The government said Sri Lanka along with other developing nations have suffered an inequity as a direct result of the slow progress of the workload before the UN Commission that is processing the extended continental shelf claims from different coastal states that are signatories to the Law of the Sea Convention.“It is extremely unreasonable and totally unacceptable that a coastal nation with substantial entitlement to the valuable ocean bed resources must wait for decades to have their boundaries of their continental shelf demarcated officially by the United Nations,” Dharmakirti said. “We must make every effort to secure this for our next generation,” Chairman of the National Ocean Affairs Committee Chris Dharmakirti was quoted in the government statement as saying. Sri Lanka will send a team of legal, scientific and international affairs experts to attend the 22nd Meeting of the States Parties to the Convention on the Law of the Sea at the United Nations in New York, to canvass international support to expedite the hearings at the Continental Shelf Margin Claim. Sri Lanka would have to wait until 2028 to have its claim for the extension of the continental shelf heard, but it will push for a hearing by 2018 or 2020, the government said. (Xinhua) Sri Lanka is to push for the expansion of its sea boundary, also known as the continental shelf, and will deploy a delegation to the United Nations to discuss the issue, the government information department said on Sunday.The government said the expansion of the sea boundary will help it secure oil, gas, mineral sands and other resources from the ocean around the island.
academia octavioAdemar LeonASOBALbm cangasNaturhouse La Riojaraul nantesvilla de aranda ← Previous Story SKA Minsk verifies Cup Challenge Cup title with another victory Next Story → HC Montpellier Agglomeration wins French Cup! The final round of the ASOBAL league brought the answers to the questions that were left unanswered after the end of the 29th round. As much as 5 teams competed against being the final team to relegate alongside Palma del Rio. In the end, the league saw Academia Octavio being the one relegated after all the opponents gained important wins – while they were defeated in the final seconds of the match to BM Huesca 30-29, meanwhile despite BM Cangas being defeated in the direct duel against Villa de Aranda, they will both remain in the league.The third place and the Champions League place goes to Naturhouse la Rioja. The team from Logrono were better in Palacio de los Deportes de Leon over Ademar Leon and won 32-30, with Manolo Cadenas being saluted by the “aficion” before he departs to Poland. Raul Nantes was the top scorer of the game with huge 10 goals.Scores round 30: Ademar Leon 30-32 Naturhouse La Rioja, BM Aragon 31-29 Anaitasuna, Barcelona 39-23 Guadalajara, BM Huesca 30-29 Octavio Posada, Cuenca 25-26 Puerto Sagunto, Granollers 30-22 Palma del Rio, Valladolid 30-25 Atletico Madrid, Villa de Aranda 25-23 BM Cangas