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To commemorate end of terrorism : President Mahinda Rajapaksa planting a (Mee) madhuca longifolia) tree at the Peradeniya Botanical Gardens to commemorate the defeat of terrorism in Sri Lanka, when he visited Kandy for several other official events yesterday. Picture by Sudath Silva
 


Drastic drop in unemployment

Records 5.2 percent in 2008:

Boost in health education:

New projects in North and East:

State Revenue and Finance Minister Ranjith Siyambalapitiya told Parliament yesterday that the unemployment rate of Sri Lanka has come down to 5.2 percent in 2008 from 16 percent in 1990 in spite of the challenges posed by the global economic recession and the North-East war.

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ADB lending to go up 50 percent:

Confidence of international community very high

July 23 (Bloomberg) The Asian Development Bank plans to increase its lending to Sri Lanka by 50 percent to help rebuild it after ending its 26-year conflict. The Manila-based lender plans to raise Sri Lanka’s annual allocation to $300 million in 2010 from $200 million, to fund road,

 

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President enrols first batch for Pallekelle Buddhist Academy

The first batch of 103 degree and diploma students were enrolled to the proposed Pallekelle International Buddhist Academy at a ceremony presided by President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the Pallekelle International Buddhist Research Centre premises yesterday morning

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Opposition Leader cannot exert undue pressure - Chief Govt. whip

Chief Government whip Urban Development and Sacred Area Development Minister Dinesh Gunawardena told Parliament yesterday that Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe has no right to exert undue pressure on a Government Minister in getting a reply to a question asked by a member.

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The Futureworld Apple Premium Reseller opened a retail store in Colombo yesterday. Here a staff member explains about a product to a customer. Picture by Saliya Rupasinghe. See story - Futureworld opens Apple retail store


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