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Protesters hurl rotten tomatoes at Tamil MPs!

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The relatives of the missing persons of Vavuniya District hurled rotten tomatoes at a banner bearing the image of Tamil MPs on the International Human Rights Day (10).

The relatives of the disappeared accused the members of parliament representing the Tamil community and the Tamil political party leaders of deceiving them.

They alleged that MPs of Tamil political parties have failed to intervene properly to find solutions to their plights.

As negotiations with local lawmakers have not become successful, the concerned group engaged in a protest demanding the intervention of the United States or the European Union to provide solutions to their plights.

The relatives of the missing persons of Vavuniya District are engaged in a continuous fast for 2,120 days as of December 10, demanding that their missing relatives be found.

The protests were held in Vavuniya and Mullaitivu.

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Date announced for Grade 05 scholarship exam

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The 2023 Grade 05 scholarship exam will be held on 15 October, the Department of Examinations says.

Accordingly, the exam will be held at 2,888 centres across the country, Commissioner General of Examinations – H. J. M. Amith Jayasundara said.

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Nadeesha wins Silver at Asian Games

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Nadeesha Dilhani Lekamge has won the silver medal in the women’s javelin throw event at the 2023 Asian Games currently being held in Hangzhou, China.

She won the silver with an impressive throw of 61.57m which is also her personal best.

India’s Annu Rani won the gold medal in the event while China’s Lyu Huihui won the bronze medal.

This is the first athletics medal for Sri Lanka at the Asian Games in 17 years and only the second medal for the island nation so far this year.

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Fish processing unit at Oluwil to be leased

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The cabinet has previously given approval to reactivate the unused fish processing plant in the Oluwil fishing port premises and provide facilities to the TES (Private) Company Limited to run fish processing activities.  

Accordingly, the Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by the Minister of Fisheries to lease the fish processing unit located in the Oluwil Ports Complex to TES (Private)  Company Limited for a period of 10 years subject to the relevant rent being charged monthly, as recommended by the Cabinet Appointed Negotiation Committee.

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