be vested with the public on Monday under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe. It is to be opened at 9.00 am. The 533 meters long bridge is comprised with four lanes. The Spanish government has granted a sum of about 4.7 billion rupees . This development project was scheduled to be completed in December this year.

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The reports with regard to 17 serious crimes committed during the Mahinda Rajapakse regime will be handed over to the President today.

The reports with regard to 17 serious crimes committed during the Mahinda Rajapakse regime will be handed over to the President today.  The President had appointed a commission on this matter and the commission had prepared these reports after gathering evidence and conducting lengthy investigation. In the 1200 page report, the commission has also recommended the measures to be taken to prevent such  crimes, frauds and malpractices in future.

The Commission appointed to investigate large scale fraud and corruption will submit a comprehensive report on the large scale frauds and fund misappropriation took place during the previous Rajapaksa regime to the President today.

The Commission appointed to investigate large scale fraud and corruption will submit a thousand page report on the large scale frauds and fund misappropriation took place during the previous Rajapaksa regime to President Maithripala Sirisena today.

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68 individuals are arrested on charges of violating the local government election laws.

68 individuals are arrested on charges of violating the local government election laws. The police headquarters say these personnel were arrested during the last 24 hours ending 6.00 am today.

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