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‘Will not allow national security to dilute or subdue’

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Secretary to the Ministry of Defense Kapila Waidyaratne said that he would not allow national security to be diluted or subdued. Secretary made these remarks responding to media personnel after meeting the Chief Prelates during his visit to Kandy on ...

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Government was not acquired NFTH, it’s a lease

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The government took over the Neville Fernando Teaching Hospital (NFTH) on a lease agreement, the GMOA claimed. GMOA Secretary Haritha Aluthge told a news conference the GMOA would consider the acquisition as one carried out without any transparency. Dr. Fernando or Health ...

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Government takes over Dr. Nevil Fernando Hospital

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The government today (July 17) took over Dr. Neville Fernando Hospital in Malabe by signing the relevant agreement between Dr. Neville Fernando, Chairman of the Hospital and the Ministry of Health, in the presence of President Maithripala Sirisena. Dr. Neville ...

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Agreement for leasing out the Hambantota Port to China, finalized

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The Government had  finalized the agreement for leasing out the Hambantota Port to China Merchants, According a government source, two separate companies would be formed to deal with administrative and commercial operations of the port. The majority equity of the ...

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Program to enhance health of pregnant women, under President’s patronage

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A special program to deliver nutrition packs and dry rations among the pregnant women was held today (July 16) at the President’s House in Kandy, under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena. The program was organized by the Central Province ...

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PM met Party leaders in order to discuss LG polls

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Prime minister Ranil Wickramasinghe met with party leaders at temple trees yesterday. Several representatives of political parties including SLFP, UNP, JVP, Tamil National Alliance and the Sri lanka Muslim congress attended the discussion and joint opposition refrained from attending.   Concerns have ...

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Sri Dalada Maligawa named as world’s first Green Religious Site

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The Provincial Councils and Local Government Ministry announced that Sri Dalada Maligawa in Kandy had been named as the world’s first Green Religious Site,  said. Accordingly, the entire temple premises will be made polythene/plastic-free zones. The National programme to name ...

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Taking over the Neville Fernando Teaching Hospital is an another issue

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Prof. Mahinda Komalage of the Karapitiya Medical Faculty said that the Government’s move to take over the Neville Fernando Teaching Hospital (NFTH) would aggravate the SAITM issue rather than resolving it. “Neither the GMOA, university students nor medical faculty heads requested ...

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UNP won’t let sabotage the government

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Minister Bandula Lal Bandarigoda stated that his party will not let individuals who want to sabotage the government, affect its stability. The statements were brought out during a press conference held today (16), at the Sirikotha building. He further added ...

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Pakistan, Myanmar agree to provide 55,000 MT of rice immediately

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Pakistan and Myanmar have agreed to supply 55, 000 MT of rice to Sri Lanka immediately to overcome any possible rice shortage in the domestic market. The four-member team of officials that flew to Pakistan and Myanmar returned yesterday (14th ...

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