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Sri Lanka to commercially cultivate durian

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Sri Lanka Ministry of Agriculture has taken steps to commercially cultivate popular fruit durian. Many people like this exotic fruit but some say they can't bear the smell. Durian, Durio Zibethius Murray, is a expensive fruit in Sri Lanka which has demand in export market. However, Thailand, West Malaysia and Indonesia are considered the major Durian growing countries. The fruit is believed to have aphrodisiac properties; contains a high amount of sulpher, hence causing a sharp smell. It is mainly grown in Kandy, Matale , Kalutara and Kegalle districts. Durian is mostly naturally grown and cultivated in home gardens. The Ministry of Agriculture has taken steps to establish a Durian village in Minuwangoda Divisional Secretariat in Gampaha district. Durian will be grown in 30 acres there. The Ministry has introduced a developed variety of durian which bears fruit in a short span of time. Nutritive Values of Durian (Source: Ministry of Agriculture) (per 100g edible portio

Find your car rescue data sheet

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This blog helps you to find your car's rescue card or the emergency services cards. Select and download the relevant card. Then print it, fold it and keep it under the sun visor of the car like this. I wish you all an accident-free trip and hope that your new rescue card will never be needed. Active and passive security systems are built into modern vehicles, which makes everything much safer than in the past. Active safety systems include ABS (antilock brake system), TCS (traction control system), and ESC (electronic stability control). Passive safety systems are there to minimize the consequences of an accident. Airbags, seat belt tensioners, and side-impact protection are just a few examples of these. The passenger compartments have also become more stable through the use of very sturdy construction materials and special profile forms.When an accident occurs, it can be a serious problem for the rescue team who need to reach the victims quickly,when the autos can

Clemency pending to the PSD officers that tortured the Rookantha Gunatilake family

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-Ajith Perakum Jayasinghe The appeal filed by former officers of the Presidential Security Division (PSD) who were convicted and sentenced for harassing popular singers Rookantha   Gunatilaka and Chandralekha Gunatilaka couple was withdrawn at the Court of Appeal on November 12.   The appeal was withdrawn even before a date was fixed by the Court of Appeal for hearing the case. Counsel Janaka Amarasinghe appearing for the motion filed by the suspects said to court that all ten suspects have given their consent in writing to withdraw the case. Although the lawyers did not explain the reason for the withdrawal, it is widely believed that they will be pardoned by the President soon.  They were charged with unlawful assembly, organizing, intimidating and robbing the property worth of Rs. 3.6 million from the house of musician Rookantha Gunatilaka. Ten out of the 11 suspects of the case were sentenced by Panadura High Court on August 01 this year, following a length