The defeat of terrorism and the advent of peace and stability have brought about significant benefits not only for the people of Sri Lanka but for the whole South Asian region, and it is only right and proper that the magnitude of these benefits should receive recognition, Professor G.L. Peiris, Minister of External Affairs, said in Colombo today (30th June 2014).
Commander and all ranks of Security Force – Jaffna, after an whole night pirith chanting and alms giving to bhikkus, transferred merits to armed force members who laid their lives for the sake of the country and invoked blessing to Commander of the Army, soldiers and members of civilian staff serving in the Army Friday (27) morning.
The Economic Development Ministry signed an agreement recently with the United Nations Development Programme(UNDP) to support the Divi Neguma Livelihood Development Programme to withstand climate related shocks.
Aitken Spence PLC entered into an agreement with the Board of Investment of Sri Lanka (BOI) to set up a five star Luxury Resort in Aungalla. This agreement was signed by the Chairman of the BOI, Dr. Lakshman Jayaweera and the Directors of Aitken Spence Malin Hapugoda and Vipula Goonathilake.
All communities should act with patience and responsibility at a time when the country is marching towards development after ending a 30-year war against terrorism, said Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa, on Monday (23).
The 7th Battalion Sri Lanka Army Women’s Corps (SLAWC), as a helping hand for unemployed widows to start a livelihood, gave training on making of hand bags. The training programme was organized by the Commanding Officer 7 SLAWC Major Chandrika Rajaguru assisted by her staff officers at J / Vasavilan Madya Maha Vidyalaya on Monday (23) morning to coincide with the World Widows’ Day.
As Fairtrade becomes the latest sales driver in international markets, Sri Lanka has stepped up its efforts to meet the new standard. A promising Lankan export niche has become the successful testing ground for Sri Lanka’s entry into global Fairtrade certification regime-and the EDB, which leads the initiative has received encouraging feedback from many–including a global consultant on Fairtrade.
The Sri Lanka Export Development Board (SLEDB) in collaboration with the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Beijing organized the Sri Lanka Pavilion at the 2nd China - South Asia Expo in Kunming, China from 6th to 10th June 2014 with the participation of 135 Sri Lankan companies, displaying and promoting Sri Lankan product sectors such as gems and jewellery, tea, batik, handicraft, coir products, ayurvedic products and giftware.
The Minister of Sugar Industry Development, Lakshman Senewirathne visited Cuba from 31st May to 02nd June 2014 accompanied by the Chairman of the Sugarcane Research Institute of Sri Lanka, Cyril Suduwella and Private Secretary to the Minister, Ajith Pathirana.