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Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development and Rural Economic Affairs Vijith Wijayamuni Zoysa handing over eggs and other food items to a pregnant woman at a recent event held in the Bibile electorate. Nearly 500 pregnant women were given eggs at the event to mark International Eggs Day.

Prez, PM in heated argument

over East Terminal


President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe had a heated argument, at yesterday’s Cabinet meeting, over the East Terminal of the Colombo port to India, according to well informed sources.

Responding to a query, sources said that the PM had brought to the notice of the President that India was interested in the terminals, but the latter had said the East Terminal would be given to the Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA).

The Cabinet meeting preceded that of the National Economic Council at the Presidential Secretariat. PM Wickremesinghe did not attend the NEC, chaired by President Sirisena.

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