Today: Saturday August 2, 2014

21st National Convention of Mahajana Eksath Peramuna
The 21st National Convention of the Mahajana Eksath Peramuna was held on August 1st at New Town Hall, Colombo with the participation of MEP Leader Minister Dinesh Gunawardena.

” Roo Ranga Gee Jaya ” Awards ceremony
" Roo Ranga Gee Jaya " Awards ceremony organized by Gampaha Regional Education Office for the third time, in appreciation of the achievements by the students in Educational Region of Gampaha in All Island Dancing, Music, Drama & Performance Arts and painting competitions during 2013/14 and the contribution made by the teachers and the principals, was held on 31st July 2014 under the aegis of Minister of Economic Development Basil Rajapaksa at the main hall of Gampaha Ratnavali Balika Vidyalaya.

New lecturer hall complex to Sri Lanka Foundation
Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa participated as chief guest at the Foundation Stone Laying ceremony tolecturer hall complex in Sri Lanka Foundation on 01st August 2014.

Meeting with Country Director of the EDCF
[Submitted on July 31, 2014] Country Director of the Economic Development Cooperation Fund (EDCF) of Korea Mr. Sunmyung Hwang met Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa at Ministry of Economic Development premises on 30th July 2014.

Construction work of 28 bridges completed under French Aid
[Submitted on July 29, 2014] Mr. Pillipe Matiere, Chairman, Unibridge Agency stated that the construction work of 28 bridges under Reconstruction Programme of 46 bridges implemented in Sri Lanka under French aid has been completed.

Divineguma  Programme  is entirely successful even though various malicious  allegations are  made against it by certain interested quarters – Says Minister Basil Rajapaksa
[Submitted on July 28, 2014] Minister of Economic Development Basil Rajapaksa stated that Divineguma Programme was highly successful even in spite of various malicious allegations made against it by certain interested parties. It was conducted in 05 phases and brought immense benefits to a large number of people.

Meeting with State Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry in Japan
[Submitted on July 29, 2014] Hon. Kazuyoshi Akaba, State Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan, who visited with a senior delegation to Sri Lanka, met Basil Rajapaksa, Minister of Economic Development on 28th July 2014 at Ministry of Economic Development premises. Mr. Kazuyoshi Akaba has scheduled to meet senior government officials and participate at the Joint Public Private Forum in his visit.

Liya Abhiman donates sewing machines
[Submitted on July 28, 2014] Under the guidance of Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa, many self-employment generation programmes have been implemented to empower Gampaha District women. Parallel to this programme 50 sewing machines were donatedamong self employment women in the Gampaha District at a ceremony held in United People's Freedom Alliance Gampaha District head office with the patronage of Mrs. Pushpa Rajapaksa, Attorney at Law and the Chairperson of “Liya Abhiman Organization” on 25th July 2014.