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Sunday, 27 March 2011





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Transforming lives:

Right to water and sanitation vital

Access to safe water, adequate sanitation and improved hygiene are vital elements for human development to reduce the spread of disease and even death at times. South Asia has progressed in many sectors but still a significant number of people continues to be denied the right to water and sanitation to maintain a healthy and dignified life.

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President tells Norochcholai project opening:

Unite and contribute to development

Can you remember learning about how the ancient kings of Sri Lanka disguised themselves and mingled with the public to feel their agony? President Mahinda Rajapaksa too has started to make moves to get a first hand feel of the people’s burning problems.

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New Engineering Faculty for Jaffna:

Reverse the brain drain

Prof. S. Ratnajeevan H. Hoole was recently appointed as the Coordinator for the University of Jaffna’s Engineering Faculty by the University Grants Commission. Prof. Hoole who had to leave the country due to the threats he received from the LTTE is now back in Jaffna with the intention of establishing an Engineering Faculty for the University of Jaffna.

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Paving the way for good governance:

Honest and dedicated members will head LG bodies - Premier D.M. Jayaratne

The Premier in an interview with the Sunday Observer said if any UPFA Council member has committed an act of corruption or wrongdoing, he will not be given the chairmanship even though he had obtained the highest number of preferential votes. This initiative of the Government would pave the way to create good governance within the Local Government system.

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Facelift for Colombo’s City administration

Five local authority areas to come under one umbrella:

The people of this country once again exercised their franchise to elect Members to 234 Local Government bodies at the March 17, Local Government election and gave a mammoth victory for the ruling United People’s Freedom Alliance confining the Opposition to only a few Local Government bodies.

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