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Unit 1 of Uma Oya project to generate power from August

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The Uma Oya Hydro Power Plant will be able to add electricity to the national grid in a few months, the project company of the Plant has said.

Dr. Ali Vakili, Managing Director of the construction company – Farab has expressed this when the company representatives met with the Minister of Power and Energy yesterday (18).

They have said that unit 1 of Uma Oya Hydro Power Plant will be available for power generation to CEB from August 2023 while unit 2 will be available by September 2023.

Tweeting, Minister Kanchana WIjesekera said that 120 MW of hydro power will be added to the national grid once the project is completed.

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278 prison inmates to be pardoned

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A total of 278 inmates at prisons across the island will be released tomorrow in view of Vesak festival, the Prisons Department said.

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Parliament suspended due to lack of quorum

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Parliament sessions were abruptly suspended until June 04 due to a lack of quorum. 

There were less than 20 member present during the time of suspension. 

MP Jagath Samarawickrama was at the Chair.

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Notice for students sitting for Grade 5 scholarships

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The Department of Examinations has announced that the 2024 Grade Five Scholarship Examination will be held on September 15 this year.

It adds that applications for the examination will be accepted online from May 27 – June 14, 2024 and acceptance of applications will not be extended beyond the announced period.

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