UNP slams attempts to sabotage reconciliation efforts

The UNP welcomes the statement of the Cabinet of ministers, the Prime Minister and the President to use the full force of the law against those causing religious tensions, racial hatred and undermining the efforts at reconciliation since the new government came to power. “No individual or organization causing religious tensions should be allowed to escape prosecution. Sri Lanka cannot be pulled back to the dark days of war when tens of thousands of lives were lost. The economic stagnation and international isolation are things of the past,” the UNP said.The UNP noted that however, political forces relegated to the dustbin of history are attempting to exploit extremism and extremists in the hope of returning to power. The UNP says with its strong commitment to national unity and harmony, it will resist such bankrupt political opportunists and urge the authorities to swiftly bring them to justice. They will not prevail.The UNP has faith in the vast majority of Sri Lankans to protect the freedoms they enjoy under the new unity government of President Sirisena and Prime Minister Wickremesinghe. (Colombo Gazette) At the January 2015 presidential election as well as the August 2015 general election, the UNP and its allies received a mandate for their reconciliation efforts. The UNP will not waver in ensuring that ethnic peace, religious harmony and rule of law are maintained. The United National Party noted with deep concern the recent attempts by subversive elements to sabotage the reconciliation efforts of the national unity Government led by President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.Malik Samarawickrama, Chairman of the United National Party said that since its founding, the UNP has remained a secular political party fostering unity while building a truly Sri Lankan identity. A corner stone of every religion is non-violence and the respect for others. Those who spread hate and instigate violence are only undermining the faiths they claim to protect.The UNP joins the President and the Prime Minister in urging the law enforcement authorities to bring to justice those responsible for hate crimes. There is no place for religious intolerance and racial hatred in the 21st century Sri Lanka as it emerges a peaceful, stable and a strong economy and a beacon of hope for democracy. read more

Skirtboard systems enhance and diversify material handling with easy maintenance replacement and

first_imgBenetech has addressed what it describes as “the great need in the bulk material–handling industry for production corrections and solutions that do not require installing a complete system.” Benetech’s MaxZone® conveyor skirtboard system accommodates situations in which an existing component is flawed, aging or failing but budget and time constraints exclude a full system replacement. Its modular design allows easy change-out of components for all applications without special permits or lengthy shutdowns. The system also requires no welding.The conveyor skirtboard system further applies leading dust- and spillage-control technologies as standard features to help keep an operation clean, safe and productive. It is available in standard sizes and lengths based on the conveyor belt width and speed as well.MaxZone conveyor skirting and dust control components include:MaxZone XN Wearliner – an externally adjusted internal wearliner that seals the system and extends the life and production of existing chute workWarrior impact bed – a rigid frame with soft rubber bars for conveyor-belt support and stability during loadingSealing system – easy-to-install clamps and seals for the sides of the load zoneSimple slide idler – roller frames that slide into place without the need to remove adjacent idlersEasy-change dust curtain – a dust curtain that interrupts airflow and allows dust to settle on the conveyor beltPeaked hood design – a sloped design for less settling of dusAll-access inspection doors – convenient entry to key areas of the conveyor belt skirting systemTailseal – a box with skirting and strip rubber that create a tight seal at the rear of the chute work“Our conveyor skirtboard system helps bulk material handlers make their operations more flexible, efficient and profitable by letting them continue production according to their current budget, schedule and requirements,” said Benetech Technology Manager Kevin Jasin. “With easy system maintenance, replacement and adjustment, they can maintain steady, swift production and serve their customers at a high level.”last_img read more