Today: Thursday October 23, 2014

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.

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.

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.

Meeting with US Acting Ambassador and USAID mission director
[Submitted on October 17, 2014] Mr. Andrew Mann, Acting Ambassador US Embassy Sri Lanka and Ms. Sherry Carlin mission director of U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to Sri Lanka and the Maldives met Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa at the Economic Development Ministry premises on 17th October 2014.

Meeting with United States Trade Representative for Central and South Asia
[Submitted on October 17, 2014] Mr. Michael J. Delaney Assistant United States Trade Representative for Central and South Asia met Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa at the Economic Development Ministry premises on 17th October 2014.

Opening ceremony of National Centre for non-destructive testing
[Submitted on October 15, 2014] National Centre for non-destructive testing established in Kelaniya by Atomic Energy Authority under the purview of the Ministry of Technology and Research for enhancement of quality and productivity in the industrial field was declared open by the Minister of Economic Development Basil Rajapaksa on 14 October, 2014.

Another water supply scheme for Dompe electorate
[Submitted on October 15, 2014] A new water supply scheme catering to the needs of potable water in the villages of Ranwala, Kahatadeniya, Kalatuwawa Colony, Sericulture Farm, Buhalugolla, Vilkumbura in the Dope Divisional Secretary Division, formulated under guidance of the Minister of Economic Development, was inaugurated on 13 October, 2014 under the patronage of Chairperson of Liya Abiman Organization, Attorney at Law Mrs.Pushpa Rajapaksa. This scheme with financial provision set apart under Divineguma Programme will benefit around 450 families.