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Fisheries sector will be developed with a target of 5 billion US dollars income by 2030.

Minister Mahinda Amaraweera says the fisheries sector will be developed with a target of 5 billion US dollars income by 2030. Starting bilateral talks with Thailand in Bangkok to enhance fishing activities of Sri Lanka, the minister said fishing sector is the major source of nutrition in the country.

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SLTB depots in the Northern Province have reported a significant profit.


SLTB depots in the Northern Province have reported a significant profit at present. Jaffna, Karainagar, Point Padro, Kilinochchi, Mullaitivu, Vavunia and Mannar depots have earned a profit of 110 million rupees last year for the first time in history. These depots have been able to report this profit after paying its salaries, and meeting all other expenses.

Kim Jong-nam death suspect 'thought she was in TV prank'

An Indonesian woman held over the killing of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's half-brother thought she was taking part in a TV prank, police say. Kim Jong-nam is thought to have been poisoned as he waited to board a flight in Malaysia on Monday. Two women and a man were arrested over the death.

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The president says the public has given a mandate to this government, to establish a rule free of fraud, corruption and malpractices.

President Maithripala Sirisena says he is the only president in Sri Lanka who submitted his statement of assets. There will be no problem if the politicians and public servants do their duty in transparent manner.

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An allowance of 10,000 rupees will be provided to every farming family hit by dry weather condition.

An allowance of 10,000  rupees will be provided to every farming family inconvenienced by the severely dry weather condition. President Maithripala Sirisena has instructed the relevant officials to take necessary measures in this regard.

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Former mayor of Kaduwela Urban council G.H.Buddadasa says Sri Lanka freedom party is not fear to face the forthcoming local government election

Former mayor of Kaduwela Urban council G.H.Buddadasa says Sri Lanka freedom party will obtain clear cut win at the forthcoming local government election. He added the SLFP is not fear to face the election.

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President says he is the only president in Sri Lanka who has revealed his assets.

President Maithripala Sirisena says he is the only president in Sri Lanka who has submitted his statement of assets. There will be no problem if the politicians and public servants do their duty in transparent manner.

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The gazette notification to control prices of rice will be issued soon.

Minister Rishard Bathi-Uddin says the gazette notification with regard to control prices of rice will be issued soon. After engaging in a inspection visit  at the rice whole sale shops  in Pettah yesterday, the minister told the media that there is no shortage of rice in the  market at present.

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