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Pakistan’s National Defence University (NDU) delegation led by Air Commodore Akhtar Imran Saddozai called on Defence Secretary General (Rtd) Kamal Gunaratne at the Defence Headquarters complex, Sri Jayewardenepura, Kotte, on Monday. Picture by Ashraff Samad

Ambassador for the State of Qatar Jassim bin Jaber. J.B. Al- Sorour called on the Minister of Foreign Affairs Prof. G.L. Peiris at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Monday. During the meeting, Foreign Minister Peiris briefed Ambassador Al- Sorour on the current economic situation in Sri Lanka and tangible action taken by the Government to increase the resilience of the Sri Lankan economy. The Ambassador of Qatar emphasized the importance attached to Sri Lanka-Qatar bilateral relationship and assured all possible support to Sri Lanka at the juncture.


Twenty five students of Kilinochchi Central College were hospitalized after being attacked by wasps. The children have been attacked by wasps right after finishing school. Of the 25 students, 11 children were receiving inward treatment while the other children were discharged after receiving treatment, hospital sources said. Students of Kilinochchi Central College had been subjected to wasp attacks on several previous occasions as well. Here, students running helter-skelter
after the wasp attack. Picture by Bandula Seneviratne, Vavuniya North Group

Many fishermen in Negombo are unable to go out to sea for fishing due to lack of fuel. The limited number of fishermen who go fishing sell their catch at high prices. Picture by D.Mihindukula, Kochchikade Group Corr.



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