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Over 50 percent of Samurdhi allocation spent in 3 months – PM

Around  Rs .25 billion allocated for Samurdhi recipients, Rs.13 billion had been spent in the first three months of this year, Prime Minister and UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe revealed in Colombo on Sunday. Addressing the UNP’s May Day celebrations at the Sugathadasa Stadium, Wickremesinghe questioned as to what had happened …

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UNP will form its own govt. in 2020- PM

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe  said the United National Party (UNP) would form its own government in 2020. “We will form a UNP government in 2020. This is the objective behind the party’s recent reorganization. I am not looking at a government which will last only for five years but one …

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Debate on government’s policy statement on May 9th

It has been decided to hold a one-day debate on the 9th of May on the government’s policy statement that is to be presented to parliament during the opening session on the 8th. Media Spokesman of the Speaker Chaminda Gamage said the decision was reached at Wednesday’s party leaders’ chaired …

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Policy framework for primary industries

Social Welfare and Primary Industries minister Daya Gamage says that for the first time, a policy framework has been prepared for the primary industry sector with technical support given by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization. He says he will submit this policy document to the cabinet for approval. “Then …

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