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.
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.