Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi today addressed the Indian-origin Tamil community at Norwood Grounds in Dickoya and assured them that India will support their endeavours towards peace and prosperity, the Indian Express reported.“The Government and people of India are with you in your journey towards peace and greater prosperity,” he said. Earlier in the day, he inaugurated a Rs 150 crore super-speciality hospital in Dickoya town that was built with Indian assistance. Dickoya is a subdistrict of Dimbula, one of the six primarily tea-growing regions in Sri Lanka. Calling for celebrations over the diversity between Sinhalese-speaking population and Tamil-speaking people, Modi said, “Diversity calls for celebration and not confrontation. Sinhala and Tamil people and languages existed harmoniously.” He also said that Sinhalese language should be a matter of “pride” for the people. “You speak one of the oldest-surviving classical languages in the world. It is a matter of pride that many of you also speak Sinhala,” Modi said. Talking about the bilateral deals between the two nations, Modi said, “We have decided to extend 1990 Emergency Ambulance Service, currently operating in Western & Southern Provinces, to all other Provinces.”“Under Indian housing project in Sri Lanka, 4000 houses being constructed in up country areas, happy to announce an additional 10,000 houses,” he added. (Colombo Gazette) Stressing the need for strengthening “threads of unity and harmony” between Indian and the Tamil community in Sri Lanka, the prime minister said, “We remember your forefathers. Men and women of strong will and courage who undertook the journey of their life from India to then Ceylon.” He also praised some of the original inhabitants of the community. “A great icon of India, MGR was born in this soil establishing a lifelong connection. You produced one of the finest spinners in the world, Muttiah Muralitharan.”The Prime Minister also said that he is aware of the steps taken by Sri Lankan government for the development of the community. “Sri Lankan Government is taking active steps to improve your life which includes a Five-year Action plan. India will fully support their effort in this direction,” he said. “We will continue to work tirelessly for your socio-economic development in all possible ways.” Modi congratulated the Tamil community for their hard work and said that Sri Lanka has benefitted from it.” If Sri Lanka today is third largest exporter of tea, it’s because of your hard work,” Modi said. “People all over the world are familiar with famous Ceylon Tea that originates in this fertile land,” he further added.
Harry’s Gourmet Treats, a bakery specialising in luxury dog treats, is to open its first bricks and mortar site in Portobello, Edinburgh.As reported by the Edinburgh Evening News, founder Paul Marsden is currently running the business from his flat, producing treats including doggy doughnuts and venison brownies. He is opening the bakery to cope with demand, and is hoping to start trading on 23 April.Marsden started baking dog treats for his black labrador, Harry, a rescue dog with a sensitive stomach. All his products are free from artificial colours and preservatives, and are made from human-grade ingredients. He currently supplies 36 premises, including Edinburgh Castle, and produces up to 300 bags of treats a day.He said: “The treats are all based on what a human likes to eat. Things went a bit crazy on social media when I announced the plans. It was a really good reaction. Lots of folk are saying that they can’t wait for it to open.”He added: “The best thing is the customer feedback and creating something that’s loved. The treats are swallowed in seconds.”
Amaravati: YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) leader and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister-designate Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy on Tuesday invited TDP chief N. Chandrababu Naidu for his swearing-in ceremony. Reddy called Naidu on the phone to invite him to the ceremony slated to be held on Thursday, TDP sources said. Reddy was also learned to have sought the outgoing Chief Minister’s advise and suggestions for the state’s development. The YSRCP chief is inviting leaders of various parties to the ceremony. He met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah in Delhi two days ago to extend an invitation. He earlier visited Hyderabad to invite Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao. The YSRCP stormed to power by winning 151 seats in 175-member Andhra Pradesh Assembly last week
Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twitter Facebook Google+ Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA DL Debate – 24/05/21 Pinterest AudioHomepage BannerNews A support package has been approved for Drioglann Thír Chonaill Teo to establish a distillery business and visitor’s centre at Coillín Darach in Crolly.It’s estimated that up to 12 new jobs will be created over the next five years with a support package of over €121,000 from Údarás na Gaeltachta and a total investment of over €271,000.The proposed distillery and visitors centre will be located in the famous Croithlí Factory, subject to the appropriate planning permission being received.Donegal Deputy Pat the Cope Gallagher says it will be a huge boost for the local community:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/copedfgdgdfgistilery.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Jobs boost for Crolly as Doll factory to become whiskey distillery Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+ Previous articleLYIT gets green light to apply for university statusNext article2nd place at NI 5k Championships for Nakita Burke News Highland Twitter By News Highland – March 22, 2018 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme