Several more phases of the programme to distribute mango plants under the ‘Didulana Digamadulla’ project successfully got underway at the Namaloya divisional secretariat area yesterday under the auspices of deputy minister Dr. Anoma Gamage.
The primary industries ministry and the export agriculture department are jointly implementing theprogrmame to distribute five million mango plants.
Deputy minister Dr. Anoma Gamage says all long-term residents of Ampara district will be given deeds for their land within the next two years.
Dr. Gamage notes that 350 land deeds had already been provided to residents of Uhana.
She was speaking at a function to mark the third anniversary of a community welfare society at Samanabedda. On the occasion, she handed over a loudspeaker set for the society.
The country’s media is enjoying freedom to such a level that even the president and the prime minister can be criticized, says deputy minister Dr. Anoma Gamage.
She was speaking at a function at the Library Services and Documentation Board auditorium to mark the 81st birth anniversary of author JayasenaJayakoday and the launch of ‘NihandaHadawath’, a book by Chandra Jayakody Liyanagamage.