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SL wants to cooperate with China in space science, PM tells China’s top rocket scientist

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China and Sri Lanka can cooperate in space science as Southern Sri Lanka has been identified as an area with the lowest gravity in the world and the Southern Ocean is most suitable for the landing of spacecraft, Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardane said during a meeting with a Chinese high-level delegation at Temple Trees yesterday (22).

The delegation led by the Chongqing CPC Municipal Committee Secretary Dr. Yuan Jiajun, who is also a member of the Communist Party of China’s (CPC) Central Committee Politbureau called on the Prime Minister at Temple Trees today.

The Prime Minister thanked China for the support in agriculture, industry, education and other fields.

Noting that Dr. Yuan Jiajung is a top rocket scientist, the Prime Minister said the two countries could cooperate in space science as Southern Sri Lanka has been identified as an area with the lowest gravity in the world and the Southern Ocean is most suitable for the landing of spacecraft.

The Prime Minister said Sri Lanka looks forward to China’s support in restructuring its debt at the moment and further strengthening its economy in the near future.

The Prime Minister requested the delegation to share Chongqing’s experience of successfully alleviating poverty and ensuring food security by using hybrid rice and other food crops to increase production by several folds.

Dr. Yuan Jiajun assured that China would extend its fullest cooperation by encouraging large scale investments in the industrial and agricultural spheres. He also agreed to provide experts on hybrid rice varieties and other food crops to Sri Lanka.

“You have vast flat lands all over the country which is suitable for rice and other crops and we will extend assistance to increase the harvests by several folds,” Jiajun said.

Source – dailymirror.lk

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278 prison inmates to be pardoned

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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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