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Sri Lanka’s Snipers Remand Extended By Maldives Courts

Remand of a Sri Lankan sniper brought into Maldives as part of an assassination attempt on the president has been extended by an additional 10 days, police announced Saturday.

Reports of the Sri Lankan sniper’s arrest came a day after Maldivian security forces confiscated assault rifles and hand guns.
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Large Stake net fishing method is a new threat in Southern Mannar Island area

The fisheries act 1996 of ministry of Fisheries and aquatic resources strongly prohibits the above mentioned illegal fishing methods. Further, the department of fisheries in Mannar has also taken action to prohibit illegal fishing methods, such as tree logs, concrete logs, stones, car bodies, monofilament nets, and tree branches for cuttlefish (squid) fishing in the district since 2010.

Large Stake net fishing method is a new threat in Southern Mannar Island area
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Approximately one quarter of the total decline in smoking in Australia due to Plain Packaging

The Public Health Association (PHA) of Australia by releasing a report on the effects of plain packaging since 2012, states that plain packaging legislation has resulted in a stunning outcome.

Approximately one quarter of the total decline in smoking in Australia due to Plain Packaging
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Thailand sends first team to study Lankan industries, investment

In a breakthrough for Sri Lanka’s incoming industry FDIs, Thailand, for the first time, has sent a team of its specialized officials to study SriLanka’s rapidly changing industry and investment outlook-and the first official Thai study team comes from the powerful Thai BoI Office itself.

Sri Lanka’s Secretary of Industry and Commerce TMKB Thennakoon meets the Thai BoI delegation at the Ministry of Industry and Commerce on 29 February.
The Thai BoI delegation led by Executive Director of Thai Office of BoI, Werapong Siriwon (at right) at the Ministry of Industry and Commerce on 29 February.
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U.S. Embassy Promotes Education in the North

Senior representatives from the Embassy of the United States of America provided new school facilities and educational opportunities across the Northern Province last week, a sign of continued U.S. commitment to the social welfare of all of the people of Sri Lanka. Led by Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Andrew C. Mann, U.S. Embassy representatives opened new classroom buildings, donated books, and introduced free educational programs at the American Corner in Jaffna.

 With the support of over 98 million LKR ($700,000), Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Andrew C. Mann and U.S. Embassy representatives help launch new buildings and facilities at two schools in the Northern Province.
 The launch of new buildings and facilities at two schools last week complement U.S. support for renovating a total of seven schools and nine medical facilities in the Northern Province.
 The newly-renovated American Corner in Jaffna hosts workshops on women’s empowerment, U.S. history and culture, and environmental awareness, in addition to free regular classes on English, computer and social media literacy, and coding.
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