(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and Government of Sri Lanka today (18) inked a comprehensive work plan to advance Sri Lanka’s rice self-sufficiency goals through joint research for development projects in the country in the next five years."Lanka and IRRI sign framework to boost national rice sector"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Monday, January 14, the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch® program – North America’s leading seafood ratings organization’s – released its new global recommendations for amberjack, carp, crab, smelt and trout and updated recommendations for crab and lobster at the Global Seafood Market conference in San Diego."Global Recommendations for Sri Lanka’s ‘Eco-Recommended’ Fisheries"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Twenty-five President’s Counsels, appointed by President Maithripala Sirisena, have taken oaths before the Supreme Court this morning (18).Accordingly, they have sworn in before Chief Justice Nalin Perera and other Supreme Court justices."25 attorneys sworn in as President’s Counsels"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –German authorities have said that they have arrested a suspected member of the Tamil Tigers alleged to have been involved in the assassination of Sri Lanka’s Foreign Minister Lakshman Kadirgamar in 2005, according to an Associated Press report."Germany authorities arrest suspect in the assassination of Sri Lanka Foreign Minister in 2005"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –President Maithripala Sirisena says that he will take the necessary future steps to increase the welfare of Sri Lankans living in the Philippines while resolving their issues, with the assistance of further strengthened Sri Lanka- Philippines relations as a result of his state visit to the Philippines."‘Steps will be taken to increase welfare of Sri Lankans living in the Philippines’ – President"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Food Control Administration Unit of the Ministry of Health has decided to completely ban the practice of handling prepared food by hand when selling to consumers. The ban will take effect from 1st of May, the state TV Rupavahini reported."Health Ministry bans handling prepared foods by hand"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –The President of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has promised to President Maithripala Sirisena to provide a total sum of USD 445 million-ADB assistance to Sri Lanka for its three major projects."ADB to provide USD 445 million-assistance to Sri Lanka"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Sri Lanka’s Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa has officially assumed duties at the Opposition Leader’s Office in Colombo this morning (18)."Mahinda Rajapaksa officially assumes duties at Opposition Leader’s office"