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Daya outlines plans to improve primary industries

Social Welfare and Primary Industries Minister Daya Gamage has outlined extensive plans to improve primary industries to boost exports and employment. The occasion was when the Ministry yesterday kicked off at Waters Edge in Battaramulla a Rs. 16 billion project titled the Agriculture Sector Modernization Project with a Rs. 9 …

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“Inside Access” shares knowledge this Vesak Season

  Inside Access spreads knowledge during this Vesak season with the introduction of the Inside Access Information (තොරතුරු) Dansela at Access Tower 2, Union Place. Held on April 29th the Information (තොරතුරු) Dansela was extended an additional day, due to its positive reception by Vesak festival goers. Vesak commemorates the birth, …

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Land Rover marks its 70th anniversary

Land Rover marked its 70th anniversary with a global broadcast celebrating the world’s favourite 4x4s and the people who love them. Starring the cars and the people who make and drive them, the online programme paid tribute to seven decades of adventure, humanitarian aid and hard work across classes and …

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Policy framework for primary industries

Social Welfare and Primary Industries minister Daya Gamage says that for the first time, a policy framework has been prepared for the primary industry sector with technical support given by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization. He says he will submit this policy document to the cabinet for approval. “Then …

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Allowed for tea, rubber

The ban on the use of glyphosate has been partly lifted, with permission granted from today for its use in tea and rubber cultivation. Minister Navin Dissanayake made the announcement at a media briefing. The importation, distribution, sale and use of glyphosate were banned from 2015.

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Assumes duties in social welfare portfolio

Primary industries minister Daya Gamage today assumed duties, amidst Seth Pirith chanting by Maha Sangha, in his added social welfare portfolio at the ministry at level two of Sethsiripaya in Battaramulla. Minister Ranjith Maddumabandara, deputy minister Dr. Anoma Gamage and ministry staff attended. Speaking to the staff, minister Gamage said …

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New state, deputy ministers sworn in

New state and deputy ministers today took oaths before President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat in Colombo. State Ministers: Palitha Range Bandara – Irrigation and Water Resources Management and Disaster Management Dilip Wedaarachchi – Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development and Rural Economy M.L.A.M. Hizbullah – Highways and Road Development …

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Japan decorates Carlo Fonseka

The government of Japan has announced the conferment of ‘The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon’ upon Professor Carlo Fonseka. That is in recognition of his significant contribution to the promotion of Japanese culture in Sri Lanka. Professor Fonseka was appointed co-chairperson of the Committee of …

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Daya Group’s Vesak pandal opens

The Vesak pandal by Daya Group of Companies was opened by prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in front of the Group’s head office at Pepiliyana in Nugegoda last night. In its 13th year, the pandal this time depicts Rajovada Jathakaya. Present at its opening were speaker Karu Jayasuriya, minister Daya Gamage, …

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