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30
June

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Just as the US demand for Lankan handlooms surged, an international design expert made a visit to Sri Lanka today (30)  to further strengthen its design and promotion capacities while preserving  Sri Lanka’s handloom designs special identity. “Sri Lanka has been known for its handloom textiles and rather than moving into fast fashion handloom cycles, Sri Lanka can elevate its special handlooms brand by building competence and international promotion efforts” said Jennifer Shellard (Visiting Lecturer, Woven Textile Department of London’s University of Creative Arts) today in Colombo.

30
June

The annual Leo Club Program Global Conference will be held in Toronto Canada from July 4. Past Multiple President of Leo Multiple 306 Sri Lanka Leo Dhanushka Ramanayake has been invited to address the forum as a Guest Speaker and he is the only Asian to be invited in such a capacity. This year the forum is to be represented by members from 48 countries around the world with a number of 500 Leos.

30
June

Sri Lanka Navy assisted the repatriation of 46 Indian fishermen on 26th and 27th June 2014. On 26th June 22 Indian fishermen were handed over to the Indian Coast Guard Ship C137 and H190 at the International Maritime Boundary Line off Thalaimannar.

30
June

The Sri Lanka Air Force Excellence Awards 2013 was held at the ‘Eagles’ Lagoon View’ Banquet Hall of the Sri Lanka Air Force Katunayake last friday (27) with the participation of the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Kolitha Gunatilleke.  Organized for the 5th consecutive year, the event is held for the appreciation and motivation of meritorious work carried out by the men and women of the SLAF.

30
June

The High Commission of India announced the  offer of eight (08) scholarships for Sri Lankan Nationals under the “Ayush Scholarship Scheme” for UG/PG/Ph.D courses in Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha ,Homeopathy and Yoga during the forthcoming session of 2014 – 2015.

30
June

Vegetable cultivation has sharply decreased in the Nuwara-Eliya and Jaffna districts due to the drought in the districts during the past few months, The inclement weather conditions has been the main cause for the shortage of vegetbles in the market, mainly upcountry vegetables and thereby leading for a sharp increase in vegetable prices.

30
June

The Western, Sabaragamuwa and Central provinces and Galle and Matara districts will experience intermittent showers which may spread to the North-Western province too, said the Met Dept.

30
June

The sea areas off the coast extending from Puttalam to Potuvil via Colombo and Galle will experience showers or thunder showers at times forecasts the Met Dept. Also southwesterly winds at 30-40 kmph speed can strengthen up to 50kmph at times.

29
June

Minister Sirisena in his remarks expressed that this scope of MOU would enable Bangladesh to become an important partner in Sri Lanka’s socio-economic development and stated that this MOU symbolizes the goodwill and a humanitarian endeavor by the people and the Government of Bangladesh to Sri Lankans than a commercial undertaking.

29
June
Muslims in Sri Lanka will begin fasting today as the Grand Mosque announced last evening sighting of the new moon.

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