Move to preserve marine wealth and avoid
Call for 'No Fishing Zone' in Palk Straits
Fishermen in the North have called for a “No
Fishing Zone” in the Palk Straits and Gulf of Mannar to help
preserve marine wealth and avoid conflicts between Sri Lankan and
Indian fishermen. The fishermen from several fisheries associations
in the North, made this proposal during a series of meetings now
under way with fishermen’s societies in Tamil Nadu.
Marked improvement in bringing back Lankan fishermen
There is tremendous improvement in bringing back
Sri Lankan fishermen caught in Indian waters without undergoing a
judicial process, following talks between the Sri Lankan and Indian
Governments recently, Fisheries Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne told
the Sunday Observer.
Sri Lanka - 66th best country
The USA based Newsweek magazine has ranked Sri
Lanka as the 66th best country in a recent survey. Sri Lanka now
holds a topmost place in South Asia and is getting close to the goal
of becoming the ‘Wonder of Asia’.
Report on Sigiriya frescoes handed over to President
A comprehensive report on the current state of
the frescoes at the Sigiriya rock fortress, a world heritage site
was handed over to President Mahinda Rajapaksa for further
evaluation on Friday.
Training for officials in combating dengue
Health sector officials have been trained on the
technical aspects of eradicating the dengue epidemic, according to
Health Ministry sources. Health Ministry, Additional Secretary Dr.
Palitha Maheepala told the Sunday Observer that although the Dengue
Haemorrhagic Fever (DHF) has claimed several lives during the past
eight months of this year,