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The President says Sri Lanka is committed to set up BIMSTEC Technology Transfer Center.

President Maithripala Sirisena reiterated the commitment of the government to establish a BIMSTEC Center for Technology Transfer Facility to contribute to the collective drive for economic advancement. He said that “to take Sri Lanka to the next stage of development, the vision of my government is to create a knowledge based competitive social market economy which is integrated with the world.

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Another 30 Sri Lankan Tamil refugees in Tamil Nadu will return to Sri Lanka.

Another 30 Sri Lankan Tamil refugees in Tamil Nadu will arrive in Sri Lanka under the UNHCR facilitated voluntary repatriation programme, the Ministry of Prison Reforms, Rehabilitation, Resettlement and Hindu Religious Affairs said.

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The President was warmly welcomed at the Bangalore Airport.

President Maithripala Sirisena who arrived in India to address the BRICS, BIMSTEC Summit was warmly welcomed in India. The President first arrived at the Bangalore Airport, yesterday and then he was taken to Goa by a special aeroplane.  Indian State Minister of External Affairs and Sri Lankan High Commissioner in India Mrs. Chithrangani Wageshwara were present there to welcome the President.

 Indian armed forces also conducted a guard of honour for the Sri Lankan leader.  President Sirisena is in India under a special invitation from the Prime Minister Narendra Modi.  The President will also have bilateral talks with the Heads of States who participate in the BRICS summit.

Power generation in Norochcholei is interrupted due to a technical failure. People are requested to use electricity sparingly.

Ministry of Power and Energy says power generation in Norochcholei is interrupted due to a technical failure. Media Spokesman of the Ministry Sulakshana Jayawardena says it will take about one weeks time to repair the power  plant.

All the three generators of the plant are out of order at present loosing 900 megawatts to the national grid. Therefore, people are requested to use electricity sparingly. The Electricity Board has not yet decided to resort to a power cut.