The National Dengue Prevention Unit of the Ministry of Health jointly with the Presidential Task Force on Dengue Prevention will launch a National Mosquito Control Week from September 26 to October 02 on the instructions of Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Dr. Rajitha Senaratne.
Sri Lanka’s promotion agency the Board of Investment of Sri Lanka says it is tackling to cater to project requirements main investment of BOI approved companies owing to lack of available resources mainly land , buildings and raw materials, know-how and most importantly, lack of skilled manpower in the country.
Future budget proposals will consider eradicating the barriers faced by exporters, President Maithripala Sirisena said.The government is constantly seeking ways and means of empowering the export sector and solving their issues as the export sector is vital for strengthening the national economy, said President Sirisena. The President was speaking at the Presidential Exports Awards ceremony at the BMICH on Tuesday.
The Department of Census and Statistics (DCS) in releasing National Accounts estimates for the second quarter of 2018 yesterday said that economic growth rate of the country is estimated as 3.7% for the second quarter of 2018. The Gross Domestic Product at constant (2010) prices for the second quarter of2018 recorded as, Rs. 2,264,445 million, and GDP reported for second quarter of 2017 was Rs. 2,183,122 million.
State Minister of Finance and Mass Media Eran Wickramaratne said Sri Lanka has a deeply entrenched entitlement culture which works against the entrepreneurial culture. He said rationale for introducing Rs 60 billion Enterprise Sri Lanka program was to challenge that entitlement culture in Sri Lanka.
Minister of Education Akila Viraj Kariyawasam has instructed officials to prepare a proposal, on a ministry level, to resolve the issues related to salaries in the teaching service.He has further instructed to take into consideration the opinions of the trade unions and many other parties when preparing the said proposal.
Fairly strong gusty winds up to 50 kmph can be expected over the island, particularly in Central, North-Western, North-Central and Southern provinces and in Badulla and Trincomalee districts.Showers at times will occur in Central and Sabaragamuwa provinces and in Galle and Matara districts. Several spells of showers will occur inWestern and North-Western provinces.Fairly heavy falls about 50 mm can be expected at some pla
A programme organized by the tri services to coincide with the national coastal and marine resources conservation week and coastal clean-up programme got under way at Dadalla beach front on Sunday (16) organized by the 58 Division Headquarters of the Security Force Headquarters - West.
Minister of Finance and Mass Media Mangala Samaraweera considering the requests made by the stakeholders in the fabric industry has reduced the Value Added Tax (VAT) on imported fabric to 5%.Minister Samaraweera signed the gazette notification yesterday. Earlier the fabric was subject to Rs 100/kg CESS at the time of imports. The Budget- 2108 had proposed to impose a 15 % VAT on goods, the Value Added Tax Act No 14 of 2002 was amended accordingly, and the new VAT scheme came into effect from August 16, 2018.