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Yunnan Governor to arrive today; Cabinet approval to sign MoU

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Governor of China’s Yunnan Province – Mr. Wang Yubo, is scheduled to arrive in Sri Lanka tonight (16), according to diplomatic sources.

Meanwhile, it has been proposed to sign a Memorandum of Understanding between the Foreign Affairs Office of the People’s Government of Yunnan and the Department of External Resources of Sri Lanka during the visit of Governor Yubo who will be in the country till May 20.

This MoU is expected to provide support to Sri Lanka in the spheres of mutual travel, economy, trade and commerce, education, tourism, agriculture, human cultural exchange, people’s quality of life and health.

Accordingly, a proposal presented by the President as the Minister of Finance, Economic Stabilization and National Policy to sign the MoU has been approved by the Cabinet.

130 free cataract operations
Meanwhile, a 10-member medical team from the First Affiliated Hospital of Kunming Medical University, Yunnan, China arrived at Colombo last Saturday (13).

According to the Chinese embassy, they will be conducting 130 cataract surgeries free of charge for Sri Lankan underprivileged patients this week.

The embassy further notes that 26 patients from the Eastern Province, accompanied by their families, have left for Colombo yesterday to receive free cataract surgeries by the Yunnan medical team at Lanka Hospitals.

The patients have also been provided with transportation, accommodation and meals, the embassy adds.

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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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