Sri Lanka has obtained a record income of US$202.5 million from cinnamon exports in 2017, according to the National Cinnamon Research and Training Center under Department of Export Agriculture. It is an increase of 30 percent compared to the previous year.
The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) is organizing a Youth Camp bringing together youth from all 25 districts to mark the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR).During the camp, participants will participate in an experiential learning process and acquire competences in the fields of intercultural learning and dialogue within a human rights framework.
Cabinet yesterday granted approval to appoint a Special Commission to increase public sector salaries and remove salary anomalies on a recommendation made by Finance and Mass Media Minister Mangala Samaraweera.The Government decided to appoint this Commission to make the necessary recommendations to increase the salaries of the entire public sector staff and to do away with the salary anomalies that were reported in certain public sector institutions, including Sri Lanka Railways, a statement issued by the Finance Ministry said yesterday
As at August 2018, the Small Enterprises Development Division (SEDD) of the Ministry of National Policies and Economic Affairs has prepared 783 business plans for Thurunu Diriya loan scheme from all corners of Sri Lanka.
The Senate of the Peradeniya University had decided to re-open the Medical, Dental and Agriculture Faculties, which had been closed for over fifteen days, sources said yesterday.The Faculties will open on Monday, August 13, for academic activities.
Trade Unions of the Railways Department called off their strike yesterday following a discussion with President Maithripala Sirisena. Locomotive Engineering Operators’ Union (LEOU) Secretary Indika Dodangoda said that several trade unions had a meeting with the President yesterday morning at the President’s House in Polonnaruwa.
President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday appointed an experts committee to study the Sri Lanka-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and submit a report. The President’s Media Division (PMD) said he appointed the committee after taking into consideration views expressed by various parties over the issue.
SLCARP - International Agricultural Research Symposium is scheduled on 13th& 14thAugust 2018 with the participation of about 250 national and international participants. Venue will be at Taj Samudra Hotel in Colombo.SLCARP syoposium to be held under the patronage of Minister of Agriculture Mahinda Amaraweera.