Wednesday, 22nd October 2014

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Leaders of the Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) met President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees yesterday. JHU leaders on the occasion presented a set of proposals prepared by the party to President Rajapaksa. It was decided at the meeting that the proposals will be studied and discussed by a committee of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) led United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA). The discussions with the JHU are to continue. Ministers Susil Premajayantha, Basil Rajapaksa, Dullas Alahapperuma, Sajin De Vass Gu
Leaders of the Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) met President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees yesterday. JHU leaders on the occasion presented a set of proposals prepared by the party to President Rajapaksa. It was decided at the meeting that the proposals will be studied and discussed by a committee of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) led United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA). The discussions with the JHU are to continue. Ministers Susil Premajayantha, Basil Rajapaksa, Dullas Alahapperuma, Sajin De Vass Gunewardene MP and JHU leaders Ven.Omalpe Sobhitha Thera, MP Ven. Athuraliye Rathana...
  • EU ban on Lankan fish products
  • Two major foreign companies too have expressed interest
Fisheries and Acquatic Resources Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne said Japan and China, and two ‘major’ foreign companies, have already expressed interest in sourcing fisheries products from Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka will be cut off from a slice of the seafood market, the European Union, starting next January as part of the EU’s apparent sanctions on Lankan fish produce on ostensible grounds of conservation. Dr. Senaratne said representatives from “two major fish exporting companies” are due to visit Sri Lanka shortly to explore opportunities. “The Japanese ambassador has also expressed willingness...