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Friday, October 24, 2014

2015 Sri Lanka Budget Proposals Speech via Live Blogging (Feed & Video)

"Lanka University News" Live Web Blogging session for the 2015 Budget Speech.
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ජාතික අයවැය - 2015. ශ්රී ලංකාව නොනැවතී පෙරටම.
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Sri Lanka 2015 Budget Proposals Summery

University Students Mahapola Scholarship Aids increased by RS 4000
Medical checks for every citizen
Preschool teachers to get Rs. 2500 monthly allowance.
Students who get through the Grade 5 exam will receive Rs. 1500 monthly allowance
Kidney patients to receive a Rs. 3000/= monthly grant.
A pension scheme will be introduced for the Apparel Industry
Freshwater fish industry to be developed.
Pension scheme for Garment workers
Funds allocated to modernise the Tea (TRI) and Rubber Research Institute (RRI)
Rs. 1500 million allocation to improve the postal sector
Rs. 2000 million will be allocated to rectify salary anomalies in the Railways sector
Motor Bikes to postmen
State sector Plantation Company to be established
International Arbitration Centre to be established in Sri Lanka
Fund allocation to establish new sugar factories and related infrastructure
A New merged bank from next year
State sector Plantation Company to be established
2.49pm Water bill to reduce by 10%. Reduction on domestic water supply charge by 10% for the first 25 units.
2.45pm Value Added Tax reduced to 11%
2.36pm Loans are not for consumption
Our aim is to achieve 90% ICT literacy by #2020
We are aiming for a US$ 5 billion local ICT industry by #2020
We hope to improve the industrial export sector to become a major foreign income earner by #2020
We increased the public service cadre to nearly 1,400,000
There is an increase in skilled professionals seeking foreign employment.
2.32pm Per Capita Income 7500 USS$
2.26pm 100,000 university students to be admit in 2020
There is a significant reduction of poverty levels in the country during the past ten years
We have provided nearly 100,000 motorcycles to Government Field Officers serving in the rural areas
There is a significant reduction of poverty levels in the country during the past ten years
We have provided nearly 100,000 motorcycles to Government Field Officers serving in the rural areas
We have provided more than 100,000 houses in the North that were destroyed by LTTE
2.10 We took ICT to the village
We are building new facilities to provide accommodation to 25,000 university students
2.07 9 out of 10 top students passed in Grade 5 Scholarship from rural villages  
2.04 University Township Program is successful Matara- Beliatta highway to complete before 2015
1.56pm We are turning our country from a humanitarian relief receiver to humanitarian relief provider
We appreciate the international community's contribution for the development of our country
I, once again, call upon the TNA to join hands with the government to develop this country.
The past ten years has seen meaningful development in this country
The infrastructure facilities that were limited to urban population is being enjoyed by the rural population now
It is our duty to build a modern economy for our future generation
Many places in the suburban Colombo was used as garbage dump yards
1.34pm President is ready to present the budget
1.26pm - Member of Parliament entering in to the Parliament premises now 
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Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa in his capacity as the Minister of Finance and Planning will present the 2015 Budget (Aya Weya අය-වැය) to parliament today (October 24)  at 1.30 pm for its first reading.
The President and the Secretary to the Ministry of Finance Dr. P.B. Jayasundara reviewed the budget proposals at the Temple Trees yesterday. The 2015 budget proposals have been formulated targeting the next five-year period from 2015 to 2017. This year theme is Unstoppable Sri Lanka 2020.

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This is the 10th straight budget presented by him after assuming duties as President in 2005. It is widely expected that the budget would introduce economic policies to further alleviate poverty, increase economic growth and accelerate the existing development programmes.

The government has estimated 1.812 trillion rupees (approximately US$ 14 billion) as expenditure for its services for the financial year of 2015.
The Appropriation Bill 2015 targets a budget deficit of 4.4 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) for the next year while expecting a growth rate of 8.2 percent.
The debate on the Second Reading stage of the budget will commence on October 25 and continue till November 01. The vote on Second Reading stage would be taken at 5.00 p.m. on November 01.
The committee stage debate on budget 2015 is scheduled to commence on November 03 and will continue daily except for Sundays till November 24. The final vote of the budget 2015 is scheduled to be taken at 5.00 p.m. on November 24.
The government says it focused on a Medium Term Budgetary Framework 2015 - 2017 mainly to ensure development by creating more livelihood and employment opportunities, food security, energy security and environmental safety with particular emphasis on low income and poor families.

According to the government, next year budget, which is focused on accelerating the development, will provide a wide array of concessions including reduction of fuel and gas prices and electricity tariff.

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

University Students Protest march Colombo today 11.30

Anthare Protest march Colombo today
Inter University Students Federation IUSF “ Anthare” has organized a protest march today noon (Oct 21) in Colombo. Protest will be starting at about 11.30am from Visual & Performing Arts University near Nelum Pokuna. Still they are not decided the destination but may be Temple Trees Kollupitiya !

Students are demanding to stop the students suppress by the government. Time and the protest rally will be update via this website. There may be a traffic Jam !

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Future Leaders - Nayakathwa Puhunuwa 3rd Batch name list

Nayakathwa Puhunuwa 3rd Batch 4th Batch ???
University Leadership Training program (Nayakathwa Puhunuwa) 3rd Batch selected students Name list released to the Official Web Site.

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Relevant letters of 3rd batch will be posted to students in due course or students can get the printouts from the website.

Students can check whether you have selected for 3rd Batch Batch or by entering your National Identity Card Number (NIC).

If your name doesn't appear on the list, it means that you will be not selected for 3rd Batch. Students those who already selected for university, dont worry. 
Higher Education Ministry most probably will be arranged a 4th Batch. “Lanka University News” will update those details in future. Stay with us.

3rd Batch will commence from October 30th November 19.

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Saturday, October 11, 2014

Sabaragamuwa University Students attacked

Sabaragamuwa University Students attackedAn unidentified gang destroyed the Sabaragamuwa University Students’ Saththyagrahaya Stage and attacked students last night(Oct 10th). 12 Students injured and admitted to hospital. IUSF Media.
We, “Lanka University News” strongly condemn the attack to Sabaragamuwa Campus students. 

සබරගමු සිසුන්ට එල්ල කළ මැර ප්‍රහාරය හෙලාදකිමු!

October 6,Sri Lankan Higher Education authorities decided to close the Sabaragamuwa University indefinitely as students protested a visit by the Minister of Higher Education to the university and disrupted a ceremony to open a new hostel.
The police used water cannons to disperse the students protesting the Higher Education Minister, S. B. Dissanayake's visit to open the new hostel for female students.
A group of female students forcibly entered the Sinharaja male hostel prompting authorities to close the University indefinitely.

10) රාත්රී 11.00 පමණ හදිසියේ කඩා වැදුනු 20 දෙනෙකුගෙන් පමණ සමන්විත කඩු, පොලු, මුඟුරු රැගත් මැර පිරිසක් සබරගමුව විශ්වවිද්යාලයේ අඛන්ඩ සත්යග්රාහයට පහර දී අට්ටාලයට ගිනි තබා පලා ගොස් තිබේ.

පුල්පේස් හෙල්මට් හා රෙදිවලින් මුහුණු ආවරනය කරගත් මෙම මැර පිරිස පැය භාගයක පමණ කාලයක් සිසුන්ට පහර දි ඇත. සිසුන් සිටි අට්ටාලයට පැට්රල් බෝම්භ ප්රහාරයක් එල්ල කර තිබෙන අතර අට්ටාලයේ සිටි සිසුන් 4 දෙනා පැන දිවි බේරාගෙන තිබේ.මේ වන විට සිසුන් 12 දෙනෙක් තුවාල ලබා රෝහල් ගත් කර තිබේමැරයන් සිසුන්ට පහර දී පොලිස් මුරපොල ඉදිරියෙන්ම පලා ගොස් තිබෙන අතර සිසුන්ට පහර දී පලා යන තුරුම පොලිසිය කිසිදු ආකාරයේ මැදිහත් වී නොමැත.

මෙම ම්ලේච්ච ප්රහාරය රාජ් ත්රස්තවාදයේ තවත් එක් අවස්තාවක් නිරූපනය කරනු ලබන අතර එය මුලුමනින්ම රාජ් ආරක්ෂක අංශ වල මැදිහත් විමේන්  සිදු කොට ඇති බව පැහැදිලිය. ඇමති දිසානායක "අපි මේවට ජන්දෙ නැත්නම් සලකන හැටි දන්නවා" යැයි කියමින් කරන ලද ප්රකාශයද, 9 වන දින ආණ්ඩුවට සම්බන්ද ගමේ මැරයන් කිහිප දෙනෙකු පැමිණ"අට්ටාලය ඉවත් කරගන්න නැත්නම් ගිනි තියනවා" යැයි කරන ලද තර්ජනයද පොලිසිය මෙම ප්රහාරයට ඉඩ දී බලා සිටීමද, තුලින් ප්රකාශ වන්නේ ඊට ඇති ආණ්ඩුවේ සෘජු සම්බන්දයයි. අනුව රාජපක්ෂ ආණ්ඩුව හා එහි ආරක්ෂක අංශ මෙම ප්රහාරයට සෘජුවම වගකිය යුතුය. එසේම ප්රජාතන්ත්රවාදය හා නිදහස අගයන සියලු පුරවැසියන් මෙවැනි මිලේච්ච ප්රහාරයන්ට හා මිනිමරු ආණ්ඩුවට එරෙහිව පෙල ගැසියයුතුය.