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6th stage of the Divi Neguma national programme begins today under the patronage of the President. PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 20 October 2014 07:02

President Mahinda Rajapaksa will inaugurate the 6th stage of the Divineguma national movement at an auspicious moment today. The president will plant a sapling at the temple trees premises at the auspicious time 10.07 am.  Minister Basil Rajapakse will join the programme from Katana area. Additional secretary of the ministry of economic development Shantha Bandara says that 2.5 million families in 23,000 Grama Seva divisions throughout the country will also join the programme.

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The President states that the present government was able to finish the 30 year long war in three years and bringing the fastest development in Asia to the country. PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 19 October 2014 20:39

President Mahinda Rajapakse states that the present government was able to finish the 30 year long war in three years and bringing the fastest development in Asia to the country. He added that more benefits of the freedom and development will be reached to the General public in the future. The government is committed to protect the future generation from the drug menace. The President made these comments at a meeting with the officers of the Child Development and Women's Affairs at Temple Trees this afternoon. He pointed out that women in Sri Lanka are experiencing golden age in terms of economic, social and cultural development in the country under the current regime as per the Mahinda Chinthana Policy Manifesto. International surveys have also accepted that Sri Lanka is the most children friendly nation in Asia. A proper plan is in place to avert violence against women and abuse of children. The president noted that 700 million rupees more will be allocated for the programme in the coming year. Women in the island were battered severely by the prolonged war. The court of the EU has lifted the LTTE ban. The President highlighted that there is a possibility to raise the ugly head of terrorism in the face of kind of moves. He also said that some political leadership in the country also instigating such acts. Minister Thissa Karaliyadda and Parliamentarian Sudharshani Fernandopulle also spoke at the event.

 
More than 5,000 people belong to 1,650 families have been affected by the prevailing inclement weather. PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 19 October 2014 20:38

More than 5,000 people belong to 1,650 families have been affected by the prevailing inclement weather. Transportation has been curtailed in Galle, Udugama, Baddegama Road due to flooding. Director General of the Irrigation Department Badra Kamaladasa told the SLBC that Deduruoya reservoir is spilling over and four out of 8 sluice gates of the reservoir has been opened. The Kaluganga is also overflowing. The irrigation department requests the general public to be vigilant on the rising water levels. According to the Disaster Management Center Nilwala and Ging rivers are also reaching the spill level. The Ministry of Disaster Management and District Secretariats in the respective districts have taken speedy measures to provide measures to the people who are hit by the bad weather in Kalutara, Galle, Matara, Kurunegala and Puttalam districts.

 
The Sri Lanka Investment Board states that the country is in a position to double the Foreign Direct Investments next year. PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 19 October 2014 17:41

The Sri Lanka Investment Board states that the country is in a position to double the Foreign Direct Investments next year as compared to the current year. Chairman of the Board Lakshman Jayaweera says a proper mechanism is put in place to achieve the target. More investments would be attracted from Japan, China, Korea and India. The investment board will sign MoUs with two Japanese banks soon. The Chairman and Minister Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena are expected to leave for Japan next week for the further proceedings of the MoUs. It is expected many job opportunities will be generated for the Sri Lankan youth by those Foreign Direct Investments.

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The JHU emphasizes to prevent Ranil Wickremasinghe becoming the next President. PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 19 October 2014 20:38

Chairman of the Jathika Hela Urumaya Ven. Athuraliye Rathana thero states that his party will make the maximum effort to prevent Ranil Wickremasinghe be the next President. He highlighted that the JHU was instrumental in defeating federal solution of Former President Chandrika Kumaranathunga and opposition leader Ranil Wickremasinghe. The ven. Thero made these comments attending the 9th summit of the JHU at the national youth center in Maharagama this afternoon. He also pointed out that the JHU seeks the public support to create morally sound society in Sri Lanka in line with party policies.

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The President says the forthcoming budget will grant many benefits to the General Public. PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 19 October 2014 17:43

President Mahinda Rajapakse says the forthcoming budget will grant many benefits to the General Public. It was never prepared targeting the elections. He highlighted that an array of proposals have been included in the budget to strengthen the livelihood of the people. The UPFA government has raised salary of public employees by every budget since 2005. In addition prices of utilities for instance electricity, gas and fuel were also slashed by the previous budgets of the present government. The president was speaking at a meeting with representatives of several trade unions at president's office this morning. The President highlighted that trade unions have rendered a great service in the journey of bringing the country towards the prosperity. Sri Lanka is witnessing 7.5 economic growth rate for last 3 years. The public sector has also been strengthened that was diluted by some regimes. The President also noted that people in the north are also experiencing dawn of peace and prosperity instead of fear and hatred that governed the lives of the people during the conflict time.

Last Updated on Sunday, 19 October 2014 17:45
 
The national freedom front led by minister Wimal Weerawansa has pledges their support to the President in the forthcoming presidential election. PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 19 October 2014 13:13

Minister Wimal Weerawansa said that the National Freedom Front will support President Mahinda Rajapakse in the forthcoming presidential election in order to safeguard the freedom gained by the war heroes sacrificing their life and limb and to win over further rights due to the people. Addressing a media conference in his party office this morning the minister said that the other parties of the United People's Freedom Alliance will also support for the president's victory. He said that although certain parties expressed divergent views on party levels as members of the alliance they would come forward to act together. Minister Weerawansa said that delegates of his party met the President last Friday and they have got written agreement for the 12 proposals made by them to guide the government in the right path. He said that a meeting of district representatives of his party will be held today.

Last Updated on Sunday, 19 October 2014 17:45
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