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A group of volunteer and contract basis teachers in the northern province will be made permanent.

Volunteer and contract basis teachers in the northern province will be given permanent appointments. The distribution of appointment letter will be held at the temple trees on the 15th of this month.

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The 70th Independence Day is marked in a grand manner

 

In his address to the nation, the President stresses the need to strengthen the Sri Lankan identity.

President Maithripala Sirisena stresses the need to strengthen the identity of the Sri Lankan people. He says the government has given priority to identify and address national challenges, including the elimination of poverty. Addressing the nation at the 70th Independence Day ceremony that was held in a grand manner at Galle face, the President said the outdated financial and other regulations needed to be amended without delay. He called on all politicians to exercise honesty and commitment in overcoming national challenges. He added that the true meaning of freedom meant not only for humans, but also for other animals and the environment.  
The President pays last respects to the late Professor Bellanwila Wimalarathana Thera.

President Maithripala Sirisena this afternoon visited Bellanwila Raja Maha Vihara and paid last respects to the late Venerable Professor Bellanwila Wimalaratana Thera. The president extended condolences to the nation over the bereavement of the revered and scholarly top prelate of the temple.

Large numbers of mourners are arriving to pay their last respects to the Thera who passed away yesterday. The cremation will take place at the Sri Jayewardenepura University grounds on Thursday afternoon with state patronage.

War-time voluntary and contract teachers in the North are to be given job permanency

Voluntary and contract teachers who served in schools in the North during the war are to be given job permanency. The office of the Northern Province governor says 324 teachers will accordingly be given appointment letters at Temple Trees on February 15th. They will be integrated to the classes two and three of Sri Lanka Teachers' Service.

Sri Lanka Celebrates the 70th Independence Day today

 

Sri Lanka Celebrates the 70th Independence Day today. The main function will be held at the Galle Face Green under the title "One Nation" under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena. Prince Edward and Princess will take part in this event as special guests. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe, Ministers and Parliamentarians and foreign diplomats will also participate in this event

The President says that he has already decided to make some changes after the 10th of this month

President Maithripala Sirisena says that he has already decided to make some changes after the 10th of this month. The president also said that measures will be taken for the economic management in the country and to provide solutions to the increasing of cost of living of the people. Several important decisions will be taken for the development of local industry as well as the agricultural sector in the country.
He made these remarks at a public rally held in Bandaragama yesterday. We should be go forward as a country but should not be set back. The present government had to face several economic issues due to huge debt burden. The president has also pointed out that the former president is requesting the power from the people to form a government again to go back the country again and to create nepotism governance. He said although several parties created, no one can destroy the SLFP as it is a people's party.

World Leaders congratulate the president on the occasion of the 70th national independence day.

Several world leaders have sent their Congratulatory messages to President Maithripala Sirisena on the occasion of the country's 70th National Independence Day. The Queen Elizabeth II of the Great Britain in her message says that the relationship between the two countries has continued to grow, and it is her hope that the connections between our people continue to flourish in the years to come.

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The president says, he is committed to develop the country under a proper plan .

President Maithripala Sirisena says that, he is committed to build the country under a proper programme. The progress of the country was hampered during the past few decades due to the activities of politicians who loved neither country nor the people.

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Minister Vajira Abeywardena stresses the need of working together to develop the country.

The Edenborough Awards presentation 2017  will take place tomorrow at the Temple Trees at 4 pm. The programme has been organized by the national policy and economic affairs ministry and the national youth services council.

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The President signs gazette for commission to look into the frauds and corruption committed in Sri Lankan and Mihin Lanka airlines.

he appointment of new Presidential commission to look into the frauds and corruption committed in Sri Lankan and Mihin Lanka airlines will be gazetted tonight. Addressing a election propaganda rally in Hettipola today , the President said that through this presidential commission many serious crimes and corruption committed by the leaders of previous regime will be disclosed.

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National Intellectuals Forum points out that the national government should be continued until 2020 to accelerate development.

The National Intellectuals Forum point out that the national government should be continued until 2020 to accelerate the development in the country. At a press briefing held in Colombo today, registrar of the Ramagnya Maha Nikaya Venerable Aragolle Piyadassi thera said that the unity government has made a revolutionary social and political change in the island. The Thera said that Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe is a unique politicians with exemplary qualities.

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