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The premier meets the Chinese President.

 
The World Economic Forum 2017 was launched in Davos in Switzerland today. Chinese President Xi Jinping said that protectionism should be denounced and free trade should be promoted to enhance global economy. He noted that no one will win the economic war. The future global economic process will benefit all the nations.

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The government vehemently rejects the media reports that it has agreed to terms detrimental to the country to gain GSP plus concession.

The government vehemently rejects the media reports that it has agreed to 58 terms detrimental to the country to gain GSP plus concession.  The European Union recently announced that it will provide the GSP plus concession again to Sri Lanka.

This concession has been given again by the EU as it is satisfied with the Sri Lanka’s current democracy reforms carried out by the good governance government. It has not imposed any terms or conditions to provide GSP plus.  Issuing a communique the government information department states that this is a concession given in favour of Sri Lanka’s move to secure good governance human rights and sustainable development in the country.

Sri Lanka has earned 1.2 billion rupees from fish exports last year.

Sri Lanka has earned an income of 1200 million rupees from fish exports last year.  There is a high demand for Sri Lankan prawns, crabs lobsters and oysters at the foreign market. These facts were revealed at a press briefing held in the ministry of fisheries yesterday under the patronage of minister Amaraweera .

The minister said Sri Lanka has only being able to provide one third of the entire demand of these varieties.  The minister expressed confidence that fish exports will be increased following the lift of ban on Sir Lankan products by the European Union.

The foundation stone to establish a Buddhist meditation centers and Shakya Janapadaya to mark the international Vesak celebration to be held this morning under the patronage of the President.

A Buddhist meditation centers and Shakya Janapadaya will be constructed in line with the international Vesak celebration to be held in Sri Lanka. The foundation stone will be laid this morning under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena.

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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe will participate in 47th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland today.

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe will participate in 47th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland today. The premier left the island to attend the World Economic Forum yesterday.

Prime Minister Wickremasinghe has been invited to attend the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2017 which commences today and will be conducted till 20th of this month, with the participation of over 40 heads of state and 2500 economists. The Premier is scheduled to meet with Switzerland officials and leading international businessmen for discussions during his stay in Davos. The summit is of great significance as world leaders gather to compile an agenda for the global and regional economy. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe attended the Davos meeting last year. It was the first time that a Sri Lankan political leader has been invited to attend the world renowned meeting.

The report on demarcation of local government areas will be submitted to Minister Faizer Mustafa today.

The report on demarcation of local government areas will be submitted to Minister Faizer Mustafa today. The Chairman of the demarcation committee Ashoka Peiris said four members of the committee have signed the report.

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198 of new officers of grade three level recruited to education administration service.

198 of new officers of grade three level were recruited to education administration service. The appointment letters to the respective candidates were given at a special function held at BMICH yesterday.

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Minister Mahinda Amaraweera instructs the relevant Ministry officials to utilize the funds allocated through the budget for the development projects of the fishing sector within the first six months of this year.

Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resource Development Mahinda Amaraweera instructed the relevant Ministry officials to utilize the funds allocated to the Ministry through the budget proposals within the first six months of the year.

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