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China 'seriously concerned' about nuclear threats of North Korea

China says it is seriously concerned about North Korean nuclear development, in the wake of a BBC interview with a top official from the North. North Korea's vice-foreign minister told the BBC Pyongyang would continue to test missiles and would launch a pre-emptive nuclear strike if it thought the US was planning an attack.


Video gaming is to be included at 2022 Asian Games

It will also be a demonstration sport at the 2018 Asian Games in Palembang, Indonesia. Video gaming will be featured as a full sport at the 2022 Asian Games, with competitors in electronic sports set to receive medals for their digital prowess.


Prime Minister of Vietnam says, the Sri Lankan Prime Ministers' visit in Hanoi will strengthen bilateral relations.

After the conclusion of bilateral talks between Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe, the Prime Minister of Vietnam Nguyen Xuan Phuc said that a new chapter have been opened in the relations between the two countries. The Vietnamese prime Minister was addressing international media in Hanoi after the meeting with Sri Lankan Prime Minister.


National Insurance Trust to pay compensation to the victims of the Meethotamulla incident.

Chief executive officer of the National Insurance Trust Sanath G.De Silva says that the Meethotamulla garbage dump victims will be duly compensated. He is waiting for the report of damage assessment from the National Disaster Management Ministry. Answering a query made by us the Chief Executive officer said that an emergency compensation package is on the way.


Stringent measures from the health ministry to prevent health hazards in the area of Meethotamulla.

Health Minister Rajitha Senarathne says, that his ministry has taken all steps in preventing possible health problems after the collapse of Meethotamulla garbage dump. He further says, that there is a possibility of spreading dengue and influenza in the garbage dump area.


The prices of coconut is to come down from next month.

Kapila Yakandawela  the Chairman of coconut cultivation board says, harvesting of coconut will go up from  this month onwards.Due to this reason  coconut supplying will be increased in the market  and the prices of coconut  will go down.


A special meeting over the Meethotamulla disaster under the patronage of the President.

A special meeting on the Meethoamulla disaster is under the patronage of the President Maithreepala Sirisena at the Ministry of disaster management. The president has stressed the need to take immediate actions to provide relief to the affected families. Ministers Anura Priyadarshana Yapa, Susil Prema Jayantha, Dr. Rajitha Senarathna, Patali Champika Ranawaka and top officials of several ministries are present at this meeting.

Special Japanese technical team will arrive in the island to investigate the Meethotamulla garbage dump issue.

Special Japanese technical team will arrive in the island to investigate the Meethotamulla garbage dump issue. Prime Minister of Japan Shinso Abe has mediated to send this team and he says that Japan will extend its fullest support to re-start their livelihoods. The Japanese leader has also expressed his condolences to the affected families.

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