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The Chairman of the Industrial and Business Forum of Turkey will arrive in the island.

The Chairman of the Turkey Industries and Business Forum Nesket Emine Atesoy and its delegation will arrive in the island on Monday, on an invitation extended by the State Minister of Fishing and Aquatic Resources Dilip Vedaarachchi. The objective of them is to look into the investment opportunities in Sri Lanka.

 The delegation will stay here for 5 days and observe the investment opportunities for the development of the fishing industry.  In addition, they will focus attention on Tourism, Transport, Education, Agriculture and Apparel Sectors.  A special meeting with the delegation will be held at the Ministry of Fishing and Aquatic Resources Development on Tuesday.

National Archives Week will commence on Monday.

The National Archives Week will commence on Monday.  The theme is "National Archives of Provincial Administration". The inaugural ceremony will be held at the Auditorium of National Archives Department on Monday, in Colombo, under the patronage of Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam.  Minister Faizer Musthafa will participate as the special invitee at the occasion. The Department is organized this week annually.

Venezuela talks last chance for peace

US say talks between Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro and the opposition are the "last best effort" to finding a peaceful solution to the country's political impasse. US Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Tom Shannon said if the talks failed, it could lead to both sides "putting people on the streets". He said such a result would be very dangerous. It comes after President Maduro rejected calls for an early election.

Maestro of Sri Lankan music bids farewell to the nation this evening

Maestro of Sri Lankan music Dr. Pandit W.D. Amaradeva who entertained the common masses for several decades will bid farewell to the nation this evening. However, his musical creations will live on forever. Maestro Amaradeva who was a guiding light for amateur musicians was able to nurture them with his vast knowledge on music. Pandit Amaradeva will remain as the brand of Sri Lankan music eternally in the hearts of music lovers.

Final rites of Maestro Amaradewa will be conducted at the Independence Square in Colombo this evening under full state honours. Massive crowds have flocked to pay their last respects to the remains of Pandit Amaradeva which are laid at a special dais.

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe paid his last respect to Sri Lankan music Maestro this afternoon. The public have been given the opportunity to pay their last respects till the religious observances which are scheduled to be held at 3.30 pm today. The cremation will take place subsequently. The SLBC has made arrangements to bring a live commentary on the final rites via all of its channels.

A committee to be appointed to obtain recommendations on how to report news

A committee is to be appointed to obtain recommendations on how electronic media should act when reporting news.  Minister Gayantha Karunathilaka says they will be forwarded to the cabinet in order to create a certain regulation in this regard.

 The minister made this disclosure while joining an event held in Galle yesterday to enlighten journalists of Galle and Matara districts on the right to information act. Speaking further minister Gayantha Karunathilaka added the government has ensured media freedom to the fullest. Therefore, all media institutions should follow a code of ethics when carrying out their duties.

The minister pointed out they should be careful when reporting about children since it can affect their future.  Views of journalists, media institutions as well as the general public will be obtained when preparing recommendations.  He also pledged to provide required facilities for the journalists.

VC of Performing Arts University emphasizes need of protecting the creations of Pandit Amaradeva

Vice Chancellor of University of Performing Arts Professor Ariyaratne Kaluarachchi says maestro Dr. Pandit W.D.Amaradeva was able to introduce a new music style by blending Indian classical music and Sri Lankan folk music.

He pointed out it is the responsibility of the present generation to take forward the creations of Pandit Amaradeva without distorting them. Professor Kaluarachchi made these remarks while taking part in the Subharathi discussion programme of the SLBC this morning.

The nation bids farewell to the late music maestro Pandit W.D.Amaradewa today.

Final rites of the late Dr.Pandit Amaradewa  will be held today at the Independence Square in Colombo under full state honours. Massive crowds are now gathering to pay their last respects to the late Veteran Maestro. He is   considered as the brand name of indigenous Sri Lankan music by many critics.  All arrangements have been finalized to conduct the cremation  in most respectful manner. President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime minister Ranil Wickremasinghe have instructed the relevant officials to provide every possible support for occasion.

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The nation bids farewell to the late music maestro Pandit W.D.Amaradewa today.

Final rites of the late Dr.Pandit Amaradewa  will be held today at the Independence Square in Colombo under full state honours. Massive crowds are now gathering to pay their last respects to the late Veteran Maestro. He is   considered as the brand name of indigenous Sri Lankan music by many critics.  All arrangements have been finalized to conduct the cremation  in most respectful manner.

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