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The government provides a relief loan scheme for power installations of low income families. PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 02 September 2014 13:34

The government has introduced a relief credit scheme for power connections in houses of low income earners. Under the programme, seven thousand low income families are able to pay their electricity bills in installments within six years by obtaining a relief loans upto a maximum of 40 thousand rupees. The first stage of this relief loan scheme will be implemented in the Rathnapura, Hambantota and Ampara districts. Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi will preside over the inauguration at the Sabaragamuwa provincial council auditorium in Rathnapura tomorrow morning.

50 thousand families have come forward to receive loans from the Divi Neguma relief loan scheme yesterday alone. PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 02 September 2014 13:33

The Divi neguma  Aruna relief credit scheme has become extremely popular among Divi Neguma recipients. The loan scheme was launched yesterday.  Additional director general and director of community-based banks of the Divi neguma development department R.P.D. Thillekasiri says that around 50 thousand Divi Neguma beneficiaries have come forward to seek the benefits of the credit scheme by 2'0 clock last afternoon.  

The 63rd anniversary of Sri Lanka Freedom Party will be held in Badulla today. PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 02 September 2014 06:44
Today is the 63rd anniversary of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party. This year's anniversary will be held on a very grand scale under the patronage of President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the Winston Dias stadium in Badulla. The Treasurer of the SLFP Minister Dallas Alahapperuma said that all arrangements have been made to make this anniversary celebration a remarkable one and party representatives from all electorates in the country will attend the function. The Minister told the SLBC that the house to house election campaign carried out during the last weekend was immensely successful. He said a similar campaign will be carried out in the forthcoming weekend as well. 
The historical decision taken by the former members of Parliament for Attanagalla and Beliatta electorates on 12th July 1954 gave birth to the formation of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party. A huge crowd gathered at the Colombo Town Hall premises in the year 1951 September 2nd together with the progressive politicians resulted in the formation of party in accordance with the aspirations of the progressive masses in the country.
Medical services in the hospitals have returned to normal following the suspension of strike action by paramedics. PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 02 September 2014 06:42
Health services activities in government hospitals throughout the country have returned to normal with the suspension of the strike action launched by the allied health services personnel. This decision for return into work was taken by the allied health services trade union federation following discussions held with the Deputy Minister of Health. 
The Sathosa purchases 350 thousand kilogrammes of potatoes from farmers under the guaranteed price scheme. PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 02 September 2014 13:31

Chairman of the Sathosa Institute  Nalin Fernando  says that his institute has so far purchased more than 350 thousand kilogrammes of potatoes from local farmers.  The farmers have received more than 30 million rupees for their produce.  The Sathosa purchases a kilogramme of potatoes at the guaranteed price of 80 rupees from the farmers.  The department of agriculture says that the Sathosa has paved the way for the farmers to earn a higher price for their potatoe harvest.

A massive 5,400 million water supply project for the Moneragala district. PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 02 September 2014 06:43

A huge water supply project costing 5.4 billion rupees is to be implemented in the Moneragala district. President Mahinda Rajapaksa said that this water supply scheme will be implemented for the people of the Moneragala district who were suffering for several decades due to lack of water and underwent many hardships over scarcity of water in the district. The President said the steps have already been taken to provide benefits to the people of this neglected district from the massive projects such as Uma Oya and Kumbukkan Oya. The President made these comments addressing a function held to declare open the Mahindodaya Technology Laboratory at the Rajananda Central College under the 1,000 Mahindodaya Technology Laboratory scheme. The Uva province will get 88 Mahindodaya labs.

12,500 government servants will be on election duty on 4th and 5th of this month for the postal voting. PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 02 September 2014 06:38
The Postal voting of the Uva provincial council election will be held on the 4th and 5th of this month. The Deputy Election Commissioner M.M. Mohammed said that it is compulsory to ascertain the identity of the voters. He said that 12,500 government servants will be deployed on election duty. 30,657 government servants have become eligible to exercise their vote in this election. 
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