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Hope China will be supportive ally to overcome economic crisis (Video)

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“Sri Lanka has a multitude of investment opportunities from technology to agriculture, renewable energy, tourism and many more”, says Ms. Anuradha Yahampath, Governor of the Eastern province of Sri Lanka.

“Sri Lanka is undergoing an economic crisis and is currently taking measures to overcome this. During this journey I hope that China will be a supportive ally,” she added.

The Eastern province governor delivered her remarks via video today (19th) at the 3rd China-South Asia Cooperation Forum being held in Yunnan Province, China.

The Forum is being held in parallel with the China – South Asia Expo, a main exposition in the region to boost trade and investment.

Kelum Shivantha reporting from Yunnan

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Man arrested for defrauding money on promise to send people to France

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Seven people who tried to go to France through Azerbaijan and an owner of an employment agency in Kahathuduwa who spearheaded the smuggling were arrested, the Kahathuduwa Police said.

According to the police, this smuggling was uncovered during an investigation carried out based on a complaint made by a person from Wellawatte.

He has told the police that when he went to the airport based on a notice given by the owner of the employment agency at Pragathi Mawatha in Kahathuduwa, the airport officials turned him away saying that he did not have a visa in his name.

He had given Rs.800,000 to the agent.

It was further said in the complaint that although 6 other people went to the airport with him, they were also unable to go abroad.

Source: Lankadeepa

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Cold weather to continue

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The prevailing cold weather is expected to continue across the country, the Department of Meteorology said.

This is due to the wind currents blowing into the country as an impact of the cyclone Mandaus, which is active in Bay of Bengal.

Director General of the Meteorological Department, Athula Karunanayake said the wind speed in the sea areas around the country will remain high.

He also said the cyclone will move towards Tamil Nadu today (09).

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John Tarbet Championship postponed

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Sir John Tarbert Athletics Championship has been postponed due to the prevailing adverse weather, the School Athletic Association said.

The tournament was scheduled to be held on December 09, 10 and 11 at the Mahinda Rajapaksa Stadium, Homagama.

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