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Four plots in Port City to be sold for bunkering

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Sri Lanka would sell four plots of land in Colombo Port City for an investor to establish a facility for bunkering, Minister of Ports, Shipping and Aviation Nimal Siripala de Silva said.

According to Xinhua, the ministry has already called for Expression of Interest to start an aviation fuel storage facility.

The minister said that providing fuel for ships and aircraft can play a big role in developing Sri Lanka’s economy.

Colombo Port City can bring in over 5 billion USDs as foreign direct investment in the first five years of operation, he said.

He told the Parliament earlier this week that the government will soon gazette laws that govern the port city.

Spanning 269 hectares of reclaimed land from the sea, the port city will comprise five different precincts including the financial district, central park living, island living, the marina and international island.

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Dasun Shanaka denies political involvement

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Sri Lankan skipper Dasun Shanaka insisted that he has no links to any political party in the country.

In a Twitter message, Shanaka said that he has noticed his image being circulated in a political party propaganda.

“I’ve noticed my image circulating in a political party propaganda. I have no inclination with any party or ever have participated as an ambassador. My one true love and passion is playing cricket for my country,” he tweeted.

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No COVID-19 deaths yesterday

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No COVID-19 deaths have been confirmed yesterday (29) by the Director-General of Health Services.

Accordingly, the current COVID-19 death toll remains at 16,828.

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Racecourse murder : Boyfriend further remanded

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The university student who was held in remand custody for allegedly murdering his girlfriend with a sharp weapon at Race Course grounds in Colombo has been remanded further.

Taking up the case today (30) Colombo Chief Magistrate Prasanna Alwis ordered him to be further remanded till February 13.

The magisterial inquest into the death was held today before Colombo Chief Magistrate and

A testimony of the deceased’s father was recorded before Chief Magistrate and further magisterial inquiry was fixed for February 13.

The suspect was not produced before Court by prison authorities since he is currently receiving treatment at the Mental Health Unit of prison hospital.

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