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Cattle thieves on the rise in Gampaha!

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At least six or seven cows are being stolen each day in Gampaha District, agricultural authorities said.

The cows usually produce 15-30 liters of milk per day and it has been reported that at least 35-40 cows are being stolen every month in Gampaha District alone.

The provincial agricultural officials presented the facts regarding the increase in cattle theft in the Western Province during a discussion chaired by Minister of Agriculture Mahinda Amaraweera,

It was revealed that thieves coming in luxury vans steal cows at night. Agricultural officials said that cattle theft is increasing in other parts of the country as well.

In response, Minister Amaraweera instructed the Secretary of the Ministry to send a letter to the Inspector General of Police and the Minister of State for Defence requesting them to increase night patrolling, vehicle inspection and also to increase the punishment given to cattle thieves by the Police.

The officials said that there is a possibility of a milk shortage in the future due to the daily theft of cows.

It was also revealed during the discussion that dairy farmers have spent a colossal amount of money to install CCTV cameras in some farms for the safety of cows.

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Sri Lanka Mirror wishes everyone a happy Sinhala and Tamil New Year!

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The 2024 Sinhala and Tamil New Year dawned at 09.05 pm last night (April 13).

‘Sri Lanka Mirror’ extends heartfelt New Year greetings to all our readers. May this upcoming year be filled with boundless happiness, prosperity, and success for each and everyone of you.

–  Sri Lanka Mirror team

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Derailed train causes delays on coastal line

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A train has derailed at the Kalutara South railway station on Saturday morning (13).

Trains operating on the Coastal Line are thus experiencing delays, Sri Lanka Railways said.

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Kristalina Georgieva to head IMF for a 2nd term

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The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has selected Kristalina Georgieva to serve as IMF Managing Director for a second five-year term starting on October 1, 2024.

The appointment comes ahead of the start of the fund’s spring meetings in Washington next week.

Georgieva, who has been in the role since the autumn of 2019, was the sole candidate for the position. However, it was only after European leaders signalled that they would endorse her last month that her candidacy was assured.

In a statement, the coordinators of the Executive Board, Mr. Afonso S. Bevilaqua and Mr. Abdullah F. BinZarah has said, “Looking ahead, the Board welcomes Ms. Georgieva’s ongoing emphasis on issues of macroeconomic and financial stability, while also ensuring that the Fund continues to adapt and evolve to meet the needs of its entire membership. It recognizes her focus on strengthening the Fund’s support to its members through effective policy advice, capacity development and financing. The Board looks forward to continuing to work closely with the Managing Director.”

“I am deeply grateful for the trust and support of the Fund’s Executive Board, representing our 190 members, and honored to continue to lead the IMF as Managing Director for a second five-year term,” Ms. Georgieva has said.

The Bulgarian national has served as Managing Director since October 1, 2019. The Managing Director is the chief of the IMF’s operating staff and Chair of the Executive Board. The Managing Director is assisted by four Deputy Managing Directors in overseeing the Fund’s operations, which serve its membership through about 3,100 staff.

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