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Iran's most oversized ship sinks


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The largest Iranian naval vessel has sunk off the coast of Oman. That was due to a fire on that ship. According to Iranian media reports, the vessel caught fire this morning, and about 20 people on board were burnt. According to media reports, the operation to extinguish the fire lasted for several hours.

According to foreign media reports, about 400 crew members and trainees boarded the ship that caught fire.

A worldwide black market for corona vaccines


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State Minister of Pharmaceuticals Supply and Regulation Prof. Channa Jayasumana has stated that a worldwide black market for corona vaccine has been created today. Sri Lanka should be wary of it.

According to Prof. Channa Jayasumana, it has been revealed that some of the private sector companies in the country that have come forward as intermediaries to import corona vaccine from foreign countries are importing plywood, doing container business, and shipping.

He said that AstraZeneca vaccines are also available in private companies in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Canada, France, and Australia. Several private companies have agreed to act as intermediaries to import the vaccine from those companies.

Mr. Jayasumana also said that some companies did not go beyond the requirement to submit relevant documents to ascertain whether the imported vaccines were from the parent company.


He added that it was the government's responsibility to ensure that the vaccines were correct when imported.

Police are looking for a member of an artistic family for a gift who went to Chandimal's party.


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A senior Colombo police official said they were investigating the arrest of six people, including a well-known family member, for allegedly attending a party at a star-rated hotel in Colombo in violation of quarantine laws.

CCTV footage of the leading hotel The suspects were identified by the Colombo Central Anti-Corruption Unit and investigated, the police said.

 I recorded a statement from a hotel manager this morning. I will obtain a message tomorrow from the person who worked as the hotel manager on the night of May 30 when reported the incident, police said.

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The organic fertilizer program is like the war that defeated terrorism.


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President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa instructed the officials to study the machinery required for the production of fertilizers, take steps to import them and manufacture locally manufactured machinery with the assistance of the Government Factory and the Army Corps of Engineers.

The President gave these instructions at a discussion held at the Presidential Secretariat yesterday (02) regarding organic fertilizer production.

They have paid particular attention to the production of fertilizer at the local government level. The President also explained the need to impart technical knowledge to these institutions. The raw material used for the production of organic fertilizer can be sourced from the rural environment itself. The President pointed out that this would preserve the cleanliness and beauty of the village and that it could build a new rural economy with the participation of Samurdhi recipients.

There may be challenges in implementing this program. But in line with the "Vision of Prosperity" policy, it must guarantee the people's right to a non-toxic diet to produce a healthy and productive citizen. Many in the world said it was impossible to be active in the fight against terrorism. The same is true of the organic fertilizer program. The President emphasized that overcoming this was the need of the hour. The President also stated that to make this program a success must provide the farmers with the required amount of organic fertilizer without any shortage.

The Minister of Agriculture Mahindananda Aluthgamage stated that the complete quantity of organic fertilizer required for this purpose is expected to be produced in the country. In case of any shortage, the required amount of organic fertilizer will be imported stored by the Government.

Mr. Mahindananda Aluthgamage said that he would provide a unique program to inspect the soil and recommend only the required quantity when issuing organic fertilizer to farmers and providing the necessary soil testing equipment to all Agrarian Service Centers in the country.

Minister of State Shashindra Rajapaksa said that steps are being taken to impart the necessary technical knowledge to the farmers to produce organic fertilizer. Also decided to provide a series of printed instructions to farmers to make them aware of organic fertilizers.

The President officially handed over the soil testing equipment to the Commissioner-General of Agrarian Services and the Director-General of Agriculture.

Minister of State Mohan de Silva, Secretary to the President PB Jayasundera, Finance Secretary SR. Attygalle, Secretaries and officials of the Ministry of Agriculture, and line state ministries were also present on occasion.

- Presidential Media Unit

Gampaha, Kalutara flood risk ..


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The Irrigation Department warns that there could be minor floods in the low-lying areas of Gampaha, Minuwangoda, Ja-Ela, Millaniya, Kalutara, Horana, Ingiriya, and Matugama.

The Department states that this situation will occur due to the increase in the victory levels of the Kelani Kalu and Attanagallu Oya due to the prevailing rains.

Meanwhile, landslide warnings have been issued for Ratnapura, Kalutara, Galle, Colombo, Matale, and Nuwara Eliya districts for the next 24 hours.

Heavy rains are also forecast in the southwestern part of the island.