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State institutions owe Rs. 67 b to CPC

It was revealed in Parliament yesterday (05) that a total of Rs. 67.8 billion has to be paid by state institutions to the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC). Deputy Minister of Petroleum Resources Management, Anoma Gamage, made this revelation while taking part in yesterday’s committee stage debate on the expenditure heads …

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Sterilized, vaccinated dogs sedated and dumped

To complement the National Dog Sterilization Programme, Animal Welfare Organizations like KACPAW (Kandy Association for Community Protection through Animal Welfare), together with state institutions like the Municipal Councils carry out mass sterilization of dogs using their own money and get these animals mass vaccinated against rabies as well. As an …

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‘Ampara is developing due to Daya, Anoma’

Prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says minister Daya Gamage’s enthusiasm and execution by deputy minister Dr. Anoma Gamage are bringing development back to Ampara district, and thanks both for their contributions. The Rt. Hon. D.S. Senanayake launched Galoya movement without getting into debt to start the development, which was taken forward …

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Assistance to provide agri-machinery services

The Primary Industries Ministry has come forward to assist youths to earn an income by providing agricultural machinery services to farms and homegardening. The required machinery, technology, training, capital, guidance and supervision will be given by the ministry. Selection of youths with qualifications is presently underway, with December 20 being …

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Ampara bus stand newly-built

The main bus stand in Ampara town, neglected for around 40 years, has been newly built with a super market complex and other modern facilities. The new bus stand will be opened by prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on 01 December. Paying attention to the plight of passengers and bus workers, …

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Garment factory for Kehelulla

A small garment factory was opened at Kehelulla in Padiyatalawa recently under the auspices of deputy minister Dr. Anoma Gamage. Speaking on the occasion, she said the rural economy should be uplifted by ensuring a monthly income for low income families through self-employment. A suitable plan will be formulated to …

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‘Taxes raised only for things ‘bad’

Minister Daya Gamage says budget 2018 raised taxes only for things ‘bad’ such as arrack. He made the comment at Suhurupaya in Battaramulla today (24) while briefing the media on the rural economic trends of the budget and the primary industries ministry’s progress in the past two years. Detailing the …

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27 m pepper plants to be distributed

Twenty seven million pepper plants will be distributed with the aim of promoting the cultivation of this key export crop, says primary industries minister Daya Gamage. According to him, 18 million of these plants will be distributed to selected cultivators. He was participating in the budget debate on the votes …

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