The Sri Lankan Government has begun work to restore the Elephant Pass saltern that was destroyed by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in the 1980s. Once operational, the saltern could help Sri Lanka become self-sufficient in its salt requirement while generating about 2,000 job opportunities for youth living in the North.
Jaffna Vembadi Girls' High School recently became one of the earliest schools to receive a Mahindodaya Technical Faculty, part of an island-wide programme that was ceremonially inaugurated by President Mahinda Rajapaksa earlier this year to establish 250 total faculties around the country.
External Affairs Minister Professor G.L. Peiris, at his meeting with Shrimathi Sushma Swaraj, Minister of External Affairs of India, in New Delhi on Yesterday.(11), recalled with pleasure her visit to Sri Lanka two years ago as Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha as the head of an All-Party delegation. He referred to Shrimathi Swaraj’s constituency in the Lok Sabha, Vidisha, where Sanchi – the home of Emperor Ashoka’s children, Arhat Mahinda and Theri Sanghamitta – continues to receive a large number of Sri Lankan pilgrims every year.
Construction, Engineering Services, Housing and Common Amenities Minister Wimal Weerawansa is scheduled to commission the Moratuwa Egoda Uyana Housing Scheme renovated after 20 years at a cost of Rs 18 million, today (12).
Royal Pac Printcare Lanka (Private) Limited has signed an agreement with the Board of Investment (BOI) to establish an operation for the manufacture of apparel labels and packaging material for the apparel industry of Sri Lanka.
The Economic Development Ministry has allocated Rs.1,723 million for developing the Monaragala District in the Uva Province under the House-to-House, Village-to-Village National Economic Development Plan.
Prime Minister D.M. Jayaratne said in Parliament today (11) that the government had not taken any action to control the nongovernmental organizations but reminded them to adhere to certain principles which those organizations had agreed to follow when they had been formed.
The historic Sri Lanka-Belarus Joint Commission on Trade and Economic Cooperation successfully concluded today 10 July in Colombo. Thanks to the meet, the first ever Lanka-Belarus vehicle manufacturing venture is now a reality-with more Belarusian investments on the pipeline. “With the success of this event, without any doubts we are now at a new level of close cooperation with Sri Lanka. As a result of today’s positive outcome we are now planning to bring both our Foreign Minister and President of Belarus to Sri Lanka as the next step in our on-going cooperation efforts” said B. Rybakov, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belarus, Thursday (10).