Govt investigates crimes without a bias – Minister de Silva
Irrigation and Water Resources Management
Minister and Leader of the House Nimal Siripala de Silva yesterday
said the government takes all possible measures to bring criminals
before the law and it has been able to deal with them according to
the law. He said it was a matter of regret that the Opposition and
the UNP attempt to highlight certain matters to achieve petty
political gains, while the Police and the government worked hard to
bring culprits of crimes, such as, the Rs 70 million bank robbery in
Peliyagoda; the doctor’s murder in Karandeniya; a foreigner’s murder
in Tangalle; the double murder in Kahawatta, to book.
Fish protein, best remedy for malnutrition in children
We have taken measures to develop fish
production to eliminate malnutrition among children. Fish protein is
the best remedy for malnutrition. It is reported the malnutrition
rate has dropped to 12 percent with the increase of fish production.
Fish production in the North and East has increased with the end of
the conflict. It is reported over 41 percent of total sea water fish
production comes from the North and East, amounting to 75,000 metric
tons of fish. The Ceylon Fisheries Corporation purchased 10 percent
of the catch to provide fish at concessionary rates to the people.
The Corporation has earned Rs. 65 million by selling fish within the
first four months of the year.