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Around 15,000 farmer families are to benefit from the Minipe left bank canal renovation project.

Around 15,000 farmer families are to benefit from the Minipe left bank canal renovation project. Director of the Mahaweli Water Protection and Investment Programme Neil Bandara says the project will help cultivate 7,500 hectares of farmland.

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More hospitals will be given facilities to perform organ transplantations.

Health Minister Dr. Rajitha Senarathne says more hospitals will be given facilities to perform organ transplantations. At present, only Sri Jayawardanepura, Kandy, Peradeniya and Anuradhapura hospitals have the required facilities.

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A six year tea replanting project has been planned for five districts.

A six year tea replanting project has been planned to cover 5,500 hectares of land in the Galle, Matara, Ratnapura, Badulla and Nuwara Eliya districts. The Tea Smallholdings Development Authority says 3,200 tea planting families will benefit from the project. A payment of 675,000 rupees will be made for each hectare that will be replanted with tea.

Over 15,000 farmer families receive benefits under the Minipe Left Bank Canal program

 

Director of the Minipe Mahaweli project, Engineer Neil Bandara says over 15,000 farmer families have received benefits under the Minipe Left Bank Canal program. Under this program, the height of the Minipe dam was increased by 3.5 meters and additional mud sluice gates was also fixed. In addition an electric power system was installed to activate all the sluice gates. The 74 kilometers long left bank canal was totally renovated under this program. This will help to cultivate paddy lands of 7,500 hectares in both Yala and Maha seasons. The Asian Development Bank and the Sri Lankan government has allocated a sum of 28 billion rupees for this project. The project was launched in 2016 and expected to be completed in 2020

There is a considerable decrease of dengue cases

 

National Dengue Control Unit of the Health Department says that there is a considerable decrease of dengue cases at present. Director of the unit Consultant Dr. Hasitha Thisera attributed this development to the intensive programs carried out by the government with the help of the community. Participating a program over the SLBC this morning he said more programs have been planned to conduct this year as well to maintain this situation. He said that more public support is expected for the success of this program

The Archeological Department has started researches at district level to identify ancient archeological sites

The Archeological Department has started researches at district level to identify ancient archeological sites. Commissioner General of Archeology Prof. P.B Mandawela says identifying such places in Batticaloa district has already been completed. There are many places of archeological value in the Northern and Eastern Provinces. Buildings and ruins and artifacts that are older than 100 years can be considered as objects of archeological value, according to the provisions of the archeological act 1818. The Survey department will conduct the ground survey activities under the guidance of the relevant divisional secretaries of the area. It is expected that there are over 250,000 places of archeological value in Sri Lanka.

Minister Arjuna Ranathunga says that the responsibility of the President and the Prime Minister is to carry forward the unity government

 

Minister Arjuna Ranathunga says that the responsibility of the President and the Prime Minister is to carry forward the unity government. The people of the country were given a mandate at the January 8th of 2015. The people have given a mandate at the parliamentary election in 2015 to the President and the Prime Minister to solve the problems of the country together. He also said that the people have given a warning to the government at the recently held local government election for their shortcomings.
He made these remarks at a special discussion held yesterday with the fuel distributors in the Northern Province. Explaining news to the media he said the government should do now is to take forward the country by correcting their shortcomings. Currently, Sri Lanka has become a recognition country in the world. Several development work are now being carried out. He said some groups are trying to destroy the unity government to fulfil their narrow political mileage.

Another 6000 persons will be recruited to the state management service

Another 6000 persons will be recruited to the state management service.  Director General of the joint service of the Ministry of public administration Mrs K B P M J Gamage said that the relevant interviews for qualified persons will begin on 5th of next month. The results of the competitive exam held recently have already been included to the internet.   1477 persons who passed the exam at the limited stream and 3995 persons who passed the exam  at the open stream will be recruited to the state management service.  The objective is to fill the vacancies existed from these persons.

7000 schools have been selected to the programme of the "nearest school is the best school"

Minister Akila viraj Kariyawasam says that 7000 schools have been selected covering all provinces in the island to the programme of the "nearest school is the best school". Several projects have already been started at these schools. The financial grants from one million to 9 million rupees will be spent for this purpose.
Changing of syllabus of all schools are now being carried out. Measures will be taken to introduce new subjects instead of traditional subjects. The Minister also reiterated that several changes will be implemented during the next two years in the educational sector. Insurance scheme for each student and to digitalize the class rooms are among it.

The Prime Minister says he plans to work in future according to the constitution with the support of all the stakeholders of January 8th political change.

The Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe says he plans to work in future according to the constitution with the support of all the stakeholders of January 8th political change.  Mr. Wickremasinghe made these remarks at a media conference held at Temple Trees today.

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