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Closing address at the Budget debate 2015 - by Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa

Minister Rajapaksa on Hot Seat

Launching ceremony of Serendib Daily Newspaper, Television Channel and Radio Channel
Serendib Daily Newspaper, On Line Radio Chanel and Television Channels were launched recently under the patronage of the Minister of Economic Development Basil Rajapaksa. Ministers Rishard Bathuideen, Rauf Hakim, Basir Segu Dawood, Deputy Ministers Faiser Mustafa and H.M.A.M.Hisbullah were present alomng with a larg gathering of well wishers.

Opening ceremony of Suriya Resort
Suriya Resort Tourist Hotel at Vaikkal was declared open on 16 December, 2014 by the Minister of Economic Development Basil Rajapaksa. Suriya Tourist Hotel with 56 rooms and 06 water bungalows on a land of an extent of 11 acres was constructed with an investment of Rs. 900 million. Senio Minister Milroy Fernando, Minister Dayashritha Thisera, Owner of the Hotel Eric Suriyasena, Embassy Officials, hotel owners, Tourists agents and a host of entrepreneurs were present along with a large gathering of well wishers on this occasion.

Awards for  best annual reports
The ceremony to present awards for the best annual reports selected annually by the Sri Lanka Chartered Accountants Institute took place on 09 December, 2014 at the Nelum Pokuna International Theatre premises under the patronage of the Minister of Economic Development Basil Rajapaksa. Governor of the Central Bank Ajith Niward Cabraal, President of Sri Lanka Chartered Accountants Institute Arjuna Herath and Chairmen and Chief Executive Officer of various business entities were present along with a large gathering of well wishers on this occasion.

Potable  water for Minuwangoda electorate
Minister of Economic Development Basil Rajapaksa lays foundation stone on 05 December, 2014 for the Water Tower in Minuwangoda for supplying potable water for people in Minuwangoda electorate under Gampaha-Attanagalla-Minuwangoda Integrated Water Supply scheme .

Potable water scheme for people in Gampaha electorate
Pipe laying along Kirindiwela road for supplying potable water for the people in Gampaha electorate under Gampaha-Attanagalla- Minuwangoda Integrated Water supply scheme commences on 05 December, 2014 under the patronage of the Minister of Economic Development Basil Rajapaksa.

Potable water for 42 Grama Niladhari Divisions in Mahara electorate
Pipe laying along Aramangoda road in order to provide potable water from Integrated Water Supply Scheme of Gampaha, Attanagalla and Minuwangoda, for 42 Grama Niladhari Divisions in Mahara Electorate commenced on 05 December, 2014 under the patronage of the Minister of Economic Development Basil Rajapaksa.

Mirigama UPFA Head Quarters commissioned.
The UPFA Head Quarters of Mirigama electorate was declared open by the Minister of Economic Development Basil Rajapaksa on 05 December, 2014. Mrs. Kokila Gunawardena, SLFP Organizer in Mirigama electorate was present along with a large gathering of well wishers on this occasion.

Two more major scale water supply schemes to Gampaha District
Foundation stone for integrated water supply scheme covering Divisional Secretary Divisions of Gampaha, Attanagalla and Minuwangod, 34 Grama Niladhari Divisions in the Mirigama and 42 Grama Nildhari Divisions in Mahara electorate was laid on 05 December, 2014 under the patronage of the Minister of Economic Development Basil Rajapaksa. Over 0.6 Million people in 449 Grama Niladhari Divisions will benefit from this water supply scheme.

Water supply  Scheme at Dompe-Udamapitigama  vested with the people.
Phase One of Water Supply Scheme at Dompe-Udamapitigama benefiting over 9500 beneficiaries in Dompe Divisional Secretary Division was ceremoniously declared open on 05 December, 2014 by the Minister of Economic Development Basil Rajapaksa.

Elections Monitoring Centre opened in Colombo-Central  Electorate
[Submitted on December 04, 2014] Opening of Main Election Monitoring Centre of UPFA in Colombo-Central Electorate took place on 28th November, 2014 under the patronage of the Minister of Economic Development Basil Rajapaksa with the participation of Chief Organizer of Sri Lanka Freedom Party for the Colombo-Central Electorate Deputy Minister of Investment Promotion Faizar Mustafa and a host of political leaders.