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.
The opening of the newly constructed Mahindodaya Tecnhnical Laboratory at Ganethenna Maha Vidyalaya in Kegalle and laying of the foundation stone for the construction of the Mahindodaya Technical Science Laboratory will be held under the patronage of Education Minister Bandula Gunawardena on Saturday.
US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South Asia Atul Keshap, paid a courtesy call on Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa at Economic Development Ministry on Friday (20). Keshap, arrived in Sri Lanka for a two-day visit.
Work on a number of rural bridges out of a total of 11 under construction in the Monaragala District are already nearing completion under the programme to build 210 bridges country-wide for linking villages with towns and cities, launched under Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa’s direction.
Fish and fishery product sector plays an important role in Sri Lanka’s Social and economic life. The Sector contributes about 2.7% to country’s GDP. End of the civil unrest detained three decades in the country, fisheries sector has a significant scope to increase the level of contribution through exploiting high seas for tuna fishing & value addition.
The Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) will inaugurate the new Tank Farm Complex and Bunkering Terminal on Sunday (22) at the Magam Ruhunupura Mahinda Rajapaksa Port (MRMRP) under the patronage of President Mahinda Rajapaksa. Marking the occasion, fuel will be supplied to a container ship arriving from Dubai.
The President of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), Takehiko Nakao, on a three-day visit to Sri Lanka from 17-19 June will meet President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Wednesday (18) and will make a visit to Colombo port.
CEAT Kelani Holdings, a passenger car radial tyre production facility was opened by Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa recently. This is a a joint venture between India’s RPG Group and Sri Lanka’s Kelani Tyre, established at a cost of Rs.600 million.