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Daya calls for information

Minister of social welfare Daya Gamage has instructed that information about the elders and persons with disabilities affected by the adverse weather be made available to him immediately. The ministry says floods have affected 23,000 families in 16 districts, and that 1,500 persons are being given temporary shelter in 30 …

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LinearSix launched

Founded by a team with extensive experience in financial services technology, LinearSix was set up with a singular mission – to power the digital transformation of the banking, finance and insurance sectors in this region. “These are transformational times” said Mario Gooneratne, the founder and CEO of LinearSix. “The spread …

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Artificial rain technology for Sri Lanka

Social welfare and primary industries minister Daya Gamage has held talks with a visiting Chinese delegation and ambassador Cheng Xueyuan on obtaining artificial rain technology for Sri Lanka. Following that discussion, the Chinese delegation toured Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Kotmale and Ampara and prepared a study report. That report was recently …

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Daya outlines plans to improve primary industries

Social Welfare and Primary Industries Minister Daya Gamage has outlined extensive plans to improve primary industries to boost exports and employment. The occasion was when the Ministry yesterday kicked off at Waters Edge in Battaramulla a Rs. 16 billion project titled the Agriculture Sector Modernization Project with a Rs. 9 …

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“Inside Access” shares knowledge this Vesak Season

  Inside Access spreads knowledge during this Vesak season with the introduction of the Inside Access Information (තොරතුරු) Dansela at Access Tower 2, Union Place. Held on April 29th the Information (තොරතුරු) Dansela was extended an additional day, due to its positive reception by Vesak festival goers. Vesak commemorates the birth, …

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Land Rover marks its 70th anniversary

Land Rover marked its 70th anniversary with a global broadcast celebrating the world’s favourite 4x4s and the people who love them. Starring the cars and the people who make and drive them, the online programme paid tribute to seven decades of adventure, humanitarian aid and hard work across classes and …

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Policy framework for primary industries

Social Welfare and Primary Industries minister Daya Gamage says that for the first time, a policy framework has been prepared for the primary industry sector with technical support given by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization. He says he will submit this policy document to the cabinet for approval. “Then …

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Allowed for tea, rubber

The ban on the use of glyphosate has been partly lifted, with permission granted from today for its use in tea and rubber cultivation. Minister Navin Dissanayake made the announcement at a media briefing. The importation, distribution, sale and use of glyphosate were banned from 2015.

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