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‘Bihidora’ to inform public about primary industries

A supplement titled ‘Bihidora’ was launched today (15) to inform the public about the tasks and activities of the primary industries ministry. Minister Daya Gamage was the chief guest on the occasion, at the auditorium of Lake House, where its general manager Abhaya Amaradasa received the first copy. The supplement …

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‘Betel cultivators should organize themselves’

Primary industries minister Daya Gamage advises betel cultivators to form societies at village level and organize themselves in order to find a good price for their produce. At a meeting at his ministry today (14) with All Ceylon Agrarian Services Conference representatives led by its chief Namal Karunaratne, the minister …

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Alms giving for Sil Meniyos on behalf of Ranil

Alms were given to 55 Sil Meniyos at Sirikotha this afternoon in view of prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s completion of 40 years in politics. The UNP-affiliate Eksath Lak Wanitha organization organized the event. Minister Daya Gamage and deputy minister Dr. Anoma Gamage too, participated.

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‘Public servants do nothing much productive’

Public servants do nothing much productive for the country or the economy despite a massive sum is being spent to pay their salaries, says primary industries minister Daya Gamage. He was speaking at a meeting at his ministry yesterday (07) to raise awareness among people’s representatives about the plans of …

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High global demand for Ayurveda – Daya

Noting that the world market has a high demand worth 120 billion dollars for Ayurvedic drugs, primary industries minister Daya Gamage says production should be raised to win that market. The minister was speaking at an entrepreneur development workshop this morning (03) at the ministry for students of the institute …

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Talks to get Lankan betel exempted from Pakistani tax

Discussions are underway to get Sri Lankan betel exports exempted from the import taxes newly-imposed by Pakistan. Primary industries minister Daya Gamage met with acting Pakistani high commissioner Sarfraz Ahmed Khan Sipra at his ministry yesterday (25) and elaborated on the matter. The top Pakistani diplomat said he would raise …

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Loans for ‘white elephant projects’ being paid back – Daya

Primary industries minister Daya Gamage says the loans obtained by the previous regime for its ‘white elephant projects’ and the attached interest are being paid back considerably. He made the remark during an inspection of Oluvil fisheries harbour along with ports minister Mahinda Samarasinghe at the weekend. Noting that Oluvil …

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Cabinet paper for certified pepper prices

Primary industries minister Daya Gamage says he will be submitting a cabinet paper to ensure a certified price for the local pepper produce and to purchase it by the government. He revealed the details at a meeting at his ministry with representatives of the Samastha Lanka Govijana Sammelanaya today (17). …

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Scholarship exam seminar

Yet another seminar of the annual series of grade five scholarship examination seminars being organized by Dayasarana Development Foundation has taken place at Fatima National School in Kalmunai. Nearly 500 students from 13 schools participated. Chief incumbent of Sri Sudarshanarama Vihara, Ven. Ranmuthugala Sangharatana Thera briefed the students and their …

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Certified price for pepper – Daya

Primary industries minister Daya Gamage says a certified price will be introduced for pepper within two weeks and a mechanism will be in place to purchase the produce through the government. The minister made the announcement to the media at the Government Information Department a day after farmers staged a …

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