July 19, 2019
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    Sri Lankan spinners wrought havoc amongst the South African batting ranks dismissing them for their lowest ever T20I total to set up a thrilling three-wicket win in the one-off match played in front of a jam-packed R Premadasa Stadium yesterday.

    Ministry of Health has decided to expeditiously recruit 1,300 Family Health Service Officers (Midwives) to end the dearth of family health officers.The Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Dr. Rajitha Senaratne has taken this decision during a special discussion held recently with the Family Health Service Officers' Association at the Ministry to discuss the problems faced by the Family Health Services Officers.

    Cabinet yesterday granted approval to appoint a Special Commission to increase public sector salaries and remove salary anomalies on a recommendation made by Finance and Mass Media Minister Mangala Samaraweera.The Government decided to appoint this Commission to make the necessary recommendations to increase the salaries of the entire public sector staff and to do away with the salary anomalies that were reported in certain public sector institutions, including Sri Lanka Railways, a statement issued by the Finance Ministry said yesterday

    Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says it is no use of claiming 'Sinhala Buddhist' to obtain the votes without preserving the ancient historic Buddhist temples to tell the world about their glory.The Prime Minister said the present government has spent Rs. 2.5 billion for the conservation of Buddhist and Archaeological sites during the three years since 2015. In contrast, the last government from 2012 to 2014 had only spent Rs. 1.1 billion, he said.

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