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Sweet innocents: Nine families who were blessed with twins ,triplets and quadruplets delivered in Government hospitals were yesterday feted at a function held under the auspices of the Health Development Trust at the Medical Supplies Unit at Deans Road Maradana.Here Healthcare and Nutrition Minister Nimal Siripala De Silva is seen handing over a gift to a member of a group of quadruplets. Picture by Ranjith Jayaweera

The Philatelic Bureau of the Postal Department in collaboration with Wickramarachchi Opticians issued a special commemorative cover and stamps to mark the coincidence of nine in yesterday’s dateline (09-09-09) at the Wickramarachchi Institute at Delkanda, Nugegoda.


Estate crisis: If TUs, employers fail to agree:

Govt to intervene


Plantation Industries Minister D.M. Jayaratne told Parliament yesterday the Government will intervene to sort out the crisis in the estate sector, if Trade Unions and plantation companies fail to reach an agreement on the pay hike issue of plantation workers.

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Channel 4 video:

Local elements will be exposed soon


Transport Minister Dullas Allahapperuma yesterday said the local elements who were involved in the production of the video footage that was telecast on Channel 4 television will be divulged soon.

 

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Textbooks in firewood shed:

Ministry to conduct own investigation


The Education Ministry in addition to police investigations, has launched its own investigations into the alleged misconduct of a distributor of school textbooks, Education Publications Commissioner, W.M.N.J. Pushpa Kumara told the Daily News.

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Seventy percent of Sri Lanka’s apparel is exported to Europe. The withdrawal of the GSP+ facility would affect the apparel sector where it has created a large number of employment opportunities. Pictures by Saliya Rupasinghe

 

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