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Two minutes silence today

Two minutes silence will be observed today from 9.25 a.m. to 9.27 a.m. in remembrance of all Sri Lankans who lost their lives in natural disasters, including the victims of the December 2004 Tsunami.


Postponement

The meeting of chief examiners of Mathematics scheduled for December 26 and 27, 2008 has been postponed, said a press release issued by the Commissioner General of Examinations Anura Edirisinghe.

Chief Examiners' meetings for other subjects will be held as scheduled, it further said.


Good news for SLTB workers

The Government has allocated Rs. 179 million to settle the arrears in due Cost of Living payments of 38,852 employees of the Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB) on a special request of Transport Minister Dullas Alahapperuma. President Mahinda Rajapaksa as Finance Minister has directed the Treasury to release the money.

Already 36,018 SLTB employees have been paid the arrears of Cost of Living, with each employee receiving Rs. 5,000, a spokesman for the Transport Ministry told the Daily News.


Bonus for Engineering Corp workers

State Engineering Corporation of Sri Lanka (SECSL) employees will be paid a maximum bonus of Rs. 10,000 today since the Corporation was making profits, Construction and Engineering Services Minister Rajitha Senaratne said. He said there were 2,300 employees at the SECSL and the Ministry had taken measures to increase benefits to the employees including ETF/ EPF payments.

Minister Senaratne noted that according to the circular issued by the Finance Ministry, a Government Institution must pay Rs. 7,500 bonus to its employees.

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