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Tuesday, September 09,  2008
      Editorial:"I am the State"
Five UNP MPs threaten to sit as independent group
Want their proposals implemented
Threaten to take to the
streets to win demands

A group of five UNP Parliamentarians has decided to work as an independent group in Parliament if the party is not reorganized according to the proposals they have submitted to the leadership, UNP sources said yesterday (8).
The five UNP members demanded for party reforms and a change of policy at a recent working committee meeting of the UNP saying that the party had no future if it continued with its present policies.
They fear that the party reforms they sought may not take place.

A function to mark International Literacy Day was held at the Welikada Prisons. School children and prisoners participated in a debate on how important literacy was to healthy living. A schoolgirl speaks during the debate with the prisoners. The two teams sat opposite each other. The chief guest at the event was Governor Western Province Alavi Mowlana. Commissioner General of Prisons Vajira Wijegunawardena and senior prisons officials were present. Pic by Chandrasiri Weerasinghe

PIU probes delay in rebuilding school
The Presidential Investigations Unit is inquiring into the delay in completing the new buildings of the tsunami devastated Devapathiraja Vidyalaya in Ratgama, Galle, funded by Japanese tsunami aid of 25 million rupees, ...

Telecommunications lead private sector growth
There was considerable growth in the private industrial sector during the first half of the current year with the telephone and telecommunications industry leading. Liquor, tobacco and beverages recorded a decline, ...

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