Friday, August 30, 2013

Updated-New Zealand Government To Assist Sri Lanka On Incereasing Local Liquid Milk Production

The visiting Foreign Minister of New Zealand Murray Macully has told Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksha today(30) that the New Zealand government will assist sri lanka to further develop the local dairy industry to increase the local liquid milk production the government  sources said.

As he has discussed with Sri Lankan counterparts on  measures to increase liquid milk production in  Sri Lanka during his previous visit ,New Zealand foreign minister has expressed his country's willingness to  expedite these plans and promised  that new Zealand Prime Minister  john key will sign a MOU with Sri Lankan Government in this regard when he comes to Sri Lanka this November to attend the Commonwealth heads of government meeting scheduled to be held  in Colombo.

 The importance of promoting liquid milk production in the country became limelight after some imported milk powders mainly  from New Zealand have found contaminated with Agro Chemical DCD.

United Nations Human Rights Commissioner Meats Sri Lankan President

The visiting United Nations Human Rights Commissioner Mrs.Navi Pillay has meat Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksha today(30) at temple treas ,Colombo and discussed on various issues including implementation on recommendations of lessons learnt commission,religious issues and matters related to war crimes sources said

During this meeting Mrs.Pillay has said that she was very pleased on appointing a commission per the recommendations of lessons and  learn t commission to look in to war crime disappearances.also she urged that there have been good corporation between her office and the Sri Lankan Government in facilitating her visit and she has received good briefings at all her meetings.

President Rajapaksha has told the United Nations High Commissioner  that many Sri Lankans belief that United Nations is biased in the way it  deals with the countries.also president has urged that those who voiced these concerns to him not to prejudge the report mrs.pillay is due to issue.

Sri Lanka Customs Seized The Largest Ever Drug Stock Seized In South Asian Region

Sri Lanka Customs has today(30) seized a large stock of heroin from orugodawatta area weighing over 100 kilo grammes and arrested four  persons including a Pakistani and local importer  who were involved in transporting this stock to Sri Lanka .the seized stock of heroin reported  as the largest ever drug stock seized in  sri lanka as well as from entire South Asian region .it is suspected that this drug stock had been  brought down from Pakistan customs sources said.

The largest stock of drugs which has earlier seized in the region was a drugs stock weighing 30  kilo grammes and it worth around Rs.1000 million according to reports.

The stock of heroin seized today was found packed inside a 40 foot container  and the content described as grease sources added.

All Island Curfew Schedule To Be Changed From Tomorrow(06)

Government has amended  the current curfew schedule implemented in the country daily from tomorrow (06)according to the President's ...