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Jaffna International Trade Fair inaugurated

The ninth edition of Jaffna International Trade Fair was inaugurated today. Minister Daya Gamage, state minister Vijayakala Maheswaran, north chief minister C.V. Vigneswaran, state officials and Indian diplomatic officials attended. The trade fair is taking place at the Jaffna public stadium. Speaking at its inauguration, minister Gamage said this would …

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A difference between UNP leaders & Rajapaksas

Minister Daya Gamage points out that every UNP leader from the Rt. Hon. D.S. Senanayake to Ranil Wickremesinghe disregarded political differences and helped every community to stand on their feet. However, what had taken place during the last regime was people were bribed, divided and provoked racially to obtain votes …

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Another new butterfly for Sri Lanka

The “Shiva Sunbeam” (Curetis siva), a species hitherto unrecorded in Sri Lanka but found in India, has been recently discovered by our butterfly expert Dr. Michael van der Poorten. Although earlier misidentified as a seasonal form of another butterfly, the “Indian Sunbeam” (Curetis thetis), Dr. van der Poorten has now …

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Rs. 1,136 m worth development in 2017

All development work planned in Ampara district in 2017 were completed at a cost of Rs. 1,136 million, said district secretary Thusitha P. Wanigasinghe. He was speaking at the district coordinating committee meeting at the district secretariat. Chairman of the committee minister Daya Gamage, deputy minister Dr. Anoma Gamage and …

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‘Price reduction through raising revenue’

Minister Daya Gamage says it is difficult to reduce commodity prices without raising revenue of the state first. He was speaking at a UNP rally at Wijayapura in Ampara yesterday in support of the party candidates contesting the Uhana Pradeshiya Sabha. The minister also addressed public rallies at Rajagama, Udayapura …

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D.S. secured independence for an undivided Sri Lanka

Mahatma Gandhi secured independence for a divided India, but the Rt. Hon. D.S. Senanayake brought everybody together and gained independence for an undivided Sri Lanka, notes minister Daya Gamage. He was addressing UNP rallies at Nugelanda, Rajagalatenna, Gonagolla for the upcoming local government polls. Ex-president Mahinda Rajapaksa divided all in …

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Borrowings will be paid back by 2025 – Daya

Sri Lanka’s borrowings will be paid back in full by 2025, says minister Daya Gamage. He was speaking to the media after attending a function at Seenigama Devale in Hikkaduwa. The minister also said that financial allocations for development would be raised further next year. He urged voters against voting …

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Handover villages’ power to UNP – Daya

Minister Daya Gamage requests voters to elect the UNP to power in the villages in order to realize the plans to bring about a massive development to the country by 2020. He made the request after the UNP handed over nominations today for local government bodies of Ampara district. The …

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Daya is confident of UNP’s victory

Minister Daya Gamage is confident of achieving a big victory for the UNP at the upcoming election for local government institutions. He said so after the party placed deposits today to contest the LG bodies of Padiyatalawa, Dehiattakandiya, Alayadiwembu and Karativu in Ampara. He noted that the previous regime had …

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‘Focus was on repaying loans, not development’

Developing Ampara has not been possible as the government formed after the last general election had to focus on repaying the loans obtained during the Rajapaksa regime, says primary industries minister Daya Gamage. The minister was speaking at a workshop held at Daya Apparel auditorium in Ampara yesterday for the …

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