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MoU signed to supply Thriposha continuously

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A special memorandum of understanding was signed between South Asia Gateway Terminals Pvt Ltd. and the Ministry of Health yesterday (27) under the programme to continuously supply Thriposha to pregnant mothers, lactating mothers and babies with low birth weight.

Under the MoU, the company will supply essential ingredients to produce Thriposha for a period of one year as a donation amounting to Rs.185 million.

The agreement was signed by South Asia Gateway Terminals Pvt Ltd CEO Romesh David, Health Secretary Janaka Sri Chandragupta and Sri Lanka Thriposha Limited
Chairman Deepthi Kularathne in the presence of Health Minister Dr. Keheliya Rambukwella.

Sri Lanka is the only country in Asia that provides Thriposha as an immediate remedy for babies with low weight, and nearly 200,000 Thriposha packets are produced per month to be distributed among pregnant and lactating mothers as well as children with low weight.

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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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