Cabinet of the Ministers yesterday (2nd May) approved the proposal made by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in his capacity as the Minister of National Policies and Economic Affairs to engage in loan negotiations and enter into relevant agreements with EXIM Bank of India to rehabilitate the Kankesanthurai harbor.
The planning report of the proposed College of Education of Pharmacists to be set up centering the Pharmacists’ Council and the University of Sri Jayawardhanapura (USJP) was handed over to the Minister of Health Dr. Rajitha Senarathne recently.
The ship ‘Sayuru’ was recreated as a floating restaurant to provide recreational services to the public and it was opened at the Dickowita harbor by the Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Mahinda Amaraweera recently.
Chairman of the Indian Ocean (Pvt.) Ltd. affiliated to the South Korean company, Dejin which is responsible for the Korea-Sri Lanka joint programme of Octopus Harvesting Soo - Yong- Shin recently briefed the State Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Dilip Wedaarachchi that the first stock of Octopus processed for export purposes is ready to be sent to South Korea.
Ministry of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development has taken measures to deliver the transponder devices to all the multi-day fishing vessels which will enable monitoring of multi-day fishing vessels engaged in deep sea fishing from the ground.
Sri Lanka Navy opened five more RO plants for community use at Mahabulankulama Maha Vidyalaya in Anuradhapura, Jayanthipura Vidyalaya in Padavi Sripura, Rasnakawewa in Horowpothana, Mamaduwa in Vavuniya and Welioya Divisional Secretariat on Friday (28th April).