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Kurunegala MC wins best award : The Kurunegala Municipal Council bagged the award for the best Municipal Council at the National Local Government Conference Awards ceremony held at the BMICH on Thursday. Kurunegala Mayor Nimal Chandrasiri de Silva receiving the award from President Mahinda Rajapaksa while Local Government and Provincial Councils Minister Janaka Bandara Tennekoon looks on. Picture by Sudath Malaweera

A Chinese Shaolin Buddhist delegation arrived here to invoke blessings according to Chinese customs at the Norochcholai power project. A martial arts show by some members of the delegation was held at Temple Trees yesterday. Chief Incumbent of Shaolin Temple Ven. Dr. Bodagama Chandima Thera, Ven. Shiyong, Chinese Embassy official Ge Chuanyou were present. Picture by Sudath Silva


More benefits from Employees Provident Fund:

Grants for housing

Labour Relations and Manpower Minister Athauda Seneviratne told Parliament yesterday that employees who contribute to the Employees’ Provident fund can withdraw upto 30 percent of their savings for the purpose of constructing houses.

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SLAF, the best air wing - Defence Secretary

The Sri Lanka Air Force is the best air wing in the world in terms of combating terrorism. Speaking as Chief Guest at the passing out ceremony of Sri Lanka Air Force cadets and volunteer airmen at China Bay yesterday, Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa said Sri Lanka is the only country that eradicated terrorism.

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Iran to fund Uma Oya project

Irrigation Minister Jayatissa Ranaweera told Parliament yesterday that Surveys and geological investigations are being done for design and construction activities of the Uma Oya project.

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Govt pays Rs. 1 m compensation to Angulana victims’ parents

Lives lost cannot be evaluated in terms of money and severe punishment would be meted out to those responsible for the murders of the two young men of Angulana, President Mahinda Rajapaksa told their parents at Temple Trees yesterday.

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Ministry to fix hotel room rates

The Tourism Ministry will stipulate a fixed room rate below which no hotel in the Colombo city could offer a room for their clients under the directive of President Mahinda Rajapaksa

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Rs 1,035 m to develop Jaffna schools

Education Minister Susil Premajayanth told Parliament yesterday that the Government has allocated Rs. 1,035 million to develop 31 schools in Jaffna under the Isuru school project.

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The Epic Lanka Group has developed a solution to protect payment card information to prevent fraudulent transactions in the country. Credit cards are also a popular mode to withdraw money from ATMs. Here a customer uses a credit card to withdraw money from an ATM in Fort. Picture by Saliya Rupasinghe


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