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Sri Lanka and EU discuss lifting ban on fisheries products

Sri Lanka and the EU have had discussions on lifting the ban on fisheries products exported to EU countries.The State Minister of Economic Affairs Niroshan Perera has discussions on the matter with the EU Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica. The new Government has prepared and is implementing an action plan to remove the ban.The EU had in November last year expressed satisfaction with the efforts taken by Sri Lanka to address the concerns which led to the ban on Sri Lankan fisheries exports to EU countries. The EU ban on fisheries products from Sri Lanka took effect in January this year as the former Government failed to prevent Sri Lankan fishermen from violating the international fisheries laws. Neven Mimica was in Sri Lanka to hold a series of high-level meetings, including with the President of Sri Lanka, the Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and other senior members of the Government. EU officials also credited Sri Lankan authorities for the progress that had been made to comply with the regulations of the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Idina Menzel says she wont sing Frozens Let it Go when she

first_imgFrozen star Idina Menzel has promised the UK she will not sing the film’s hit anthem Let It Go on her next visit to the country.The Broadway actress, who made the song famous as she voiced ice queen Elsa in the 2013 Disney animation, said she knew that many British fans – or at least their parents – had been subjected to the uplifting earworm a few too many times.She vowed not to bring it back to life as she appeared on ITV’s Good Morning Britain on Wednesday to talk about sequel, Frozen 2, due to hit cinemas in November 2019.Commenting on visiting the UK nearer the time, she told presenters Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid: “I won’t sing Let It Go because I know you are sick of it.”Ms Menzel will reprise her role voicing the magical queen in the new release, with Kristen Bell returning as princess Anna. Idina Menzel said she won’t sing Let It GoCredit:SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images Idina Menzel said she won't sing Let It Go Asked about the new movie’s script and score, the 45-year-old admitted its creators would struggle to come up with a track to rival Let It Go.”We are still working on the story,” she said. “But I’m resigning myself to the fact that, as great as the writers are, you can probably never beat that.”Mr Morgan attempted to prove her wrong by doing his own impression of the singer belting out the chorus.While he described the reception in the studio as “silent horror”, Ms Menzel politely conceded he was “not tone deaf”.But his rendition proved to be too much for early morning viewers, with Samantha Patrick responding on Twitter: “Piers, please don’t try to sing.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more