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Court order stays gazette notification

The Court of Appeal today issued a stay order preventing the implementation of the Gazette notification on the delimitation of local government bodies till December 4. A three member judges panel considered a petition filed by six voters. The election for LG bodies due on January 27 will accordingly be …

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Accelerated programme needed to escape from debt trap

Primary industries minister Daya Gamage stresses the need for an accelerated programme to save the country from the debt trap. He was speaking at a seminar at Suhurupaya auditorium at Battaramulla today (21) to empower plant nursery owners. The minister said time has come to take the country forward through …

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Sri Lanka is grateful to South Korea – Daya

Minister Daya Gamage says Sri Lanka is very grateful to South Korea for her readiness assist the government‘s endeavors to consolidate democracy, reconciliation and development. He says, “We are enhancing our partnership with Korea and promote our country as a very attractive investment destination.” The minister was delivering a speech …

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A foundation laying

The foundation laying for a three-storey multipurpose building at Sri Abhaya Rajamaha Vihara at Keppetipola in Mawanella has taken place under the auspices of president Maithripala Sirisena. Ministers Kabir Hashim, Gamini Jayawickrama Perera, Daya Gamage and Ranjith Siyambalapitiya as well as politicians and people of the area participated. Minister Gamage …

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Meeting Korean company’s senior managers

A senior management team from Posco Daewoo Group has had discussions with deputy minister of petroleum Dr. Anoma Gamage on opportunities in Sri Lanka’s oil and gas sector. Led by senior executive vice president Joo Sibo, the seven-member team from the South Korean company had the meeting at the primary …

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Jaguar Land Rover Takes Over Ratnapura Yet Again

SML Frontier Automotive the sole agents for Jaguar and Land Rover in Sri Lanka along with HNB Leasing will be present in Ratnapura with a range of benefits for prospective customers. The Jaguar and Land Rover team will be onsite at Silver Ray with HNB Leasing Ratnapura on Friday 17th to …

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Finalization of the Public-Private Partnership Guidelines

As the government’s capacity to borrow money is limited Public private partnership is the only way forward to achieve development goals. Since 1998 Sri Lankan government has not issued any guidelines for PPP. The Department of Public Finance of Ministry of Finance conducted the final stakeholder consultation workshop on 15 …

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People’s Bank installs ATM at Ella Railway Station

People’s Bank recently unveiled an ATM at Ella Railway Station. The ATM provides the convenience of withdrawing cash 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The ATM was installed under a drive implemented by the People’s Bank in collaboration with the Ministry of Transport, in a bid to install …

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Training on environmentally-friendly handbag production

A training on producing environmentally-friendly handbags has taken place as part of programmes by ‘Dhana Saviya’ to promote self-employment among women. Deputy minister Dr. Anoma Gamage chaired the commencement of the training in Ampara for 10 women from Ampara, Uhana and Tissapura areas. The required financial assistance and natural raw …

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Step forward in mushroom cultivation

Success of the project to promote mushroom cultivation in order to economically-strengthen rural women has been marked with the women involved organizing themselves to form an association. Sixty seven women of Ampara district, who earn a monthly income of Rs. 25,000 from mushroom cultivation, have formed an entrepreneurial body titled …

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