May 21, 2019
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    The Sri Lankan government this month will launch several ambitious programs to drive the country's future growth by stimulating private investment and boosting the rural economy. Sri Lanka's Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera revealed that as a near term economic activity the government has designed a multi-pronged strategy and 'Enterprise Sri Lanka', a loan scheme to stimulate private investment in small and medium enterprises or even large businesses is a one key component of this strategy.

    The Jathika kala Nikethanaya (the National Art Centre) in Kundasale was vested in the public yesterday (02th) by President Maithripala Sirisena. ‎This Center, constructed at a cost of Rs 465 million has capacity to accommodate 100 artistes at a time.

    The National Art Centre comprises of an Open Air Theatre and two Rehearsal Halls and this has been established in five acres of land and it is the only national level theatre in Sri Lanka. The Department of Cultural Affairs has planned to use this Centre to conduct training courses for the young people and artistes.

    President Sirisena after unveiling the plaque, made a note in the souvenir book for special guests. Minister Wijedasa Rajapakse, Central Province Governor P.B. Dissanayake, Chief Minister Sarath Ekanayake, Director General of the Department of Cultural Affairs Mrs. Anusha Gokula and senior artistes were also present on this occasion.

    President hands over title deeds to 12,083 Mahaweli settlers of Mahaweli “B” and “C” Rambakan oya systems. President Maithripala Sirisena says he will take necessary actions to provide land deeds to all the Mahaweli settlers by the end of this year.

    Stanford University researchers have found a way to clear cancer in mice with immune-system stimulating injections. Scientists at Stanford University School of Medicine have developed the potential treatment using two agents that boost the body’s immune system.

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