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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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Daya appointed to ICAPP Asia-Europe Bureau

The International Conference of Asian Political Parties (ICAPP) has appointed Sri Lankan minister Daya Gamage as vice chairman of its Asia-Europe Bureau. His appointment came at the ICAPP standing committee meeting in Korea recently. ICAPP was launched in Manila in September 2000 to promote exchanges and cooperation and to enhance …

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Equipment distribution by Anoma

Deputy minister Dr. Anoma Gamage today made an equipment distribution from her decentralized allocations for 2017. At the event at the Ampara district secretariat, desks, chairs and musical instruments worth Rs. 1,765,000 were distributed to schools and Dhamma schools.

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Sri Lanka, a more competitive export market player – Daya

Minister of primary industries Daya Gamage says progress in recent years has resulted in Sri Lanka becoming a more competitive player in the global export market. That is especially so, as we are now exporting value-added products as opposed to only raw material, he says. “We plan to concentrate on …

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Invest, use renewable energy sources – Daya

. Minister Daya Gamage urges the world for immediate investment and worldwide use of renewable energy sources such as solar, hydroelectric, wind power. “At the same time, we have to reverse the damage through recycling every gram of plastic and metal used,” he says. The minister was delivering a speech …

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