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Indo-Sri Lanka Fisheries discussions conclude on a successive note.

Minister Mahinda Amaraweera states that the ministry level discussions held with the Indian Fisheries Minister Radha Manmohan Singh were successful. Discussions were carried out with regard to Indian fishermen who are under custody and illegal fishing  methods such as “bottom trawling” . Speaking at a media briefing in Colombo today the minister said, that the discussions resulted in favourable decisions. Cabinet approval has been granted for the foreign fishing vessels act.  It is intended to pass it in parliament soon.

The Tamil Progressive Alliance states that there is no necessity to postpone the local government election any further.

The Tamil Progressive Alliance states  that there is no necessity to postpone the local government elections any further. Leader of the Alliance Mano Ganeshan  states that The reason that delayed the elections so far was: Basil Rajapakse; since his delimitation pushed the country into a difficult situation.  He further stated he has not become a pawn of anyone and that his sole intention is to make out a justice for the people.

Foreign Secretaries of Sri Lanka and Pakistan will meet in Colombo tomorrow.

The Foreign Secretaries of Sri Lanka and Pakistan, Prasad Kariyawasam and Tehmina Janjua, will lead the respective Foreign Ministry delegations to the Fifth Foreign Office consultations that will take place in Colombo tomorrow.
Discussions during the consultations are expected to focus on all relevant areas of cooperation between the two countries including trade and investment, tourism, science and technology, education, immigration, defence and sports.
Foreign Office Consultations between the two countries were last held in Islamabad in 2014.
Foreign Secretary Janjua will pay a courtesy call on President Maithripala Sirisena tomorrow.

A painting by Leonardo Da Vinci themed as “Salvator Mundi” to be unveiled at a New York auction, tomorrow

A painting by Leonardo Da Vinci themed as “Salvator Mundi”, which translates to English as “Saviour of the World”, is due to be unveiled at the Christies New York Auction House, tomorrow.  Da Vinci painted this image of Jesus Christ at about the same time as Mona Lisa, which is around the year 1500. It was identified as a work of Da Vinci in 2011. “Salvator Mundi” is a painting of the most iconic figure in the world by the most important artist of all times.

The President appeals the general public in North to support the food production programme

 

 

President Maithripala Sirisena appeals the general public in North to support the government by helping the government’s food production programme. He said that what he is expecting is their active participation. The President made this plea when he declared open the new economic center in Kilinochchi, yesterday.

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State Minister Palitha Range Bandara says the joint opposition which does not respect the court order, have no rights to show that they stand up for the common masses.

State Minister Palitha Range Bandara says the joint opposition which does not respect the court order, do not have any right to show that they stand up for the rights of common masses. Mr. Range Bandara made these remarks at a media conference held at Anuradhapura Vilachchiya area yesterday. He further said the joint opposition is alleged to have violated the court orders and some members are facing accusations for contempt of the court. Therefore, they don’t have any ethical background to show that they stand for the rights of the common masses.

The President pointed out that the language should be a bridge to unite people.

President Maithripala Sirisena says the language should be a bridge to unite people.

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Rain continues in several districts.

Several low lying areas are being inundated due to heavy rains experience in several areas in the island. The water level of Kalu Ganga is rising rapidly. The Kalutara district unit of the Disaster Management center says the water level of Kalu ganga has risen to 6 meters from 4.5 meters by 3.00 PM today according to the water level meter of the Millakanda in Kalutara.

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