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Sanitation units to be constructed in Batti. under Indian grant project

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A Project Steering Committee (PSC) Meeting on Construction of Sanitation Units/Toilets in Batticaloa District was convened today under the co-chairmanship of Deputy High Commissioner, Mr. Vinod K. Jacob and Mr. Gunadasa Samarasinghe, Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Government of Sri Lanka.

The meeting was held in hybrid format with participation of District Secretariat, Batticaloa and other relevant stakeholders.

Construction of Sanitation Units in Batticaloa is being undertaken as a grant project by Government of India.

The PSC Meeting held today focused on the revision of modalities for fast-tracking the construction of over a thousand sanitation units in Batticaloa District to enhance the public health conditions of the people in the region. This project is a reflection of India’s continued commitment to carry out human-centric projects in the Eastern Province of Sri Lanka.

India’s overall development assistance to Sri Lanka stands at more than USD 5 billion with nearly USD 600 million being grants.

Close to 65 grant projects have already been carried out across the 25 districts of the country. Currently, over 20 grant projects are at various stages of implementation. Indian Housing Project and 1990 Suwaseriya ambulance service are among the flagship grant projects implemented by India in Sri Lanka.

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GCE O/L results out within 10 days

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Examination Commissioner General Amith Jayasundara said yesterday (23) the results of the GCE Ordinary Level Exam 2023 (2024) will be released within the next 10 days.

He stated that efforts will be made to release the exam results within this week and if it is not possible, the results will be definitely released within ten days.

(dailynews.lk)

(This story, originally published by dailynews.lk has not been edited by SLM staff)

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Non-academic staff of schools to take TU action

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The non-academic staff of government schools have announced a decision to engage in a Trade Union action by reporting sick today (June 24) and tomorrow (25).

According to the Education Non-Academic Employees’ Union, the TU action is being carried out in the North Central, and North Western provinces and Kandy District today (24) .

General Secretary of the association Ajith K. Thilakarathne stated that the trade union action is being carried out based on several demands including a national policy for non-academic staff in the education sector.

Meanwhile, the National Organizer of the Principal Service Union – Sisira Rajapakse has announced that a nationwide strike has been planned for June 26.

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New State Minister sworn in

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MP Sathasivam Viyalendiran was sworn in as the State Minister of Trade and Environment before President Ranil Wickremesinghe at the Presidential Secretariat a short while ago, the President’s Media Division (PMD) said.

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