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The newly constructed war heroes' monument in Kurunegala will be declared open by the President today.

The new war heroes monument constructed in Kurunegala will be declared open by President Maithripala Sirisena today. This was constructed by the Sri Lanka Army's Engineering Cops as old war heroes monument was demolished due to the widening of Kurunegala Dambulla main road. The government has spent 27 million rupees for the new monument. Details of all war heroes who made their supreme sacrifices to the motherland have been displayed in this monument.

The owner and CEO of Perpetual Treasuries, re-remanded until the 24th of this month

Colombo Fort Magistrate: Lanka Jayarathne today ordered the owner of Perpetual Treasuries Arjun Aloysius and its CEO Kasun Palisena who have been in remand custody in connection with the bond scam, to be re-remanded until the 24th of this month.

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The President's Speech at the inauguration of the Second Session of the Eighth Parliament, discussed in Parliament today

The President's Speech at the inauguration of the Second Session of the Eighth Parliament was discussed in Parliament today. Commenting on the content of the President's speech, Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka said, the country is in need of a "scientific model of governance devoid of differences". Joining in the discussion, State Minister: Niroshan Perera pointed out, Sri Lanka which was cornered by the international community during the previous regime,

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The Apparel Industry Suppliers Exhibition, inaugurated at the BMICH today

The Apparel Industry Suppliers Exhibition & Fabric and Accessories Suppliers Exhibition was inaugurated at the BMICH today. Minister Rishad Bathiudeen was the chief guest. Speaking at the event the Minister said, after regaining the GSP Plus our apparel exports increased, and we are now eagerly looking forward to surpass the 5-billion-dolllar Annual Exports Value this year, compared to the 4.8-billion dollars last year.

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The newly constructed 437 housing units in Dematagoda will be vested in the public today under the patronage of the President and the Prime Minister.

The newly constructed 437 housing units in Dematagoda will be vested in the public today under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe. This housing project is implemented under the theme "A life instead of house" by Ministry of Megapolis and western development. These houses will be provided to the low income families selected in Colombo city limits. A mega project to construct 1,500 houses for the low income families is being implemented at present. A sum of 7,496 million rupees has been allocated for this project.

The Amended Judicature bill and two more bills passed in parliament with majority of 67 votes.

The Judicature Amendment Bill to provide for the setting up of a permanent High Court at Bar to expedite cases of large scale corruption and financial crimes was passed in Parliament yesterday with a majority of 67 votes.

One hundred and nineteen members voted in favour of the Bill while 52 members voted against following a division called by Joint Opposition MP Wimal Weerawansa for the Second Reading.

The UNP and SLFP members in the Government, and TNA voted in favour, while JO MPs voted against.

Justice Minister Thalatha Athukorala presented amendments to the Bill at the Committee Stage in line with the Supreme Court ruling. A division was not called for the Third Reading and the Bill was passed with Amendments.

Addressing the house Minister Ranjith Madduma Bandara says the amended judicature bill is important to expedite the long standing cases and it should not be interpreted as an attempt to pursue revenge politics.

State Minister Eran Wickremarathne reiterates that this amendment is essential to eliminate bribery and corruption practices in the country.

Deputy Minister Karunarathna Paranawithana said this legislature will provide a comprehensive environment to take legal action against large scale corruptions.

Deputy Minister Ajith P. Perera also spoke on this occasion.

JVP Parliamentarian Vijitha Herath said that the people of this country look forward to an effective method to apprehend robbers.

The Supreme Court last month determined that Sections 12 A (1), 12 A (2) and 12 A (7) are inconsistent with the Constitution and need to be either amended or passed with a two thirds majority.

Only six out of the 16 SLFP members, who joined the Opposition on Tuesday, were present at the time of voting and they voted against. Among them were MPs Susil Premajayantha, Lakshman Yapa, Dr. Sudarshini Fernandopulle, Lakshman Wasantha Perera and Chandima Weerakkody.

The Government amended those sections as advised by the Supreme Court and passed the Bill with a simple majority.

A cabinet paper will be presented to motivate farmers for organic cultivation.

Minister of Agriculture Mahinda Amaraweera says, a cabinet paper will be submitted next week in order to promote non-toxic organic cultivation. It has many proposals to motivate local farmers for organic cultivation. They will al be provided with financial assistance be carryout the cultivations. There are about 3800 farmers who are engaged in organic cultivation in Sri Lanka.

The supreme court has ruled out that the national auditing bill is not detrimental to the constitution.

The supreme court has ruled out that the national auditing bill is not detrimental to the constitution.
Speaker Karu Jayasooriya informed the House today regarding the The decision of the Supreme Court.

Parliamentarians praise the speech made by the president at the opening session of the parliament.

Parliamentarians praise the speech made by the president at the opening session of the parliament.
Participating in a programme over the SLBC this morning, Minister Dr. Rajitha Senarathne said, the President has clearly stated his future plan through this statement. The government will be committed to provide many benefits to the general public in the coming 18 months.

Minister Gayantha Karunathilleka said that the government will implement many development programmes under the guidance of the President.
Minsiter Duminda Dissanayake said, the government will go forward with people's friendly programmes, eliminating bribery and corruption.

Yaal Devi train is among the best train services of the world.

Yaal Devi train is among the best 18 train services of the world. According to the survey reports conducted by the Guardian News Paper in UK the Yaal Devi train has also be considered as one of the  best trains that provide quality service to the commuters. The Yaal Devi Express train service has been first implemented in 1950 . It was restricted Vavuniya for over two decades to terrorist war.