Rare show of unity
*Forum to meet once a month
*Eighteen parties represented
*JVP, UNP, TNA active participants
President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday urged all
political parties to join hands and work as a team shedding
differences, in forging national reconciliation and driving the
nation towards rapid development.
Solar power for rural Madulla
The Indian Government would consider the request
of the Power and Energy Minister to extend the solar power extension
Healthcare Ministry updates dengue alert
The Healthcare and Nutrition Ministry requested
the public to be more vigilant on mosquito breeding grounds and the
dengue epidemic these days because the most affected districts have
received occasional showers during the past weeks creating an ideal
environment for dengue mosquitoes.
Sri Lankan tea gains lost momentum
Sri Lankan tea continued to enjoy a strong
demand in the high grown market with the tea bag sector forcing
prices of smaller grades further up. The low grown market is
expected to remain strong despite a slightly increased offering in
the future owing to good demand from the Middle East prior to the
Ramadan season, weekly auction reports reveal.