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Livestock producers demand controlled price for chicken

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The National Livestock Producers Union said that there should be a controlled retail price for chicken.

Its Chairman Sujeewa Dhammika said that a kilo of chicken which was between Rs.1,200-Rs.1300 has increased to Rs.1,600-Rs.1,800.

However, the farmers said that despite the increase in the retail price of chicken, a kilo of chicken is sold at Rs.850-Rs.1,200 in the wholesale market and that there has been no increase in the wholesale price so far.

A farm owner spends about Rs.800-Rs.900 to produce a kilo of chicken and they have to be taken care of for 45 days.

The farm owners alleged that the profit they receive is less than Rs.300 but unscrupulous vendors receive a profit of about Rs.400. Despite this, the farm owners said that they are being accused by various people of raising the price of chicken.

They pointed out that there is a distortion of the retail price of chicken in the market and therefore it is essential to establish a fixed price.

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Term tests for Western province suspended

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The term tests for grade 10 and 11 in the Western province schools has been postponed after some of the question papers were shared on social media ahead of the examination.

A senior official said that the decision had been taken after complaints that several question papers had been leaked out before the examinations.

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Russian Naval Ship Varyag Visits Colombo

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The Russian Naval Ship Varyag has arrived at the port of Colombo on a formal visit. 

This 187m long Missile Cruiser, manned by a crew of 529, is led by Flag Officer Captain 1st Rank Velichko Anatoly Vasicievich, with Captain 2nd Rank Glushakov Roman Nikolaevich serving as the Commanding Officer.

During their stay in Sri Lanka, the ship’s crew is expected to participate in various programs organized by the Sri Lanka Navy, fostering camaraderie and exploring tourist attractions in the country. 

The official visit will conclude, and Varyag is set to depart from the island tomorrow.

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SL over 60s cricket team ranked 4th in the world

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The Sri Lanka Over-60s cricket team, led by Garry Gunasekara, achieved a commendable 4th place in the recently concluded Over-60s Cricket World Cup in Chennai. 

Twelve teams, including all major cricketing nations except Pakistan and Bangladesh, participated in the tournament.

In the group league stages, Sri Lanka secured victories against India, Wales, and the Rest of the World. 

They also tied with the West Indies and suffered their only defeat to Australia, finishing 2nd in the group. 

Sri Lanka faced England in the first semi-final, resulting in a loss, while New Zealand lost to Australia in the second semi-final. Australia went on to convincingly win the final against England.

In the third-place match, Sri Lanka faced New Zealand and narrowly lost by 20 runs, ultimately securing the 4th position in the Over-60s Cricket World Cup.

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