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Fresh laws for Reforming State institutes

The Government was in the process of evolving fresh legislation to provide for reforming and restructuring the State institutions, a State Minister said yesterday. State Minister of Finance Eran Wickramaratne told local newspaper  that the Government studied models for it available in the countries such as Malaysia and Singapore. He …

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Sri Lanka braced for economic reforms: Harsha

Sri Lanka has carried out difficult and long delayed reforms in political and foreign policy and has also begun key reforms in fiscal and monetary policy, though more remains to be done, Deputy Economic Policy Minister Harsha de Silva said.   “There were many different reforms that needed to be …

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SriLankan to acquire more planes

SriLankan Airlines plans to acquire more planes, but not right now.   Asked why SriLankan had disposed of some of its aircraft, Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne said on Friday that it was because the airline had under its debt restructuring program scrapped some of its long haul destinations.   “Once …

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Daya’s contribution to nat’l food production battle

The primary industries ministry will hold a series of events tomorrow (09) as part of the national food production battle launched by president Maithripala Sirisena. Minister Daya Gamage will commence the proceedings at 7.00 am with an inspection tour of an oyster farm at Kandakkuliya and a meeting with oyster …

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4-day bee’s honey production promotion training 

The Ministry of Primary Industries is organizing a series of bee’s honey production promotion training in Ampara.The training will take place over four days   from 10th October with 16 trainees taking part each day.Prof. Wasantha Punchihewa will be responsible for the training

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No decision to raise fuel prices,

Minister of Petroleum Resources Development Arjuna Ranatunga has said that no decision has been taken by the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) to increase the fuel prices. Minister Ranatunga said the other fuel supplier, Lanka Indian Oil Company (Lanka ) held a discussion with himself and the Ministry of Finance on …

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Coconuts to be sold at subsidized prices

The program to distribute coconuts at subsidized prices was commenced from yesterday at the Coconut Cultivation Board (CCB) head office. It is being implemented on the advice of Plantation Minister Naveen Dissanayaka and implemented by the CCB, according to the Govt Information Department. Under this program, public can purchase coconuts …

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Export Agriculture Dept. distributes mango plants

The Export Agriculture Department plans to distribute 500,000 Tom EJC mango plants this year. Recipients will be selected through divisional secretariats in Ampara, Moneragala, Hambantota, Kurunegala, Polonnaruwa, Vavuniya, Puttalam and Anuradhapura districts. Meanwhile, a training of the trainers to provide advice on mango planting is taking place at the Ellawala …

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