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Indian Air Force arranges special jet transport for Shavendra Silva in Delhi

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The circulating image on social media, featuring Chief of Defence Staff General Shavendra Silva and his spouse  aboard a special jet, has been clarified.

It has been revealed that General Silva was facilitated by the Indian Air Force for his travel from Delhi to Dehradun in India. This travel was in connection with his attendance as the Chief Guest at the Passing Out Parade at the Indian Military Academy (IMA).

General Silva was granted the uncommon privilege of being invited as the Chief Guest to the event during his official visit to Delhi.

Sources said that upon his arrival in Delhi, he had the privilege to travel to Dehradun on board a jet.

The Indian Air Force, in accordance with standard protocol for VIPs, facilitated General Silva with a jet for his travel to participate in the Passing Out Parade.

The Indian Military Academy is renowned for producing a substantial number of capable and patriotic officers for the Indian Army. Upon his arrival on December 9, 2023, General Silva received a warm welcome from Lieutenant General Manoj Kumar Katiyar AVSM, the General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Indian Army’s Western Command, along with the Commandant of IMA, Lieutenant General Vijay Kumar Mishra AVSM.

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Political parties urged to publish their National Socio-economic Recovery Programmes 

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A public appeal has been made to several mainstream political party leaders to  immediately publish their respective National Socio-economic Recovery Programmes for social discourse.

The request has been formally addressed to the political party leaders of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP), Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB), the National People’s Power (NPP), United National Party (UNP), Tamil National Alliance (TNA) and the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC).

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Govt. to provide free fertilizer to all paddy farmers

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Minister of Agriculture and Plantation Industries – Mahinda Amaraweera has said that the government has decided to provide MOP fertilizer free of charge to all the paddy farmers in Sri Lanka during the 2024/25 Maha season and 2025/26 Maha season.

Sri Lanka will thus receive 55,000 metric tons of MOP fertilizer as requested by the government from the UN Food and Agriculture Organization.

The Minister of Agriculture and Plantation Industries, Mr. Mahinda Amaraweera, expressed his views on this in a meeting held in Tissamaharama today (June 24).

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8 arrested over gang rape of teen, remanded

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Eight youths who were arrested in connection with the alleged gang rape of a 16-year-old girl in the Jalthara area of Hanwella, have been remanded until June 28.

The suspects were produced before the Homagama Acting Magistrate Padmasiri Jayawardena today (June 24).

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