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The minister of primary industries says Sri Lanka has received a competitive ground for exports under GSP Plus facilitation.

Minister of Primary Industries Daya Gamage says that Sri Lanka can export 7200 different  items to the European market under competition  with the facilitation of the  GSP plus tariff  concession. The minister states  that European market is consisting of 29 countries  including 550 population.  Participating at  SLBC's Subarathi Programme this morning the minister said, in years to come Asia will be the  world's biggest market place. In comparison with Bangladesh Sri Lanka will supply a qualitative garment products to the European market.

A National Environmental Week has been declared.

Mahaweli development and environment ministry says the 1st  week commencing  29th of this month  upto 4th June  has been named  as the national environmental week in par with international  environmental day. Sri Lanka is getting ready  to celebrate international environmental day on 5th of June. The theme this is " Environment bounded by people".  


A youth training centre for garment industry opened in Mullaithivu.

A new training centre for potential 35 ladies and youths expecting to join the garment industry in future came into operation on Thursday after the Security Force Headquarters - Mullaittivu took initiatives to establish a new garment factory in collaboration with the District Secretary for Mullaittivu and garment industrialists.


Excellent sports men and women were felicitated by the president.

President Maithripala Sirisena says from the 'Presidential Sports Awards' he expects to praise the commitments made by the spots men and women to sports sector. This ceremony will pave the way for a healthy and disciplined society. 2016 Presidential Sports Awards ceremony was held at the BMICH in Colombo yesterday under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena. Addressing the gathering the president added that the government has provided modern state of art facilities for the sports men and women.


The President says the government is committed to beef-up national security.

President Maithripala Sirisena says the government is committed to beef-up national security disregarding the allegations levelled against by various elements.  The government always provides the required facilities and guidance to strengthen the armed forces.  The government is also dedicated to look after the war heroes and their family members who rendered immense contribution to end up the 30 years long war against terrorism.


The UNP express its gratitude for the war heroes for eliminating terrorism.

The UNP express its gratitude to the war heroes for eliminating terrorism. At a press briefing held in the Party headquarters today  Minister Naveen Dissanayaka  said no one will be allowed to harmed unitary state and the sovereignty of the country.  The unison government made up by the UNP and the SLFP is going forward with one economic policy . The government will be able to steer the country towards the prosperity soon.

The Police Department stresses its commitment to build up narcotic free nation.

Police Media Spokesman DIG Prishantha Jayakody says Police Department is committed to eliminate drug menace from the entire country.  The Police Department is led by proper leadership in this connection.  The public support is also essential to build up a narcotic free nation.  Therefore, the DIG requests the public to provide information to the Police through its hotlines. Police is also conducting public awareness programmes on drug menace.

President Maithripala Sirisena says, the three forces will be strengthened amidst different views existing in the society.

President Maithripala Sirisena says, the three forces will be strengthened amidst many allegations. The three forces of the country had been entrusted with a main responsibility to protect the country, regional protection, establishing democracy. Freedom and development of the country. President Sirisena commended the achievements made by the three forces up to now.

The members of armed forces will be provided with training on various disciplines. The three forces have sacrificed their lives to protect the sovereignty and integrity of the nation. President Maithripala Sirisena made these remarks at the national war heroes day ceremony held this afternoon. Addressing the gathering president further said, the three forces have rendered a yeoman service to the country, by eradicating terrorism few years ago, protecting the general public and their wellbeing.

The three forces also extend support in controlling drug trafficking, human trafficking and marine security. President said the forces are also involved in a many people-centric projects such as preventing dengue menace and a disaster management tasks. The government has initiated many programmes for the wellbeing of the three forces and their family members.

The government also has taken effective measures to provide the due facilities and privilege's to the respected armed forces. A special project has been implemented by the ministry of housing and construction to provide permanent houses to each member of the armed forces. The members of three forces, Sri Lanka Police and Civil Defence Force were present on this occasion. A special guard of honour was conducted to commemorate the fallen war heroes of the country.

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