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President visits Mannar (Pics)

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President Ranil Wickremesinghe who is currently on an observation tour of Northern Province visited the Mannar District this morning (20).

The aim of this visit by the President was to investigate the problems faced by the people of Mannar and to discuss possible solutions to address these problems.

President Ranil Wickremesinghe, who visited Mannar city, inspected the renovation work being carried out on the Mannar Dutch Fort.

The President also visited Nadukuda fishing village and engaged in a cordial discussion with the fishing community, and inquired about the issues they face.

The Head of State was briefed about the issues faced by the residents of the small fishing village of Nadukuda and he assured them that prompt action would be taken to provide the necessary solutions.

The President also observed the area where the Mannar wind power plant is being constructed and looked into the future activities of the wind power plant. During his visit, he did not fail to engage with the people in the area and inquire into their wellbeing.  

Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Douglas Devananda, Minister of Power and Energy Kanchana Wijesekara, Northern Province Governor Jeevan Thiagarajah, Minister of State for Urban Development and Housing Kader Masthan, President’s Secretary Saman Ekanayake and a group of government officials accompanied the President.

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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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