The government says fertilizer will be provided without a shortage although area paddy has been cultivated has exceeded the expected amount. The government has allocated over Rs. 9.5 billion for the Yala season fertilizer subsidy.
We have received a positive response from AIIB for the Urban Regeneration Programme which aims at relocating 50,000 low and lower middle-income households living in slums and shanties in Colombo City into new apartments said Finance and Media MinisterMangala Samaraweera yesterday.
Drug dependence is a state characterized by an overpowering desire or need to continue taking a drug and to obtain it by any means. It is sometimes accompanied by physical dependence and the resulting state is detrimental not only to him, but also to the society.
The Paddy Marketing Board (PMB) will enter the domestic rice market shortly for the first time and sell high-quality rice varieties at an affordable price while maintaining a steady price for paddy, Agriculture Minister Mahinda Amaraweera said.
With the new tax structure raising many eyebrows amongst a section of the country’s taxpayers, the Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka last week said it is interesting to learn that Sri Lankans want Scandinavian-type social welfare while paying Hong Kong rates of tax.
The ‘Enterprise Sri Lanka’ program will be successful and bring economic benefits to the country only if the import of products that puts a spoke on the initiatives of our entrepreneurs is stopped, President Maithripala Sirsena told guests at the launch of the ‘Enterprise Sri Lanka Loan Scheme’ at the BMICH on Friday.
Issuing National Consumer Price Index (NCPI), for the month of May 2018, D.G.S.G. Munasinghe, Actg. Director General of Census and Statistics said that the Year on Year inflation based on NCPI has been compiled as 2.1%. The inflation reported for the month of April 2018 was 1.6%. Inflation reported three consecutive months of decline below the 3.0% starting from March 2018. Contributions to the inflation in May 2018 from food group and non-food group are -0.02% and 2.05% respectively, whilst contributions of these two groups to the inflation in May 2017 were 4.6% and 2.5% respectively, resulting headline inflation of 7.1%.
The Ministry of Megapolis and Western Development has commissioned a feasibility study and concept design, which will be funded by the French Government through a grant to the Government . A team of local and foreign consultants in transportation operation, engineering and architecture companies – are working with the Ministry of Mega polis and the French Development agency (AFD – the French Government’s development finance institution) to ensure the success of this key project. “Colombo has long been admired as one of the most beautiful cities in South Asia, but today it needs an ambitious and audacious vision to renew itself – one built on the unique identity that our diverse city has developed over the centuries,” explained Minister Ranawaka.
Prices of several expensive drugs will be reduced from next month (July), Health Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne said. He had stated that the prices of some expensive drugs will be reduced in the second phase of reducing prices of drugs and private hospital charges. The prices of 48 essential drugs were reduced in the first phase offering relief for the people who use drugs regularly for various diseases such as diabetes.