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Development - Provincial

Development - Provincial

27
April

The Sathyagraha campaign launched by Leader of National Movement for a Just Society Venerable Maduluwawe Sobitha thera, calling for the immediate passing of the 19th Amendment, has been called off.

27
April

Minister of Urban Development Water Supply and Drainage Rauff Hakem, laid the foundation stone for the new Water Board office and OIC Quarters for Ampara Central Camp  last Saturday (25).

27
April

The attention of the entire country is focused on the forthcoming vote in Parliament with regard to the 19th constitutional amendment.  This is a measure that is intended to make the Presidency more accountable to Parliament and the Judiciary and to set up de-politicised institutions to promote good governance.  In particular, it will repeal the 18th Amendment passed by the last government which saw the consolidation of power for political expediency.  The 18th Amendment strengthened the powers of the President, who was not effectively accountable to Parliament or subject to judicial review.   It also removed some of the vital limited safeguards placed on the political arm of the State to prevent abuse of state resources and state officials.

27
April

Over 23,000 army absentees have responded to the general amnesty offered by the Sri Lanka Army to receive their discharge from the army came to an end.

27
April

The second Sri Lanka Army contingent with relief supplies is ready to leave for Nepal to assist relief efforts following the catastrophic7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck the country Saturday.

27
April

New Delhi: The 7.9 magnitude earthquake that shook Nepal on Saturday was felt strongly in India, especially in the northern and northeastern states, killing 62 people and causing siginificant damage.

27
April

Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in the sea area around the island during the afternoon or night.

27
April

Thundershowers will develop at several places inland during the afternoon and will spread to the Western and Northwestern coastal areas later, the Met Dept. said.

26
April

The Prime Minister;s Office informed that the aircraft carrying emergency rescue and relief contingent comprising of 44 Army personnel and 4 Civil Medical Consultants that left for earthquake-struck Nepal has reached Katmandu at 10.30 this morning.

26
April

The Director General of the Geneva based World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Dr. Francis Gurry, has assured support to the government's policy of orienting Sri Lanka towards a knowledge and innovation economy. Recalling his visit to Colombo in November 2013 when a 10 Point Action Plan was developed to strengthen IP related activity in the country and cooperation between Sri Lanka and the WIPO, Dr. Gurry commended the progress already made under this programme, and discussed modalities to further assist Sri Lanka.

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