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Grant of 200 million yen from Japan to the fishing industry

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The Japanese Government has agreed to provide a grant of JPY 200 million, under their economic and social development programme, towards the development of Sri Lanka’s fisheries industry.

Accordingly, the grant, amounting to roughly Rs. 435 million, is expected to supply ice production machines and digital scales for the Ceylon Fisheries Harbour Corporation, fishing nets for the National Aquaculture Development Authority and deep freezers, along with tractors installed with deep freezers, to the Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources.

The grant aims to empower the fisheries industry by developing freezer facilities and supplying modern equipment, in a bid to add further value and uplift the living standards of the fishing communities in the Northern and Eastern provinces.

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278 prison inmates to be pardoned

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A total of 278 inmates at prisons across the island will be released tomorrow in view of Vesak festival, the Prisons Department said.

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Parliament suspended due to lack of quorum

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Parliament sessions were abruptly suspended until June 04 due to a lack of quorum. 

There were less than 20 member present during the time of suspension. 

MP Jagath Samarawickrama was at the Chair.

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Notice for students sitting for Grade 5 scholarships

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The Department of Examinations has announced that the 2024 Grade Five Scholarship Examination will be held on September 15 this year.

It adds that applications for the examination will be accepted online from May 27 – June 14, 2024 and acceptance of applications will not be extended beyond the announced period.

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