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Sri Lanka yet to take final decision

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The government is yet to confirm whether it will forge ahead with the proposal by Russia to invest in a nuclear power plant, an official said.

Russian nuclear giant Rosatom has offered to build a nuclear power plant that may run two reactors and generate 300 megawatts of energy. Russia has made similar investments in countries such as India and Bangladesh.

Earlier, Sri Lankan Ambassador in Russia Prof. Janita Liyanage told Daily Mirror that she, during a meeting with the representatives of Rosatom, said that Sri Lanka agrees to consider this proposal for investment in the nuclear energy sector.

Asked for a comment in this regard, Power and Energy Ministry Secretary Mapa Pathirana said there are multiple aspects to be looked into before deciding on a nuclear power plant and therefore the government has not reached any final position.

“We have to look at safety aspects. Also, we need to explore the international conventions on nuclear power,” he said. the government has not reached any final position.

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President meets TMVP Leader Pillaiyan

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President Ranil Wickremesinghe has symbolically distributed freehold deeds to 192 individuals from 13 divisional secretariat divisions in the Batticaloa District. 

This distribution is part of the ‘Urumaya’ freehold deeds program, which aims to provide freehold deeds to 27,595 qualified families in the district, according to the President’s Media Division (PMD).

The ‘Urumaya’ national program is set to grant 2 million freehold land deeds to people across the island, enhancing property rights and security for numerous families.

Following the distribution ceremony, President Wickremesinghe met with TMVP Leader Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan, also known as Pillaiyan, and party members at their headquarters. 

During this meeting, the TMVP leader expressed his support for the President and confirmed his party’s backing in the upcoming presidential election.

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Deadline for NIC applications extended to June 30

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The Department for Registration of Persons (DRP) has extended the deadline for individuals over 40 years old to apply for National Identity Cards (NICs) to June 30, 2024. 

Commissioner General of the department Pradeep Saputhanthri stated that the deadline for these applications has been extended to June 30. Originally, the deadline was set for March 31.

This extension was granted in response to requests from Divisional Secretaries, according to the department.

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Highlights from the 16th Nationalised Services Cricket Awards

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The 16th Nationalised Services Award, organized by the Nationalised Services Cricket Association (NSCA), took place in Colombo. 

State Minister for Sports Rohana Dissanayake and Sri Lanka Cricket President Shammi Silva chaired the event. 

NSCA Chairman Nalin Aponsu and members of semi-state and bank cricket teams attended. 

Awards were presented to teams that participated and won national service cricket tournaments from 2018 to 2024. 

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