Today: Sunday October 26, 2014

HE the President  took steps to awaken the country, by alleviating  negative mentality - says Minister Basil Rajapaksa
[Submitted on October 22, 2014] The Minister of Economic Development stated that steps were taken by His Excellency the President to alleviate the negative mentality of the people and eradicate the ruthless terrorism which was thought to be undefeatable and to awaken the country by launching unprecedented development efforts . Now programmes are in operation to arm so awakened future younger generation with knowledge -oriented education system.

20th Death Anniversary of late Gamini Dissanayake
[Submitted on October 22, 2014] The 20th Death Anniversary of late Gamini Dissanayake was commemorated at the Ananda Coomaraswamy Mawatha, Colombo on 22nd October 2014. Economic Development, Basil Rajapaksa participated as chief guest at the occasion. Ministers as well as members of Gamini Dissanayake’s family paid floral tributes at the Gamini Dissanayake memorial statue. The commemoration programme was organized by Gamini Dissanayake Commemorative Association and Gamini Dissanayake Foundation.

15th.Annual General Meeting of Government Ayurveda Medical Practitioners Association.
15th.Annual General Meeting of Government Ayurveda Medical Practitioners Association was held on 21 October, 2014 at Kingsbury Hotel under the patronage of the Minister of Economic Development Basil Rajapaksa. Awards were presented on this occasion to the ex. Senior Ayurveda Medical Practitioners, officials of the Association of Government Ayurveda Medical Practitioners, Traditional Ayurveda physicians and local Medical Practitioners and lecturers who rendered yeomen service in this field. Minister of Indigenous Medicine Salinda Dissanayake presented on this occasion.

6th Phase of Divi Neguma Programme  launched .
[Submitted on October 20, 2014] The 6th Phase of Divi Neguma National Development Programme under the theme ´ Bountiful household and Wonderful Motherland" commenced today ( 20.10.2014) under the distinguished patronage of His Excellency the President. Minister of Economic Development Basil Rajapaksa participated at the Gampaha District Divi Neguma inauguration ceremony held in the Heenatiyana Grama Niladhari Wasam in Katana Divisional Secretary Division.

Action Plan of National Housing Policy launched.
[Submitted on October 20, 2014] Action Plan of the National Housing Policy compiled by the Ministry of Construction, Engineering Services, Housing and Common Amenities was launched today ( 20/10) at the Central Bank Auditorium at Rajagiriya under the patronage of the Minister of Economic Development Basil Rajapaksa. An Inter Ministerial Committee comprising 25 Ministries pertaining to the construction of houses and related services has been established for the purpose of implementing the national housing plan and District Housing Committees, Regional Housing Committees and Rural Housing Committees have been set up to co-ordinate the relevant activities. Secretary to the President Lalith Weeratunga, Minister Wimal Weerawansa, Member of parliament Malani Fonseka and Governor of the Central Bank Ajithj Nivard Cabraal were among the large gathering present on this occasion.

Child and Maternity  Clinic  in Mirigama  electorate vested with the people.
[Submitted on October 17, 2014] The Child and Maternity Clinic newly established at Thalagala in Meerigama electorate was vested with the people at a meeting held on 17 October, 2014 under the patronage of the Minister of Economic Development Basil Rajapaksa.

Opening of Mahima  Anthurium Centre
[Submitted on October 19, 2014] Mahima Anthurium showroom in Lakmal Park, Pasyala was declared open by the Minister of Economic Development Basil Rajapaksa and Attorney at Law Mrs. Pushpa Rajapaksa on 15 October, 2014. Deputy Minister Sarana Gunawardena, Managing Directress of Mahima Anthurium Centre Yamika Gunawardena, Divisional Secretaries of officials of the Department of Divi Neguma were among the large gathering of well wishers on this occasion.

Tributes to Professor Emeritus A.D.V.S.Indraratne
[Submitted on October 18, 2014] A ceremony was held on 17 October 2014 at the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute, under the patronage of the Minister of Economic Development Basil Rajapaksa to pay tributes to the Professor Emeritus A.V.D.S. Indraratne for his continuous service for 10 years as the Chairman of Sri Lanka Economics Society and to mark the launching the book "Policy Issus for Sustainable Development of Sri Lanka" authored by him.