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Number of death livestock increases

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The Livestock Division of the Ministry of Agriculture has released the latest figures on the number of animals that died in the North and Eastern Provinces due to the adverse weather conditions over the past few days.

The Ministry noted that 1,660 cattle, buffaloes and goats died in the North and Eastern provinces as of noon today (12).

Of the figure, in the Northern Province 691 cattle and buffaloes died while 296 goats died in the province.

The Ministry said 329 animals, 182 cattle and 147 goats in the Northern Province are sick.

Meanwhile, in the Eastern Province, 511 cattle, 44 buffaloes, and 108 goats have died while 15 cattle and a buffalo are reportedly sick.

Two days ago, the number of dead animals stood at 1,096 in the Northern and Eastern Provinces.

(newsradio.lk)

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Samitha Dulan sets world record in Kobe

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Sri Lanka’s Samitha Dulan set a new world record in the Men’s Javelin Throw F44 category at the Kobe 2024 Para Athletics World Championships.

He also won Silver in the F64 category after recording a distance of 66.49 meters.

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Fmr. state minister Diana Gamage granted bail

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Former State Minister Diana Gamage has been released on bail after appearing before the Colombo Magistrate’s Court over allegedly obtaining a passport by producing false information.

She had arrived at the Colombo Magistrate’s Court earlier today over accusations of obtaining a passport by submitting false information.

The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) had yesterday submitted a report to the Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court, naming the former State Minister as a suspect in the case pertaining to the obtaining of a diplomatic passport after providing false information.

Accordingly, the Colombo Chief Magistrate Thilina Gamage had ordered the CID to take appropriate measures and report back to the court.

(adaderana.lk)

(Except for the headline, this story, originally published by adaderana.lk has not been edited by SLM staff)

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New SL ambassador to China assumes duties

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The Ambassador-designate of Sri Lanka to the People’s Republic of China – Majintha Jayesinghe had assumed duties yesterday (May 20).

The post of the Sri Lankan ambassador to China was vacant for several months after the tenure of Dr. Palitha Kohona ended.

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