The 94-year-old leader, a five-time chief minister of Tamil Nadu, breathed his last at Kauvery Hospital in downtown Chennai at 6.10 pm yesterday after waging a grim battle for life for 11 days.
The government said the toll marked a clear escalation of the human-elephant conflict and urgent steps were needed to protect both people and wildlife.
Prime Minister has appointed a task force to study the possibility of granting free visa to visitors from few tourist friendly nations to boost arrivals, Sri Lanka Tourist Minister said.
Central bank Governor Indrajit Coomaraswamy said that first half of the loan will be released later this month and the balance will be received in October.
This multi-billion initiative of Chinese President Xi Jinping focuses on improving connectivity and cooperation among Asian countries, Africa, and Europe.
According to Xinhua News agency, the Chinese Embassy in Colombo released a signed article on Friday
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