July 18, 2019
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    Australia has been proving around US$ 19 million annually for tourism sector; cottage industry development in Sri Lanka, Australian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka & Maldives, David Holly told the Sri Lanka Australia New Zealand Business Council (SLANZBC) AGM at Cinnamon Grand on Thursday.He said that these were mainly to train handicraft, handloom and other such creative people who could manufacture and sell them for the tourism sector. “We are also actively conducting workshops and training youth in the North East in self-employment projects,” he said.


    People of this country will have the opportunity to elect a new government within next five months and I would expect people to use their franchise wisely to select honest individuals who love the country as their representatives, President Maithripala Sirisena said.

    The government is calling for tenders to build 90 Solar Power Plants with a capacity of 1 MW each, Power, Energy and Business Development Minister Ravi Karunanayake has announced. The Minister disclosed that already 76 projects have been awarded with procurement approval under this programme.

    The Minister made this disclosure in Parliament last week in reply to a question raised by UNP MP Thushara Indunil. Karunanayake questioned as to why there was no standardization applied to imports of solar panels.Minister Karunanayake said: “There are many issues relating to solar power generation. However, we shall promote renewable energy as much as possible.

    Sri Lanka will take on India in the opening game of XIV West Asia Baseball Cup at the Sri Lanka-Japan Friendship Baseball ground, Diyagama at 10.30 a.m.The first ever international baseball competition to be staged in Sri Lanka will kick-off with an opening ceremony at 9.00 a.m. before the six-nation event proper begins.

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