Today: Wednesday July 23, 2014

BJP Members meets Minister Basil Rajapaksa
The Chairman of the Committee on Strategic Action of India’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and former Union Minister Dr. Subramanian Swamy, along with several other BJP members met Basil Rajapaksa, Minister of Economic Development on 22nd July 2014 at Ministry of Economic Development premises. The group discussed a number of issues of bilateral and regional matters.

Steps  taken under Puraneguma Project, to develop 22 Local Government Agencies in four districts. - Says Minister Basil Rajapaksa
[Submitted on July 22, 2014] Minister of Economic Development Basil Rajapaksa stated that 22 local government agencies in the districts of Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Puttalam and Monaragala have been selected for development under Pura Neguma Project.

Tanzania Foreign Affairs Minister meets Minister Basil Rajapaksa
[Submitted on July 21, 2014] Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the United Republic of Tanzania Bernard K. Membe who is on a three day official visit to Sri Lanka met Basil Rajapaksa, Minister of Economic Development on 21st July 2014 at Ministry of Economic Development premises. Mr. Bernard K. Membe has scheduled to meet Ministers and senior government officials in his visit.

Colombo District Divi Naguma workshop and Career Fair
[Submitted on July 20, 2014] Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa participated as chief guest at the special workshop organized for Colombo District selected self-employed Divi Naguma beneficiaries on 19th July 2014 at Anula Vidyalaya, Nugegoda. This workshop has been organized with the collaboration of Divi Naguma Department, Department of Manpower & Employment and Colombo District secretariat. Purpose of this workshop is Divi Naguma beneficiaries link with the Export Development Board and private institutions.

Inspection visit to Kottala Liya Abhiman Handloom Textile Training Center
[Submitted on July 19, 2014] Mrs. Pushpa Rajapaksa, Attorney - at - Law and Chairperson of the Liya Abhiman Organization made an inspection visit to Meerigama - Kottala Liya Abhiman Handloom Textile Training Center on 18th July 2014.

Heyyanthuduwa Sports Development Centre vested with youth
[Submitted on July 18, 2014] The modernized Heyyanthuduwa Sri Lanka Youth Sports Development Centre which comes under the purview of the National Youth Services Council was vested with youth on 18th July 2014 under the patronage of Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa.

Transmissions of “Thinetha” Satellite TV Channel commence under aegis of Minister Basil Rajapaksa.
[2014.07.18] Transmission through " Thinetha" Satellite TV Channel , with the theme " New Sri Lanka to the world " under supervision of Mr. Rohan Welivita was commenced , today (18) at their channel premises at Polhengoda, Narahenpita under aegis of the Minister of Economic Development Basil Rajapaksa.

Three Child and Maternity Clinics in Minuwangoda and Dompe Electorates vested with the people.
[Submitted on July 18, 2014] Three Child and Maternity Clinics established in Meethirigala in Dompe Electorate and Dewolapola, Minuwangoda Maternity Clinics in Minuwangoda electorate were declared open and vested with the people by Economic Development Minister Rajapaksa, on 17th July 2014.

Nalla -Diyagampala new bridge constructed at a cost of 130 Million declared open by Minister Basil Rajapaksa
[2014.07.18] The new bridge constructed at a cost of 130 Million at Diyagampala - Nalla in Divulapitiya electorate Division was declared open, yesterday (2014.07.17) by Minister of Economic Development Basil Rajapaksa.

Divulapitiya  Divi Naguma Sathi Pola opening ceremony
Hon. Basil Rajapaksa, Minister of Economic Development declared open the "Divulapitiya Divi Naguma Sathi Pola" on 17th July 2014.

Opening ceremony of  Dhamma research center at the Sri Sudharshana Dharma Nikethanaya
[Submitted on July 17, 2014] H.E. the President Mahinda Rajapaksa declared open the new three storied Dhamma research center at the Sri Sudhrarma Nikethanayain Gampaha on 11th July 2014. The religious research centre was constructed under the guidance of Ven. Ketawala Hemaloka Thera, the Chief Incumbent of Sri Sudarshana Dharma Nikethanaya. The President has also presented a souvenir to the Nayaka thero and the Nayaka thero has handed over a Thripitaka Volume to the president. The President was also engaged in a friendly discussion with the visitors at the viharaya.

337 Mobile services in Uva  Province concluded, finding solutions to 50,000 problems of  the people –  says Minister  Basil Rajapaksa
[Submitted on July 16, 2014] Minister of Economic Development Basil Rajapaksa stated that 337 mobile services in Uva Province were concluded by the 14th. instant , finding solutions to around 50,000 problems put forward by the people of the area.

Rammuthugala and Eldeniya Child and Maternity Clinics in Mahara Electorate vested with the people.
[Submitted on July 16, 2014] Two Child and Maternity Clinics established in Rammuthugala and Eldeniya in Mahara electorate were declared open and vested with the people by Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa on 16th July 2014. These clinics constructed parallel to the programme of infrastructure facilities and livelihood development of Gampaha District. 51 child and maternity clinics have been modernized so far under the Child and Maternity Clinic Modernization and Reconstruction Programme implemented in Gampaha District in keeping with a concept of Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa.

New trade complex for Waliweriya  traders
[Submitted on July 16, 2014] Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa declared open the new trade complex built in Waliweriya on 16th July 2014. This trade complex has a capacity to accommodate 36 traders. This project was completed as a further step under the Divi Naguma Sathipola Development Programme in Waliweriya initiated by Ministry of Economic Development.