Today: Wednesday October 1, 2014

Laying  of foundation stone for Attanagalla Divisional Secretariat
[Submitted on September 30, 2014] Foundation stone for the construction of new office building complex for the Attanagalla Divisional Secretariat was laid on 29 September, 2014 by the Minister of Economic Development Basil Rajapaksa., who also distributed housing aid for the people in Attanagalla Divisional Secretary Division. Deputy Minister Sarana Gunawardena, Provincial Council member Upul Mahendra Rajapaksa, Gampaha District Secretary J.J. Rathnasiri, Councilors including the Chairman of Attanagalla Pradeshiya Sabha, Attanagalla Divisional Secretary D.M. Ratnayake were among the large gathering on this occasion.

Launching of Divi-Neguma Upahara Public Pensioners’ Credit Scheme.
[Submitted on September 30, 2014] Upahara Credit Scheme implemented by SANASA Development Bank in collaboration with Divineguma Development Programme for the benefit of Public Service Pensioners' Community was launched with the patronage of Minister of Economic Development Basil Rajapaksa, on 29 September, 2014.

Special attention of foreign tourists, investors and world leaders focused on Today’s Sri Lanka - Minister Basil at the opening ceremony of SANASA Orex Trade Complex.
[Submitted on September 29, 2014] Minister of Economic Development Basil Rajapaksa stated that special attention of foreign tourists, international investors and powerful world leaders is constantly focussed on Sri Lanka in view of peaceful environment and improvement of infra structure facilities prevailing in the country.

Foundation stone laid for Gampaha Tissue Culture Center
[Submitted on September 29, 2014] Ceremony of laying foundation stone for the Tissue Culture center of the Kelaniya University to be constructed in the Gampaha Botanical Gardens with the funds made available by the Ministry of Economic Development for development activities in the Gampaha, district took place on 29 September, 2014 under the patronage of the Minister of Economic Development Basil Rajapaksa.

Ceylon Planter’s Society celebrates 78th anniversary
[Submitted on September 28, 2014] The Ceylon Planter’s Society held its 78th AGM at the “Water’s Edge” on 27th September 2014. Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa participated as guest of Honor at the event.

In memory of Late Sri Lankan cinema legend Gamini Fonseka
[Submitted on September 28, 2014] The 10th commemoration of Film legend and former Deputy Speaker Gamini Fonseka was held at the BMICH Main Hall on 27th September 2014. Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa participated as chief guest at the occasion. The release of books on Fonseka’s poetry, songs and acting written by him and musical event with the participation of artistes such as Victor Rathnayake, W D Amaradewa and Nanda Malini were taken place to mark the occasion. Gamini Fonseka Foundation has organized the commemoration ceremony.

Opening of Ranketha Nursery and  Sales Outlet
[2014.09.28] Ranketha Nursery and Sales Outlet initiated by Mrs. Pishpa Kumudini of Narangoda Vihara Mawatha, Ragama was declared open by Mrs. Pushpa Rajapaksa, Attorney at Law an Chairperson of Liya Abhiman Organization on 26 September, 2014.

Sri Lanka is the only country in Asia which provides round the clock electricity - Says Minister Basil Rajapaksa
[Submitted on September 27, 2014] Minister of Economic Development stated that the present government which functions in keeping with President's concept to provide 'electricity to all', has endeavored to provide electricity to everybody in the country. Minister explained that the government led by the President has acted with maximum devotion to provide round the clock electricity in the country.

Launching  of   Second phase of Rice Marketing Complex Development Project at Marandagahamula .
[Submitted on September 27, 2014] Laying of foundation stone for Rice marketing complex under Marandagahamula Rice Marketing Complex Development Project was held on 26 September, 2014 under the patronage of Minister of Economic Development Basil Rajapaksa.

Turning Point” Investment forum inaugurated by Minister Basil Rajapaksa.
[Submitted on September 26, 2014] " Turning Point" Investment forum organized for the first time by the Federation of Chambers of Commerce with the objective of extending private sector assistance to the programme being implemented by the government to promote foreign investments was inaugurated today (25) by the Minister of Economic Development Basil Rajapaksa at Kingsbury Hotel in Colombo.