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Special guidelines to dispose shells of eggs imported from India

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Trade Minister Nalin Fernando says that a ship carrying the first consignment of eggs imported from India is scheduled to reach Sri Lanka by tomorrow (26).

He says that it contains 02 million eggs which have been decided to be used only for bakery products.

Minister of Agriculture – Mahinda Amaraweera had recently instructed the Department of Animal Production and Health to prepare a series of guidelines to be used when importing eggs.
Accordingly, gloves are required when handling imported eggs while the eggshells should be safely disposed of or destroyed. It is said that the eggshells should not be released into the environment at any cost.

The Ministry of Agriculture has announced that these guidelines will be issued with the objective of preventing the avian flu virus from entering the country.

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278 prison inmates to be pardoned

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A total of 278 inmates at prisons across the island will be released tomorrow in view of Vesak festival, the Prisons Department said.

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Parliament suspended due to lack of quorum

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Parliament sessions were abruptly suspended until June 04 due to a lack of quorum. 

There were less than 20 member present during the time of suspension. 

MP Jagath Samarawickrama was at the Chair.

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Notice for students sitting for Grade 5 scholarships

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The Department of Examinations has announced that the 2024 Grade Five Scholarship Examination will be held on September 15 this year.

It adds that applications for the examination will be accepted online from May 27 – June 14, 2024 and acceptance of applications will not be extended beyond the announced period.

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