Presentation of Mahapola Higher Education scholarships to students admitted to universities from the Gampaha District for academic year 2011/12 was held with the patronage of Mrs. Pushpa Rajapaksa, Attorney at Law and the Chairperson of “Liya Abhiman” Organization on April 24 at Rathnavali Balika College, Gampaha. A batch of 1021 students received Mahapola scholarship awards at this ceremony. Ceremony organized by the Gampaha District Secretariat and Mahapola Scholarship Trust Fund.
The initiative by the Faculty of Management and Finance of the University of Colombo is an exemplary response by the tertiary education system to current needs and priorities in the country, Professor G.L. Peiris, Minister of External Affairs, declared in his address at the inaugural ceremony of the Master of Business Administration (International Business) degree programme, held at the BMICH recently.
In an effort to reduce fuel consumption and increase the use of sails and wind power and also to ensure the security of fishermen in mid-sea, Cey-Nor has launched a project to manufacture multi-day sailing vessels. This was stated by Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Dr. Rajitha Senarathne at a recent discussion held in the ministry.
The income from the export of fish in the year 2010 was 19,834 million rupees while in 2011 the income was 21,876 million rupees. It rose to 26,363 million rupees in 2012 with a considerable increase even on that figure to 31,792 million rupees, showing a record increase of 21%. This was stated by Dr. Rajitha Senarathne, Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development at a special discussion held in the ministry recently.
The Employees' Provident Fund (EPF) refuting certain media reports which highlight that the EPF has made billions of losses by investing in the stock market stated yesterday that the institution's profits in the five years from 2009 to 2013 exceeds Rs.558 billion.
Secretary Defence and Urban Development Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa attended the 14th Defence Services Asia Exhibition and Conference currently underway in Malaysia. The DSA is one of the top five defence shows in the world. Attending the Putrajaya Forum 2014, which is being held as a part of the DSA from 14th to 18th at the Putra World Trade Centre Secretary Defence today addressed the august gathering (16th April) on the 'Influence of Non-State Actors and their Impact on Global Security'.
The Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake together with senior officers on Wednesday morning (16) inaugurated the first formal working day of the New Year at Army Headquarters during a brief ceremony.
Commander and all ranks of Security Force - Jaffna (SF - J), in keeping with age old Sinhala and Hindu New Year traditions, celebrated this most significant cultural festival of the year at Headquarters SF - J on April 14th.