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The reconstruction of Colombo - Jaffna, Northern railway line will be completed by September. PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 27 July 2014 20:25

Transport Minister Kumara Welgama said that the reconstructed Colombo - Jaffna, Northern railway line up to Jaffna will be completed by September. He said that the Yal Devi train service which was suspended for 20 - 25 years, due to LTTE activities will resume operations on 15 September. The re-construction of the northern railway line and return of the Yal Devi express train to Jaffna will not only resume the normal train services to the north after 20 years, but will also symbolize the liberation of the northern people from LTTE terrorism and return of democracy to the north. Indian Government has funded the entire development project of Northern railway line up to Jaffna.

 
The leadership training for the university students will be held from the 7th of September to 21st of November. PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 27 July 2014 20:25

The ministry of Higher Education has decided to conduct the leadership camp for the new enrollments for university from the 7th of September to 21st of November. This is the 5th phase of the programme. Accordingly training camps will be held at 30 centres around the island. Secretary to the ministry of higher education Dr. Sunil Jayantha Navaratne expressed the following views regarding the programme. Incidents of student deaths as well as students falling ill were also reported during previous leadership campaigns. Secretary to the ministry of higher education noted that they have decided to conduct a separate programme for students who have health related problems.

 
President offers a cash donation to the national badminton champion Miss Chandrika De Silva. PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 27 July 2014 17:39

President Mahinda Rajapakse made a cash donation to the National Badminton Champion Miss Chandrika De Silva. This donation was made at the President's House in Anuradhapura recently. Newspaper reports revealed that the former 11 time national badminton champion is facing severe financial problems at present. Seeing the reports the president listened to her grievances and instructed the officials to provide her required concessions. Accordingly the Telecommunication Regulatory Commission donated one million rupees to construct a house for her.

 
A new project has been implemented to provide concessions for the damages caused to the public by climatic changes. PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 27 July 2014 17:38

A new project has been implemented to provide concessions for the damages caused to the public by climatic changes. UN Development Programme provides necessary financial assistances for this. Project Director H.M Jayathilake Herath says it will be first implemented in Kurunegala, Puttalam and Rathnapura district. Later it will be started in Moneragala, Anuradhapura, Hambantota, Kilinochchi, Batticaloa and Mannar Districts. People who will be affected by floods, landslides, drought, gale force winds and many other natural disasters will be benefited by this programme.

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Rains are expected tomorrow in Western, Sabaragamuwa and Central provinces and in the Galle and Matara districts. PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 27 July 2014 20:24

The met department says Showers will occur at times in the Western, Sabaragamuwa and Central provinces and in the Galle and Matara districts. Showers may spread to the North-Western province too. Thundershowers will develop at several places in the North central, Uva and Eastern provinces during the afternoon or evening. Strong winds at times up to 60 kilometers per hour can be expected over the central hills and fairly strong winds at times are also likely elsewhere over the country.

 
Computers have been donated to the Gnanodaya Pirivena to enhance the IT knowledge among the student bikkus. PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 27 July 2014 17:39

A number of computers have been donated to Thalaawa Sri Gnanodaya Pirivena in Anuradhapura. This donation was made recently at the Anuradhapura president's housed under the patronage of the President with the objective of providing IT knowledge to the student bikkus. The telecommunication regulatory commission provided the computers and other equipments. The President handed over them to the chief incumbent of the piriwena Ven. Menikhinne Dheerananda thero.

 
Jathika Hela Urumaya states that certain groups are promoting for a common candidate and agitate for abolishing the Executive Presidency because of their greed to power. PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 27 July 2014 13:01

The Leader of the Jathika Hela Urumaya Dr. Venerable Omalpe Sobhitha Thero said that certain groups are attempting to present a common candidate for the next Presidential Election because of their greed to power. 

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