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The national ceremony to mark the World Children’s Day will be held at Maharagama youth services council complex under the patronage of the president PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 01 October 2014 06:54

Sri Lanka will mark World Children's Day with a national event at the Maharagama Youth Centre this morning under the patronage of President Mahinda Rajapaksa and first lady madam Shiranthi Rajapaksa. The ceremony, held under the theme 'Protect Us with Love' is organized by the Child Development and Women's Affairs Ministry. Minister Tissa Karaliyadda speaking on this year's programs organised by the ministry to mark the event said it has been designed with the aim of raising public awareness on the importance of ensuring the well being of children and their social rights.

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The World Elders’ Day falls today PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 01 October 2014 06:53

The World Elders Day also falls today. Issuing a message the president says elders are the people who worked for the well being of the country’s economy and culture. Increasing the elderly population is causing many problems to the economies in many countries. However, Sri Lanka has implemented a number of programmes for the care of elderly persons. The national ceremony to mark the elders day will be held at 9.00 am toady at the Sri Lanka Open University Auditorium in Nawala.

 
Several areas in upcountry face a threat of landslides due to heavy rain. PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 30 September 2014 20:40

Ministry of Disaster Management says risk of landslides and fall of boulders will occur in some areas in Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Matale, Kegalle and Kurunegala district if the prevailing rainy weather continues. Deputy Media Director of the ministry Sarath Lal Kumara says the risk will prevail until tomorrow. Meanwhile, the railway control room says train services along the northern line may be delayed due to rain. The railway track between the Polgahawela and Kurunegala railway station has gone under water and certain signal posts are not properly functioning.

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JBIC has come forward to support for the promotion of power and energy in Sri Lanka. PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 30 September 2014 20:38

Japanese Bank for International Cooperation  (JBIC) has come forward to support for the promotion of power and energy in Sri Lanka.  A delegation from JBIC headed by Managing Director Yajima Koichi met Minister of Power and Energy Pavithra Wanniaarachchi today and held discussion in this connection. The Japanese delegation stated that they will provide modern technology and financial support for this purpose. Minister Wanniaarachchi said Sri Lankan government will always appreciate the Japanese government for the continuous support extended to Sri Lanka.

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The President engaged in religious observances at Sri Dharmawijayaloka Maha Viharaya at Rukmale in Kottawa. PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 30 September 2014 20:41

President Mahinda Rajapakse went to Sri Dharmawijayaloka Maha Viharaya at Rukmale in Kottawa today and engaged in religious observances this evening. The President met the chief incumbent of the Viharaya acting Mahanayaka thero of Kotte Chapter Ven. Dr. Ittepane Dhammalankara thero and had a short discussion. Maha Sangha invoked blessings to the President at this moment. The President also vested the newly constructed irrigational tank near the temple with the public and offered the first pot of fresh water obtained from the tank to the bo tree at the viharaya. The tank has been constructed in a marshy land belong to the temple. Ministry of Defence and Urban Development carried out the constriction work. The President also inspected the walking path built around the tank. A large number of people gathered to the temple to greet the President.

 
The government plans to implement gin ganga nilwala ganga diverting project. PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 30 September 2014 20:39

The government plans to implement gin ganga nilwala ganga diverting projects. This project will provide pure drinking water facilities for the people in Kirinda, Puhulwella, Pitabeddara, Athulaliya, Weligama, Mulatiyana, Thihagoda and Dikwella in the Matara district. It will also provide drinking water to Beliatta, Angunakolapelessa, Sooriyawewa, Ambalantota and Hambantota areas in the Hambantota district. It will also provide water for about 8,500 hectares of paddy lands. The cabinet has already given approval for this project.

 
The President congratulates the students who excelled in year five scholarship exam in 2014. PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 30 September 2014 17:48

President Mahinda Rajapakse congratulates to the students who excelled in year five scholarship exam in 2014. The President met 9 students including the students acquired the first, second, third and fourth places today at the President Secretariat. The President also thanked the school principals, teachers and parents who helped in their studies. He presented scholarships worth 100,000 rupees each provided by the Peoples Bank and Sinhala – English dictionaries to these students. Expressing views at this occasion Minister Bandula Gunawardena said that the percentage which passed this examination has increased to 78.9 percent at present from 39.7 percent in 2005. It clearly shows the progress of the education sector in the island.

 
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