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35 persons have been killed by railway accidents in the past months of this year.

The Security Division of the Railway Department says about 35 people have been killed by railway accidents during this year. The most recent incident was reported from Angulana area in which four passengers were killed while travelling in foot board. The Railway Department request the commuters to be vigilant in traveling in trains.

Navy apprehends 2 smugglers with 3.7 kilograms of gold in northern seas.

A Fast Attack Craft attached to the Northern Naval Command apprehended 2 smugglers with 3.7 kilograms of gold in the sea area northwest of Kankesanthurai Lighthouse yesterday. The suspects who are residents of Madagal had concealed 37 biscuits of gold, each weighing 100 gram, in the dinghy used for this illegal act.

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The president says that strengthening the SLFP means strengthening the political camp committed to enhance the well-being of the country.

President Maithripala Sirisena says that strengthening Sri Lanka Freedom Party means strengthening the political camp  that has been committed to enhance the well-being of the country.  The president stresses that he will not take revenge from any person , but take stern action against the persons who are responsible for crimes and corruption.

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The Prime Minister says that it is the UNP only that has taken measures against the culprits responsible for corruption.

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe says  that it is the UNP only that has taken measures against the culprits responsible for corruption. No other political party  has taken legal action against  the corrupted members of their parties.  The UNP led government in future will build up a society free of frauds and corruption. The prime minister made these remarks at a rally held in Kurunegala yesterday.

A team of officials will go to Abu-Dhabi today to conduct further investigations on Udayanga Weeratunga.

Police media spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekera says that a team of officials will go to Abu-Dhabi today to conduct further investigations regarding the former Sri Lankan Ambassador in Russia Udayanga Weeratunga. Mr.Udayanga was arrested by the police in Dubai recently.

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Propaganda and canvassing of the LG polls end today.

The election propaganda activities will end from midnight today. The final election propaganda rally of the UPFA will be held in Polonnaruwa today under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena. The final rally of the UNP will be held in Grand Pass under the patronage of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe. Final rally of Sri Lanka Podu Jana Peramuna has been organized in Kurunegala under the patronage of Mahinda Rajapakse. TheJVP holds its final rally in Maharagama.

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The final report of the Presidential Investigation Committee to inquire into the losses incurred due to the collapse of the Meethotamulla Garbage Mountain, submitted to President Maithripala Sirisena, today.

The final report of the presidential investigation committee to inquire into the damages caused due to the collapse of the Meethotamulla garbage mountain, was submitted to president Maithripala Sirisena today. The committee was headed by retired appeals court judge Dr. Chandradasa Nanayakkara. The report details short term as well as long term recommendations, to rectify this issue. It points out the necessity to establish a 'controlling centre' for the disposal and management of waste in the western province. The president upon accepting this report stated that based on the recommendations necessary instructions will be given to the respective ministries in concern.

Meanwhile, the committee report also exposes an unusual increase in payments made to outside entities for the purpose of disposing waste at Meethotamulla, during the years 2015 and 2016. The report points out that the failure on the part of the Colombo Municipal Council to implement a proper strategy for garbage disposal, and the non-implementation of solutions put forward to municipal officials, were the causes that led to the Meethotamulla catastrophe.

The special parliamentary session to debate the Bond Commission report and the report of PRECIFAC, held this morning.

The special parliamentary session to debate the bond commission report and the report of PRECIFAC was held this morning. Speaking at the debate minister Mahinda Amaraweera stated that it is commendable to note that for the first time in history the recommendations of a commission report is being carried out effectively.
Deputy Minister Dr Harsha De Silva stated that the government has taken appropriate action concerning the bond commission report. It proves that the COPE committee report that preceded this report, is accurate. He pointed out that there are some who have not studied these reports, but are promulgating falsehood across the country.
Also joining in the discussion, Minister Lasantha Alagiyawanna said, the path has been laid for the total elimination of fraud and corruption from the country. He pointed out that although the country is in the run up for an election, misappropriation of public assets is not even heard of. He emphasized that the Audit Bill should be brought into effect as soon as possible.
Deputy minister Ajith P. Perera joining in the debate, highlighted the fact that through the bond commission report, it has been distinctly proven that the leader of the United National Party has no involvement in the bond scam.

The Chairman of the UNP says, the UNP has implemented a decisive strategy to counter corrupt individuals who take undue advantage of state institutions for their own benefit.

Chairman of the UNP, Minister Malik Samarawickrama says,  functioning within the consensus government, the UNP has implemented a decisive strategy to counter corrupt individuals who take undue advantage of state institutions for their own benefit. He observed that while making the law enforceable, all efforts have been taken to curb fraud and corruption. A classic example to prove this point is the apprehending of the owner and the CEO of Perpetual Treasuries. Issuing a special statement, he also stated that, the UNP is bringing to an end the regime of fraud and corruption that prevailed during the previous administration. Those found guilty will be dealt with by the law.

The President emphasises that as the leader of the entire country he will always dedicate himself for the betterment of all citizens.

President Maithripala Sirisena, participating at a public rally held in Pothuvil yesterday, reiterated his commitment to stand for the betterment of the people of this country, irrespective of petty differences in race or religion. He expressed these views participating at a public rally held in Pothuvil yesterday.

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