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The national salaries commission says that an interim report will be submitted to the government prior to the preparation of the budget proposals. PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 23 August 2014 07:15
The national Salaries Commission says that an interim report will be submitted to the government prior to the preparation of the budget proposals. Chairman of the commission Nevil Piyadigama says it will be presented either next month or in the beginning of October. The report includes recommendations on salaries and pensions. The president has appointed the commission last November. Mr. Piyadigama says it has been possible to present an interim report even before completion of one year of the setting up of the commission. The main responsibility of the national salaries commission is to introduce a national policy on salaries. The commission hopes to present the final report to the president in the first quarter of next year. The chairman further said that he has obtained 660 proposals from the general public, the trade unions and numerous other organizations.
 
Indo - Sri Lanka talks on the drug menace. PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 23 August 2014 07:14
India and Sri Lanka held discussions to formulate a strategy to jointly tackle cross-border smuggling of narcotics and syndicates running the illegal trade between the two maritime neighbours. Two countries considered this strategy during the 2-day discussions held in New Delhi recently.
 
The first ODI of the current series between Sri Lanka and Pakistan takes place in Hambantota today. PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 23 August 2014 07:11
The first ODI of the current series between Sri Lanka and Pakistan will commence at 10.00 am in Hambantota today. The foremost bowlers of both sides are reported to be not available for today's match due to injuries. Mohommed irfan has been recalled to the one day tournament due to the disabilities of team captain Junid Khan. The leading spinner of the Pakistan team Saheed Ajmal has been sent to Australia to rectify a dispute in his bowling fashion. Lasith Malinga of the Sri Lanka team is also in the injured list. However, his participation in today's match will be determined before the commencement of the match. Yunis Khan has joined the Pakistan team after a period of one year. It is hoped that Upul Tharanga will open the Sri Lankan batting today. Attention has been focused on Ashan Priyanjan and Thisara Perera who have displayed their skills in the warm up matches. Sri Lankan captain Angelo Mathews says that today's match would become a proper inspiration for the preparation of next year's world cup cricket tournament. The sports transmission of the national radio will bring a live commentary on today's match.
 
The 3rd International Conference on Community and Water Service begins in Pallekele. PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 22 August 2014 23:05

The 3rd International Conference on Community and Water Service has commenced at the Pallekele International Buddhist Centre today. 

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A kidney disease and cancer treatment unit for the Karapitiya teaching hospital in Galle. PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 23 August 2014 07:11
A new building equipped with kidney disease and cancer treatment units is to be set up at the Karapitiya Teaching Hospital in Galle. Minister Maithreepala Sirisena has laid the foundation stone for the building last morning. The cost of construction is 1432 million rupees. The work is expected to be completed within 18 months. Minister Sirisena said at the ceremony that the necessary funds have been allocated through this year's budget for the maintenance of a free health service in the country. The Ministry of Health has set aside 3.8 billion rupees alone for the procurement of technological equipment. ***
 
Warnings have been issued on earth slips in 4 districts. PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 22 August 2014 23:06

The Department of Meteorology informs that the rainy weather condition in the South Western part of the country would lessen by tomorrow afternoon. 

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The Uma Oya Irrigation Scheme paves the way to cultivate 11,000 new acres of land. PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 22 August 2014 23:04

Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva says that 11,000 acres of land in the Monaragala District will be cultivated anew with paddy as the result of the implementation of the Uma Oya Irrigation Scheme.  In parallel to the project, the water capacity of more than 100 reservoirs in the district will be enhanced.  The Minister also said in Parliament today that in addition, pure drinking water facilities will be provided to the areas of Bandarawela, Atampitiya, Haliela and Passara.  The program

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