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President proposes cable car project for tourists visiting World’s-end

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President Ranil Wickremesinghe emphasized that government officials should fulfil their responsibilities properly without engaging in tug-of-war when serving the people.

The President pointed out that about 50% of the people’s problems presented to him can be solved by government officials and it is not necessary for a President or a Minister to come from Colombo to solve those problems. He also said that government institutions should be committed to provide maximum public service in a well-coordinated manner.

President Ranil Wickremesinghe made this comment while attending the Nuwara Eliya District Development Committee meeting held at the Nuwara Eliya District Secretariat this morning (22).

The President instructed the officers to formulate a report jointly engaging all government agencies on the resolution of land problems in Nuwara Eliya district prior to February 04 and said that if such a report is not submitted, he will take necessary action in this regard.

The measures to be taken for the promotion of the tourism industry in the Nuwara Eliya District were also discussed at this meeting while the President also advised to commence a cable car project between Pattipola and Boralanda for tourists visiting the World’s-end.

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Dasun Shanaka denies political involvement

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Sri Lankan skipper Dasun Shanaka insisted that he has no links to any political party in the country.

In a Twitter message, Shanaka said that he has noticed his image being circulated in a political party propaganda.

“I’ve noticed my image circulating in a political party propaganda. I have no inclination with any party or ever have participated as an ambassador. My one true love and passion is playing cricket for my country,” he tweeted.

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No COVID-19 deaths yesterday

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No COVID-19 deaths have been confirmed yesterday (29) by the Director-General of Health Services.

Accordingly, the current COVID-19 death toll remains at 16,828.

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Racecourse murder : Boyfriend further remanded

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The university student who was held in remand custody for allegedly murdering his girlfriend with a sharp weapon at Race Course grounds in Colombo has been remanded further.

Taking up the case today (30) Colombo Chief Magistrate Prasanna Alwis ordered him to be further remanded till February 13.

The magisterial inquest into the death was held today before Colombo Chief Magistrate and

A testimony of the deceased’s father was recorded before Chief Magistrate and further magisterial inquiry was fixed for February 13.

The suspect was not produced before Court by prison authorities since he is currently receiving treatment at the Mental Health Unit of prison hospital.

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