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Dayasarana Poson programme this time too

The Dayasarana Development Foundation this time too, held its religious activities connected to Poson Full Moon Poya Day at Digawapi sacred area. Speaker Karu Jayasuriya, deputy minister Dr. Anoma Gamage, former minister P. Dayaratne, MP Sriyani Wijewickrama were among the participants. Devotees observed Sil under Digawapi Vihara’s chief incumbent Ven. …

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Fishing gear worth over 10 m for Ampara fishermen

Fishing gear worth more than Rs. 10 million has been distributed to inland fishermen of Ampara. Minister Daya Gamage was the chief guest on the occasion at the district aquaculture project office yesterday (03). Here, 125 boats, 750 nets and over 2.8 million prawns for breeding were given to 125 …

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Primary industries ministry distributes relief

Dry rations, bottled water, clothing and medicines worth more than Rs. 10 million collected by the Primary Industries Ministry began to be distributed to the people affected by the floods and the landslides. A group led by minister Daya Gamage and deputy minister Dr. Anoma Gamage today (02) took the …

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Daya Group to donate day’s pay

Employees of Daya Group of companies have decided to donate a day’s pay from their salaries towards the welfare of the people affected by the floods and the landslides. Also, they will not hold the mid-year get-together this time and donate the proceeds for the affected people.

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Donate Poson celebration money to affected people – Daya

Primary industries minister Daya Gamage requests the public not to make unnecessary expenditures on the upcoming Poson festival and contribute such money towards the welfare of those affected by the inclement weather. He made the call at a media briefing at his primary industries ministry today (29). The minister also …

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Daya takes flood relief in his private helicopter

Minister Daya Gamage, accompanied by a medical team and stocks of relief, today (28) travelled by his private helicopter to the disaster-hit Kalawana and Ayagama areas of Ratnapura district. His was the first relief team to reach the areas rendered inaccessible by the floods. Mr. Gamage dispatched all pregnant ladies …

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Movement launched to eliminate abuse against women

The Women MPs’ Forum organized a public awareness at Colombo  yesterday (25) to mark the launch of the movement for the elimination of abuse against women. Chairperson of the Forum Chandrani Bandara, deputy chairperson Dr. Sudarshani Fernandopulle, Dr. Anoma Gamage, Hirunika Premachandra, Thusitha Wijemanne, Vijayakala Maheswaran  and Shanthini Kongahage were …

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Primary Industries Ministry helps Hennanigala indigenous people

The indigenous people of Hennanigala South farming colony in Dehiattakandiya met with minister Daya Gamage at the Primary Industries Ministry today (24). On the occasion, they requested facilities for fishing in order to uplift their economy. Minister Gamage promised measures to release fish to reservoirs at Hennanigala, open a fish …

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FAO to assist in building dialogue on Geographical Indications

The UN Food and Agricultural Organization will provide technical assistance to the Ministry of Primary Industries to fill the knowledge gap and build a dialogue on Geographical Indications (GI) in Sri Lanka. FAO project coordinator Stephane Passeri met with minister Daya Gamage and officials of the Department of Export Agriculture …

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A conference for primary industries

Forming a conference comprising organizations and individuals involved in primary industries was discussed for the first time at a meeting at the primary industries ministry at Suhurupaya in Battaramulla today (19). Minister Daya Gamage chaired the meeting, where ministry secretary Bandula Wickramarachchi, stakeholders in the field, state officials and Chamber …

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