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Chinese Ambassador meets Speaker

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Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Sri Lanka – Mr. Qi Zhenhong met with the Speaker – Mahinda Yapa Abeywardana, today (19) in Parliament. 

Acting Secretary General of Parliament Mr. Chaminda Kularatne was also present at this meeting.

The Chinese Ambassador conveyed the greetings of the Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress of the People’s Republic of China (Speaker of the Parliament of the People’s Republic of China) Mr. Zhao Leji for the new year to Mr. Abeywardena.

Furthermore, cordial discussions were held between the two parties and the Chinese Ambassador stated his appreciation of Sri Lanka’s support regarding the ‘One China’ Policy. Mr. Abeywardena had stated that as a government, Sri Lanka always accepts the ‘One China’ policy.

Apart from the stated, discussions at length were held between the two parties regarding Chinese investment and development projects in Sri Lanka, including the Colombo Port City Project.

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This week’s Cabinet decisions

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A number of decisions have been taken at the Cabinet meeting held yesterday (Feb.26).

The decisions taken by the Cabinet of Ministers are as follows:

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Non-academic university staff to launch 2-day token strike

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The non-academic staff members of state universities have decided to go on a two-day token strike over several demands including a salary hike.

Accordingly, the strike will be held tomorrow (Feb.28) and the day after (Feb.29), University Trade Union Joint Committee’s Dhammika Priyantha said.

The committee had also warned to resort to a continuous TU action if authorities fail to address their issues within a week.

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Uddika Premarathne resigns as MP

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Anuradhapura District’s SLPP MP Uddika Premarathne has handed over his letter of resignation as a Member of Parliament, Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena has confirmed.

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