‘Dawn of a new era of prosperity’- Minister Rajapaksa
Edited article based on Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa’s speech during the 2014 Budget, committee stage debate in Parliament on December 4
Modernize by improving tourist hotel facilities.
[Submitted on December 06, 2013] Development of the facilities of tourist hotels by improving them, is being successfully implemented by now in parallel with the programme of bringing 2.5 million tourist to this country by 2016 and opening of several hotels modernized under this was carried out presided over Basil Rajapaksa, Minister of Economic Development.
Crop insurance a boon to farmers
[Submitted on December 03, 2013] The Mahinda Rajapaksa Government took steps to ensure food security and raise the living standards of farmers who were made to suffer due to the UNP regime stopping all programmes which previous governments introduced to protect the local farmer.
Sri Lanka’s first language lab inaugurated at Gampaha
[Submitted on December 02, 2013] The project to set up nine language laboratories in the nine Provinces of Sri Lanka was officially launched at Gampaha by Basil Rajapaksa, Minister of Economic Development and Y.K. Sinha the High Commissioner of India at a function held at Kimbulgoda Maha Vidyalaya in Gampaha on 2 December 2013.
Sri Lanka Tourism set for another record breaking year
[Submitted on December 01, 2013] During the first eleven months of this year Sri Lanka tourism industry has surpassed the record breaking 1,005,605 visitors it attracted during the year 2012 thus marking an another record year of tourist arrivals.
‘Let us solve our problems on our own’ – Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa calls upon Tamils
[Submitted on November 30, 2013] The Following article is based on the speech Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa made last Friday(29) winding up the budget debate on the Government’s behalf. This is the ninth budget presented by President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s Government.
Meeting between Pakistan Federal Minister for Industries and Production Minister Rajapaksa
[Submitted on November 30, 2013] Federal Minister for Industries and Production Ghulam Murtazo Jatoi, said that Sri Lanka is Suitable to initiate new investment and actions will be taken to provide required facilities to invest in Sri Lanka.
Transforming Kaduwela in to a hub at an array of expressways will be the major city of Colombo in future – Opening Kaduwela bus terminal, Minister Rajapaksa says.
[Submitted on November 27, 2013] Minister of Economic Development, Basil Rajapaksa declared that Kaduwela town which will be the hub of entrance & exit of three expressways such as southern Expressway, Katunayaka Expressway and Northern Expressway expected to be constructed in year future, will be a major city of Colombo District in future.
Divi Neguma benefits 1.1 m. minor export crop growers
[Submitted on November 24, 2013] The Divi Neguma minor export crop cultivation programme which comprises (1) providing plants for home gardens (2) introduction of crops to be grown on a commercial basis up to an extent of two-and-a-half acres (3) developing cottage industries linked to minor export crops (4) training self-employed persons in pepper pruning and (5) providing plants required for 100,000 home gardens programme which commenced this year, has shown tremendous success.
Veyangoda flyover to open next month
[Submitted on November 21, 2013] The Veyangoda flyover built by the Highways Ministry on Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa’s request to meet the rush hour-traffic congestion in the Veyangoda town will be opened next month. It will end the long road traffic delay caused by the movement of trains.
Divi Neguma boosts livestock industry
[Submitted on November 21, 2013] Distribution of chicks among poultry farmers, building cattle sheds to help dairy farmers and giving assistance to establish piggeries and goat farms under the Divi Neguma National Programme’s livestock development project have shown remarkable progress and benefited over 200,000 farmers.
Mihidu Senpura housing Scheme constructed in Dematagoda vested in public
[Submitted on November 19, 2013] Mihidu Senpura Flats constructed in Daematagoda under the Urban Re- Generation project and implemented under the Ministry of Defense and Urban Development were taken place 18th November under the patronage of President, Mahinda Rajapaksa.
Foreigners praises Reflection of Sri Lanka Exhibition.
[Submitted on November 19, 2013] Hon. Basil Rajapakse, Minister of Economic Development that it was highly successful the Reflection of Sri Lanka Exhibition (Sri Lankan image) which is being held in Battaramulla with the aim of exhibiting talents of Sri Lankans in order to generate trade, tourism and investment opportunities to Sri Lanka and this exhibition was greatly appreciated by all those who arrived Sri Lanka for Common wealth Heads of Government Meeting.
Sri Lanka is rapidly developing country in the world.
[Submitted on November 19, 2013] Hon Minister of Economic Development declared that India has no necessity of obtaining solutions for fishing issues prevailing between Sri Lanka and India Even though, fishing people in India were called for solving the above issue, political Authority of Thamilnadu didn’t allow to do so, it is because, if the above issue is solved, one point that can be used to obtain political benefits will be deprived, said the minister.
Prince Charles opens 23rd Commonwealth summit
[Submitted on November 15, 2013] Sri Lanka opened its Commonwealth summit Friday with a dazzle of dancers and red-carpeted stairway lined with smiling children to greet leaders from Britain and its former territories. The first session is scheduled to be held at the BMICH with President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the chair.