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President Mahinda Rajapaksa presiding over a meeting of the All Party Committee on Development and reconciliation which was convened at the Presidential Secretariat yesterday. Among those present were Prime Minister Ratnasiri Wickramanayaka, Ministers Anura Priyadarshana Yapa, Nimal Siripala de Silva, Milinda Moragoda, Dinesh Gunawardane (MEP), Patali Champika Ranawaka (JHU), A. L. M. Athaulla, Ferial Ashraff (NUA), Arumugam Thondaman (CWC), Douglas Devananda (EPDP) and D. E. W. Gunasekera (CP) and Parliamentarians Wimal Weerawansa (NFF), Rauf Hakeem (SLMC), and Anura Kumara Dissanayake (JVP), and V. Anandasangaree (TULF). Picture by Sudath Malaweera

Rare show of unity

*Forum to meet once a month

*Eighteen parties represented

*JVP, UNP, TNA active participants

President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday urged all political parties to join hands and work as a team shedding differences, in forging national reconciliation and driving the nation towards rapid development.

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Solar power for rural Madulla

The Indian Government would consider the request of the Power and Energy Minister to extend the solar power extension project.

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Healthcare Ministry updates dengue alert

The Healthcare and Nutrition Ministry requested the public to be more vigilant on mosquito breeding grounds and the dengue epidemic these days because the most affected districts have received occasional showers during the past weeks creating an ideal environment for dengue mosquitoes.

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Sri Lankan tea gains lost momentum

Sri Lankan tea continued to enjoy a strong demand in the high grown market with the tea bag sector forcing prices of smaller grades further up. The low grown market is expected to remain strong despite a slightly increased offering in the future owing to good demand from the Middle East prior to the Ramadan season, weekly auction reports reveal.

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Sri Lanka’s leading manufacturer of hume pipes, Lankan Hume Pipes Company (Pvt) Ltd, (LHP) the only SLS 452 certified pipe manufacturer in Sri Lanka and the largest supplier of pre-cast products for local and foreign multinational companies, is fully operational to meet the increasing demand. Here, workers at LHP welding a large frame of a hume pipe at their factory at Polgasowita. The company is planning to set up a factories in the North and the East in the future according to Managing Director D. W. Jayantha Kumara. It is a hundred percent local company which has provided employment to over 100 people. Pix by Saliya Rupasinghe

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