Minister Rajapaksa inspects Kottawa-Kaduwela expressway
[Submitted on February 09, 2014] Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa on Saturday February 8 inspected 11 KM long-the Kottawa-Kaduwela Expressway scheduled to be opened next month.
RDB felicitates long standing employees
[Submitted on February 04, 2014] Regional Development Bank recently held RDB Swanna Sammana to facilitate its employees, who have been working with the bank for over 25 years. The Chief Guest of the event was Basil Rajapaksa Minister of Economic Development.
UPFA Gampaha District Nominations on February 5
[Submitted on February 03, 2014] All religious communities and ethnic groups will be represented in the United People's Freedom Alliance(UPFA) group contesting from the Gampaha District in the Western Provincial Council election. They will hand over their nominations on Wednesday(5).
Donation of medical equipment to hospitals
[Submitted on February 02, 2014] The Minister of Economic Development, Basil Rajapakse handed over “Defibrillators” valued over Rs. 23 million to the Medical Superintendents of several hospitals yesterday joined by Jagath Abeysinghe - President of Sri Lanka Red Cross Society, Dr. Zsigmond Gondocs - President of the Hungarian Red Cross, Tissa Abeywickrama - Director General of Sri Lanka Red Cross Society.
Winners of Highway Dreams lottery
[Submitted on February 01, 2014] Minister of Economic Development Basil Rajapaksa, presents the first prize of Rs. 100,000,000 in the Highway Dreams lottery draw to its lucky winner AHDB Perera from kandy, at a ceremony held at the BMICH 31 January. The first ticket of the second draw was presented to Minister Rajapaksa.
US Assistant Secretary meets Minister Rajapaksa
[Submitted on January 31, 2014] U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for South Asia Nisha Desai Biswal met Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa at the ministry office on Friday January 31.
WFP country Representative meets Minister Rajapaksa
[Submitted on January 31, 2014] Ismail Omer, the World Food Programme's (WFP) representative for Sri Lanka paid a courtesy call on Basil Rajapaksa Minister of Economic Development yesterday at the ministry of Economic Development office.
Minister Rajapaksa says that a small group is attempting to bring back the country to a dark era, but the government will at all times safeguard the motherland.
[Submitted on January 31, 2014] Minister Basil Rajapaksa says that a small group is attempting to bring back the country to a dark era, but the government will at all times safeguard the motherland. The government headed by the president had to face numerous obstacles in the process of achieving peace to the country. Certain people have forgotten today the past tiger terrorist activities.
Siyesa TV channel to promote peace and reconciliation
[Submitted on January 30, 2014] Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa on this week(28), launched the Siyesa TV channel which is being telecast through the Sri Lanka Telecom's PEO TV. This channel offers various programs to elevate public awareness on various subjects, including culture, heritage, nature, technology, music and drama.
President launches Farmers’ new pension scheme
[Submitted on January 29, 2014] President Mahinda Rajapaksa, 28 January launched a new pension scheme for Sri Lankan farmers that would provide more benefits than an earlier scheme.
Minister Rajapaksa opens Jetwing Yala
[Submitted on January 29, 2014] The Jetwing Yala was opened by Minister for Economic Development, Basil Rajapaksa on 27 January. With an investment of Rs. 2.1 billion it has been built over an area of 38 acres. Jetwing Yala is the latest resort by Lanka’s premier hospitality brand Jetwing.
World Bank Vice President meets Minister Rajapaksa
[Submitted on January 28, 2014] World Bank South Asia Region Vice president Philippe H. Le Houerou met Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa at the Economic Development office recently.
Spicing up local cinnamon industry
[Submitted on January 27, 2014] Placing Ceylon cinnamon at its rightful place as the world’s finest, a giant national initiative titled ‘Cinnamon to the World’ was launched 27 January by the National Development Bank (NDB) aiming to empower industry stakeholders and achieve recognition as an international brand synonymous with Sri Lanka’s unique identity.
‘We will build a righteous society’ – Says Minister Rajapaksa at seven meetings of UPFA representatives
[Submitted on January 26, 2014] Although conspiratorial forces leveled various accusations against the Government in an attempt to undermine the efforts to rebuild Sri Lanka after winning the 30-year war it was able to defeat with the support of the people the conspiracies to block foreign aid coming to the country.