Today: Wednesday August 20, 2014

Meeting with Vice-Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism in Japan
[Submitted on August 20, 2014] Mr. Manabu SAKAI Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism in Japan who visited with a senior delegation to Sri Lanka, met Basil Rajapaksa, Minister of Economic Development on 19th August 2014 at Ministry of Economic Development premises.

Singapore’s High Commissioner  to Sri Lanka meets Minister Basil Rajapaksa
H.E. Karan Singh Thakral, Singapore's High Commissioner   to Sri Lanka, paid a courtesy call on Hon. Basil Rajapaksa, Minister of Economic Development, on 15th August 2014 at the Ministry of Economic Development.

Government will always work for the protection of the farmer community - Minister Basil Rajapaksa says while distributing agricultural machinery and equipment worth Rs. 2600 Million under Chinese Aid.
[Submitted on August 17, 2014] Minister of Economic Development Basil Rajapaksa stated the government headed by the President will always work to ensure protection of the farmer community while developing the agricultural industry in the country.

An  integrated special programme  by the Ministry of Economic Development and United Nations World Food Programme launched to provide relief to drought-stricken people.
An integrated special programme is planned by the Ministry of Economic Development and United Nations World Food Programme to provide relief to drought-stricken people. In several parts of the country.

Assistance of all officers in the agricultural field is essential for the successful implementation of Divineguma -  Phase VI - Says Minister Basil Rajapaksa , making agricultural officers aware of Phase VI of Divineguma Programme
[Submitted on July 15, 2014] Minister of Economic Development stated that the high level assistance extended by the officers in the agricultural field for the successful implementation of previous five phases of Divineguma Programme was praise worthy and similar assistance is solicited from them for the successful implementation of Phase VI of the programme.

Release of Brochure titled “India & Sri Lanka: A Partnership That Transcends Time”
[Submitted on August 14, 2014] A brochure titled “India & Sri Lanka: A Partnership That Transcends Time”, published by the High Commission of India in Sri Lanka, was released by the Minister of Economic Development of the Government of Sri Lanka, Hon’ble Basil Rajapaksa, and the High Commissioner of India, Mr. Y. K. Sinha, on 13 August 2014. Various stakeholders, institutions, agencies and officials who have been instrumental in the successful implementation of the Indian Projects in Sri Lanka, were present at the special ceremony to release the brochure.

Czech Republic Ambassador to Sri Lanka meets Minister Basil Rajapaksa
[Submitted on August 13, 2014] H.E. Miloslav Stasek, Ambassador of Czech Republic to Sri Lanka, paid a courtesy call on Hon. Basil Rajapaksa, Minister of Economic Development, on 13th August 2014 at the Ministry of Economic Development.

Sri Lanka PLAST – RUBEXPO - SIMEX 2014 inaugural Ceremony
[Submitted on August 14, 2014] Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa declared open Sri Lanka PLAST 2014 - Sri Lanka RUBEXPO 2014 and SIMEX 2014 exhibitions on 14th August 2014 at BMICH.

Assistance rendered by the state and private sectors for successful implementation of Divi Neguma Programme  deserves appreciation - says Minister Basil Rajapaksa
Minister of Economic Development Basil Rajapaksa stated that the assistance rendered by the State and Private Sectors towards successful implementation of Divineguma Programme deserves appreciation. He emphasized the assistance rendered by the Ministries and the departments as well as the institutions in the private sector were instrumental in achieving this success.

Ven. Dedunupitiye Upananda Thera appointed as Chief Sanghanayake of North America
[Submitted on August 12, 2014] Venerable Dedunupitiye Upananda Thera of the Sri Sumanaramaya of Udammita in Veyangoda has been appointed as the Chief Sanghanayake in North American. A special ceremony to welcome Venerable Venerable Dedunupitiye Upananda Thera was held at the Sri Sumanaramaya of Udammita in Veyangoda on 11th August 2014. Hon. Basil Rajapaksa, Minister of Economic Development presented the Akthapatra and the Vijinipatha to the Venerable Dedunupitiye Upananda Thera at this ceremony.